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Sarah Ashford Studio

SEWING RETREAT 50% DEPOSIT - BEDROOM 4 | SUPERKING SINGLE OCCUPANCY ONLY | UPSTAIRS | SHARED MAIN BATHROOM

SEWING RETREAT 50% DEPOSIT - BEDROOM 4 | SUPERKING SINGLE OCCUPANCY ONLY | UPSTAIRS | SHARED MAIN BATHROOM

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You are booking a ticket for the Sarah Ashford Sewing Retreat, to be held from the afternoon of Monday 11th March to the morning of Friday 15th March 2024 at Otterhead House, Somerset, UK.


PLEASE NOTE – THIS PRICE IS FOR A 50% DEPOSIT. REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW.

ROOM 4

TOTAL

PRICE PER PERSON

DEPOSIT REQUIRED 50% (PER PERSON)

REMAINING BALANCE TO BE PAID BY 31ST JAN 2024 *






SINGLE OCCUPANCY

£950.00

£950.00

£475.00

£475.00

TWIN OCCUPANCY

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING:

This price is for 50% deposit of the stay. The balance is due by 31st January 2024. The deposit and balance are non-refundable. (I will refund you if I/we can find a replacement, subject to a £50 admin fee.)

* Payment plans are available, please refer to the terms and conditions at the end.
Your ticket entitles you to attend the retreat and includes full board and lodging, events, goodie bag, use of the hot tub and sauna at your leisure.

ROOM DESCRIPTION:


Bedroom 4: Upstairs | Superking bed | single occupancy | Shared Main Bathroom

This large bedroom, with it's high ceilings and timber frame, is a calm and tranquil place to relax after a busy day of sewing. The large shared bathroom is at the end of the corridor. 

This room is only available as SINGLE OCCUPANCY, to limit numbers using the shared bathroom. 


RETREAT DESCRIPTION:

I am excited to be hosting my very first sewing retreat in the heart of Somerset! The retreat will take place over 4 nights, from Monday 11th March to Friday 15th March 2024 and is a chance for you to truly get away from it all, have extended time to sew, learn new sewing and quilting techniques, eat delicious food, make new friends and explore the local countryside. Highlights include;

  • Award winning country house
  • Daily sewing/quilting demonstrations in walking foot quilting and Boro stitching
  • Talk by Sarah Ashford, 'The True Story of the Rajah Quilt'
  • Meals provided from a caterer, using locally sourced food
  • Hot tub and barrel sauna
  • Cinema room
  • Nature walk around Otterhead Lakes
  • Pouch swap and quiz night


The retreat is about relaxing and enjoying the time as you wish; whether that be watching my daily sewing demos, working on your own projects by machine or by hand. There will be a chance to experiment with new techniques, and a short requirements list will be sent to you nearer the time, should you wish to make some samples. We will be looking at different walking foot quilting samples on the first two mornings, and on the Thursday morning we will be slowing things down and experimenting with the Japanese art of Boro stitching by hand. Don't forget to bring along your WIPs, as there will be plenty of opportunity to work on those throughout the week as well.

The evenings will comprise of dinner, followed by optional activities each night. One night I will share my new talk 'The True Story of the Rajah Quilt'; another night we will enjoy a movie in the cinema room, and the week will end with a sewing themed quiz. There is also the option to enjoy the hot tub and sauna at any time.

ACCOMODATION:

Our accommodation is the beautiful Otterhead House, which comprises 5 bedrooms, a large kitchen, dining room, and cinema room. Its interiors are super stylish and there’s no shortage of rustic charm with huge timbers, a big fireplace in the sitting room and quirky elm window sills. Outside there’s a big terrace and banquet style table for outdoor dining, a hot tub, barrel sauna, and a garden that slopes softly down to a babbling brook and wild flower meadow.

FOOD AND DRINK:

All meals will be provided, from cooked and continental breakfasts, afternoon tea on arrival, lunch, mid and afternoon snacks, and dinner. I am using a local caterer for lunch and dinner, who uses local produce and will ensure all dietary requirements are met.

Meals will take place in the neighbouring property, The Chicken Shed, which is a 30 second walk away from Otterhead House. This will allow us to maximise the space for sewing at the house, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and relaxed atmosphere at The Chicken Shed.

I can't wait to welcome you to Otterhead House, for a wonderful week of relaxation, sewing, fun and friendship.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

On completion of your booking I will send you a short Google Form for you to complete requesting information such as dietary requirements, travel arrangements, disability access and sewing machines.

TRANSPORT:

Otterhead House is accessible by car and there is ample parking. If you are getting the train, you will need to go to Taunton station. By prior arrangement I can organise for you to be picked up and brought to the house. It is a 15 minute journey from the station.

SEWING MACHINES:

You will need to bring a sewing machine with you if you wish to sew by machine every day. If you are getting public transport to the retreat, a sewing machine can be organised for you by prior arrangement.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

REMAINING BALANCE:

The balance is due by 31st January 2024. I'm happy to discuss payment plans on an individual basis if required. Please get in touch. The balance and deposit is non-refundable. If you subsequently find you cannot attend for whatever reason, I am happy to try to resell your place or to facilitate a name transfer if you are able to resell your place. This will incur a £50 admin fee.

LATE PAYMENT FEE:

I reserve the right to charge a £50 late payment fee if the balance is paid more than two weeks late and we have no prior agreement in place. You will receive an email reminder of when the final balance is due. If the balance remains unpaid, your deposit and place on the retreat will be forfeited. If the event is cancelled for any reason you will receive a full refund.

TICKET CONFIRMATION:

You will receive email confirmation of your order and your place will be guaranteed subject to payment of the balance. PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK FOLDER if a confirmation is not received. All further communication will arrive from this same email address so please add this to your address book or regularly check your junk folder to make sure you don’t miss important information.

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