Category Archives: Testimonials

What Becky thought of her Retreat.

Everything about Annie’s retreat is magical.  The space itself is both beautiful and comfortable, allowing for privacy should you choose it; and wherever you are, there is the most breath-taking view.  Wonderful homemade food is prepared with love and delivered with such … Continue reading

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What Hansa thought of her Writer’s Retreat

”  Thank you, Annie, for providing the most inspiring, creative and nourishing space that I have been in for a long  time. The natural environment overlooking the forest from the balcony in my room, as well as your loving care and nourishing … Continue reading

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What Bo thought of her Retreat

‘Annie’s Writer’s Retreat cannot be recommended highly enough. From the first warm welcome to the regrettable goodbye, I was made to feel at home and supported. The feedback Annie offered was honest and constructive, and with new ideas I found myself working 14 hour days. There is … Continue reading

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What Sam thought of his Retreat

“An extraordinary oasis of peace, beauty and kindness that carries you safely to your creativity.”

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What Claire thought of her Retreat

‘Annie Mckie’s Writing Retreat is a slice of writing heaven. Annie’s a superb host; feeding both body and mind and giving you whatever space and time you need to write what needs to be written. I can’t recommend it highly … Continue reading

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What Brett thought of his Retreat

Annie is a brilliant host and true to her word when she says she is there to support you and “this is your space and your time”. Having a dedicated space just to focus on your writing and the simple … Continue reading

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What Suzy said after her most recent visit…

“There is special magic at Keystone, and I feel lucky to have discovered it.” Since her first visit three years ago, Suzy has landed an agent and a book deal. Congratulations Suzy.

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What Vera thought of her Retreat…

“I came to Keystone to start writing my dissertation and thanks to Annie and her beautiful cottage I got everything done that I was hoping for. Annie picked me up from the station and within the hour I was sitting … Continue reading

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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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