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Romania 2018

Romania Retreat October 2018

This exciting retreat will take place from the 15th October to the 19th October. We will spend five days  in the mountains of Romania, visiting local artisans, exploring local crafts and enjoying traditional cuisine. Our accommodation will be at the lush Pensiunea Bio Valeputna

The accommodation is a gorgeous cabin surrounded by mountains and woods. Each room has its own en-suite. The cabin has a hot-tub with views of the surroundings and river.  The scenery is breathtaking.  There will be ample delicious, freshly-prepared, traditional Romanian food with ingredients sourced locally.  

I am delighted to be joined by Carole Poirot from Mademoiselle Poirot who will be our photography tutor. Carole will share her styling tips and also her knowledge on travel photography. If you feel that photography is your passion and you would like to create a career from it, Carole's advice will be priceless. Carole Poirot will be teaching photography and how to tell the story of your creative pursuits.  She has worked with multiple brands and has been featured in numerous well-established magazines and blogs including Country & Town House as well as Botanical Style. 

Kate Whiting will be joining us to teach knitting. She will teach beginners the basics of knitting and more advanced knitters how to design their own shawls. 

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There will be time for knitting and socialising too. Although these workshops and activities are included in the price, you are free to participate as much as you would like, you are certainly not obliged to. You could spend your time enjoying the beautiful surroundings, the sumptuous accommodation or relaxing. 

We will be going on excursions in the nearby area to traditional rug-weavers and a pottery studio. 

You can find blog posts from Lobster & Swan (Jeska Hearne) and Janice Issit by clicking on the links. 


£1600 per person for a private room

£1200 per person for a shared room

There is the option to book and pay in full, or to pay in two instalments.

Booking options

Food and drinks are included in the price. Transport to and from the airport and excursions as well as accommodation are included.( Flights are not included.) Each attendee will receive yarn to knit with at the retreat and a bag of awesome supplies.

Earlier Event: October 20
Cosy October Retreat - SOLD OUT