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French Chateau Quilting Retreat

7th - 14th August or 2nd - 9th September 2020

8 days from £1,895pp

The charming Chateau des Comtes de Challes provides the perfect tranquil retreat to hone or learn new machine quilting skills under the expert guidance of Pat Archibald. Days of workshops are complimented by excursions to Lyon and Annecy.
  • Machine quilting workshops with Pat Archibald
  • Use of Bernina sewing machines in workshops
  • Full day visit to Lyon 
  • Visits to Musee des Tissus & Maison des Conuts
  • Half day visit to Annecy with boat trip
  • Wine tasting with the chateau's sommelier
 

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

French Chateau Quilting Retreat

Join Pat Archibald for a week of creativity surrounded by fabulous alpine landscapes.  We’ll be staying at the wonderful Chateau des Comtes de Challes, a stunning 15th Century chateau that has been lovingly restored and retains many of its traditional features. There will be great opportunities to learn new quilting techniques during four days of workshops, as well as to explore the local area on two included excursions to Lyon and Annecy.

Your Accommodation

Château des Comtes de Challes

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Overview
The stunning 15th century Château des Comtes de Challes is situated amongst over two hectares of beautiful grounds offering luxurious rooms, a charming atmosphere and a peaceful location. The chateau has been lovingly restored, retaining much of its traditional charming features - which will no doubt inspire your own creativity during your stay. A short 10-minute walk will take you into the centre of Challes-les-Eaux, which is a spa and resort town situated in the valley of the Bauges close to Chambery. 
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Delicious traditional and local cuisine is freshly prepared by the hotel chef on a daily basis and there is an on-site pool and spa if you fancy a little pampering during your stay. Breakfast is usually taken in the Summer Garden or on the terraces. It is continental with a wonderful range of French pastries, croissants, pain au chocolat and breads, cereals, cheeses, and cold meats, fruits and juices and honey from the hotels own hives. Scrambled egg is served from 08.00 am. The chateau can arrange optional light lunches, which are usually pre-bookable, and a limited option of snacks and sandwiches during the day.
Room Facilities & Amenities
All the bedrooms are individually designed 'charm rooms' offering the following:
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Full tiled bathroom with bath with shower attachment or walk-in shower
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry service
  • Air-conditioning