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What Lorraine thought of her Retreat

A four-day retreat to Annie’s was more than I could have imagined. I’d seen the pictures on the website and read the testimonials and even done a Google street view so I could get a feel of where I would … Continue reading

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What Simon thought of his Retreat

If I’d drawn up a wishlist of what I needed to ensure I could get the next chapter of my novel written in a short space of time, it would have read like this: a beautiful space deep in the … Continue reading

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What Liam thought of his Retreat.

I spent four nights at Annie’s and recommend it unreservedly to anyone wanting to get a bit of writing done. What to expect? Space to think and be. A stunning view from a cosy, self-contained ensuite room with a decent sized balcony. Good … Continue reading

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What Mary thought of her Retreat

I arrived at Keystone under pressure to write-up my PhD – something I was feeling very stressed about but not achieving much with at home.  The room was comfortable, with everything I needed, and a beautiful view.  Annie produced wonderful … Continue reading

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What Annah thought of her Retreat

I have spent the last four nights with Annie and Ian – a wonderful gift from a friend and just what I needed. Life slowed right down, I slept a lot, walked, read, drew and got excited about writing my … Continue reading

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What Mirkka thought of her Retreat

I had a fantastic retreat at Annie’s. It was both very productive and very de-stressing. I was able to completely focus on writing the last few chapters of my novel. When in need of a break or inspiration, I enjoyed … Continue reading

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What Lucy thought of her retreat…

Annie’s retreat was a wonderful break that I desperately needed. The beautiful room overlooking the valley was the perfect environment to nurture all the reading, writing and drawing I had been building up inside of me. Annie is a wonderful, … Continue reading

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What Danuta thought of her Retreat

I spent three nights here, and it was wonderful. It was absolutely the right atmosphere for writing – very quiet and peaceful. Wonderful food arrived at my door at agreed times so all I had to do was write. I … Continue reading

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What Jess thought of her retreat…

I had a wonderful time at the writing retreat. I went there with a basic idea for a new novel and I came away with most of a plan and 25,000 words. This plan was helped along by a brainstorming … Continue reading

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What Jo thought of her Retreat

  ‘What a lovely place to write in. Annie’s retreat is the perfect blend of being looked after and being left alone. I wrote 10,000 words, reached the midpoint of my story, wore out a pen and used up a … Continue reading

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