The February Retreat

Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th February 2023

In February 2020, we held our first Retreat at Gliffaes. The venue and I are so delighted that it went so well, that we are going to do it annually!
Steeped in history and set amongst a stunning backdrop, Gliffaes really is the perfect setting for a Creative Retreat.

You will be warmly welcomed, given wonderful food, fabulous workshops, and enjoy meeting fellow guests and tutors.

What to expect:

Arrive at 9:30am on Friday to book in and enjoy a coffee before heading off to your first workshop at 10am.
Or if you prefer, find a cosy corner to read a book, or enjoy a stroll.

We will meet for a two-course lunch, before completing our afternoon workshops, which usually finish around 5:00 or 5:30pm.
A delicious three-course dinner (you can opt for fewer courses!) will be served around 7:30, giving you plenty of time to enjoy a drink by the fire after your afternoon workshop.

On Saturday, workshops usually run 10am – 1:00pm, and following a two-course lunch, start again from around 2.00-5:00pm.
Following the three-course supper on Saturday, you can once again relax in the sitting room or bar with drinks, books or games… or sneak off for an early night!

Sunday sees more workshops running in the morning, finishing in time for lunch, with departure at 3:30pm.

For the list of workshops (you can choose as many or as few as you wish), please visit the Workshops page. You can book your preferred residential workshops by clicking here or on the link on the February Workshops page, where you can find the non-residential workshops when they are released.

You are very welcome to book a longer stay, leading up to, or either side of, the Retreat… simply call the hotel, who will be able to help you.

For details of prices and how to book, please see below:

Once you have browsed the schedule of workshops, it is time to book your preferred room! Please note: once I receive your booking, I send your names to Gliffaes, and email you to confirm I have received your form. You can then to call the hotel to book a Retreat room, rather than book online, in order to receive your Retreat package. Workshops are charged separately, directly through the host, with a 50% deposit securing your workshop space.

First, go to to explore which room you would like; remember that Retreat prices are a more preferential rate to regular ones…
Prices quoted here are for single occupancy, and then double occupancy for two nights, and you can only receive the Retreat discount by calling the hotel once your workshops are confirmed.
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and morning and afternoon coffees) are included in your room rate.

*Luxury doubles with a river view – £573 / £696
*Large doubles with a river view and four poster room – £513 / £636
*Large doubles with a garden view – £441/ £564
*Classic doubles – £381/ £504
*Small doubles – £341 / £464

NB: Call Gliffaes directly on 01874 641091 to book your “Retreat Room”. These prices do not include your workshops

Directions and Map can be found by clicking here

Any questions? Please Email


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