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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.

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
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


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

Chair Making Course

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

Windsor 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