Retreat.

 

 

                                         Retreat. 

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        Join Suffolk Socks on our very first retreat co hosting with Crafthouse Magic and Seren Yarns 

 Myself Ellie, Crafthouse Magic and Emma of Seren Yarns will be co hosting Ipswich Norwich Knitting derby. We’re inviting you to join us  Monday February 24th to Thursday 27th.

 The Old Neptune is a delightful building full of space, character and charm. A magnificent 15th Century Grade II listed building steeped in history. Conveniently  located on Ipswich waterfront with vibrant restaurants, independent cafes and is easily accessible by rail and road

 All friends were strangers once, with this in mind relaxing in good company, sharing our knitting tips and having the best time is the focus of our few days together.   

   Our retreat is a very informal, unstructured event, We are hoping to have a tutorial of some kind but its still in the idea stage. If you want to do it do, if you dont then dont.

 Whilst there won’t be any maid service there will always be a hot kettle a smile and a biscuit to hand. Towels and linen provided.  All meals are included in the price.  Ellie, Emma and I want everyone to have a fabulous time.

The dining room sits 26 people making it possible to have day attendees. An ideal area for us to sit, natter, knit ,drink tea and eat cake. Whats not to love

 

 All meals are included in the price. Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, evening meal.  Hot and cold drinks will be available to make , so help yourself . Cakes and biscuits will come out to play during the day. 

Due to the age and Grade ll listing of the building unfortunately this venue is not suitable for people with mobility issues as there are spiral staircases and lots of different levels. The decision will be yours and the owners have stressed they or retreat organisers cannot be held responsible or accountable should you choose to attend.

There’s plenty of space for everyone, the lovely comfy sofas are arranged around the huge fireplace, once lit we might all end up fast asleep with our knitting in our laps.

 There’s plenty to see if you want to blow the cobwebs away Take a  walk along the marina or a walk through our fabulous park in the centre of Ipswich finishing off with a look around Christchurch Mansion. If there are no cobwebs you can relax in Neptune House with a lovely hot drink, cake and your craft project.

Mini Market Place

If your an attendee, a maker and would like to take part in our mini market let us know. The Mini market will take place one afternoon, ideal if you’d like to take home a souvenir of your week. Only attendees can take part in vending at our retreat and you have to be the maker. No selling or vending for another maker, dyer, etc can be allowed at the mini market. 

 

Our last evening will see us dining at one of the lovely bistros ( drinks not included in price) on the Waterfront and having a slow meander home for a night cap. 

 

Disclaimer.

The is our very first retreat so treat us gently if something is amiss.Whilst Ellie, Emma and myself will work really hard to ensure things go smoothly sometimes they might not, nothing major just something that we’d not even thought of but annoys the hec out of you, PLEASE just tell us straight away

 

Finally if I’ve whet your appetite and you can’t wait to come email me, get in touch and i’ll send you all the relevant details.

 

PRICES

Some rooms share bathrooms. The owners are in the process of working towards all rooms having their own facilities. They might be complete by our stay.

 Whilst some of the rooms are bigger than others some sharing bathrooms etc they are all fabulous therefore all rooms are charged at the same price.

Single room occupancy -£475

There are 3 rooms suitable for sharing. Beach Hut, Il Palazzo and Kasbah.

Shared room per person -£400. You can decide between you who has the double and who has the single.

 

£200 deposit per person required to confirm your place with the final balance to be paid November. This is a non refundable deposit.

No animals allowed. This is a No smoking venue. Prosecco is allowed.

Il Palazzo can easily accommodate 3 people if one is happy to share or sleep on inflatable mattress.

Galleons bathroom is down a spiral staircase

Transport.

Ipswich has good  regular rail service from Liverpool Street, London and Norwich. On arrival at Ispwich station there is a taxi rank. If walking from station its about a 15 minute walk. If your driving there is room for  4 cars which will have to be based on a first come first served basis. 

Disclaimer.

The is our very first retreat so treat us gently if something is amiss. Whilst Ellie, Emma and myself will work really hard to ensure things go smoothly sometimes they might not, nothing major just something that we’d not even thought of but annoys the hec out of you, PLEASE just tell us straight away

 

Finally if I’ve whet your appetite and you can’t wait to come email me, get in touch and i’ll send you all the relevant details.

Thank you for taking the time to read all about our retreat. If you'd like a place please email julie@proverb2.co.uk and I can send you the relevant forms and payment details.