Creative Living Retreats hosts getaways on a enchanting hilltop in the South of France and in a beautiful Bauhaus property in the South Downs, UK.
The mission of Creative Living Retreats is to facilitate personal expansion and transformation.
Through creative expression, meditation and movement, a sprinkle of life coaching and a pinch of mindfulness, we support participants keen to unlock their own creative voices, to enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives, and to reconnect with their own soul’s purpose.
At Creative Living Retreats, we believe that everyone has a creative voice and that once engaged, creativity can enable healing, expansion and self empowerment.
Our retreats give participants the time, space and support to reflect, rest, be inspired, ignite their imaginations, and expand their life's visions and possibilities.
Marcoux, Lot-et-Garonne, France
Marcoux is a stunning medieval homestead in the Lot-et-Garonne, France. Its private hilltop setting offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside.
In summer, the fields at its feet are covered in sunflowers; in winter, mist and dew fill the neighbouring valleys. Apart from the occasional 'moo' of a distant cow and the natural song of nightfall in early summer, the hilltop is eternally quiet.
For those feeling adventurous or in need of some local culture, there are markets and fêtes throughout the week. The area offers an array of restaurant choices, from those that serve simple regional cuisine to those that boast Michelin stars.
Marcoux sleeps twelve in the main house and the out-buildings combined. Its meter-thick walls, made of the creamy stone of the Quercy region, keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter.
Cattlegate, East Sussex
Beautifully situated overlooking the South Downs Way in East Sussex, Cattlegate is a unique modern house that stands out against the surrounding cottages.
Just over the hill from the coast at Rottingdean, the original designs for the house are said to have be drawn by Walter Gropius, one of the founders of the Bauhaus movement. Since its initial construction, the house has been expanded and now boasts six bedrooms, three of which look onto a blue-tiled pool.
The property's relaxing and rejuvenating gardens offer space to snooze in the summer sun, enjoy views of the stunning surrounding landscape, or find a quiet spot to write. The garden houses several varieties of roses, peonies, fruits and herbs.
Two miles from Lewes, over the hill from Brighton and 13 miles from idillic Alfriston, there is much to see and do in the area. Favourite local heritage sites include Virginia Woolf's house (in the adjacent village) and Charleston, the house of her equally famous bohemian sister, Vanessa Bell.