Do you enjoy writing? Or did you enjoy writing once, maybe as a child, but you don’t make time for it now? A writing retreat can help give you the time, space, stimulation and guidance to transfer your thoughts to paper.
I loved writing stories at school but when my English A level was suddenly changed to focus solely on literature, English Language left my studies forever. In my 20’s though I started writing poetry and I have enjoyed using my English in various jobs ever since, including teaching English to foreign students.
A tranquil writing retreat venue
Orchard Air offers a tranquil escape for writers, giving group accommodation for up to 14 people. It offers various spaces to sit down with pen and paper, plus the glorious magnificence of Cornish landscapes and history to get inspiration flowing.
Sit and write at tables with your group in the kitchen-diner or in the lounge overlooking the woods, with the breeze blowing in from the Juliette balcony and birdsong from the garden below. Or maybe just snuggle up in your bedroom with your pen and paper looking through big windows onto nature outside.
Workshops can be held in the detached garden studio with tables arranged to suit. Also perfect for cosy evening gatherings reading work aloud and story-telling around the log-burner whilst candles glow along the window ledge to create a magical atmosphere.
Outdoors, the woodland can be used by day or night. There is also the glade just above the woods – a flat grassy space, screened by bamboo with a circle of tree-stumps to seat everyone for group sessions. In the top gardens, there are plenty of places to sit in peace and quiet or chat things over at garden tables or how about swinging for inspiration on the garden swing?
Alternatively, if you really want time alone, you can walk straight out to the countryside, through fields and woods, with views over the Camel Estuary.
Writing retreat where Cornwall provides inspiration
Leaders can take their writing groups out for beach and cliff wanders. Send out your group for a couple of hours to gather ideas and then come back to The Orchard for refreshment and reflection before settling down to put together some of those ideas.
Orchard Air is ready and waiting for all those writers out there. So if you’re a writing teacher or writing workshop leader looking for a Cornish retreat venue, have a look at the website and do get in touch if you’d like to discuss your plan for your perfect writers’ retreat!
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