A Nest of Gentle Makers was started in 2018 by Dr Charlotte Jenner with the aim of creating restorative retreats in beautiful settings.

“We run retreats in a variety of locations ranging from rustic woodland to the majesty of Boconnoc House. But at our core is a desire to give our attendees the space and time that they need to nurture their creativity.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring A Nest of Gentle Makers once again to Boconnoc House. This beautiful country house estate is the perfect place to relax in comfort whilst feeding your creativity. There will be creative workshops, walks, yoga, maybe some swimming and plenty of time to connect and chat. They will be intimate retreats of 8-11 guests. Each retreat is a half week (3 nights) and we will have different guest teachers for the two retreats so it would be completely possible (and rather wonderful) to join us for the whole week (6 nights).”

Retreat One: Monday 24th-Thursday 27th October 2022

Patterns and Printmaking Inspired by Nature with Luna North.

“Over the course of two workshops, Luna will teach us how to get inspired by the shapes found in nature, enabling us to use our designs to make beautiful linocut prints. For the final workshop of the retreat we will bind our own simple books to adorn with our prints.

creative workshops in Cornwall

Creativity and health and well being are closely linked and by feeding your creativity you will be helping yourself to reduce stress and to keep well. We have a wonderful inclusive yoga teacher, Kate Woodward @gingertonicyoga who will guide us on both energising and restorative yoga practices throughout the retreats. We will also have a private chef for the retreats who will nourish us with vegetarian food.”

More information can be found at A Nest of Gentle Makers. Also follow @anestofgentlemakers for more glimpses into these gorgeous retreats.


October 24, 2022 - 3:00 pm
October 27, 2022 - 9:00 am