… as one door closes on Masseria Impisi, our Italian retreat, another heavy oak door is opening into a gorgeous Durrell’s style village house in rural Corfu where ex-Sunchalker Sacha Heath and husband Ben are creating Mandala Yoga B&B. We think this quirky 18th century house, with its terrace,  shady garden and mountain views, will be ideal for creative writing in 2019.

Mandala Retreat

Mandala Retreat

DSCN2874 19th – 26th September 2019  

Catch the sun and explore your creative potential in seven intensive days of writing in Magoulades, a small traditional village in the hills of North-west Corfu. There’ll be daily workshops and individual tutorials with Ardella Jones and Children’s editor and publishing professional Simona Sideri plus optional yoga sessions with Sacha Heath, who qualified as an instructor in northern India.Our hosts Ben and Sacha HeathHosts Ben and Sacha Heath

Magoulades village boasts a bakery, the Buddha Hall Meditation Centre and not much else except beautiful views and walks in the forested hills. It’s just a few minutes drive from gorgeous sandy beaches at the small resorts of Arillas and Agios Georgios where we plan frequent swimming and restaurant visits. The cobbled streets, spectacular sea views and restaurants of ancient Afionas are only 15 minutes away and Kassiopi, home of the Durrells, is a half hour drive. Corfu Town with its mediaeval buildings, shopping streets and airport is less than one hour away.

Sunset from Afionas

The all-inclusive £650 fee covers:

  • accommodation in shared en suite twin rooms
  • workshops and one-to-one tutorials
  • group lunch on arrival and departure days
  • self-catered veggie breakfast and snack lunch
  • aperitifs and three course suppers with wine and soft drinks at local restaurants.
  • Transport to restaurants and beach trips
  •  group airport transfers from/to Corfu airport

 There are two single room options (sharing a bathroom) at a supplement of £125 i.e. £775 for the week.

A double room

              A twin room

   View from the balcony

You will need to book your own flight and arrange travel insurance. We recommend British Airways 8.45 am from Heathrow on Thursday 19th September currently around £250 with 23k baggage. If you’d like to extend your stay in Corfu we can advise on resorts to visit and places to stay. 

Cute Bathrooms

You can reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit of £250 by emailing ardella@chalkthesun.co.uk. Spaces are limited.

Hammocks in the Garden