‘Think Gosford Park meets Pedro Almodavar!’
Where? Finca Buenvino, Sam & Jeannie Chesterton’s elegant and bohemian Andalucian family home and organic farm, set in 150 acres of the Sierra De Aracena National Park in south west Spain. Recently voted one of the Top Andalucian Hotels by the Times. Recommended by Alastair Sawday. The atmosphere is relaxed, inclusive and down-to-earth. Perfect for solo travellers, couples or groups of friends.
Saturday 17th June – Saturday 24th June, 7 nights
Saturday 2nd September – Saturday 9th September, 7 nights
£1450 sharing, £1700 single. All rooms have their own bathroom and are furnished with antiques, art, a vast array of interesting books plus super-comfy beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowcases, down duvets and pillows. The only sound you’ll hear is birdsong and all rooms have fabulous views of the rolling, wooded landscape.
What does it include?
Twice-daily writing workshops, twice-daily mindfulness meditation sessions, guided walks, spa visit with massage, visit to Europe’s largest grotto in Aracena, breakfast in local unspoilt pueblos, tapas tour of Seville, gastronomic dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner, tapas, afternoon tea, all wine with lunch and dinner and G&Ts. See here for the Chestertons beautifully written and illustrated cook book, The Buenvino Cookbook: Recipes From Our Farmhouse in Spain.
Only your travel to and from Seville. Pay in sterling before.
Tell me a bit more about the writing workshops?
No writing experience is necessary, this is an opportunity to experiment, explore and write down your life in a relaxed and uncritical atmosphere. An opportunity to share your stories in a small, supportive group of like-minded writers, to put your heart on the page and to escape from the confines of technique, grammar and spelling. The workshops give you permission and encouragement to interpret the set exercises in YOUR way, rediscovering your unique creativity and also, give you time and space to let go of your routine and be nurtured, pampered and entertained! With plenty of time for peaceful contemplation, let nature inspire you and good food and good company provide the best sort of writing holiday. You will return home refreshed and reassured, with new skills, new strengths and new friendships.
For more info and photos: http://www.fincabuenvino.com/bed-breakfast/creative-writing-retreat/
To book and for any more questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org