• Introduction
  • "An enormously rich week, beyond all my expectations. Susan is an exacting, intuitive and insightful teacher who gets you to think carefully about the power of words and where they can take you, if you let them. Yes please to next year too!"

    Creative writing course attendee
    Courses & Retreats

    Surrounded by countryside and with our laid-back Somerset approach, Pennard is ideal for all types of retreats and courses. We hold regular well being and yoga retreat weekends and it’s also possible to hire The Coach House for writing, photography or art courses. We are always keen to look into different retreats so please get in touch if you are looking for a venue.

    "An enormously rich week, beyond all my expectations. Susan is an exacting, intuitive and insightful teacher who gets you to think carefully about the power of words and where they can take you, if you let them. Yes please to next year too!"

    Creative writing course attendee
    One Day Wellness Retreat with Re-treats
    2nd July - 2nd July 2018
    Join us for a relaxing and rejuvenating Wellness Retreat with Re-treats
    Spring Writers’ Retreats with Susan Elderkin – Just Add Salt!
    30th April - 4th May 2018
    Susan Elderkins' creative writing retreat is aimed at anyone who wants to write but struggles to find the time or headspace to make it happen. Due to popular demand, two retreats are being run this year - on 30th April-4th May 2018 and 12th-16th November 2018. Read more for details of the Spring Retreat
    Chris Difford Songwriting Course
    11th June - 16th June 2017
    Sponsored by the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, the Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat is like no other writer retreat.
    Yoga Retreat
    10th April - 13th April 2016
    Spend a few days completely dedicated to your well–being and leave calmer, relaxed, rejuvenated, and revitalised!
    Pennard House is one of Somerset's hidden treasures. A Grade II listed family home surrounded by breathtaking Somerset countryside, this is one of those places that makes you feel at home the moment you arrive. behind the scenes to save you any stress or strain.
    The location of choice for Vogue, Marie Claire and The English Home magazine, Pennard House is a beautiful, family-owned country estate, just waiting to host your perfect event. But don't just take our word for it, see what others have said about our exclusive venue.