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  • "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
    Writers’ Retreats with Susan Elderkin – June 2021
    7th June - 11th June 2021
    A great way to ease yourself out of lockdown, we’re excited to announce this five-day residential writing retreat, offering experienced tuition, plus time to write, think, breathe, eat, walk and swim in the style and comfort of a family-run stately home.
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    Chris Difford Songwriting Course
    10th May - 15th May 2020
    Sponsored by the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, the Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat is like no other writer retreat.
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    Chris Diffords Songwriting Retreat
    30th March - 3rd April 2020
    A small, intimate Songwriting Retreat with Double Ivor Novello Award-winning lyricist and Chris Difford.
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    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.