Retreats at Orchard Lodge

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at Orchard Lodge, Alloa

Knitting, Crochet, Spinning, Weaving - all yarn and fibre arts welcome.

Retreats are our forte, which is why many clients book again & again!


Yarn and Fibre Retreats 2017 & 2018

3-night Retreats at Orchard Lodge, Alloa near Stirling:


Tuesday 29th May - Friday 1st June 2018

NEW VENUE FOR 2018! A three night retreat at Orchard Lodge, which is in the grounds of Gean House .

Gean House will be doing evening meals for us.

Lee will be serving his famous soup and sandwich for lunch (with veggie/vegan/gluten/dairy free option)

Prices per person:

£450 own room

+ £180 non participating partners

£385x2 participants sharing a room

Own room plus non-participating partner £630

Full payment 3 months before the retreat.

See full terms and conditions below.












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Information about our Retreats at Orchard Lodge, Alloa, Scotland.


Knit, crochet, chat, spin and drink wine in this comfortable large house made for entertaining.

All meals and accommodation are included. Retreats are for 6-8 people. Goody bag for all participants.

Dinner is catered by Gean House, lunch (soup & sandwich) by us and breakfast is help-yourself.

Set within the extensive grounds of a stunning Edwardian house (which now serves as a conference centre), this stylish modern detached house, with its own private entrance, has been designed to a very high specification and boasts seven bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. Elegantly furnished and particularly thoughtfully finished, the living room overlooks the orchard and has the added feature of a ‘glass wall’, allowing a wide field of view to be taken in. A large grassed garden is available for sole use, and there are very attractive mature gardens and grounds surrounding the conference centre, which have fine views of the Ochil Hills.


These small, intimate Knitting Retreats are organised by Janet and you will have her individual guidance for projects and learning. She will have contact with you before hand and help you decide what you want to work on during the retreat.

All yarn and fibre arts are welcome and people often knit, spin and crochet on the same retreat. Everyone is working in their own way, on their own project anyway! There are lots of fibres and yarns available to use during the Retreat.


Provisional Itinerary for yarn, fibre and knitting Retreats at Orchard Lodge:

Day 1

Earliest arrival 3.30pm. Afternoon session with tea and cake.

Dinner 6.30, then evening session till 9pm. Goody bags and optional fun project to do. Bespoke input from Janet on your chosen topic.


Day 2

Morning bespoke session with individual input from Janet after breakfast.

Lunch then afternoon free time for walking, chatting, visiting a local place of interest or you can just hang out at the Lodge.

Evening session after dinner, till 9pm


Day 3

As per Day 2


Day 4

Breakfast then depart by 10am latest.



Terms and conditions:

The £100 deposit must be paid to reserve your place and our booking form must be completed in full. The £100 deposit is non refundable unless the Retreat is cancelled by us. The balance of payment is due 3 months before the Retreat takes place and the whole payment is then non-refundable.

If you are unable to attend due to ill health etc, you can book one alternative date. You must book this within 6 months, but the date itself can be within 12 months of the original retreat you were booked on. If you are unable to attend on this second date, the payment is forfeit.

If you book and then cancel three courses and/or retreats in any 12 month period you will not be eligible to book on future courses or retreats. If you fail to turn up for any retreat you will not be eligible to book again unless there was a serious, last minute emergency that prevented you from getting in touch.

You should take out cancellation insurance to cover ill health, emergencies etc, as you would when booking any holiday.

More information about the venue Orchard Lodge

Gean House, Tullibody Road, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland FK10 2EL.

Visit the website for Gean House and click on the Self Catering tab for a full gallery of photos.



A recent customer review: "Venue and catering was excellent -very welcoming and accomodated all requests. Tuition was first class in a relaxed fashion. Everyone was able to improve skills and learn new ones. Can't wait until next one" FL


We are looking for additional retreat venues to make them available in more areas.

Do you own a large Bed & Breakfast, Guest House or Boutique Hotel with a minimum of 5 bedrooms and a lounge or meeting room?

Are you located in Scotland and the North of England.

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