The John Osborne Arvon Centre, Shropshire
When playwright John Osborne owned The Hurst, he declared that he had the ‘best view in England’. Now part of the Arvon family, The Hurst remains an inspirational place to come and write.
Surrounded by Housman’s ‘blue remembered hills’, and featuring three 18th century buildings, thirty acres of lush woodland and a spring-fed lake, The Hurst is the perfect place to lose yourself in words.
The centre has 10 single rooms and three shared rooms. There are five computers and three printers. The Hurst has hearing induction loops in all public meeting places. The main work/living space is fully accessible and has a lift, and a mobility scooter is available. The centre can accommodate a personal assistant.
There are rail connections to London, Wales, the North, and South West England from Craven Arms station, eight miles away.
There is something about the natural beauty at the Hurst which supports the endeavour of writing, which makes wanderings and musings inevitable
Centre Administrator and Caretaker: Daniel Pavitt
Clunton, Craven Arms
Tel: 01588 640658
Fax: 01588 640509
Download a pdf leaflet about The Hurst, which includes more details on how to get there.