My first stay at a Writers’ Retreat

For anyone looking for peaceful surroundings to get their next project done, I highly recommend Kiln Bank Writers’ & Artists’ Retreat, Lake District.

The 1820s cottage literally has nature on its doorstep, with a couple of excellent walks/running routes taking in secluded river woodland to mountainous panoramas.

In the evenings, I ate meals with hosts Adriana and Richard and relaxed in the cosy lounge, tinged with the aroma of clementine peel drying on top of the log burner.

One evening, Adriana took me out to look at the stars on a cloudless night. As there was no light pollution, we saw what seemed like the entire Milky Way – magical!

Staying at the retreat did wonders. Not only because I managed to finish the difficult task of outlining my next book, but the fresh surroundings gave me a well-needed reboot from the daily grind that can sometimes take over our lives and cloud our thinking.

The retreat will soon be expanding, so look out and get booking!

For more info visit: Pea Green Boat Books.