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Madeira Crochet Retreat

Lucy, crochet designer and blogger at Attic24, invites you to join her on the island of Madeira. Spend a week with Lucy at the 4-star Adults Only Four Views Hotel Baia hotel located in the heart of Funchal, the island’s capital. Three and a half days of workshops will combine instruction on colour theory with the opportunity to create a Madeiran-garden inspired momento of your time together. A panoramic island tour, an easy Levada walk, lunch at the home of one of the island residents and visits to Monte Palace Tropical Garden, the Botanic Garden and a Madeiran wine lodge will ensure that you’ll discover the scenic, cultural and culinary highlights too.

8 days from £1,995pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • Return flight London to Funchal with 1 piece of hold luggage
  • 7-nights accommodation at the Four Views Hotel Baia, breakfast and dinner included each day
  • Welcome drink on arrival day
  • Tea/coffee each morning and afternoon during workshop sessions
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant with live entertainment, drinks included
  • The services of an experienced tour manager who will accompany the tour throughout
  • 3 full day and 1 half-day workshop with Lucy, kit included
Experts
Lucy of Attic24

Lucy of Attic24

Based on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Lucy shares her passion for crochet, colour and yarn on her blog, Attic24 http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/ . Winner of Favourite Crochet blog and Favourite Crochet Designer in the British Knitting Awards 2016, Lucy celebrated 10 years of her blog in March 2018. Lucy loves to inspire creativity in others and is best known for her blankets, in nature-inspired colour palettes, which she designs, makes and shares the patterns for on her blog.


Itinerary

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Meet Lucy and your Tour Manager at London airport for your flight to Funchal. Transfer by coach to the Four Views Hotel Baia.

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Enjoy a panoramic guided island tour to both the east and west of the island. Travel through scenic countryside to Ribeiro Frio, a natural park filled with endemic flowers. We continue to Santana, famous for its brightly coloured A-framed houses with thatched roofs and lovely gardens. A scenic drive takes us to Sao Vicente and along the north coast, dotted with waterfalls, to the village of Morto Moniz, famous for its rock pools. We end the day up on the plateau, at Paul da Serra before descending to the villages to the southwest of Madeira before returning to Funchal through the most magnificent landscapes.

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Traditional A-framed house in Santana village

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In workshop with Lucy

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Workshops

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An easy walk along a Levada in the village of Gaula. Lovely views, flowers, valleys and their rural inhabitants is just some of what you will see during this one-hour easy, flat walk. An excellent opportunity to go back in time and discover old Madeira, with its unique irrigation system taking you to impressive places. For lunch we'll visit the house of one of the local inhabitants where we'll be welcomed with homemade sweet potato bread and apple jam, sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, fruits and a delicious dessert. In the afternoon we'll visit the village of Monte and the beautiful Monte Palace Tropical Garden.

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Monte Palace Tropical Garden

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This morning will be spent in workshop with Lucy.
This afternoon we’ll experience the vibrancy of Funchal market with exotic flowers, tropical fruits, vegetables, fish and local craft work. At the Botanical Gardens we’ll take in the wonderful panoramic view of the city and see examples of almost every plant that grows on Madeira. The day will finish with a visit to a wine lodge to taste the famous Madeira wine and Madeira honey cake.

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Funchal Market

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We’ll spend today in workshop with Lucy.
For our final evening we will be taken, by coach, to a traditional restaurant located high above Funchal. Here we'll enjoy Espetada; marinated beef cooked over an open fire on a laurel skewer with Milho Frito, delicious fried maize and homemade bread with garlic butter accompanied by a green salad and fries. Wine, water and soft drinks are included this evening. Whilst we are eating, we will be entertained by a local folklore group.

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The traditional dish of Madeira island, "Espetada"

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Transfer by coach to the airport for your return flight home.

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Created for Crocheters

Created for Crocheters

Uniquely crafted for lovers of crochet, this Stitchtopia crochet holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded crafters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented crochet expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Accommodation

You will be staying at the 4-star Four Views Baia Hotel in Funchal for 7 nights.

Four Views Hotel Baia

The Four Views Baia Hotel lies in the heart of Funchal, a mere 5-minute walk from the city centre, sitting comfortably at 60 meters over the sea in a privileged location that enjoys an exclusive panoramic view of the bay of Funchal and its surroundings. The hotel combines all the features you need to enjoy a quiet holiday with all the advantages of an adults only resort. A cosmopolitan vibe with the best views over the bay.

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Free Wifi
Hotel
  • WiFi Available