Glenthorne last year was a welcome break but the house and setting of Rydal Hall were amazing- lovely grounds with sculptures dotted everywhere, many of them textile (more in another post)
The light in our work room was very good ( and handily situated next to the bar which sold beers from microbreweries) . The food supplied was excellent as were the cakes which we'd each brought for morning and afternoon breaks (photo above taken on the first day through the window with 12+ stacked up). Despite a valiant effort, there was still a large spread left at the end of the week which we divided up to take home (below).
" You must come away to some lonely space all by yourselves and rest for a while"