This has to be one of the best breaks away I’ve ever had. The fact that it was a sewing retreat was an added bonus! The whole experience from start to finish was just perfect. As a Mum of a three year old it’s rare to get time to even think let alone do something that you enjoy. I was sat at the table enjoying lunch on the first full day of the retreat that it hit me just how relaxed I was, I could hardly speak I was feeling all my stresses slipping away and I felt like ‘me’ again and not just ‘Mum’ or ‘housewife.’ A huge part of that was down to the amazing Yvonne who just radiates creativity, passion and is the most attentive host. Accompanied by her Mum Rosemary, who catered for us the whole weekend with some of the BEST home cooked food I have ever tasted that it needs a whole seperate review ( that would earn her 10 stars out of a possible 5). Oh and the cake! To Die For!! We were greeted by a beautiful house in a wonderful setting, hot tubs, stunning scenery, comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms with lovely little touches of fairy lights, handcut flowers, homemade biscuits and handmade welcome cards and gifts. The days were jam packed with interesting talks on style and colour, pamper sessions and freehand embroidery tutorials and of course as much sewing as you could wish for. It was a really relaxing and pampering experience which you could join in with as much or as little as you wanted. I went along with a friend and we kept commenting to each other that we thought we were in a dream as it was all just too good to be true. It was so good that we are both booking to go go back. I can not recommend this sewing retreat highly enough. Go. I’ve met a great group of people, chatted, laughed, sewn, chatted and laughed some more…..Not only will you have a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring sewing experience but also a relaxing and pampering few days that is good for the soul. Thankyou so much for a wonderful time away.