Following the latest guidance and information regarding the COVID-19 virus from Public Health England and the UK Government we have decided to close all buildings including those used as part of the Creative Retreats to the public. All Retreats due to commence between now and the end of May have been cancelled and we will aim to reschedule Retreats either later this year or in 2021.

Please see our News for further information.

Creative Retreat scheme information

There is no charge for the retreats.

The scheme is open to composers, performers, collaborative artists, writers and researchers.

Individuals or collaborative groups can apply for a maximum of two separate retreats per calendar year and for a maximum of two weeks per retreat.

The retreats are for professional purposes, not for personal or family holidays.

We would ask all participants for some written or spoken feedback at some point during their stay regarding the experience of being on Creative Retreat. This is for us to evaluate the scheme on an ongoing basis and to discover the types of projects or creative teams that benefit from retreat. This can be as short as a simple paragraph, delivered via email, a short piece to camera or blog/vlog post; or if preferred through conversation with the Creative Retreat team at The Red House.

During open season (March-October) participants on the retreats are entitled to a free pass to visit The Red House site during their stay. Outside open season there may be the opportunity to see some of the site by appointment.

Participants can visit the Archive at The Red House by appointment for the purposes of research.

All the properties are entirely self-catering.

Each property has a piano or keyboard.

All properties are non-smoking, and no pets are allowed.


Current availability is listed on the individual property pages. Please complete this form and click ‘send’ when you have finished.

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