I need a good location for solo writing in the UK, July
June 14, 2010 1:56 AM Subscribe
I’m London-based and I have a car. I need the focus of being away from home in a new and engaging locale in order to write. I need somewhere in mainland Britain, driveable in 1 day from London (a long drive is fine) where I can find reasonably-priced accommodation.
posted by Hugobaron to Travel & Transportation around London, England (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have two free weeks in July and it’s time for writing in solitude! I’m up against a big deadline and I have 10 days cleared in early July. The research is done, also several drafts. Time for the final push through.
A writer’s retreat is not quite what I’m after as I need the focus of independent solitude without the lazy allure of home, family, and old or new friends. Also, it’s necessary to be able to be back home in 24 hours in the case of an unlikely – but possible – crisis due to an ongoing illness in the family.
I want to write solidly in the morning / early afternoon and have access to coastline and/or mountains in the late afternoon / early evening. Somewhere more urban within striking distance might also be good for eating / occasional cinema visit.
I do have helpful friends around the country who would put me up but I fear I would be drawn into the kind of socializing I want to avoid during this period.
Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.