5-day courses
The Hurst (en-suite room): £850
Totleigh Barton and Lumb Bank: £815

5-day Tutored Retreat
The Hurst (en-suite room): £850
Totleigh Barton and Lumb Bank: £815

5-day Retreat (untutored)
Totleigh Barton and Lumb Bank:  £765

5-day Retreat with activity
The Hurst (en-suite room): £850
Lumb Bank: £815
Totleigh Barton: £710

4-day courses Monday – Thursday
The Hurst (en-suite room): £570
Lumb Bank: £560

3-day courses Friday – Sunday
The Hurst (en-suite room): £540
Lumb Bank: £530

Course and retreats fees cover

  • full-board accommodation (not including alcohol)
  • all tuition (where applicable)
  • a writing desk


6-day retreats (Mon – Sun)

1st Floor Apartment: £950
2nd Floor Apartment: £850

4-day retreats (Weds – Mon)

1st Floor Apartment: £630
2nd Floor Apartment: £560

For bookings of more than two consecutive 6-day retreats, we offer a 10% discount on the third and subsequent retreats. Please telephone The Hurst to take advantage of this offer.


Live Guest Reading: £5 /£2.50 concessions
Masterclass: £35 / £17.50 concessions
Writing Day £85 / £42.50 concessions
Writing Week £400  / £200 concession (limited number available)
Writing Weekend £275 / £137.50 concessions (limited number available)
Children’s & Young People’s Online Workshop: Free


Online one-to-one tutorials: £150
(includes two hours of tutor time)

Concession Pricing

We understand that the cost of an Arvon course can be out of reach for many people, so we offer half-price concession pricing on selected courses with late availability for young people and people in receipt of certain state benefits. We also offer grants to help with the cost of course fees.

Gift Vouchers

An Arvon Gift Voucher might be just the perfect gift for writers looking for time and space to develop their craft. Gift Vouchers can be made up to any amount, and so are perfect for a friendly nudge or a grand gesture.