In this page you will find practical information to help you prepare for your trip to Brittany!
The nearest town to the residency is Peumerit in Brittany, France.
Nearest airports are Quimper (20 minutes drive), Brest (1 hour drive) and Nantes (2 hours 40 drive). Brest and Nantes both have budget flights to the UK with Ryanair and Flybe. The Quimper airport has regular flights to Paris and seasonal flights to the UK.
The nearest train station is Quimper (20 minute drive). There are also several ferry ports to consider: Roscoff (1h40 drive), St Malo (3 hour drive). If you are using the ferries without a car, do take a look at popular car-sharing website BlaBlaCars for a lift to our area.
We will endeavour to help participants with their travel arrangements to the venue.
The organizers are committed to creating as inclusive an environment as possible for all participants.
The house can be entered step-free but there are no adapted bathrooms. However, it does have a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. One of the bedrooms also has a cot, if the writer cannot find alternative care for a young child. The house is also pet friendly, but the allergies of other participants will have to be taken into account before being able to agree to a pet's presence.
The other bedrooms are all accessed by stairs. One of the stairs is beautiful but eccentric and doesn't have a rail for part of it. Only the downstairs bathroom has a bath, the rest are showers.
There is a sunken sofa area without a railing - we have used this area in the past for feedback sessions but will avoid it this time as the stairs are quite treacherous. You are of course very welcome to use it as an individual to write or talk!
We ask applicants to inform us of allergies and any access issues in a form sent out after payment has been received. We want to know as much as possible about you so that we can make the right adjustments for the week.
We make a full scholarship available for each retreat. This year's recipient is Jackie Hagan.
Our retreats rely on a welcoming, supportive environment, in which all participants (including tutors) agree to be mindful of each other’s comfort, safety and boundaries. To that end, here are a few things to consider:
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