Build a cob oven - one day course
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About the Course
Build a Cob Oven at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
This one-day course shows you how you can build your own oven using simple techniques and materials. This is very much a hands (and-feet-on!) experience, tremendous fun and immensely satisfying. By the end of the day participants will have developed the skills they need to build an oven for themselves. While fantastic for baking pizza, wood-fired ovens are capable of cooking any dishes you desire, from roasts through to breads and desserts. The only limit is your imagination! The course includes a delicious, home-made lunch freshly cooked in a cob oven
Tutor: Matthew Lloyd
Matthew relishes the challenge of designing a sustainable lifestyle fit for the future. Having built a straw-bale studio and numerous cob ovens, he is keen to inspire and enable others to do the same.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a waterproof jacket.
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.
A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.
Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.
Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
Well structured and delivered
anon - - #5698
Easy to understand, excellent facilities. Brilliant to have the hands on opportunity
anon - - #5697
Best bit was the facilitator! And cob build. Brilliant very informative, fun and full of humour
Anon - - #5696
Excellent practical enjoyable course.
Anon - - #4958
Matthew was very clear and kept us interested right up to the end
Anon - - #4957
Best bit was the whole course: the skills and confidence to build a cob oven at home. Good lunch, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Anon - - #4697
The course was very good from start to finish.
Anon - - #4694
Best bit was the knowledge and experience of tutor, hands on approach in a friendly forum. Great lunch too!
Anon - - #4693
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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