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2 Night Autumn Retreat, Wellington, Somerset

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th November 2019

Macrame & Wreath Making

Come and spend a relaxing weekend with like-minded people and enjoy learning new crafts, unwinding with a yoga and meditation class, country walks and healthy, delicious plant based meals. 



Our fabulous accommodation is a traditional, listed 17th-century stone and brick cob barn. In recent years it has been very lovingly converted into a luxurious holiday home retaining many charming original features. High ceilings and multiple large sky lights make it perfect for undertaking creative projects and a lovely place to relax after dark. There is a woodburner in one of the sitting areas which will be lit during Autumn/Winter retreats. A snug in the mezzanine area offers some cosy downtime space to relax and read. Each bedroom has its own unique character features, is furnished with extremely comfortable beds, is equipped with a TV and offers an ensuite bathroom/shower room. All linen, dressing gowns and large, fluffy towels are provided. The barn also benefits from underfloor heating ensuring a blissful morning yoga session.


Our venue also provides the advantage of a large private indoor heated pool and a private outdoor hot tub which you may use whenever you wish to help you relax and unwind. The barn is surrounded by fields, perfect for our morning and evening walks.


Situated close to the Devon/Somerset border, our luxury accommodation is easily accessible, being only a 5 minute drive from the M5. For those arriving by train, the closest railway station is Taunton. Full directions to the venue will be emailed upon booking.


Our venue has been awarded a coveted Five Star Gold Award by Enjoy England.

Craft Workshops


This retreat offers you the chance to learn how to make a macrame wall hanging. You will be taught how to set your frame up along with some basic knotting techniques enabling you to make an effective decorative piece. There will be a choice of frames to choose from and all materials are included. 

You will also have the chance to create a wreath which you can make as festive as you wish. Following a demonstration by our professional wreath maker you will be guided from start to finish as you produce your own wreath. All materials are provided. 



Friday 22nd November 2019

4pm Arrival and welcome refreshments

5pm - 7pm Free time to explore and settle in, walk or swim

7.30pm Dinner

Pre-bedtime hot drinks

Saturday 23rd November 2019

8am Wake up refreshments (Tea, Coffee, smoothie shots, mini bites)

8.20am Dog walk

9am Yoga & Meditation

10am Breakfast

11am Wreath workshop

1pm Lunch

1.45pm Wreath workshop

3.30pm Afternoon refreshments

5pm Freetime to finish your project, walk, swim, read etc

7.30pm Dinner

10pm Pre-bedtime hot drinks


Sunday 24th November

8.30am Wake up refreshments (Tea, Coffee, smoothie shots, mini bites)

8.45am Dog walk

9.30am Breakfast

10.15am Macrame workshop

1pm Lunch

1.45pm Macrame workshop

3.30pm Pre-departure refreshments

4pm Departure


*The above timings are a guide and maybe subject to change

What is included:

  • Accommodation in a stunning 17th century venue in rural Somerset

  • All food and drink comprising of 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 x 2 course evening meals plus pre-breakfast light bites for those taking part in morning walks and yoga. Hot & soft drinks on demand throughout the weekend. Wine will accompany the evening meals. 

  • 1 x 1 hour yoga & meditation class to help you unwind and release any stresses

  • 1 tutored Macrame workshop and materials

  • 1 tutored Wreath making workshop and materials to make 1 wreath

  • 1 Buddy & Ted Retreat goody bag to carry your projects away in

  • Countryside walks with Buddy or Ted

  • Full use of the private heated indoor swimming pool

  • Full use of the private outdoor hot tub

  • Traditional board games available to play


What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the venue.


We are offering an introductory rate for this retreat of £450 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin room. 

If you would prefer to book a super king room for single occupancy, please call 07366 456717 or email

All Terms & Conditions including our Cancellation Policy may be found here