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