Our Craft and Cookery Courses

Buy a Gift Voucher for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and more…

Gift Vouchers are available all year round and make lovely presents for any occasion – birthdays, retirements, anniversaries and more.  You can specify any amount and for any course, but they need to be used within 12 months of purchase.

They make particularly lovely and unique Christmas presents.  If you’d like to order one please have a look at our Vouchers page  or contact me at sherry@manorhousestables.co.uk or on 01526 378717. Payment can be made using the PayPal button on the Voucher page 

The Voucher will be sent to either yourself or the intended recipient in a lovely  illustrated card showing the Manor House Stables, a bread making or a chocolate making course. A great present ideal for your friends and family.

Come for the day…

We offer cookery courses and a few craft courses too in our homely purpose designed kitchen in the stables for small groups of individuals (4 to 5) which means that everyone has time to create something special to take home.  Only the best materials are used and all included in the price.  You’ll learn a new skill, have a great time, enjoy a lovely home-made lunch with wine and leave at the end of the day with something you’ve created yourself – very rewarding!

…or learn during your stay

You can join any of our scheduled courses when you stay in the accommodation at the Manor House Stables – look through all our courses on our monthly calendar, choose one and book online!  You’ll get 10% off the advertised price too! New is the offer of half day ‘cookery or craft courses just for you’ which are especially for guests staying in the accommodation. We can arrange a course especially for you during your stay (please email me about this when booking the accommodation) choosing from: Learning to bake bread (Beginner’s Bread making, Healthy Options, Boozy Breads, Bread & Jam), Hand made Chocolates (moulded chocolates or truffles) or Learning to make Natural Bath & Beauty products.  Or if you prefer crafty courses we can offer a knitting or crochet half day. The total cost for two of you on these special half-day courses is just £120 for the half day which includes all ingredients or materials and a home-made meal with wine!  Contact us for more detail on 01526 378717.

Or plan something special for your team or birthday party

I also run courses for team building, birthday parties, house-warming (think, warm bread coming straight from the oven!), and other special occasions.  The number of participants should be between 4 and 6.  Please contact me for more information.

Select Lincolnshire

We are members of the Select Lincolnshire (formerly Tastes of Lincolnshire). Select Lincolnshire is all about the promotion of local food and drink in Lincolnshire. We were the proud Winners for our Courses (Teaching Establishment category) in 2015, 2016 and 2017, reflecting our dedication to all things local. We use local produce (including our own) on courses as far as possible.

Events Calendar

View our course calendar – learn to make bread, chocolate or jam, or learn to knit, crochet or make natural beauty products.

Bread Making

Choose between beginner’s bread making, boozy breads, healthy breads, Christmas breads or bread & jam!

Chocolate Making Courses

Chocolate Making

Learn to make hand-made chocolates and package them up in boxes with ribbon. They make perfect gifts for any occasion.

Jams & Preserves

Make jam and bread, preserve the harvest or make carrot & apple jam from WW2 recipes

Cheese Making

Learn to make several different types of soft cheeses so you can make your own cheeses at home. More details to follow soon.

The Garden’s Harvest

Harvest from the garden to make delicious and nutritious meals, use apples in your baking or cook with lavender and other flowers!


Use it in the garden, for health & relaxation, in bath & beauty products and in your cooking & baking – a wonderful gorgeous versatile herb!

Bath, Beauty & Perfumery

Learn to make natural bath and beauty products to nourish and pamper you from head to toe! All from natural ingredients. They also make great gifts!

Flowers in your Food

Flowers, Fruit & Foliage Courses

Join us for these lovely creative days using nature’s abundance to create everything from corn dollies to dried fruit garlands.


Cushions, snoods & scarves for beginners or a cabled hot water bottle cover for the more adventurous!  Learn to knit, purl, sl1wyif, P2tog, psso and sl1wyib!


Learn to crochet – beginners can make a granny square cushion cover or gorgeous scarf, whilst those with more experience can make a lace doily or Christmas snowflakes.

Sewing Courses

Learn to hand-stitch and embroidery fabric flowers and sew lavender hearts.  Or at Christmas you can learn to sew decorations and make buntings from decorative fabric.

Dyeing Wool

Dye wool naturally using beetroot or onions from the garden; berries, bark and nuts from woodland and hedgerow; or seeds and spices from the kitchen cupboard.

Christmas Course Gift Voucher

Gift Vouchers

A course Gift Voucher is a great personal present for friends and family at any time of the year – birthdays, Christmas, retirements, anniversaries and more.

Christmas Courses

Make your own Christmas hamper, bake Christmas breads, make chocolate gifts, learn how they cooked Christmas dinner in Medieval and Victorian times or create wreaths of holly or herbs.

What people say about us

  • A superb day on the boozy bread course.  Diverse recipes coupled with Sherry's enthusiasm, not to mention the excellent lunch, made the day fly by.

    Martin, Boozy Breads
  • Absolutely exceeded my expectation in every way, expert tuition, lots of laughs, and a scrumptious lunch.  A wonderful day, many thanks Sherry - can't wait for next one.

    Louise, Lotions & Lavender
  • My first ever course - very enjoyable with a lovely host - thank you Sherry.  Lunch was delicious.

    Martyn, Bread Making Day for Beginners
  • My second course, going home armed with goods, amazed how much gets made in a day.  Looking forward to the next course.  Great time x

    Pat, Lotions & Lavender
  • Had an amazing day!  The finished products looked and tasted amazing.  Hospitality was brilliant.  Fantastic lunch.  Thank you!

    Pam, Chocolate Making Day
  • Feeling truly inspired following my beginner's bread courses and excited about making my own creations at home.

    Rachel, Bread Making for Beginners
  • Thank you for such a fun time! I never knew that making chocolate could be so rewarding. Great tutor...

    Lisa D, Chocolate Making, 2017