Church Cottage is open and is Covid cautious


After closing to all residencies from mid-March 2020 due to the Coronavirus crisis, we opened Church Cottage to residents from mid-July.

Residents in Church Cottage are usually single and lead private lives with little social interaction in this quiet village. The new precautions are these:
• incoming residents are asked basic health questions-
• where appropriate/convenient we leave 72 hours between residencies-
• cleaning is accelerated, all bedding etc washed to high temperature-
• our interaction with residents is either masked or outside-

The peace, privacy and comfort of Church Cottage is available for mature writers with an interesting project. No new bursaries are available for now but all Cottage costs are covered.

See the website page How to Apply and applications are now assessed twice a year, 1st December and 1st June. For past appointments, please see Residencies and Gallery.

‘A woman must have
money and a room of
her own if she is to
write fiction’.
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, Penguin Classics 1928


 ‘And also a four cylinder saloon
with a hand operated clutch’.
Attributed to Richmal Crompton