T: 07733 543 022

Other Accommodation

The following have been used successfully in the past by students:

Lindy Walby

01798 812 029


Thakeham (2.5 miles) 

Comfortable bedrooms with private bathrooms in large family house

Evening meals available

Glebe Cottage – Jacky & Greville

31 Lower Street

Pulborough RH20 2BH

01798 873148



Approx. 3 miles away

Woodshill Byres

01798 813 673


Recently converted self-catering cottages on a working dairy farm at the top of a hill about 1 mile from the workshop.

Library Cottage

01798 817 282

Self-catering cottage about 10 minutes walk away – less by car!

Liz & Chris Williams


Accommodates 2 people. £300 to £500 per week depending on season

The Swan Inn

Lower Street, Fittleworth (6.5 miles)

01798 865 549

Old coaching inn with lots of rooms and superb food.


The Bay Tree Cottage



West Sussex


01903 741 001

Self-catering cottage about 3 miles away

The Angel Inn

Angel St., Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0BG (9 miles)

01798 344445


A little further away but great food and well worth the mileage

Milestone Lodge

Milestone Lodge

Newpound Common

Wisborough Green

Self-catering cottage, run by Heather and Roger Richards and recommended by a recent student

About 15 minutes by car from the Workshop.

Old Lakers Farm

Air B&B Cottage

This Airbnb, within easy walking distance of the workshop, is a newly converted self-contained annexe in the former home of Sir Norman Wisdom.

Checkers Hotel

Old Rectory Lane, Pulborough

01798 872 486


The Halfway Bridge

01798 861 281


About 10 miles away in beautiful country. Very classy!

The White Horse, Sutton

01798 869 221

Delightful country pub. Good food. approx. 10 miles


Barn House Lodge

Sue Harvey-Jones


01798 872682

En-suite bathroom. Good breakfasts. Convenient to the workshop.


Cranmer Cottage

01903 740 025


Self-catering cottage for up to 3 in Storrington

Chair Making Courses

No previous experience is necessary to successfully complete a Windsor chair making course and yet experienced woodworkers will still be fully challenged. Individual guidance and assistance will be provided as appropriate, and every effort will be made to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable course.

Chair Making Book

Written by James Mursell, this book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. It was written with a broad readership in mind and is aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.

Youtube Videos

Ben Orford makes the blades for my travishers.

Watch his short video about this great tool and the uses it can be put to.

Tool Testimonials

“This tool is phenomenal. I bought two, one for myself and another for my Windsor chairmaker instructor. Compared to the other travishers I have used, yours is very good to work with and everyone who has tried it loves it. I just ordered a second one and your two spokeshaves which I trust will be as enjoyable to use. Thanks again for making such great tools.” LG (USA) 2015

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