Residential courses


This year we bid a sad farewell to Masseria Impisi, a stunning fortified farmhouse in the olive groves of rural Puglia where we spent eight wonderful inspirational writing retreats.  Our amazing hosts artist Leonie Whitton and sculptor David Westby are moving on to  pastures new. Look out for them and Leonie’s recipe for fish soup when Jamie Oliver visits Masseria Impisi on Channel 4′s Jamie Cooks Italy. You can see how Leonie and David created this inspiring venue on Channel 4′s Grand Designs (S08E07) on YouTube … and if you fancy relocating to the Adriatic coast Masseria Impisi is on the market now. For more information about the location please visit:

For more photos go to: Chalk the Sun Facebook page


… as one door closes on lovely Masseria Impisi another heavy oak door is opening into a gorgeous Durrell’s style farmhouse in rural Corfu where ex-Sunchalker Sacha Heath and husband Ben are creating a new retreat. Mandala B&B focuses on yoga, but we hope it will also be ideal for creative writing in 2019. Watch this space for dates and details.

Mandala Retreat

Mandala Retreat