About the Course
Come and enjoy coastal foraging. Our bespoke breaks cater for small groups and special events. We host during the day and leave you to relax or party in your amazing accommodation in the evenings.
Are you planning a hen event, come and make 'wild cocktails'! Or are you a group of walkers who would like to learn about the local plants and which you can pick and use yourself? Wonderful Jade has a wealth of knowledge and will show you what can be foraged on and around our coast line and how you can use it.
These breaks would be ideally suited to hen parties, walkers, friends, or 'away' events. As our breaks are bespoke, all can be combined with the other creative activities we offer. Why not try Driftwood Art as well, or 'Sea Bead' Jewellery. You might wish to combine foraging with painting... See our other breaks listed here and our website for further details.
You will be staying in a lovely Georgian house overlooking the stunning Teifi estuary. These are breaks with a difference! Coastal themed days full of creativity in wonderful west Wales.
All workshop tutors are professional, experienced, local artists and crafts people. Groups are small, we can accommodate up to 10, and you will receive individual attention in all the workshops and be helped to discover your unique creative self.
Jade Mellor has been a professional forager for over a decade, gathering wild food from the beautiful hedgerows, woodlands and coast of West Wales. She runs Wild Pickings, teaching others about the wild bounty of the area and making delicious seasonal foraged food and preserves.
On a day workshop you will start by exploring the estuary and beautiful habitats around Poppit sands. Focus will be on edible coastal plants: identifying them, sustainably collecting them, and discussing traditional and modern uses. We will also use our foraged finds to make herb tea and garnish lunch, and then in the afternoon we will make a simple seasonal preserve: a wild herb salt or a foraged vinegar, a little bottle of the wild Welsh coast to take home and savour. Hens, we will be making 'Wild Cocktails'!
Half day forages are available as well.
An idea! Foraging could easily be combined with Driftwood Art for a fabulous break!
Britta Winkler, our driftwood artist, is actively involved in many community projects, working with local enterprises and with the innovative Small World Theatre in Cardigan. 'My training in design craft and metal work, has infused me with a passion for seeing the story in an object. Let me guide you and help you to create your very own work of art. You will receive individual attention from the start through to your finished creation'.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Your lovely accommodation, all rooms have estuary views, you will have sole use of the house, use of the grounds and the tennis court. Towels are provided.
Your chosen workshops and all workshop materials are provided, and you will have something to take away from each workshop that you have created yourself. Memories that will last forever.
Your breakfasts which are 'help yourself' and lunches which are served, are all included and use our lovely locally sourced organic produce whenever possible.
Oh, and a plentiful supply of teas, coffee and cake are included, of course!
Just arrive and relax!
Below are some examples of our pricing, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Our prices are per person. The prices below are based on 2 or 3 night breaks for a group of 4, all with own room. There is no single supplement. We are able to offer longer stays and can cater for larger groups, so please contact us to discuss your bespoke break.
Prices include your workshops and all materials, sole use of the whole house, use of the grounds, including the tennis court, and all food and refreshments, except evening meals. Towels are provided.
2 night break with 1 half day workshop ~ £295.00
2 night break with 1 day workshop or 2 half day workshops ~ £325.00
3 night break with 1 day workshop or 2 half day workshops ~ £395.00
3 night break with 1 day workshop and 1 half day workshop ~ £425.00
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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