WELCOME TO THE OLD KENNELS

COVID UPDATE…

A huge ‘thank you’ to all our wonderful guests for your continued patience and support during these strangest of times. We are doing our utmost to continue curating our usual brand of creative escapism via our NEW ONLINE COURSES , building quality content to enable you to stay safe and still enjoy our courses. Obviously some courses just aren’t cut out for ‘online’, so we are rescheduling in a tentative way. Please be assured that we will only resume courses when our guests and tutors feel comfortable with the arrangements we can offer. Meanwhile stay safe, keep creative and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon!


A warm welcome always awaits at The Old Kennels whether you are attending a course or staying in our pretty guest accommodation – The Loft apartment.

We have been offering a wide and eclectic mix of courses to our valued customers since 2002. Over that time we have built a reputation for engaging highly skilled and respected tutors, and providing a welcoming, relaxed and supportive atmosphere in which to learn. The Old Kennels is a place to escape the stresses of modern living, be yourself, relax and immerse yourself in creativity.

Set in the midst of the beautiful rolling Blackdown Hills in the heart of Devon, our home is a flint barn which we converted about 20 years ago, which was built originally as part of the Stentwood Estate by Squire Eccles in the 1800’s. It is now home to our family, numerous feral cats and herd of Alpacas kept solely for their fibre from which we make luxurious quilts.

We look forward to meeting you soon and hope you enjoy your time at The Old Kennels.