Where exactly will my holiday take place?

The address of our Studio property in Cornwall is:

The Old Barn, Crossgate, St Giles on the Heath, Launceston Cornwall, PL15 9SX

The accommodation address is:

Netherbridge Barns, St Giles on the Heath, Launceston Cornwall, PL15 9SS

The postcodes are slightly different as each set of barns is on opposite sides of the River Tamar.


What is not included in the cost of the holiday?

  • Fares to and from Cornwall

  • Taxis or car hire (although we transport you free to all outings and airports or train stations)

  • Some fabric (depending on course)

  • Personal insurance

  • Medical treatment in the event of an accident

  • Some course leaders may bring with them further optional items to be purchased

  • One lunch taken during the outing day


Do you have sewing and embellishing machines available for use?

  • We have 12 sewing machines. Brother, Janome, Bernina, AEG and Pfaff are the brands... everyone should be able to find one that is familiar to them. When you book state you need a machine to guarantee we reserve one for you.

  • We have 3 Simplicity Embellishing / Felting machines.

  • We also provide a printing press for our lino printing courses.


Do you have computers available for use?

Yes we do. There are at least 3 iMac computers, 1 MacBook laptop and a selection of iPads available to customers.


Do you have free wifi?

Yes we do in both the Studio Barn and the Accommodation Barns.


Do you cater for different dietary needs?

Yes we do. Please inform us at the time of booking of any dietary requirements that you have.


Is the site disabled friendly?

We are sorry to say that it is not. The property is built into the hill and the studio requires the use of a staircase.


Do you pick us up from the airport or train station?

Yes we pick customers up from, and take them back to, either Exeter Airport or train station free of charge. We have plenty of parking for those who wish to drive themselves to Cornwall.


What is there for non-participating partners to do?

Hiking and rambling on marked walks around the area.

Free fishing in the carp lake and on the banks of the River Tamar.

Wildlife photography or painting.

Visiting the Eden Project.

Hiking on Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors.


Is there anywhere to buy fabric and supplies nearby?

We are lucky to have an amazing quilting and fabric shop just a couple of miles away so we can pop there at any time!


Can my non-participating partner eat evening meals with me?

Yes they can. If your partner wants to join us in the evening let Fran know the day before. The cost of a 3 course evening meal is £25 inc wine and cider.


Why do you only do retreats from February to March?

During the other months we are running our residential workshops in France and can't be in two place at one time! www.craftyretreats.com






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