Assington Mill offers an unusually wide range of over 40 different short courses, from beekeeping to book restoration, which take place on a small 70 acre farm and private nature reserve in one of Suffolk's beautiful secret valleys. Class sizes are small, and the food (home made lunch, biscuits and cakes) comes mainly from the Assington Farm shop. Participants can stay in the farmhouse or in a number of private houses or B&B's nearby.
Since 2008, we also have a holiday cottage converted from part of the former watermill, which overlooks the millpond. There is an excellent pub in the village and another five within three miles of Assington. Assington is just off the A134 and is about six miles from Colchester and the A12 and four miles from Sudbury. There is a railway station at Bures, three miles away and over 20 local buses pass the top of the access track every day.
Courses take place in a classroom built of straw bales and plastered with our own clay, adjacent to the Assington Brook (full provision of disabled students). Many of the staff live locally. We also run tours on green building techniques, wildlife or organic farm management for many other groups to the mill, such as the Greenland Tourist Board, the Ministry of Agriculture for the Ukraine, the twinning association of Great Waltham, the Bures Music Group, Forest School Camps, the Long Melford and Sudbury Societies, the Soc. for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings etc.
Short courses £40-95 per day.
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ContactMs Anne Holden
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Assington, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 5LZ
Map reference: TL 868411 Lat: 52.03765 Long: 0.72305
Assington lies just off the A134 Colchester to Sudbury road. Assington Mill is at the far end of the village, down an unmade track which is the continuation of the main street. Look out for the brown sign.
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 3 miles (4.8 kms) from Bures station
Events at this venue
|Sat 1, Sun 2 Jun 2013||Beekeeping - queen-rearing|
|Sat 8 Jun 2013||Bread Making - beginners|
|Sun 9 Jun 2013||Tortoise owner/enthusiast workshop|
|Sat 15 Jun 2013||Hen keeping for beginners|
|Sun 16 Jun 2013||Storytelling for beginners|
|Sat 29, Sun 30 Jun 2013||Photography, nature & landscape|
|Sun 7 Jul 2013||Bread-making|
|Sat 13 Jul 2013||Scything|
|Sat 20, Sun 21 Jul 2013||Clay ovens - how to build one|
|Sat 12 Oct 2013||Blacksmithing - an introduction|