Pricing and Payment

Find out how much and what payment options are available

What do I get?

The retreat take place at an exclusive and luxury location, but running costs have been negotiated to keep prices as low as possible.

The retreat fee includes:

Five days, four nights accommodation at Wilderness Reserve or
Three days, two nights for the mid-week retreat
Full board (excluding alcohol)
Speaker sessions
Leisure activities (optional)
The Black Pens Official Goodie Bag
The Black Pens Prompt & Character Building Toolkit

Tickets for the summer retreat go on sale Sunday March 26th at 7pm

Summer Retreat(s)

Week-long retreat (Cider House)

Monday 14th – Friday 18th August


Single Occupancy (en-suite bathroom)

This means you get your room to yourself to focus, relax, walk around naked, and sleep diagonally on your bed. This option is perfect for the more introverted among us who require a quiet place to recharge our social batteries.

There will be 3 single occupancy rooms available.

Double Occupancy (en-suite bathroom)

Black Pens offers the option of a shared room (shared king bed) for you and a partner or friend. Don’t have anyone in mind? Black Pens will help you buddy up with a pal before the retreat so you can get acquainted.

There will be 2 double occupancy rooms available.



Mid-week retreat (Cartshed)

Tuesday 15th – Thursday 17th August



Single Occupancy (en-suite bathroom)

There will be 2 single occupancy rooms available in the Cartshed.


Double Occupancy (en-suite bathroom)

There will be 1 double occupancy room available in the Cartshed.

Autumn Retreat

Week-long retreat (Walled Garden)

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October



Single Occupancy (en-suite bathroom)

There will be 4 single occupancy rooms available in the Walled Garden.


Double Occupancy (en-suite bathroom)

There will be 3 double occupancy room available in the Walled Garden.

Payment Options

Cozzie livs is flogging us so Black Pens is offering a couple of payment options

You can:

a) Choose to pay the full price

b) Choose to pay in instalments (via deposit and final balance)

Ticket purchase will operate on a first come, first served basis.

  • When tickets are released, attendees will be given the option to choose to pay in full or in instalments 
  • The first people to reserve a space and fill the spaces will be sent a deposit invoice
  • The deposit will be £300 and must be paid within 4 hours of receipt
  • If the deposit is not paid in this timeframe, the space will be released
  • Confirmed attendees who choose to pay in instalments will have the option to pay a further £200 in July (or the balance for cheaper options)
  • An invoice for the remaining balance will be sent and must be paid latest by September 2nd, 2023
  • Please email any questions to

What if my circumstances change and I can no longer attend?

  • You will be refunded your fee with the exception of your deposit*

Do you offer scholarships?

  • Black Pens is working to offer at least one fully sponsored space to students and/or those in lower socioeconomic groups. Eligibility and application will be available in due course.

* Should you cancel within a week of payment, you will be entitled to a full refund

Terms and conditions apply