Our Craft and Cookery Courses
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 cook or crochet during your stay
New for 2017 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 discuss 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. Maximum number of participants on these courses between 5 and 8. Please contact me for more information.
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 and 2016, reflecting our dedication to all things local. We use local produce (including our own) on courses as far as possible.
Click here to view our complete events calendar for the coming seasons – includes museum and local events as well as all of our courses.
So many types of breads you can bake! Choose beginner’s bread making, boozy breads, healthy breads, bread & jam, apple day breads, or breads with a Christmas theme.
Learn to make hand-made chocolates and package them up in boxes with ribbon. They make perfect gifts for any occasion. Completely irresistible!
Jams & Preserves
Make jam and bread in summer, preserve the harvest in autumn and prepare your own mincemeat at Christmas. It’s all possible!
Learn to make several different types of soft cheeses so you can make your own cheeses at home.
The Garden’s Harvest
Try lavender and other flowers in your food, use the garden’s harvest to make delicious and nutritious meals, or create crisps, cake and crumble using apples from your orchard!
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 glycerine soap, foot soaks, scrubs, bath melts, lip balms and face creams – all from natural ingredients.
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 – the possibilities of what you can make are endless! Make a granny square cushion cover, lacy doily, Remembrance Day poppy or snowflakes for your Christmas tree.
Learn to hand-stitch and embroidery fabric flowers and sew lavender hearts. Or at Christmas you can learn to sew your own decorations and make buntings from decorative fabric.
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.
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.
Crochet Christmas decorations, sew decorations and buntings, string garlands of dried fruit, create wreaths of holly or herbs and make Christmas breads, preserves or chocolates!
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.
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.
My first ever course - very enjoyable with a lovely host - thank you Sherry. Lunch was delicious.
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
Had an amazing day! The finished products looked and tasted amazing. Hospitality was brilliant. Fantastic lunch. Thank you!
Feeling truly inspired following my beginner's bread courses and excited about making my own creations at home.