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 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
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
This is an amazing place in a lovely quiet rural setting with beautiful views in all directions. The house is warm with great facilities. The kitchen is very well equipped with ample crockery and cutlery and cooking pans etc. We used it for a week for a family birthday celebration which was much enjoyed by all. There were lovely toys for our two grandsons which they were very impressed with. The downstairs bedroom and ensuite is ideal for someone with mobility difficulties. Highly recommend a visit.
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!
This is a wonderful home finished to the highest standard providing everything that could possibly be required for the perfect stay. Situated in a wonderful location with great views and access for amazing walks. The home was beautifully clean exceptionally well equipped and lovely and warm the perfect retreat after a day of strenuous exercise. Esther is a wonderful host with nothing being to much trouble we will certainly be revisiting.
Gorgeous house, gorgeous location. The facilities were excellent and the house was well-stocked with toys and games for kids. We stayed over at Christmas and the house was beautifully decorated (two Christmas trees!)
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.