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Creative Retreat

A creative space for artist, writer, musician, or indeed anyone looking for a quiet working place or just time out in a welcoming home from home where you can be a total hermit or as social as you wish.
Relax, be yourself, get away from others or get together with them.

Facilities

  • Writing table in each room.
  • Wireless broadband throughout the house.
  • Light-filled Sunroom for visual artist.
  • Music room
  • Fully Self contained Accommodation with kitchen in Writer’s Cabin.

Accomodation

We have three large guest bedrooms all with double and single bed. The rooms have very different styles, each looking out on a different garden. You’ll find a desk and seat and comfortable chairs and a kettle to make that much needed cup of tea.  The largest room has its own bathroom beside it. The other two share a large old fashioned bathroom: the room with the best view in the house.

An Tigín: The Writer’s Cabin

A “tiny house”, set in its own garden beside the stream. ~There’s a small wooded area (and the stream) between ~An Tigín and the Main house, so it’s very private.  The cabin is fully self contained. It is semi divided, with separate sleeping area (can be single or double bed) and living are. The living area has a sofa, reading chair and writing table, with French doors. There are full kitchen facilities, fridge, hob, microwave and sink. The shower room is fully tiled, and though it’s small, it’s perfectly formed !

Workspaces

The Rectory bedrooms are inspiring places in which to write, draw, compose or make music.

The Sunroom can be set aside  for the use of artist.  The Tigín, a wooden cabin by the stream with south facing patio doors can sometimes be reserved for artist.  Both rooms have sinks and water.

The sitting room with piano can be reserved for use of musicians.

The Gardens

For those elusive but wonderful sunny days, we have a number of different garden spaces with seating areas and tables.   Should you wish to use the barbecue at any time feel very welcome.

In the Evening

If your fancy takes you to staying at home of an evening, our comfortable sitting room with its cosy log burning stove is here for you.  If you haven’t brought your own guitar, fiddle or bodhrán we might just lend you one of ours.

Getting to Town

If you want to experience Westport’s vibrant nightlife we can often offer you a lift into town. Taxis home are easily obtainable and inexpensive and can be organised for you. We are only 3 miles from Westport .

Meals.

Breakfast of cereals or porridge with fruit, homemade bread and cheese or eggs straight from our accommodating hens.

At individual retreats you can choose to eat out for meals other than breakfast or have the use of the kitchen to prepare your own food : Please arrange this with me.

At organised retreats lunch normally comprises homemade soup, a variety of breads,  salads and cake. We use organic produce whenever possible.     Dinner (for residents, or with others by arrangement) consists of a simple but delicious  main course (which may be meat or vegetarian)  followed by desert .

Taking a Break

Depending on the purpose and length of their stay, many visitors want to spend some time rambling around the countryside (whether by car or on foot), visiting local attractions, or taking part in some of the many leisure pursuits available in the Westport area. (click amenities). Then again, you might want to stay and work on in an uninterrupted atmosphere. If you’d like a short break in the open air, you could take a breather in the garden or stroll around the tiny graveyard that surrounds the church next door. There are a number of lovely walks on quiet country roads literally starting at our doorstep.

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