16th-19th August 2021 Bedford Lodge - AvailableSoon!

16th-19th August 2021 Bedford Lodge - AvailableSoon!


Bedford Lodge, Shanklin Old Village, Isle of Wight

Monday 16th August 2021 – Thursday 19th August 2021

Prices From £TBC


Debbie Abrahams invites you to join her for a dedicated few days of knitting at Bedford Lodge in the picturesque village located in Shanklin Old Town, Isle of Wight. Included in the price:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 evening meals
  • 3 buffet breakfasts
  • Welcome drink
  • Morning and afternoon tea, coffee and refreshments
  • Expert tutoring with Debbie covering various knitting techniques
  • Workshop kit including yarn and materials
  • Goody bag


More Info


The holiday includes breakfast at Bedford Lodge and a 3-course evening meal at a local restaurant, which is a five minute walk from the lodge. Lunch is NOT included, however, there are several cafes and restaurants nearby where lunches can be purchased.


The location


Bedford Lodge is ideally situated in the beautiful Old Village of Shanklin in the Isle of Wight. It is set in its own south facing, private garden with sloping lawns, mature trees, flowering bushes and a sun terrace with views towards the Downs. Bedford Lodge has been welcoming guests to the Isle of Wight for over 150 years, and was built in the 1840’s overlooking the Chine and it was considered to be an idyllic spot for ‘taking the air’ and ‘promenading. There is a pretty breakfast room and a well stocked bar for those who like the odd tipple.


Other things to do and places of interest


The beach and Shanklin Esplanade are at the end of the road and Tower Cottage Park and the Chine are opposite. Shanklin has all the charm of a proper seaside town and set against the dramatic sandstone cliffs, the beach is one of the most stunning walks to take on the Island. It is famous for its small gift shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Also situated in the Old Village is the Tourist Information Point within the Vernon Cottage Gift Shop, stocking a range of leaflets and guides containing useful information to help you during your stay on the Isle of Wight.




IMPORTANT NOTICE: the cost of the holiday does NOT include travelCar ferry: the owner Gilly can arrange a discount on the car ferry from Southampton, the cost is £89 (return) and Lymington and Portsmouth £91 (return). If you do require this service please contact Gilly on 01983 862416 specifying your preferred port for departure and crossing times. Foot passengers: there is an option to travel by foot using the ferry, hovercraft or fastcat: www.wightlink.co.uk

You are strongly advised to take out your own travel insurance for this holiday which is at your own cost.




A project yarn pack will be available for you to work through during the retreat. In the past, most workshop participants do choose to work on the project, but it is not compulsory. Debbie is more than happy if you would prefer to bring your own WIP and work on that instead.


Non-participating partners and friends are welcome to join us for an additional cost. Please contact Sue for more details: sue@debbieabrahams.com


Itinerary & Full Room Prices


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