There are 2 residential events in the UK (April and October) . . . and 1 in Germany (August)



We are announcing a new venue for 2020, Knowle Manor in Somerset. Sadly, Buckland Hall will no longer be available as we understand it is being sold at the end of 2019.

Knowle Manor is a lovely old manor house situated in a very beautiful area in the UK county of Somerset in the south west of England. Knowle Manor estate sits within the Exmoor National Park, close to the medieval village of Dunster with its National Trust castle, and a few miles from the coast. The gardens and grounds are lovely, there is a lake and a river running through the grounds. There is also an indoor swimming pool and lots of other activities available in the surrounding area, including of course walking directly from the estate grounds.

We hope you will join us there.


Knowle Manor



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Website for Knowle Manor


Spring:   Wednesday April 1 to Sunday April 5

Autumn:   Wednesday October 7 to Sunday October 11

Click here for UK Information Sheet
Please read this carefully as it contains important information

Click here for on-line UK Application form

Please do not send your deposit with your application form - we will request it when we confirm your booking.

Click here for Travel Directions to Knowle Manor pdf.

Click here for local Accommodation suggestions list for non-residents.

Click here for Duddings Cottages Information Sheet.


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For help contact the Office by email at: office@theopensecret.com



Sonnenstrahl Seminarhouse in Kisslegg (click here for their website) is a venue in which we have been running our residential events for several years, and it is a favourite for many people.

It is situated in a quiet rural area and close to the Alps. There is an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and lots of outdoor sitting and eating areas . . . ideal for a Summer event.


Summer:  Sunday August 16 to Thursday August 20

(Please see the website for location and travel information)

Please note

The residential in Kisslegg will be administered as usual by Marianne Nentwig (email at info@tonyparsons.de) and you will be able to apply from the beginning of February.

Information and Booking Form will also be available in September from www.tonyparsons.de (click here)