In-person course
in Okeover, ASHBOURNE

Independent Writing Retreat



How will a Writing Retreat at Foxes’ Retreat help me? This is an INDEPENDENT WRITING RETREAT, FULLY CATERED WITH OTHER WRITERS IN RESIDENCE. You will give yourself dedicated time and support to refine your craft. You will have time in a calm, comfortable and welcoming space to explore your projects, giving yourself an ‘intelligent’ break from normality. The time here will facilitate progress on your writing project(s), whatever your level or stage. You will meet new people, writers like yourself, and feel supported and understood. You will be able to reset and recharge yourself in a space that you deserve; just what is needed for allowing your writing to flow across those pages once more! We are easy to get to, yet well away from busy lifestyles. Foxes’ Retreat is located twenty minutes from Uttoxeter and Derby train stations. Derby is an hour and ten minutes on the mainline from London, St Pancras

What's included in the price?

Accommodation, all catering and non-alcoholic drinks, notebook and pen Own comfortable room with wifi, writing desk, armchair Shared sitting room Breakfast kitchen to allow timings to suit individuals Main farmhouse kitchen for lunch and supper together


5 days (8:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Here at Foxes' Retreat we offer a relaxing and informal experience, welcoming you into our home to share our passion for writing and a love of the natural world around us. Having worked in formal education for many years, I am now offer both writing and therapy work in groups and individually. I have led workshops in varied locations in both Europe and South Africa, and now offer these from my home in the beautiful Peak District, alongside courses through ZOOM (live, not pre-recorded).


Old Kennels, Birdsgrove Lane, Okeover, ASHBOURNE, Staffordshire, DE6 2BP

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Easter
  • Residential
  • UK Holiday
  • Spooky
  • Parking provided
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Romantic
  • Mother's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Christmas
  • Accommodation offered
  • Pet lovers
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