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The Big Crochet Stayaway

Crochet retreat located in Hertfordshire, UK, 3 days of crochet, relaxation and good company! crochet retreat, crochet workshop, crochet class, crochet course, crochet retreat uk, crochet workshop uk, crochet course uk, bobbiny, crochet now, rosy green wool, west yorkshire spinners

Love to crochet but never get enough time? Looking for somewhere to relax and immerse yourself in a world of crochet and crafts? Never held a hook but eager to join the crochet revolution?

Huzzah! Come and join us at The BIG Crochet Stayaway! Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and hook till your hearts content in a relaxed, informal and fun environment at the idyllic Anstey Grove Barn in Hertfordshire, and new for 2018 you can join us at our glamping retreat at Gredon Lakes!

Retreats at the barn have a maximum of 7 guests for with weekend with 4 additional Saturday guests, a small, intimate group allowing for tailored workshops and 121 help and guidance over the weekend if required. There are 5 rooms available, and ALL are en-suite. We have an open living space to relax in, and a beautiful courtyard to spill out onto during the summer months. Our chef cooks up a storm in the kitchen to keep all our tummies full, and any dietary requirements can be catered for. There is an itinerary for the weekend, but it's up to you what you take part in, when you get up and when you go to bed! Unfortunately, the barn is not wheelchair accessible.

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Our glamping retreat has 20 spaces, we split into smaller groups for workshops. There are 3 large tipi's, each filled with 5 single mattresses and littered with blankets, cushions, and loveliness! We also have 5 day passes available for the Saturday. We have a large communal tipi which will have lighting (essential for that late night crochet) and a hot tub...essential for....well just essential! Our chef will be on hand as always to keep us full. We will toast marshmallows round the campfire of an evening and enjoy the beautiful location. There is also an indoor hut with loos and showers, and outdoor loos on the site. 

Homemade food, a plethora of yarn to fiddle with, crochet/craft workshops and an idyllic countryside setting...what more could you ask for?! Join us for the whole weekend, or bag yourself a day pass (Saturday only).

Amazing, relaxing, BEST WEEKEND EVER
— Vicki - Munch and Missy Mouse Crochet
Please let me stay here!
— Tracey
Fabulous, friendly, relaxing, great company :-)
— Zoe
When is the next one?!
— Steph - Hookandscumble
Don’t want to go home
— Mel
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
— Louise

Upcoming Retreat Dates

Every retreat includes at least 3 mini crochet workshops and weekend project plus guests:

8th - 10th December - Winter Edition - guest workshops from Wulla, Ragged Life and The Sewing Alchemist
2nd - 4th March 2018 - Spring Edition - guest workshop from Hook&Scumble and a trip to YewTree Alpacas
8th - 10th June 2018 - Summer Edition - guest workshops from The Sewing Alchemist and Peas & Needles
14th-16th July 2018 - Glamping - guest workshops from Wulla, Fickle Craftroom and more tbc
13th - 17th August 2018 - Bumper Edition - guest workshops tbc
28th - 30th September 2018 - Autumn Edition - guest workshops tbc
7th - 9th December 2018 - Winter Edition - guest workshops tbc
Booking Type          Weekend        Week
Barn Single Room                 £490      £575
Barn Twin Room (2 people)   £750      £850
Barn Day Pass                       £90        £90
Glamping (single bed)          £300
Glamping (Tipi for 5)           £1250
Glamping Day Pass               £90

To book a place today, all you need to do is pay the non-refundable deposit (£150 for the barn, £100 for glamping - if booking a day pass, full payment is required at booking). Balance is due no later than 6 weeks before the arrival date, all details for payment will be sent via email confirmation once place is booked. If you would like to pay in installments just let us know.

The boring bit...T&Cs - click here for the full spiel! 


Do not want to go home! Amazing venue, amazing food, amazing company and truly relaxing. Novice to professional in one weekend - my new hobby! Thank you Louisa, good job!
— Tania