Creative venue available in Norfolk



We are offering our home and gardens as a creative venue for wood carving (particularly spoon and bowl carving), life drawing and portraiture workshops. Our home, originally Fersfield village hall and primary school, has a large private back garden and off-road parking for up to three cars. Already used as a studio and venue for spoon carving workshops, the setting is on the edge of Fersfield, a sleepy village on the Norfolk-Suffolk border easily accessible from the A1066 Diss - Thetford road. The gardens contain mature trees and several out-buildings that are available for use including, a wood-fired Finnish sauna, spa (May-October) and Finnish cabin; there is also an outside composting toilet. The lawn also provides ample space to erect gazebos and a marquee if required. Situated in the garden, we have a caravan that has been converted for use as a cafe. It is equipped with electricity, running water, fridge, freezer, gas rings, two gas ovens and ample food preparation space. The caravan has safety tips to make it available to people with limited mobility. Inside the house there is a down stairs toilet with grab rails and a large front room with wooden flooring.

What's included in the price?

Access to the outbuildings (cabin, sauna, spa), grounds and use of the caravan kitchen to make your own refreshments is included in the price as is the use of several raised chopping blocks and a draw horse. Extras: * If required, refreshments: complementary teas, coffees and a light lunch can be available; suggested donation £5 per person * For £40, we can rent some basic tools for your participants to use including axes, knives, curved knives, draw knife, splitting froe. * We have a gazebo that we can make available during your course for an additional £10.


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Gosman Spoon Co.

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Father and Daughter team, Nick and Sophie started spoon carving to help improve their wellbeing and mental health, however, it’s become more than just a pass time, it’s become an obsession! We prefer to carve spoons in our back yard, but in the rain and snow, we retreat indoors. Our wood chippings have spread around the whole house! We started our own business in 2018, The Gosman Spoon Co, and now sell our spoons online and offer beginner’s spoon carving courses.

Suitable for

  • Wheelchair users
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Evenings
  • Romantic
  • Weekends
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Stag dos
  • Hen dos
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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The Old School, The Street, Fersfield, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 2BL