Saturday, September 19, 2015

A haven for writers and artists in West Dorset

Set in in the heart of Hardy country, in the picturesque village of Piddletrenthide in Dorset, South House Writers and Artists Retreat is a unique place for writers, artists, creative people and literary lovers.

Run by Tracy Willoughby and her artist husband Martin, this 200-year-old Regency-style house is a wonderfully tranquil place. There are six bedrooms all with big comfy beds, desks and relaxation space, three bathrooms, a large lounge/library, homely kitchen with aga, open fires, studio space for painting, large walled garden and the River Piddle running through the grounds. There is no minimum night’s stay at South House, though with full board including three home-cooked meals, wine with dinner and plenty of cake, you are likely to want to linger.

Alongside the guest facility, South House holds a number of residential and non-residential courses for writers. There is also a fortnightly writers group.

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