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Take yourself off to the striking Yorkshire Dales and the wonderful writers’ “Spring Garsdale Retreat (untutored)”; a charming creative haven in a beautiful Edwardian house with rooms for just seven guests. Immerse yourself in five days of blissful scribbling, tuck yourself away at the writing desk in your cosy room, peruse the house’s specialist poetry library, or venture out across the tranquil hills in search of literary inspiration. Hosts, Hamish and Rebecca regularly interact with local professional writers whom you might like to meet. What better place to simply pause, draw breath, savour the freedom to focus on your writing and to share Rebecca’s delicious home-cooked food with like-minded guests – far from the bewildering bustle of everyday life? 

What do they say?

“Shake off those winter blues and escape into the peace and beauty of The Yorkshire Dales! Leave all distractions behind so you can start, develop or finish that project and be nurtured with excellent food for both body and soul… At the Garsdale Retreat, writers can devote themselves totally to writing.”

Where is it?

The Garsdale Retreat, Clough View, Garsdale Head, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5PW

When is it?

From 3.00pm on Monday 11th March to 10.00am on Saturday 16th March, 2019 

How much is it?

£600 for a single room with ensuite, including accommodation and full board (plus afternoon tea & cake!) for 5 nights. (£550 for a single room with a shared bathroom). There are a maximum of seven places available, so book swiftly to avoid missing out.

Please mention that you are an Encorum member when making your booking!

Where can you find out more?

Interested?  To find out more and to book your place, click here.

Not quite what you’re looking for?

To see more from The Garsdale Retreat, click here. They run regular tutored courses in both writing and poetry. Alternatively, browse our Literature & Creative Writing page to seek other courses and events.

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