October 2021 Retreats: Boconnoc House

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Boconnoc, Cornwall, UK.

Retreat One: Saturday 16th-Tuesday 19th October 2021: Block Printing and Stitching. THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL. IF YOU WISH TO GO ON THE RESERVE LIST PLEASE EMAIL anestofgentlemakers@btinternet.com. THERE ARE SPACES ON RETREAT TWO.

Retreat Two: Tuesday 19th- Friday 22nd October 2021: Colour Inspiration, Painting and Tapestry Weaving. SPACES REMAINING ON THIS RETREAT.

Or why not treat yourself to both retreats and make it a week with our combined retreat package!

We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring A Nest of Gentle Makers to Boconnoc House. https://www.boconnoc.com/. This beautiful country house estate is the perfect place to relax in comfort whilst feeding your creativity. There will be creative workshops, walks, yoga, maybe some swimming and plenty of time to connect and chat. They will be intimate retreats of 9-12 guests. Each retreat is a half week (3 nights) and we will have different guest teachers for the two retreats so it would be completely possible (and rather wonderful) if you wished to join us for the whole week (6 nights).

The retreat attendees will each have a separate bedroom (or shared room if attending with someone in your social bubble). We will adhere to social distancing guidelines. In the event of cancellation due to Covid-19 we will offer a full refund or the ability to come on a rescheduled retreat at Boconnoc.

Photo courtesy of Boconnoc

Boconnoc house is a hidden treasure in Cornwall, SW England. Boconnoc Estate and Manor were taxed in the Domesday Roll in 1086 and has a long and fascinating history. It has provided accommodation for Prime Ministers and even a King and has been owned by the Fortescue family since 1864. Situated in one of the most picturesque locations in Cornwall, immersed in nature and resting on ancient energetic ley-lines, the tranquility of the house and grounds offer a unique and magical place for people to retreat and reconnect.

Image Courtesy of the Boconnoc Estate

Attendees will be staying in the main house, each person will have their own bedroom, unless you wish to share with a member of your household or support bubble. Bedrooms have sumptuous duvets, crisp white linen and contemporary design. Relax in the fluffy bathrobes and enjoy the organic toiletries in the bathrooms.

Image Courtesy of the Boconnoc Estate

The house sleeps a maximum of 19 guests and our retreat will be limited to 12 guests to ensure social distancing, so there will be plenty of space. Days will be spent making at our creative workshops and exploring the estate. There are footpaths and running routes in the hundreds of acres of private grounds. We may even manage a swim in the lake! Evenings you can curl up with a book in the library, chat in front of the fire or carry on with your creative projects.

Images courtesy of the Boconnoc Estate

We will have our resident yogi Kate on hand to guide us gently through our yoga practice. Whether it is energising yoga in the the morning to get our creative pulses racing, or slowing down with restorative yoga in the afternoon, Kate will make the most of this beautiful space to give you the best experience possible.

Image Courtesy of the Boconnoc Estate

Included in each retreat:

3 night’s luxury accommodation in a double/twin bedroom with sole occupancy (unless sharing).

Full board (vegetarian) including 3 x three course evening meals, 3 breakfasts and 2 x two course lunches

Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits

3 x three hour creative workshops and sufficient materials to complete each class. Additional materials available to purchase.

4 yoga classes

Attendee’s goody bag


Single retreat £950 per person sole occupancy

Single retreat £850 per person double occupancy sharing with member of your household/support bubble

Combined retreat package: Both retreats £1800 per person sole occupancy

Combined retreat package: Both retreats £1600 per person sharing with member of your household/support bubble.

Deposit £200 payable on the payments page – now open for bookings.

On payment of your deposit please fill out a booking form to secure your place.

We are so looking forward to taking A Nest of Gentle Makers to Boconnoc. Please see the October 2021 Workshops page for information about the creative workshops.

Image Courtesy of Louisa Loakes

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