OCTOBER 13 – 18, 2019

Five night retreat for novel writers at Grendon Court, a beautiful country house with a stunning garden in rural Herefordshire. Includes editorial support as well as visits from a guest author, literary agent and publisher. These will be confirmed in due course. The price includes accommodation, tuition and three tasty and healthy meals a day provided by our own chef with locally sourced produce.

Aimed at writers who are working on a novel and would benefit from some expert tuition and editorial help alongside time and space to write. Suitable for writers at all stages of their writing.

Each writer will have a one-on-one session with a BPA editor to work on any problems they may be experiencing. Writers are asked to submit their synopsis and a 3,000 word extract ahead of the retreat. We may also able to offer mentoring for those writers starting out with their novel if we know in advance.

Accommodation: single or double occupancy.
Stylish and comfortable rooms with views over the gardens. Please note that we do not arrange room sharing, it’s up to writers to find someone to share with.

Cost: all rooms are priced differently
Single Occupancy with ensuite bathroom- from £1,250
Single Occupancy with shared bathroom (two rooms sharing) – from £950 to £1,250
Double Occupancy in kingsize or twin bedroom (for couples or friends) – £1,600 for two writers.

Get in touch to check room availability and to check if the retreat is right for you.

Please review our terms and conditions before booking.



Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from a BPA retreat?

An opportunity to stay in a privately owned historic home that is stylish and comfortable with a creative and inspiring atmosphere. Stunning gardens and extensive grounds with a swimming pool and tennis court. Delicious healthy food cooked by our chef with produce from the kitchen garden. Workshops and talks from renowned authors, agents and publishers. A one on one editorial session with a BPA editor as well as help and advice as needed. Evening readings and advice on submissions and pitching to agents.

Writers are free to work on their novels for most of the day with late afternoon and evening events. You can join in as much as you want.

How many writers and editors are there on the retreat?

The group is small – generally no more than ten writers.  We try to ensure a group of like minded writers at similar stages in their writing. There are two of us from BPA and our cook. We are always available for help and advice throughout your stay.

What are the rooms like?

Writers have a choice of rooms at different prices from huge en suites to smaller characterful single rooms with shared bathrooms. Sharers can be accommodated at a discounted rate. Most rooms have lovely views over the gardens.

What’s included in the cost?

Boutique style accommodation, three meals a day plus afternoon tea, a one on one editorial session, tuition and talks from guest tutors. Alcohol is not included.

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£300 deposit to secure your place. Contact us to check room availability. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to the retreat start date.
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