2 Night Retreat, Wellington, Somerset
Friday 28th February - Sunday 1st March 2020
Calligraphy & Textile Art (Weaving & Macrame)
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.
Susi Mount of Coppertop Cards will be tutoring the first workshop of the weekend teaching everyone how to create beautiful calligraphy. If you've ever wanted to learn how to make your own personalised cards, messages or celebration invites then this workshop is for you. You can read more about Susi here.
Textile Art (Weaving & Macrame)
This retreat also offers you the chance to learn how to make a piece of textile art using weaving and macrame techniques. You will be taught how to set your frame up along with some basic knotting and weaving techniques enabling you to make an effective decorative piece. There will be a choice of frames to choose from and all materials are included. This workshop will be tutored by your host, Hannah. You can read more about Hannah's Textile experience here.
Both these workshops are suitable for beginners and all materials are provided.
Friday 28th February 2020
4pm Arrival and welcome refreshments
5pm - 7pm Free time to explore and settle in, walk or swim
Pre-bedtime hot drinks
Saturday 29th February 2020
8am Wake up refreshments (Tea, Coffee, smoothie shots, mini bites)
8.20am Dog walk
9am Yoga & Meditation
11am Calligraphy workshop
1.45pm Calligraphy workshop
3.30pm Afternoon refreshments
5pm Freetime to finish your project, walk, swim, read etc
10pm Pre-bedtime hot drinks
Sunday 1st March 2020
8.30am Wake up refreshments (Tea, Coffee, smoothie shots, mini bites)
8.45am Dog walk
10.15am Textile Art workshop
1.45pm Textile Art workshop
3.30pm Pre-departure refreshments
*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 Textile Art workshop and materials
1 tutored Calligraphy workshop and materials
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.
£485 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.