Other Accommodation

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

Old Lakers Farm

Airbnb Cottage

This Airbnb, hosted by Pippa and Ian, is within easy walking distance of the workshop (5-7 minutes), is a newly converted self-contained annexe in the former home of Sir Norman Wisdom.
Very popular with former students!

Woodshill Byres

01798 813 673


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

Always very popular!

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

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.

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

Checkers Hotel

Old Rectory Lane, Pulborough

01798 872 486


The White Horse, Sutton

01798 869 221

Delightful country pub. Good food. approx. 10 miles


The Halfway Bridge

01798 861 281


About 10 miles away in beautiful country. Very classy!

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