Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns

Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns is a unique creative venue offering an inspiring range of art, craft and heritage 'Quirky Workshops' from our C17th  listed farmhouse in the village of Greystoke. We're placed 5 miles equidistantly from Penrith, Eden Valley and Ullswater, on the northern fringes of the Lake District, in beautiful Cumbria, north west England. We have been running courses since 2005.

 During May 2020, we renovated an old hay loft and are now delighted to be able to host our indoor courses and workshops in this wonderful, new, light, airy and spacious ‘Swallow Barn’. Single and double tables are available and well distanced with tutor demonstrations live streamed onto a large screen at the front, allowing students to stay safe in their seats over the workshop day. Tables for 2 to 4 are available for bubbles. Fresh coffees, teas and a tasty 2 course lunch are delivered carefully and safely to your workshop table, or taken in the garden during summer months. We look forward to welcoming you here and hope you can find something that appeals.  

See our website https://www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk/quirky-workshops-cumbria for full details of what courses are coming soon.

Workshop days are relaxing, friendly and informal. They are delivered by hand picked professional and  or expert tutors, many leaders in their chosen fields. Students often travel considerable distances to take part, staying in this lovely village of Greystoke or finding somewhere special close by   . . .Keswick, Ullswater, Penrith and the Eden Valley are all within easy driving distance. 

One, two or three day courses in:

  • traditional English longbow making, cob pizza oven building, artist blacksmithing, stone carving (relief or letter carving),  wood carving, c
  • Lino cut printing, garden willow sculptures,  garden Wire sculptures, fused or stained glass, Sterling Silver jewellery weekends or silver clay jewellery days, porcelain ceramics with Gwen Bainbridge.
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  • Many textile courses including weaving, Needle felting and Pet Portraits, Felt art, Pattern cutting, Paint Print and Stitich, Felt Slippers and Bags, Lampshade Making, Ceramic Porcelain Christmas Decorations and Pottery Green Man days
  • Art courses : Introduction to pen and Wash , discovering watercolours , botanical and wildlife illustration painting courses, Art courses with John Harrison, Frances Winder, Margaret Jarvis, Simon Williams and Roy Simmons.
  • Cookery days include Artisan Cheese making, Gluten free baking (Breads and pastries), Artisan bread making, Scrumptious scone making, but have been put on hold since March 2020 as they took place in our farmhouse kitchen.

 

Days include fresh coffees, home made biscuits and a lovely two course home made Aga lunch. Workshops usually close with a freshly made Aga cream tea.

Our workshop days are popular as gifts for special occasions. Quirky Open Vouchers make perfect and original presents and mean a lovely day can be shared together if preferred. Our Christmas Open vouchers are especially popular. 

A full list of our courses can be found at  www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk  or please phone 017684 83984

We look forward to welcoming you on one of our workshop days. 

Location

We are in the picturesque village of Greystoke, just 5 miles west of Penrith/Junction 40 of the M6 and a few miles north of the A66 and Ullswater. Keswick is approx 15 minutes further west

Greystoke boasts several B B's, as well as self catering options. We have  a playing field, an outdoor heated swimming pool open from June through to August, a Castle,  a church, a shop and post office and a pub serving evening meals.

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Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns is a unique creative venue offering an inspiring range of art, craft and heritage 'Quirky Workshops' from our C17th  listed farmhouse in the village of Greystoke. We're placed 5 miles equidistantly from Penrith, Eden Valley and Ullswater, on the northern fringes of the Lake District, in beautiful Cumbria, north west England. We have been running courses since 2005.

 During May 2020, we renovated an old hay loft and are now delighted to be able to host our indoor courses and workshops in this wonderful, new, light, airy and spacious ‘Swallow Barn’. Single and double tables are available and well distanced with tutor demonstrations live streamed onto a large screen at the front, allowing students to stay safe in their seats over the workshop day. Tables for 2 to 4 are available for bubbles. Fresh coffees, teas and a tasty 2 course lunch are delivered carefully and safely to your workshop table, or taken in the garden during summer months. We look forward to welcoming you here and hope you can find something that appeals.  

See our website https://www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk/quirky-workshops-cumbria for full details of what courses are coming soon.

Workshop days are relaxing, friendly and informal. They are delivered by hand picked professional and  or expert tutors, many leaders in their chosen fields. Students often travel considerable distances to take part, staying in this lovely village of Greystoke or finding somewhere special close by   . . .Keswick, Ullswater, Penrith and the Eden Valley are all within easy driving distance. 

One, two or three day courses in:

  • traditional English longbow making, cob pizza oven building, artist blacksmithing, stone carving (relief or letter carving),  wood carving, c
  • Lino cut printing, garden willow sculptures,  garden Wire sculptures, fused or stained glass, Sterling Silver jewellery weekends or silver clay jewellery days, porcelain ceramics with Gwen Bainbridge.
  •  
  • Many textile courses including weaving, Needle felting and Pet Portraits, Felt art, Pattern cutting, Paint Print and Stitich, Felt Slippers and Bags, Lampshade Making, Ceramic Porcelain Christmas Decorations and Pottery Green Man days
  • Art courses : Introduction to pen and Wash , discovering watercolours , botanical and wildlife illustration painting courses, Art courses with John Harrison, Frances Winder, Margaret Jarvis, Simon Williams and Roy Simmons.
  • Cookery days include Artisan Cheese making, Gluten free baking (Breads and pastries), Artisan bread making, Scrumptious scone making, but have been put on hold since March 2020 as they took place in our farmhouse kitchen.

 

Days include fresh coffees, home made biscuits and a lovely two course home made Aga lunch. Workshops usually close with a freshly made Aga cream tea.

Our workshop days are popular as gifts for special occasions. Quirky Open Vouchers make perfect and original presents and mean a lovely day can be shared together if preferred. Our Christmas Open vouchers are especially popular. 

A full list of our courses can be found at  www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk  or please phone 017684 83984

We look forward to welcoming you on one of our workshop days. 

Location

We are in the picturesque village of Greystoke, just 5 miles west of Penrith/Junction 40 of the M6 and a few miles north of the A66 and Ullswater. Keswick is approx 15 minutes further west

Greystoke boasts several B B's, as well as self catering options. We have  a playing field, an outdoor heated swimming pool open from June through to August, a Castle,  a church, a shop and post office and a pub serving evening meals.

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