Is it a residential course?
Yes and no!
You don’t need to stay at the hotel. If you live locally, or prefer to organise your own accommodation, that’s not a problem. You can still attend the workshop sessions:
- 10am – 5.30pm on Friday
- 9.30am – 5.30pm on Saturday
- 9.30am – 4pm on Sunday
If you are resident at the hotel, there are bonus breakfast sessions: we will be eating with you and available to answer individual questions
If you are resident at the hotel or choose to book for dinner, we will be eating with you and encouraging ‘people watching’, so useful when inventing characters
What’s the cost of the hotel accommodation?
At the Cottage Hotel, prices are approximately £70 per person per night (depending on your choice of room) – that’s a special Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rate for our writers.
- If you are on your own, there’s no supplement on the smaller rooms, but there is a £10 supplement on the larger rooms.
- If you are travelling from afar, you could book to stay on the Thursday evening, as well as Friday and Saturday, so that you are fresh for an early start on the Friday. And maybe stay on Sunday night too.
How should you book your accommodation?
Because we have negotiated a special reduced rate for this event, contact the Cottage Hotel, direct, by telephone on 01548 561555 and quote ‘WRITING RETREAT’.
We have reserved 12 rooms – first come, first served.
Refreshments – health warning!
The Cottage Hotel is renowned for its amazing views – but also for their meals.
For residents of the hotel, breakfast is ‘full English’ and dinner is 5-course, plus coffee. So, for everyone on the course (residents and non-residents), lunch is an optional extra.
Included in the price though, we’ll have refreshments – tea/coffee & biscuits – available in the Cove Room.