Writing Retreats, South West Spain
Our writing retreats and holidays are set in the beautiful mountains of Andalusia, Spain.
They are designed to give you the time, space and energy to write in a stunning location.
We understand that sometimes you just need to get away from it all and get that first draft down. Or, maybe you have to get on with the editing process. You take your writing seriously, but you also understand the value of taking a holistic approach to writing.
We believe writing should be an enjoyable experience and have created an environment that is both productive and relaxing. Guided walks for inspiration, a salt water pool and coaching are all provided along with a healthy but hearty local menu.
Sometimes a dip in the salt water pool or the chance to throw ideas around over dinner is all you need to clarify an idea or come up with the next part of the plot and help you make progress when you thought you were stuck.
On a retreat, you get time to write with the added bonus of learning from like-minded people or watching the sunset with a glass of a wine after a good day’s writing, coaching or planning. Whether you are a beginner or have already published a book, you’re likely to love the atmosphere.
The only thing you have to focus on is creating the balance between working on your book and enjoying the surroundings.
Whether you are looking for creative inspiration to start a new book or to finish the one you have always wanted to write, your stay will be an incredible experience.
Our retreats range from fully catered five-day-getaways to longer stays organised on an individual basis.
We are committed to providing you with a unique experience in a relaxed and natural setting.
Our retreats are located in the village of Benaocaz in the heart of the Sierra de Cadiz in Andalusia.
Surrounded by mountains and three natural parks – Grazalema, Sierra de Las Nieves and Alcornocales – Benaocaz has around 500 inhabitants. There’s a sense of space and tranquillity with breath-taking views and blue sky.
Whilst only a 90-minute drive from Seville and an hour from the vineyards of the sherry-making towns of El Puerto de Santa Maria and Jerez de la Frontera, the area is not that well known and is a little off the beaten track.
There’s plenty of opportunity to try out the local cuisine including the mouth-watering dishes of award-winning Chef, Angelica Rodriguez, at El Refugio restaurant. The village also has its own cheese producing shop, and a bakery with wood-fired bread and delicious, homemade magdalenas.
Benaocaz is nestled above the town of Ubrique. Ubrique, famous for its leather production, is the home to the workshops of many well-known brands where you can pick up beautiful leather articles at a fraction of the normal price. Before you pop into Ubrique to go shopping, make sure you check out Benaocaz’s own leather artisan, Jose Luis Bazan.
We love it here and we hope you will too.
Our retreats take place in a stunning environment where YOU
- have the time to think, create and explore new ideas
- draw inspiration from the peace, energy and beauty of the area
- don’t have to worry about anything except your writing
- experience a new adventure
- share ideas and learn from others