Our Craft and Cookery Courses

Booking on one of our courses in 2020

Learn to make bread, chocolate or beauty products on one-day workshops for adults. Book on your own or ask for a bespoke course for small groups of between 4 and 6.

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 (3 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 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 £150 for the half day which includes all ingredients or materials and a home-made meal with wine!  Contact Sherry for more detail on 01526 378717 or 07979 750760.

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.

Buy a Gift Voucher for 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.

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 or 07979 750760. Payment can be made using the PayPal or by internet transfer (please ask for more detail).

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.

Events Calendar

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

Easter Bread Making

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

  • What a fantastic few hours we have had learning to make bread together with sherry - such an incredible teacher who made us feel so welcome.  We had great fun & the children are looking forward to sampling it!

    Kate & Matt, Bread Making Day for Beginners, February 2018
  • What a lovely day it has been, thank you so much Sherry for being so kind and accommodating.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the day and baked some fabulous bread.  Fabulous food made by Sherry for lunch and wonderful wine.  We will be back.

    Sarah, Boozy Breads, January 2018
  • A great start to the Christmas season.  Lovely people, lovely food, lovely teacher and lots to take home.  Thank you.

    Jo, Christmas Breads, December 2017
  • I can actually bake bread now!  Fun and informative.  Thanks Sherry

    Ellie, Bread Making Day for Beginners, November 2017
  • Thank you for sharing your passion & skills with us and helping us all walk away with having learned a new trick plus bags of delicious chocolates that we couldn't believe we made!  Lovely day and amazing venue to spend the day in.

    Sam, Chocolate Making Day, November 2017
  • Really enjoyable day with lots of fabulous treats to take away.  Delicious lunch!

    Caroline, Chocolate Making Day, November 2017
  • Excellent!  Laughed until sore.  Learned loads. Baked.  Loved it.

    Mark, Boozy Breads, June 2017
  • Fabulous day - laughed so much & came away with amazing bread.  Will be back soon.

    Sam & Eli, Boozy Breads, June 2017
  • Had a lovely time, lovely company and fab host!  Never knew there was so much to making chocolate, will definitely recommend to friends!

    Linda, Chocolate Making Workhop, April 2017
  • Learnt loads!  A really fun, informative day.  Sherry is a fabulous teacher who really cares with lots of personality.  And the lunch!  Absolutely beautiful.  Loved every minute of it.  Thanks so much!  Will definitely recommend & hope to be back as soon as possible!

    Clare, Natural Beauty, April 2017