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The Grange by the Sea, Isle of Wight

The UK centre for Skyros holiday courses, island retreats and festive breaks

"Thank you for a wonderful week, full of friendship, inspiration, thoughts and laughter." Kim, August 2020.
"So wonderful to come from 6 months 'lockdown' and safely 'be' with likeminded people again." Mandy, August 2020.
"All all-round incredible, Covidly-careful but carefree experience." Katie, August 2020.
See more reviews.

"One of the UK's 10 Best Outdoor Wellbeing Retreats" The Guardian - September 2020. See press.

 See What's On When below... 

Fri 12 Mar - Sun 14 Mar 2021 (2 nights)

At a glance

Imaginative ways to tap into the events and experiences, memories and people in your life. Discover new ways of writing about your life and strategies, tips and techniques for turning these into powerful fiction.

This course teaches you ways of finding routes through your life and writing about them convincingly and entertainingly. It also encourages practical ways of looking at dreams that will provide ideas for writing.  Very useful for writers of prose, drama and poetry.  

Sessions will include: life as story and story as life; the comic and the tragic; creating potent images; selecting the right material; yourself as character and characterising yourself; using dreams; becoming a dream figure; asking the right questions of your raw life material; finding the tone; varying the point of view. By the end of the course you will be a more accomplished writer and teller of your own stories. You may also think of your life differently.

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented, approximately 70% are between 35 and 65. The Grange is a stunning Georgian country house, surrounded by greenery and close to Shanklin's sandy beach, cosy pubs and restaurants and the local train station.

Accommodation

Share a room with a friend or family member or choose single occupancy of a room. The supplement for single occupancy is £50 for two nights.

Inspiring Courses

Your course weekend includes six hours of tuition across two days. This leaves plenty of time to explore the island on coastline walks or enjoy health and beauty treatments (where available, book in advance). Courses take place outdoors wherever possible and 'households' are socially distanced from each other. If held indoors social distancing of 2m will be in place or, if 1m plus, risks will be mitigated with the use of face coverings.

Food & Drink

Holidays are inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Table service and social distancing will be in place.

Guide Itinerary

Friday
16.00: Arrivals
18.30: Welcome
19.30: Dinner

Saturday
08.00 to 10.00: Breakfast
10.30 to 12.30: Course
13.00: Lunch
17.00 to 19.00: Course
19.30: Dinner

Sunday
08.00 to 10.00: Breakfast

10.30 to 12.30: Course
13.00: Lunch​

Average Temperature

As with much of the UK weather is changeable - although the Isle of Wight does boast a micro-climate and is one of the sunniest places to visit. Fingers crossed for good weather!

Location

Summary

Cost
£295.00
Location
The Grange

What's included?

  • ​Six hours of course time over the weekend
  • Twin shared 4-star guest accommodation (single upgrades available)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Local walks and opportunities for excursions 

What's On

Travel

The easiest way to reach The Grange is usually by train. Buy a return rail ticket to Shanklin via Portsmouth Harbour and your ticket will include crossing the Solent in 15 minutes by FastCat. An island train meets the FastCat at Ryde Pier Head and takes you on to Shanklin in 25 minutes. Outside Shanklin station, take a cab for the 3-minute journey to Eastcliff Road or walk to The Grange in around 15 minutes.

If you decide to drive then book your crossing online with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries. Call 01983 867644 or email us at stay@thegrangebythesea.com for ferry discount codes.

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

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