Holiday courses, island retreats and festive breaks

There are a wide variety of interesting courses available including writing with acclaimed authors, yoga weekends, life coaching, photography and much more as well as Christmas and New Year breaks.

 

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Feb 2021 (2 nights)

At a glance

Do you have an idea for a novel and need help setting up your first chapter. Where to begin and how to begin is a challenge most writers face. Let author Lisa O'Donnell help you. From story arc to those opening pages we explore the necessary story telling tools to begin your novel and hook that reader.

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 (book these in advance).

Food & Drink

Holidays are inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are taken outdoors where possible. If indoors, tables are distanced from each other with more than one sitting. You can 'buddy up' with another individual or household for mealtimes if you choose. Table service will be in place. Packed lunches are provided as per hospitality guidance at this time.

Guide Itinerary

Friday
16.00: Arrivals
19.30: Dinner
21.00: Welcome

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!

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

Book a return rail ticket to Shanklin via Portsmouth and your ticket will include crossing the Solent by FastCat. At Shanklin station, take a cab for the 3-minute journey to The Grange in Eastcliff Road.

If you decide to drive then book your crossing online with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries. Call to check in case of discount codes.

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

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 867644

Email: info@thegrangebythesea.com

Membership