Our centres are three historic and beautiful writers’ houses. Each is remote and peaceful but with a distinct character, from the lush meadows of North Devon and the forested hills of Shropshire, to the dramatic uplands of Yorkshire. Away from everyday distractions, these are special places where you can feel free to imagine, concentrate and write.
Lumb Bank is an 18th century mill owner’s house which stands in twenty acres of steep woodland. The house once belonged to Ted Hughes and is set in a striking Pennine landscape of woods and rivers.
Set in the Shropshire Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the recently renovated centre includes a fully accessible Manor House, 26 acres of lush woodland and a spring-fed lake.
Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon. There is a beautiful and productive garden and orchard.