Mini retreats on summer Sundays

Roaring fires, cosy interiors, starry nights; most of our retreats so far have taken place in the autumn and early spring, when the days are still short and our inclination is to hunker down indoors. But for a long time we have wanted to do something in the summer months. The snag: our favourite venues are full up for the holidays. So, what to do?

We have found the perfect solution close to home on the coast near Falmouth. Mylor Yacht Club enjoys a spectacular situation right at the water’s edge in Mylor Harbour, across from the Roseland Peninsula and the Carrick Roads, some of the most beautiful sailing waters in the UK.

We are offering a series of three mini day retreats on summer Sundays: 10 June, 8 July and 5 August, a chance to learn new skills and spend time writing in good company, with our trademark delicious food. Our themes are Personal writing (10 June), Turning life into fiction (8 July), and Pure fiction (5 August).

Each workshop runs from 9.45am (arrive in time for coffee before a 10.00am start) and finishes at 4.00pm. During the day you will take part in practical writing sessions around our theme, enjoy a tasty lunch of summer soup, salad and Kath’s famous quiche, writing time in the afternoon, and a final round up over cream tea.


Each workshop is £40.00 per person including lunch and all refreshments. You can book here, and there is a discount if you book a place for the full series of three.

We can’t think of a better way to spend a summer Sunday beside the water.


4 Replies to “Mini retreats on summer Sundays”

  1. Hello I would love to take your personal writing retreat June 10 but I have a question first.

    I will be staying in Falmouth in June at Wellington House, with no car. Looking up train and bus schedules it looks possible I might make it on time but do you have recommendations?

    Thank you, Caroline Mufford (Victoria, BC, Canada)

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    1. Hello Caroline. We would love to have you. It’s likely that others will be coming from Falmouth so if you book a place we can be in touch nearer the time and see if we can find you a lift to the harbour, or someone with whom you could share a taxi. If there is a bus to Flushing or Mylor we could also arrange for someone to meet you in either of those villages, which are nearby. Another option would be the Flushing ferry from Falmouth, which goes from the Prince of Wales Pier. There is also a water taxi service to and from Mylor Harbour, which is a very scenic way to arrive! We can do a bit of research ourselves, if that’s helpful. All the best, Jane and Kath.

    2. Hello again Caroline, if you are still interested, we do have one place available for the retreat on Sunday 10 June, and there are others coming from Falmouth who might be able to give you a lift. If you can let us know by tomorrow, Saturday, we’ll put you in touch to make arrangements. With best wishes, Jane and Kath.

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