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SPRINGFIELD

Testimonials

"A patch of paradise! We recently hosted our Peachy Vacay retreat at Springfield farm, and had the most magical weekend! Photos can only convey so much of the magic of this family property; when you step out of the car and smell the beautiful roses that are blooming, hear the happy bees buzzing and take in a huge breath of fresh country air, you know you've stepped onto a patch of paradise! The Barge family hosted us with so much humble generosity - whatever we needed they were able to arrange, and we were even treated to a very special private tour by Peter of the farm! Feeding the chooks, checking out their amazing veggie crops and learning more about their sustainability work. The house and it's fresh, country chic decor is to die for - it's like being in a magazine. The bedding was divine, the entire place was just picture perfect - you'll wish you could move in. We can imagine that each season would bring it's own unique charm; spring with flowers blooming and winters made cosy with the fireplace and misty mornings. We can't wait to return!"

Peaches Pilates, Sydney

“If you keep this up you will have created a mini version of what heaven could be like,  I think we can have heaven on earth and you proved it.” 

Sarie Jenkins, Canada

"Hosting our Sleep Retreats at Springfield Farm has been a dream! The property is breathtaking and our guests always feel instantly relaxed as soon as they enter the driveaway. All aspects of the venue are well considered and the space cleverly caters to all our guest workshops. The team at Springfield Farm work to go above & beyond for us and our guests. We have no hesitation in recommending Springfield Farm for your next Retreat."

The Goodnight Co Team, Brisbane

“Beyond and above. A beautiful opening experience of creativity, intellectual stimulation, nature and Friendship. I loved my Avocado room, the view, the space, the bed, the lambskins, the comfort.”  

 

Kathryn Smith, Bowral

"Springfield farm was heaven on earth. The food was impeccable, the staff were incredibly kind and nurturing and truly cared that I was comfortable during my stay, my room was beautiful and the farm itself was everything I had hoped for and more. Go to Springfield farm if you are craving relaxation and connection whilst feeling pampered and luxurious. A perfect mix."

Anthea Cesaro, Sydney

"The philosophy of Springfield is to provide a week of curated experiences designed to support and nourish the creative writing process – and much to my initial surprise, it worked. A beautiful gentle week for mind, body, and creativity."

 

Jane Sullivan

"The Springfield retreat was an absolute dream. Everything from building conscious connections with like-minded women, to learning about how to create nourishing meals, and how to cultivate your own produce. The venue itself was so warming from vast farmland to the beautiful cottage which we stayed in. I highly recommend this retreat if you are needing the inspiration to kickstart a healthy lifestyle again or just for a little getaway."

Angie Cooney, Sydney

“This week at Springfield has been a joy. The atmosphere of clam generosity gives you a way to approach your writing that is similarly kind.  Gentle Magic.”  

Belinda Castles, Sydney

"This writing retreat recharged me with healing and enthusiasm in a way that no other retreat has done before."

 

Suzanne McCourt

"Kinchem, Peter and their creative team offer a host a holistic retreat for writers which includes the ultimate in nourishment for writing, eating and wellness."

Karen Comer, Melbourne

"This course literally shifted my brain - I didn't know how much I needed it! It truly has transformed me and woken a part that had been lying dormant within my writing. The doors are now wide open. I can only encourage anyone who is thinking of coming for a course - DO IT! Find a way, just make it happen. You will NOT regret it. I will most certainly be back. A treasured place and space."

Simone Joseph, Wildes Meadows

"If you are looking for a place to land for a little while, a place to restore your energy and connect with your most creative self you will find it here at Springfield."

 

Narelle Hunter, Young

“My time at Springfield has been the highlight of my writing life. The quality of the program, the people helping us, the fabulous food, accommodation, and scenery have made for an outstanding experience.”

Gillian Barnette, Melbourne

“Thank you.  I came mentally and emotionally spent.  I am going home a new person. I sense something huge has shifted.  I will keep in touch and let you know what happened. I would love to return!”

Suzanne McCourt, Melbourne

“Thank you for the most superb experience at Springfield. I have come away with the confidence, drive and energy to move forward on my project, and that is gold.”

Rowena Lister, Sydney

“I attended a writing retreat at Springfield. What a delight. The surroundings, hospitality, and attention to detail were exceptional. The instructors were world-class and the learning environment was nurturing and challenging at the same time - quite a feat which they delivered effortlessly. This was my first workshop retreat and I suspect it may be difficult to beat. I can highly recommend it.”

 

Kirsty McIvor, Exeter

“The Springfield Creative Writing Retreat has been a unique and life-changing experience. I have been shown, rather than taught, what is meant by the ecology of creativity, and how essential that is to writing and living as a writer. Beautiful, generous, nourishing and inspiring describes every aspect of the Retreat, from the food to the experiences offered, the setting and accommodation, as well as every person involved in presenting and running the Retreat. An absolute privilege.”

 

Glenys McLaughlin

“Springfield is the perfect place to reflect, connect and immerse yourself in your creative writing experience.  The hosts ensure everything is catered for and you are guided by experienced and committed facilitators. I will be back again and again.  Thank you for making my stay here at Springfield a transformative and nurturing one.”

Romina Di Federico

“Everything about this week far exceeded my expectations. Perfect.”  

Tanya Excel, Sydney

“My week at Springfield for the 'Intuitive writer' was a profoundly wonderful experience. The nurturing environment provided by Kinchem and Peter, beautiful surroundings, luxurious accommodation, and fabulous healthy food provided the perfect space for creative thinking. The group discussions were the icing on the (organic) cake! The choice of facilitator (award-winning author Charlotte Wood) was of the highest caliber and Charlotte shared her writing tools with generosity, humor, and grace. Being with a fantastic group of like-minded people was incredibly valuable, my writing practice 'leveled up' significantly!"

 

Bronwyn, Southern Highlands

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