22-27th october 2016


Your Writeful Place retreat will take place in a characterful chalet located just above the village of Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley. Enjoy a rustic and spacious lodging with spectacular views of Mont-Blanc.

Constructed with larch timbers, the chalet could be part of the wood that surrounds it. This unique and quirky house nestles in a valley where you can enjoy dramatic, panoramic views of the French Alps. 

Retreat Program

Each day after breakfast workshops will be held by our Writer in Residence, Hazel Manuel. Hazel's writing workshops are designed to explore a variety of themes, such as writing a gripping beginning, building tension or character development. One to one sessions with Hazel are available, offering constructive and insightful advice for your writing project. Afternoons will be free for writing or exploring. Marilyn and Ruth will be available throughout your retreat to discuss ideas and provide any support you may need. In the evening following a convivial dinner, writers may choose to share their work with the group.


The chalet offers four single rooms and two shared rooms. There are four bathrooms and three separate WC's. There is also a hot tub on the terrace from where you can enjoy the stunning views.


Along with the retreat programme, prices include full board accommodation, home-cooked meals and wine with your evening meal. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Single room - £575

Shared room (with one other person) - £465


Nearest airport: Geneva. 90 kilometres

Nearest Train station: Les Houches. 1 kilometre

If travelling by car it takes one hour from Geneva airport, 20 minutes from St Gervais Railway station and 5 minutes drive from Chamonix. Les Houches is the first village you come to as you enter the Chamonix valley.

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