The Retreat Workshop

So called because it is a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It offers the perfect environment in which to learn and put into practice the fascinating art of Antique Furniture Restoration, French Polishing and much more.
The Retreat
You will learn techniques and skills, almost lost in this modern age. The workshop is centrally heated, not only spacious, warm and superbly equipped, but also a comfortable learning environment.

We will provide you with a list of excellent B&Bs, hotels, camp sites and cottages to rent, local to ‘The Retreat’, so you will be able to select the type and cost of the accommodation to suit you.

The Retreat‘The Retreat’ workshops are located in the heart of the Cornish countryside, near the coast. The ancient sea town of Fowey is a short distance away. There are many wonderful country and coastal walks near at hand. The Eden Project is a 20 minute drive away. Why not spend a little time, before or after the course, exploring this part of magical Cornwall.


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The Retreat
Lanteglos Highway
PL23 1ND
United Kingdom

By Train and Bus
There are regular services by train and National Express bus to Liskeard. Please call your local train or National Express enquiry office for up to date information.

By Road
From Exeter take the A38, bypassing Plymouth and Liskeard. Continue on the A38 until you come to a large roundabout. Take the second exit marked the A390 to St Austell. Follow that road until you come to East Taphouse. Directly after the village turn left onto the B3359, follow this road for 4 miles and you will come to a right hand turn near the top of a hill. The road is signposted to Bodinnick. Follow this road for 3 or 4 miles and you will come into Lanteglos Highway. Shortly after entering the village you will find us on the left, a large chapel and stables, called 'The Retreat'. Please come to the workshop entrance. This you will find on your left as you face 'The Retreat' building. It is located between the Chapel building and the stable block.