Getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life during the winter is a great idea particularly if you are creative. If you need inspiration for writing the English Riviera might just be the place to find it when the summer holiday season has died down. Winter Holiday apartments in Paignton don’t cost as much as in the summer, so that’s an added bonus.
Renowned mystery writer, Dame Agatha Christie was born in Paignton and Oscar Wilde wrote “A woman of no importance” in the winter of 1892/1893 when he stayed at Babbacombe Cliff. Other famous writers who have found their inspiration in the Paignton and Torbay areas include Rudyard Kipling, Elizabeth Goudge, Flora Thompson, Eden Phillpotts, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Sir Richard Francis Browning to name but a few.
History can be inspiring
Perhaps the fact that Paignton is positively steeped in history inspires the soul. Originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement, the Domesday Book (AD 1086) includes a reference to Paignton. The area was designated a borough in 1294 and was a tiny fishing village right up until 1837 when it officially became a Harbour.
Many excellent examples of medieval and Victorian architecture can be seen in the Winner Street, Church Street and Palace Avenue areas of the town. There is also the Coverdale Tower that dates back to 1536
Walk along the quiet coastline
In addition to the history, there is, of course, the harbour and the sea. In nearby Brixham a replica of The Golden Hind can be found, Sir Francis Drake’s ship when he took part in the sinking of the Spanish Armada in 1588. Many writers have written some of their best works after walking along the shore in the quiet of winter.
The Bedford Holiday Apartments in Paignton offer an ideal retreat during the winter for budding novelists or seasoned writers looking for peace, quiet and inspiration. Paignton Writer’s Circle holds meeting every two weeks at the Churston Golf Club, providing a relaxing afternoon for writers to share their work. More information can be found by clicking Paignton Writer’s Circle including the writing competitions that are open to members.
High quality, fully equipped and self-contained accommodation can be found at the Bedford Holiday Apartments in Paignton where free wi fi is provided so if you are a writer, you can easily do your research and keep in touch with your publisher if required. Fully central heated, hot water and linen are supplied free of charge as is the car parking space in the car park.
Winter Holiday apartments in Paignton are always in demand whether in summer or winter so it’s best to book well in advance. If you’d like to finish your novel, find inspiration for your poetry or need an idea for your next play, why not stay with Bedford Holiday Apartments? We are certain you won’t be disappointed.