Writers retreat venues in Scotland

Hosting a writers retreat in one of our properties offers guests the time, space and inspiration to create and develop their best work. With venues on the banks of Loch Lomond and Loch Tay, you can choose which location can offer the best opportunity for your writers to perfect their craft.

Imagine a morning spent strolling along the shores of a picturesque loch with a warm coffee, before returning to an historic property with nothing else to do but write. Choose your favourite spot – perhaps the bar, outside in the gardens or even in a snug with a cozy fire. Or, if inspiration isn’t coming, take some time in a jacuzzi or play in our games room. Our three properties offer unique opportunities for writers to explore their world, and each one makes for a perfect writers retreat venue in Scotland.

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What makes for a good writers retreat?

Bringing a group of writers together can result in brilliance. Ideas can whizz around the building, morphing and growing into something that could not have been thought of by one person alone. However to reach this level of collaboration, there must be an environment which fosters creativity and focus. This is why our lodges – Stuckgowan and Stuckdarach by Loch Lomond and Stucktaymore by Loch Tay are the perfect centres to host a writing retreat in Scotland. 

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs has seen many famous writers pass through seeking inspiration from this magical landscape. Storytellers such as Jules Verne and Sir Walter Scott and poet Gerard Manley Hopkins have all spent time here. Meanwhile at Loch Tay, this area is steeped in history with human civilisation going back 9,000 years. What stories can be found to tell here today?

Our locations are quiet and dreamlike, surrounded by natural beauty and human history. Nearby mountains, forests and of course lochsides are perfect for inspiring the next great story. Distractions are kept to a minimum, but there is still plenty of space and opportunity for networking and brainstorming. 

Writing space

Our 5-star properties offer a luxurious stay for writers to enjoy. Whilst each one has its own particular style, they all share a sense of coming together. Enjoy large dining areas so that everyone can come together and share. We have media rooms for movie nights, or to support presentations. All kitchens are fully equipped to make food preparation fun so that healthy and brain-boosting meals are available. However, should you wish, we can also arrange for a chef and waiting staff to attend to you meal needs. Just let us know when you book.

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Everyone has the space for quiet contemplation as well as meeting to discuss works. With Wi-Fi throughout, story research will also be possible. Daily housekeeping is also available, so you can be sure the property will always be in a tip-top condition for your writers. 

Life made easy

We can also arrange for a transfer service to get you and your writers here safely, and back to their train station or airport afterwards. We can start talking about what you might need when you book, and keep us updated as your guests register. 

Our aim is to ensure your writing retreat flows smoothly. If you have any questions, please do get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. 

Booking is easy and straightforward. Simply follow this link to our booking page where you can see availability for each property separately. Choose the right one for you, and book today!