Craft Retreat Weekends

Craft Retreat Projects

If you fancy a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then why not come along to a craft retreat. We will spend two relaxing days trying a variety of different crafts in a beautiful location. During the weekend you will get to arm knit a lap blanket, create a woven wall hanging, make macrame Christmas decorations and bargello Christmas cards. Along with good food, wine tasting, cake and refreshments, it really is a treat of a weekend.

The retreat venue is the beautiful Old Walls Vineyard, located in the village of Bishopsteignton in South Devon and the retreat is from Fri 24th Nov - Sun 26th Nov 23.

The retreat will be lead by me, Lyndsey. I am a qualified adult teacher and have been running craft workshops for the last 10 years. This will be the third weekend retreat at this fabulous venue and with numbers limited to 12 people there will be plenty of 1-to-1 instruction, so no previous experience is required. All materials and equipment are provided and there will be variety of materials available in a variety of colours to suit all tastes.

Our crafting room is on the first floor above the vineyard restaurant and overlooks the Teign Valley. Accommodation is in the self contained vineyard lodges which are just a short stroll from the restaurant overlooking the vineyard.

 Retreat Venue

Feedback from previous guests.....

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed last weekend. It was great to learn a new skill in such a relaxed and peaceful setting. We look forward to hearing about your next retreat - Diane

I would highly recommend this retreat. Beautiful setting, lovely food, lovely craft. Lyndsey is the best hostess and teacher - Pat

Definitely not only recommend Lyndsey's crafting retreat but also the accommodation and the food was superb - Janet

Thank you for a lovely two days of very therapeutic crafting. I thoroughly enjoyed it - Kath

Weekend Itinerary:

Friday:

Check into your lodges from 4pm, I will be there to welcome you. You can then settle in to your accommodation before joining everyone for a dinner of tapas in the vineyard restaurant that evening, along with a wine tasting session, sampling the vineyard's range of wines.

Wine tasting

Saturday:

We will start the day with a full cooked breakfast at 9.30am and afterwards head to the upstairs function room for our day of crafting. We will break for lunch and then continue with our day of making until 4.30pm. At 6.30pm we will meet again for a three course dinner and then retire to our lodges on completion.

Dessert

Sunday:

After a full cooked breakfast at 9.30am we will start the day's crafting. With lunch around 1pm, afterwards we will continue making and completing our creations before we say our goodbyes at 4pm.

Accommodation:

There are six self contained lodges nestled at the bottom of the fully operational vineyard looking up to the vines on the south facing slopes above. Each lodge has an equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area, bathroom, double room and twin room. Along with a front veranda and rear patio. There is parking next to each lodge. You can choose to book a lodge for just yourself or to share, the prices below show both options. Each lodge contains two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two single beds. If you choose to share the lodge, you will have a bedroom each and the bedrooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to share a lodge with a friend and you are booking separately please let me know so I can ensure that you are allocated a lodge together.

Lodge Interior

 

Food:

All our meals will be prepared and served in the Old Walls Vineyard Restaurant. Specific dietary requirements can be catered for, please let me know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Vineyard Restaurant

Day Guests:

If you live in the local area and would prefer to attend during the day only, there is a day guest option. Day guests join us at 10.30am for the day's crafting on the Saturday and Sunday and continue until 4.30pm. Lunch will be included on both the Saturday and Sunday, along with cake and tea and coffee throughout the day. The cost for attending as a day guest is below. The price also includes all materials, equipment and tuition.

Price

Sharing a 2 bedroom lodge in either a double room or twin room - £450 per person.

A 2 bedroom lodge for yourself - £570 per person.

The price includes:

- 2 nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday nights) in a vineyard lodge in either a double or twin room. 

- Tapas dinner on Friday evening

- 3 course dinner on Saturday evening.

- Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

- Wine tasting session on Friday evening.

- Tea, coffee and cake during crafting sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

- All materials, equipment and tuition.

Day Guests - £225 per person.

To book your place:

To book your place on the retreat a £50 non-refundable deposit is due on booking. The remaining balance will be due 6 weeks before the retreat date.

Cancellations:

If you are unable to attend the retreat and wish to cancel your booking you will need to contact me either by email or phone 6 weeks before the retreat to receive a full refund minus the £50 non-refundable deposit. If you contact me less than 4 weeks before the retreat, you will receive a 50% refund of the total amount. If you cancel your booking 7 days or less before the retreat, unfortunately I am unable to offer any refund.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If you would like to book a space please head to the Workshops and Kits page.