Weekend Retreat led by Dominic Stichbury

7–10 May 2020 / Devon


Date: 7–10 May 2020

Cost: £325 - £425 depending on accommodation

Details: 5pm on Thursday, until 1pm on Sunday

Location: West Charleton Grange, Kingsbridge TQ7 2AD

Website: https://www.dominicstichbury.com/store/products/350808

Email: singingretreats@gmail.com

Run by: Dominic Stichbury

Further information:

We’ll spend a long weekend (over the 2020 May bank holiday) singing songs, making music & eating hearty food cooked by our very own chef. There’ll be time for ourselves, time for a stroll to the water’s edge (only a few minutes away), time to float in the indoor heated pool, opportunity to enjoy good company over food & drink and explore the nearby beaches & countryside.

Nestled within a small, secluded and sheltered valley, West Charleton Grange offers luxuriously appointed cottages located only one or two minutes from the water’s edge and rarely more than fifteen minutes from the many beaches on offer in the area. We will have exclusive use of an indoor swimming pool and short tennis court over our stay there. 

What to expect

Dominic is an experienced choir leader, singer & musician who draws on a wide range of musical styles to carefully source songs and repertoire that bring a spring to your step, a tear to your eye and a thoughtfulness to your day.

We’ll learn arrangements in 3/4 part harmony and bring awareness to our bodies & voices over the weekend. Everything will be taught by ear with the help of lyric sheets in a supportive and inclusive way. 


Our accommodation is spread across 6 beautifully renovated luxury cottages, each with their own kitchen & bathroom facilities. There are double rooms (+ a couple rate), twin singles and for the budget retreaters – twin bunk rooms (adult sized!), including some en-suite options. There is also the opportunity for one person/couple to have sole occupancy of an entire cottage (Granary cottage).


Meals & snacks are all included and will be cooked by our very own chef, who will cater for dietary requirements and keep us well fuelled over the weekend. We will eat together in the Foley, a large communal converted barn (where we will also sing).

Price List

Prices include your accommodation at West Charleton Grange, wholesome tasty meals cooked by our very own chef, all musical activities and tuition over the weekend & access to the on-site facilities.

Prices below are per person. 

  • £425pp – double king ensuite  (sole occupancy)*
  • £400pp – double king (sole occupancy)* / shared bathroom
  • £345pp – single bed in shared twin room**
  • £325pp – single adult sized bunk (1 bunk (2 x beds) in room)**

* Contact us for details of a couple rate for 2 people sharing a double king room.

**female & male rooms

Getting There

The nearest train stations are Totnes & Ivybridge (~13/14 miles). Local taxi services are also available. (Pick-ups / drop offs might be feasible if a few are travelling by train/around the same time). There is on-site parking 

Booking/payment terms

To book your place visit this link and pay the £100 deposit by selecting your accommodation preference. 



  • A deposit of £100 is required to reserve your place. The deposit is non-refundable.
  • The remaining balance must be received by Monday 23rd March.
  • If you’re two people who would like to share a twin room, let us know when booking. The allocation can’t be confirmed until both people have paid their deposit.  


If you decide to withdraw from the retreat before 23rd March, you’ll be refunded 50% of the balancing payment. After 23rd March you are liable to pay the full balance.