Monthly Creative Writing and Contemplative Prayer Groups

 A creative writing group meets here on the first Monday of each month between 10.00am and 1.00pm. Contemplative Prayer usually occurs on the same day between 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Suggested donation £7.50 bring a packed lunch. 


2019 Dates:           

4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 1 July, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December

You are welcome to join us for either or both. Please contact us to book a place.




We offer a variety of ways to make time and space for yourself, what we like to call 'breathing spaces'. Why not put a day aside in your diary and just come!  It's surprising how spacious a day can feel. Enjoy morning coffee, a light two course lunch and afternoon tea and cake for just £25.

We can even organise a massage for you while you are here! Please enquire at time of booking so we can arrange this for you.



a weekend led by ~Jane Taylor. Please contact us for dates.


Hope After Heartbreak

Relationship breakdown, separation and divorce are several of life's great wounds. There is so much to work through at every level and taking retreat time may help in that process.

We offer one-to-one sessions which can help you find a way through together with suggestions for further reading tailored to your individual needs. It is a chance to reflect on your experience of loss, identify truing points and consider the landscape of the future. 


Guided Retreat Days

A guided retreat will offer you some structured reading, a meeting with one of our team and time to reflect on your own - £35 


Bread Making Days

An opportunity to discover the secrets of making bread.  £40 per person includes lunch, refreshments and bread to take home. Come on your own or gather a group of friends together. 



Mill House is ideal for meetings and training days - we'll help you make work a pleasure. For formal or informal groups from 5 - 25 people we offer inspiring surroundings, home cooked food and exclusive use of the house if required. 

Day rates of £25 pp includes a home made soup and ploughmans lunch; £30 pp includes a two course cooked meal. 

Residential stays - £75 pp.  We provide afternoon tea on arrival, supper, breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.  Check out our gallery for photos of your work / relax spaces.



Come away together and relax. These stays can be tailored to your particular needs and interests and could include making bread, having a massage, sitting in front of a log fire, going for a walk, painting, or reading. Use the time together creatively while being spoiled with good food and homely surroundings. 

Prices on request dependent on activities.

Days from £20 pp

Residential stays from £60 pp


Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd March 2019

led by Karen Atkinson and Angie Ward, the retreat will move into silence, icluding two daily periods of gentle mindful movement, silent and guided meditation, meetings with the teachers and freetime to explore the beautiful surroundings. Accomodation and food included.

from £410 per retreat per person, depending on room choice.

If you have any queries, please contact:

CARM - Creative Arts Retreat Movement


22nd - 25th JULY 2019

led by Peter Walter, a tutor with CARM since 2002

Calligraphers of all levels are welcome at CARM retreats. Tutors offer basic instruction to those wholly new to the subject and offer advice and guidance to those with basic knowledge. Please contact Peter Walter if you have any queries on 01823 672545 or email

If you have an idea for a group you would like us to consider, please do get in touch! In the past we have offered days, weeks or weekends on the following additional themes:


  • Discerning Vocation

  • Ageing Well

  • Creative Writing