Category Archives: Testimonials

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 Susan thought of her retreat…

When I arrived at the retreat in July I was feeling sick about my novel. I was horribly, horribly stuck and I couldn’t see a way out. In fact, when Annie asked me about it shortly after I arrived, I … Continue reading

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What Molly thought of her Retreat…

I was pretty nervous when I arrived at Annie’s house at the end of July. After two and a half years of drafts that didn’t quite work and plotting problems that were never quite resolved, I badly needed to reboot my … Continue reading

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What Dagmar thought of her Retreat

I stayed at Keystone in July 2014 to have some quiet time after my mother died. I absolutely loved the wonderful room, the great balcony overlooking trees and a valley, Annie’s warm and caring ways and the gorgeous and plentiful food … Continue reading

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