Ever wanted to retreat from everyday life?Ever wanted to write or paint without interruption? Do you yearn for the opportunity to focus on finishing that collection of poetry, beginning your novel or having time to work with an experienced editor?
Look out of your window and imagine having space to breathe clean air, time to think and simply enjoy being in the moment. See yourself basking in the sun’s warmth with vast expanses of china blue sky adding to your positive yet tranquil mood.
Go walking in the unspoilt landscape which has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years; spring in Central Portugal is truly idyllic. Return for breakfast at your special retreat and then settle down to a day’s writing, painting, reading or completing creative exercises with a mentor. Sound attractive? Then why not take a look at what a Writing Retreat in Portugal can offer you.
Never hold back from giving time to your creative self.
The landscape in this area of Central Portugal is mainly rural. You can walk down miles and miles of unmade tracks marvelling at the extraordinary array of wild flowers, revelling in the surrounding forests and resting on the maze of dry stone walling that demarcate the olive groves and vineyards. This is precious time, each footfall is the part of the creative rhythm we all need.
Be inspired as you come across a sacred waterfall, dip down into the shaded valleys where the streams babble in Spring and emerge on cobbled streets just below Penela’s castle.
Portugal has inspired some great writers in the past: Miguel Torga, Jose Saramago being just two, Monica Ali wrote Alentejo Blue here and certainly the landscape and people cannot help but sow creative seeds for all manner of projects. A retreat away from the pressures of urban life can allow ideas to flourish and the creative muse to appear. Try it! Rest, refreshment, new surroundings, a sympathetic creative environment will nourish and repair the most jaded creative spirit.
The Retreat in Portugal is owned by a writer who understands the need for space, time, relaxation and conviviality. Good food, stimulating conversation, silence, sunshine, peace and tranquil surroundings are all here. Get to know this space and you will return time and again.