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If you want to enjoy some time away amongst beautiful surroundings, breathing the clean air of rural Wales, and learn new art and craft skills, then look no further than a Waunifor Tailor Made Crafty Break.
More than a craft course Ė escape to the country for a relaxing break. You will stay in three-star character accommodation, within beautiful grounds in an inspiring rural ecology -see what itís like here
More than a holiday Ė enjoy learning craft skills from an experienced tutor and give full expression to your creativity.

There is a basic human urge to be creative and actually physically make something. The exigencies of modern life often force us away from learning these kinds of skills and we donít get the chance to develop this aspect of ourselves.

an array of unique hand-crafted items

A craft activity break gives you the space to fulfil that part of you and to create an array of unique hand-crafted items. And if you are already a busy crafter it gives you the chance to get fresh ideas, try out new materials, add to your skills, exchange experiences with tutors and companions, and be free from work and domestic responsibilities to fully indulge your passion for crafts. See workshops for the varied range of crafts available at Waunifor.

A clay head made at the Crafty Breaks studio.

There is a great satisfaction in being able to produce something attractive or useful (and often both!) with our own hands from basic materials, and it is something that we can ALL do. Itís relaxing, itís fulfilling, itís interactive and itís fun. At Waunifor we have never found anyone who canít do it! Those with experience obviously thrive, but even the most novice, and those that claim to Ďnot be artisticí or Ďnot good with their handsí have all been surprised and delighted with what they can produce with a little help and encouragement to get started and a few useful tips along the way.

A lady enjoying a Crafty Breaks Mosaic Event

At Waunifor we place great importance on the surroundings and ecology for our craft workshops. Everything is taken at a leisurely pace: learn at your own speed whether on your own or with your family or group; spend time relaxing in the grounds; explore the local lanes and footpaths; visit the coast; or chill out in your cottage. We also have a good selection of books on pottery and the various other crafts, design and source material, and art and craft magazines that you can borrow for the evenings.

The new craft studio

The studio and six cottages are set within atmospheric grounds with a variety of gardens and natural areas. There is a pond and stream with abundant wildlife and a sunny walled garden and many paths through gardens, courtyards and wooded areas. You can book a cottage for a weekend, a mid-week break, or longer (see self catering holidays) and have as many craft sessions as you want during your holiday. (see tailor made)

The area around Waunifor has a very high proportion of artists and craft workers. The landscape is very inspiring: soft greens, lots of trees, abundant wildlife, a beautiful river valley, old stone buildings, all totally unspoilt and delightful to discover. Waunifor is just minutes away from the scenic river Teifi which apart from its artistic inspiration provides marvellous opportunity for walking, water sports, fishing, cycling and sight seeing at the pretty villages and quaint small towns along its banks. For more pictures and information about the locality, visit our local area pages.

Our nearest coast is Cardigan Bay with its award winning clean beaches, coastal footpath and delightful hidden coves. Weíre also within reach of the wide expansive beaches of Carmarthen Bay and glorious Pembrokeshire.

Glasses painted at Waunifor

Waunifor Crafty Breaks offer you

  • Expert craft tuition
  • Fully equipped studio
  • Wide choice of materials
  • Individual or group tuition
  • 3-star character accommodation
  • Lunch can be provided for larger groups
  • Idyllic rural location
  • Peaceful secluded grounds

Waunifor Crafty Breaks - Crafts and cottages, creativity and countryside, relaxation and activity all in one great value package.

©Waunifor Crafty Breaks 2007