Treat yourself to a whole week of knitting-focused fun and relaxation at Manzac d’en Bas in the picturesque Ariége region of southwest France. From Monday 15th May to Monday 22nd May 2017. Giles and Louise Nevill will be our hosts, providing delicious French cuisine and accommodation at their beautiful retreat in the French countryside, with exquisite views of the Pyrennees and lots of French charm. A week away from it all, with gorgeous scenery, idyllic knitting locations, superb knitting tuition, and no cooking, cleaning, or wageslaving to do!
The focus of our week is relaxation, so at a gentle pace I will teach the skills you need to knit a Hedgerow cardigan, or other stranded colourwork project of your choice. You will learn how to create a bespoke fit, how to plan harmonious colour and contrast, Fair Isle knitting techniques, and steeking. I will also be available throughout the week for general knitting tuition to fit your specific needs.
Day excursions will include picnics in beautiful locations, and visits to a local angora goat farm and a yarn shop. We will also eat out at local restaurants on two occasions during our stay.
The accommodation at Manzac d’en Bas combines traditional French charm with comfort and modern amenities. In addition, the facilities include a 13x6m swimming pool, a studio/summer-room, and a two acre garden with a variety of outdoor spaces in which to relax, knit, eat and socialise.
The cost of the Manzac d’en Bas part of this holiday (not including the knitting tuition) will be €795 per person. For those who wish to share accommodation there is a 10% reduction for both people sharing, making the cost €715 each.
This covers accommodation, food, drink and local transport (airport transfers and excursions). We will have two meals at nearby restaurants, the cost of which is additional, for which we suggest a budget of about €50 – €65 per person, payable at the time.
The knitting tuition (approximately 20 hours) will cost £250 per person.
Non knitting partners are most welcome! If they like photography, art, fishing, hiking, or other outdoor hobbies, they will find lots of ways to indulge these passions in the beautiful Ariége.
Places are strictly limited to 8-12 persons, depending on the number of people sharing.
If you would like to join me for this holiday please click on the ‘Add to basket’ button above, enter your details, and pay the deposit. You will receive a confirmation email, and within a few days Giles and Louise will contact you to advance your booking, to assist with your travel arrangements, and to give you any further information that you need.