Literary holidays

Literary holidays

Book club weekends

Whether you’re continually diving into a page-turner or a lapsed reader wanting to find your way back to an enjoyment of books, you can look forward to friendship-forming experiences with fellow guests as you’re invited to explore texts, discuss story ideas, formulate opinions, and perhaps find inspiration to pen your own literary masterpiece.  

We’ve given our ever-popular book club holidays a revamp for 2023. Each has its own theme, so you’ll get to pick your preferred genre: classic, crime and thriller, Gothic, and more. You’ll also enjoy an excursion connected with the selected book or author – all within easy reach of our characterful country houses.

Creative writing holidays

These breaks are perfect for both complete beginners and budding authors looking to build on their skills, style, and confidence. Based at selected country houses, you’ll enjoy a mix of group writing workshops and a one-to-one session with a published author followed by guided afternoon walks alongside an HF Holidays Leader. Alternatively, you can choose to skip the walks and spend more time focusing on your creative writing, taking inspiration from our stunning coast and countryside locations.

You’ll be staying at one of our characterful UK country houses, all of which are cherished for their one-of-a-kind charm and sense of warmth. We’ve got cosy Victorian manors, elegant Georgian mansions, converted granaries and farmhouses, lakeside hideaways, and more – all with desirable addresses just a skip away from some of the best-loved national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Full-board meals come as standard.