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Anna Mansell is running our writers retreat

Best-selling writer and playwright Anna Mansell will be running the Budock Vean’s Writers’ Retreat in February 2023.

The peace and calm of the Budock Vean Hotel on Cornwall’s Helford River is the setting for an expert-guided Retreat designed to help and encourage both seasoned and aspiring writers to beat the block and find their inner muse.

The Budock Vean Writers’ Retreat brings to life a plan devised in 2018 to create the perfect atmosphere for writers to find inspiration – before the pandemic forced it onto ice for a couple of years.

Now back on track for February 5th – 8th 2023, it is led by author and playwright Anna Mansell, an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in the UK, Australia and Canada with six novels under her belt and another on the go.
Anna will be conducting group workshops and private coaching whilst building in plenty of time to get ahead with individual writing projects in the Budock Vean’s peaceful surroundings.

“They say that everyone has a book in them,” says Anna, “and I do believe everyone has the potential to tell a story, in their way, on their terms, if given the space, time and tools to get started.
“My aim is to nurture each individual’s inner writer, no matter how experienced they are, or how far into an idea or project they find themselves.
“Writers need allies and in a retreat like this I’ll be helping them build relationships with other writers at varying stages of their writing journey.”

Across three days the writers’ group will occupy the hotel’s bespoke meeting space overlooking the gardens and fairways of this 65-acre country house estate in the Helford Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to focus on their work – with time to swim or stroll, play tennis, golf or simply relax.

Aerial photo Budock Vean

“Writing by its nature is a solitary business but it does people good to share and discuss ideas and inspiration,” says the Budock Vean’s owner Martin Barlow. “Here we have the perfect place to escape the day-to-day, blending private work-space with leisure activities, plenty of fresh air and fantastic food.
“We believe combining a change of scene, the nurturing guidance of Anna and being looked after by our hotel team will give our writers plenty of head space to transfer their thoughts into words on the page – it’s a perfect writers’ haven with wonderful natural world around us.”

The Budock Vean’s Writers’ Retreat runs from 5th – 8th February 2023 with prices starting from £450 for the 3 night break, including 4 course dinners each night, bed and breakfast plus tea and coffee during the sessions.

For all information on the Writers’ Retreat click here or call the hotel team on 01326 250288.