FAIRISLE ON THE FARM
This special four night workshop holiday will be held at the home of The Little Grey Sheep in rural Hampshire. The workshop each day will be held in Emma’s beautiful barn on the working farm and during our stay we will enjoy a tour of the farm and say hello to her lovely Gotland and Stein sheep. The holiday will also include a visit to historic Winchester Cathedral and the home of renowned novelist Jane Austen. We will be staying and eating at the charming Bel and The Dragon Inn in Odiham, also a beautiful historic village.
WORKSHOP HOLIDAY DETAILS
The Little Grey Sheep, Well Manor Farm, Well, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1TL
The Bel & The Dragon, 100-102 High Street, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire RG29 1LP
Friday 24th November – Tuesday 28th November 2016
FAIRISLE ON THE FARM - A handknitted Fairisle cushion using the Little Grey Sheep new 4Ply Hampshire yarn. Photographs of the cushion will be published as soon as possible.
£990 per person (double room, single occupancy). A deposit of £400 must be paid on booking to secure a place, the balance of £590 to be paid 12 weeks prior to start of holiday. For double occupancy prices, please email.
NUMBER OF PLACES
All yarn and pattern to complete the fairisle project
A Marie Wallin goody bag
Workshop holiday hosted by Marie Wallin
Double room with ensuite bathroom (see below for room types)
3 course dinner each evening
A choice of breakfast each morning, including a full English breakfast
Lunch each day
A guided tour of historic Winchester Cathedral and Jane Austen’s House
A farm tour and talk about Well Manor Farm and The Little Grey Sheep yarn company, including meeting some of the sheep!
Transport to and from the hotel to the farm
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Drinks and extras bill
Travel to and from The Bel & The Dragon on day of arrival and departure
Airport transfers are not included
To book a place, click on the 'Book Now' button above to be re-directed to the shop.
THE LITTLE GREY SHEEP
Well Manor is a small family farm on the Surrey Hampshire border and is the home of The little Grey Sheep yarn company. Nestled amongst the rolling countryside the farm dates back to Tudor times. With this heritage in mind, it is the main aim of the farm to conserve the landscape so that it can be enjoyed by the many generations to come. The sheep are an integral part of this conservation plan and through managed grazing and reversion of agricultural land to traditional pastures the landscape can return to its historic roots. The Little Grey Sheep yarn company was born as a result of this conservation. With the help of Susie, the amazing shepherdess, Emma has grown her yarn business over the last few years, priding herself in the knowledge that all her yarn is made from her own home grown wool which is washed in Yorkshire, spun in Devon and then finally hand dyed by herself on the farm.
BEL & THE DRAGON
This Grade II listed former inn dates as far back as 1540 and sits in the historic village of Odiham near Hook in Hampshire. The picturesque village offers the perfect setting for the Bel & The Dragon’s unique combination of stylish accommodation, good food and a warm welcome.
All the rooms are priced the same but the sizes vary. The rooms will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis, starting with the premium doubles and so on.
The restaurant at The bel & The Dragon prides itself on offering British classic dishes with a modern twist. Using only locally produced and sustainable produce we will enjoy a specially prepared menu each day. You can even watch your meal being cooked as the kitchen runs an open kitchen policy and guests are invited to take a look at the chefs at work!
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL & JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL is one of Britain’s most historic buildings with over 1000 years of history. It is Europe’s longest medieval Cathedral housing the beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible, 12th Century wall paintings and medieval carvings.
JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE As it’s 200 years this year since renowned novelist Jane Austen died, we take the opportunity to visit her home on the way back from Winchester. This unpretentious cottage is where Jane spent the last eight years of her life from 1809 until her death in 1817. It was in this house that Jane’s genius flourished and where she was free to write.
Friday 24th November 2017
Arrival after 2pm. We will settle into our rooms in the lovely Bel & The Dragon inn. Anyone arriving earlier will not be able to check into their room, but can take advantage of looking around the pretty village of Odiham or relax in the lounge area of the inn and enjoy a drink. We will meet at reception at 6pm for an introduction to the workshop and an 'any questions' session. We will have dinner at 7.30pm.
Saturday 25th November 2017
After breakfast we will take the ten minute journey to Well Manor Farm to start the workshop at 10am. We will break for lunch at 1pm at the farm and at 2pm we will continue the workshop until 5.30pm. We will travel back to the Bel & The Dragon and dinner will be at 7.30pm.
Sunday 26th November 2016
After breakfast we will travel to the farm for a morning workshop. After lunch, Emma will give a guided tour of the farm (weather permitting) and give a talk on the history of the farm and about her yarn company The Little Grey Sheep. Susie, the shepherdess will tell us about her role and introduce us to some of the sheep! There will also be a chance to buy some more of Emma’s yarn and add to your stash! We will then continue the workshop until 5.30pm. We will travel back to the Bel & The Dragon and dinner will be at 7.30pm.
Monday 27th November 2017
After breakfast we will travel to Winchester for a guided tour of the superb historic cathedral. There will be chance to have a quick look at the Winchester shops before we have lunch in Winchester. At 2pm we will leave Winchester to visit the home of Jane Austen. We will then either travel back to the farm to continue the workshop or to the Bel & The Dragon to rest or to knit! Dinner will be at 7.30pm.
Tuesday 28th November 2017
After breakfast, you will check out of your room and we will say our goodbyes.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
A non refundable deposit of £400 must be paid at time of booking to secure your place, with the balance of £590 payable no later than 12 calendar weeks before the start date of the holiday.
In the event of your cancellation, the following fees will apply: 39 - 52 weeks prior to start date, full deposit, 26 - 38 weeks prior to start date, 50% of full price, 12 - 25 weeks prior to start date 75% of full price, 0 - 12 weeks prior to start date, 100% of price.
In the unlikely event that the holiday has to be cancelled by Marie Wallin Designs Ltd, then you will receive your deposit or total payment in full.
Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from The Bel & The Dragon on arrival and departure days.
Accommodation, breakfast, dinner at the Bel & The Dragon for 4 nights and 3 lunches are included in the cost of the holiday, together with all taxes.
Guests will be able to use Bel & The Dragon’s complimentary wifi within the inn.
All drinks and any extras must be paid for by guests separately on checking out.
Guests are responsible for their own medical and travel insurance.
Two guided tours are included in the holiday. Admission and travel to and from Winchester Cathedral and Jane Austen’s house is included.
Guests are recommended to bring wellies or stout boots and a warm coat for the farm tour (weather permitting).
If a guest requires any special assistance or has any special physical or dietary needs, this must be made clear at the time of booking by email.