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Craft courses for Everyone

We offer a wide range of courses in our custom built studio space. Come and stay in luxury and spend a few days learning a new skill or developing an old one. If you are looking for a specific course contact us and we may be able to source an appropriate tutor or group for you.

Fine Arts
Countryside Stewardship
Yarn Crafts
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Beautiful Peak District

Thirkelow Cottage and studio is situiated within the Peak District National Park, right on many popular cycling and walking routes. The country homes of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall are within a thirty minute drive. The countryside is riddled with caves from Buxton's Poole's Cavern to Speedwell and Blue John Caverns towards Castleton. There are many opportunities for climbing and caving with organised tours available year round. Other local attractions include a trip to Matlock Bath and up the cable car to The Heights of Abraham, Alton Towers Theme Park and the fabulous Peak Wildlife Park.


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Come to Thirkelow

At Thirkelow we offer a range of options from self-catered family holidays and reunions, to fully catered courses and retreats. Come alone and meet new and like-minded people or book with friends to share the Thirkelow Experience.

From £440

Course and Accommodation

For the full experience book a space on one of our fully catered residential courses. Comfy beds, local food, fresh air and lots of fun. Come with friends, or come along and meet a group of like-minded people.

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From £260

Full Board Sewing Retreat

Bring your own sewing or quilting project and book a bed or a room for 3 nights with unlimited access to the sewing studio. All food is included so you just have to concentrate on creating!

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From £345 a night

Cottage and Studio

The flexible studio space can be booked alongside the cottage if you want to run your own course or retreat. It can be set up as a large lounge, a classroom, or with limited furniture for yoga or other physical activities.

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