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Little Charcuterie; a Writer´s Retreat

Posted to Travellers Tales by Amanda on 4th December 2015

Some of the greatest writers always talk about the importance of having a space to write. A sanctuary where they can create fantasy worlds through their words with no interruptions. A space to breathe, dream and allow themselves to go with their idiosyncrasies of writing.

Since I started writing more this year, my spirit has been longing for that space. In between working, saving up and living life, the urge to get away from the city and gift myself with the time to write became stronger than ever. So I finally googled up and found a place that spoke to my writing soul – The Little Charcuterie - and boy was it everything that I needed, and more.

The Little Charcuterie is a barn converted into a very private and cosy writing cocoon, located in the middle of a sheep farm, near a small Cornish town called Bude. After a 5 hour long journey from London, I felt like I had arrived at the end of nowhere, which was daunting. But this was also a part of the charm of the place and is what drew me to it from the get go. It was definitely worth the travel, and I will be honest, when I first stepped into The Little Charcuterie, I gasped. It was so sublime. Exactly what the word doctor ordered.

Seriously. It was exactly as advertised. I appreciated this because not every holiday let subscribes to this philosophy.

The Little Charcuterie was immaculately decorated, and very clean. I felt as if I had stepped into a home away from home, a place I felt I already knew – a little bit of déjà vu. I was welcomed with fresh scones and jam, fresh flowers, a box of chocolate, and a basket full of goodies – which included a bottle of red wine, cheese, crackers and chocolate chip cookies. The perfect ingredients to kick start the writing week. I especially appreciated that extra touch because it made me feel that my presence and custom was valued – without saying a word. The cherry on top of course was the fact that the hosts were extremely charming – including giving me a lift to Bude for my food shopping.

I will be honest, besides my culinary experiments in the fully functioning and well equipped kitchen. I spent most of my time typing away on my laptop whilst perched on the extra thick couch, with my feet up, facing the heat coming from the fireplace and listening to storm Barney cause havoc outside.

It was wonderful to have that time to write and that space to write it in. It was an incredibly productive and rewarding week. If you are a writer and looking for the perfect lair to hide out as you write, then The Little Charcuterie is the place for you.

Enjoy.

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