At Thirkelow we will be offering a range of courses and craft retreats throughout the year from traditional crafts to countryside stewardship. With accommodation on site in en-suite rooms and a warm, light studio space to work in, our venue offers the perfect environment to learn new skills and meet new people, or spend time with old friends working on shared interests. With space to spread out and create, just steps away from our cosy rooms and well equipped kitchen you'll be able to focus some quality time on your chosen course or retreat.
Courses and retreats can be booked with or without accommodation depending on availability and we can recommend alternative accommodation in the area if you prefer to stay offsite. Non-participating partners can be accommodated where space is available and we can provide them with information about local attractions and goings on.
Sewing retreat dates have now been released for 2022, from £225 per person including meals. An additional night of accommodation is available before each date from as little as £25. Please Contact us for pricing and availability or scroll down the page for more information.View Retreats
Thirkelow taught courses and sewing retreats include chosen activity in the studio, accommodation and all meals. Options for a shared room or single occupancy. For sewing retreats bring your own project, with support and machines available. Non sewing partners welcome.
We have many sewing retreats running throughout the year, demand is high and availability changes frequently so please contact us below to find out more.contact us for availability and pricing
We aim to provide a wide range of learning options. If you are interested in a particular course or retreat then let us know and we'll see what we can find for you. We are also happy to accommodate teachers looking for a space to bring their own students and craft or friendship groups wanting to use our studio to organise their own retreats.View Courses
Ten of us had an absolutely fantastic stay at Thirkelow cottage over New Year. The house was amazing, lots of space, the living room in particular was a highlight with great views over the valley and lots of space to sit and chat. Having 5 bedrooms all en-suite as well as an extra toilet off the living room meant lots of places to get ready in the morning. Would definitely book again, and if you're thinking of booking do it, you'll have a brilliant time.
We are a group of friends from university with young families so finding a place that allows us to be together and has plentiful safe space for the kids to play is a tough brief. Esther’s place was perfect. The cottage is set up to cater for large groups including children, all en suite rooms, and a well stocked kitchen. Esther has thought of everything, is super responsive to any queries and when we’re snowed in for one of our days brought us some sledges! Thanks for a wonderful stay we’ll be back!
A beautiful property to stay in for a large family holiday. Loads of space, so peaceful and surrounded by amazing countryside and views. Close to lots of lovely towns to explore and stunning places to see. Totally recommend.
A wonderful stay in such a lovely and relaxing setting. The host was really friendly and quick to respond to questions and gave local recommendations. Would really recommend and would love to return. Thanks
This is a wonderful house in an amazing location and far exceeds any other air Bnb we have stayed in. We stopped with our children and their families for a long weekend, which included 4 little ones 2 being babies. The layout of the cottage was perfect. The facilities and equipment in the house far exceeded our expectations. Communication with Esther was flawless. We will definitely book again as we have nothing negative (apart from our stay was too short) to say about this cottage. Thank you Esther you made our stay memorable
Thirkelow Cottage is such a fabulous place. It was spacious, clean, comfortable and so beautiful with incredible views from every window. We will definitely be going back!!)
Great house in a wonderful location. Plenty of space for 12, beautiful views and a great walk right from the doorstep to Chrome Hill. Lovely to have so many bathrooms and such great shared living space. We also rented a hot tub which was worth every penny. Esther was always responsive and kind, even helping with plasters when we had a cooking injury!
We couldn’t imagine a better place to stay - the beds are so comfy, the bedrooms so quiet, the kitchen and dining room so convivial, the big room is so spacious yet still warm and cosy, and the snug is perfect and our son loved the toys and books. We felt so at home here and Esther and Sam responded so quickly to every message and made the stay absolutely wonderful for us. We can’t wait to come back! Thank you Esther and Sam!
Lovely cottage not to far from buxton town centre. Some great surrounding walks and a fire pit to light at night. Rooms were spacious and very clean. Esther is a great host!
Wow, I’m so happy to spend an incredible 5 days away at this beautiful Airbnb ! Esther was a star throughout my stay, spending my birthday away she made it one to remember. The place is immaculate, stylish, spaced out and beautiful for a getaway experience. I can’t refer this place anymore it’s just spot on with happiness and worth the experience!! Thanks you again
Thirkelow is a beautiful, tranquil place to stay. It is hidden away from the crowds yet so handy for exploring the area. Super for families as it has separate ends of the house with their own stairs. It has a super large family room too. It was spotlessly COVID clean!
We stayed at Thirkelow Cottage with our extended family over Christmas and had the most amazing stay. The views are incredible and the house was perfect for the 11 adults and kids with plenty of room, lots of games for the kids to enjoy and the kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils and pans we needed to make an amazing Christmas dinner. Esther was an amazing host and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend this Airbnb. It was perfect in every way.
We had an amazing stay at Thirkelow Cottage with friends. The communication from Esther from start to finish was excellent. The cottage is extremely well equipped with everything you need and the open plan space was ideal for our large group. The views are amazing and there are fantastic walks too. The cottage was absolutely immaculate. Thank you so much for the goodies for our arrival, very much appreciated. We will most definitely be back xxx
The cottage is just out of this world, absolutely perfect for a large group. The location is just amazing,so beautiful. Incredible walks from the doorstep. Huge space,so clean,lovely touches,there are so many items included which Esther has gone the extra mile to provide. Great hostess communication. I highly recommend to stay here. We will be back.
Great space for families with small children, lots of games and toys which was a bonus. The extra room is a must and a good party space too. There are walks directly from the house which is handy. Esther was incredibly attentive and looked after all our needs. Brilliant place!
The cottage was in a magnificent setting with beautiful views. It was sparkling clean (the cleanest accommodation we've ever stayed in) and had every possible last little touch to make our stay easy and enjoyable. The furnishings, crockery and cutlery were much higher quality than I've experienced in other accommodation and the kitchen was well equipped with every utensil we could need. Esther was friendly, welcoming and accommodating and went out of her way to meet our needs even when this was inconvenient fer her.