Susie Gillespie

Accommodation

Orchard Barn House with barrelOrchard Barn House B&B and Self Catering Accommodation

“Orchard Barn House” is set a 15th century cider orchard next to my weaving workshop and farm house. The accommodation has been recently renovated with a rustic/contemporary feel. 

B&B AccommodationThere are 3 letting bedrooms available for people staying on the courses: “Orchard Room” is a double bedroom with an ensuite shower room. “Courtyard Room” is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room. “Valley Room” is a double bedroom with private shower room. There is an open plan sitting room with TV and Wi-Fi, dining area and fully equipped kitchen for the shared use of all the guests to prepare drinks and snacks. Ingredients are valley viewprovided for a continental breakfast for guests to help themselves.

Guests have access to a patio area in the orchard with table and chairs. We charge £80 per night for two people sharing a double bedroom and £65 per night for single occupancy bed and continental breakfast. We do ask for a minimum of 2 nights booking please and we provide linen and towels with a hairdryer, iron and ironing board available.

For people staying on courses we also offer an evening meal at £15 per  person per day.

 

Self Catering Holidays During peak holiday season the whole of “Orchard Barn House” (all three bedrooms, kitchen, dining area and living room) are rented out as a self catering holiday let on a weekly basis. Weekly prices courtyard bedroomare from £550 to £950 depending on the time of year. Please use the contact tab above to enquire about self catering accommodation availability and prices.

There are no shortage of things to do in South Devon, with kayaking on the River Dart, visiting South Devon’s glorious beaches, walking on Dartmoor and the South West Coastal Path or visiting the historic villages, towns and cities of South Devon.

And of course… enjoying a creative short break on one of Susie Gillespie’s courses.

living room 3A lovely place to be inspired on a creative holiday

Susie Gillespie is an internationally renowned textile artist and her weaving workshop is set in the 15th century orchard adjacent to “Orchard Barn House”. Susie and her husband David grow flax from seed in the orchard which they harvest and process for Susie to spin into linen before weaving it into her artwork and cushions.

Weaving with linen course

Susie puts on a two day creative weaving course, suitable for beginners and experienced weavers, where she shows students basic weaving techniques as well as her unusual ideas in weaving.

Susie’s workshop has 6 large floor looms which she sets up with a linen warp ready for students to experiment with wrappings, twill, looping, slits and tapestry inlay.

table view to orchardFlax processing, spinning and weaving course 

Occasionally, Susie and David put on a four day flax processing, spinning and weaving course where you can learn how to process and spin flax to make a small hank of linen then weave a cushion cover or artwork.

Walking holidays. Within easy reach are some of the most spectacular all year round walks in the country, from the dramatic South West Coastal Footpath, the green lanes of the South Hams countryside and estuaries, to the ancient landscape of Dartmoor.

There are no shortage of picturesque and historic villages and towns to visit, nearby Stoke Gabriel on the banks of the River Dart, the historic ports of Dartmouth and Brixham and the unique culture of Totnes with its alternative independent shops and cafes.

Kitchen and dining areaSouth Devon is a brilliant place for sea and river water sports with its fantastic beaches, river estuaries and creeks ideal for sailing, sea kayaking, white water canoeing, surfing, wild swimming and paddle boarding.

Nearby outings to: Greenway – home of Agatha Christie, Dartington Hall – for its cultural festivals, Ashburton for antique lovers, Totnes – for it’s Elizabethan Market, Dartmouth for it’s castles and Sharpham vineyard for wine tasting.

Eating in or eating out: Close by is a supermarket, and excellent restaurants in Totnes, Dartmouth and Brixham. Stoke Gabriel on the River Dart is a few minutes drive away with its two pubs, a cafe and riverside walks.

Please use the contact tab above to enquire about accommodation availability