This still isn’t quite what I want, but it’s pretty cool – worth sharing. On the one hand, it’s a big freaking castle. More people, but it seems really crowded. Not great for writers who need a lot of space. And it’s in a town, which is a mixed blessing. I’d rather not be in a town like this, full of tourists, on the other hand, isolation means whenever anybody wants a snack, or needs something, or wants to go shopping, I’ll have to drive them (or they’ll be “stuck” and I don’t want anyone feeling like that). It’s convenient being able to go walk somewhere if you need a change of pace. Sometimes that’s good for your writing.
What do you think is more important for a writer’s retreat? Isolated or convenient?