Below is a selection of comments we've received from participants on recent courses.

"Put simply, this place is good for the soul. A chance to unwind whilst learning a new skill in a magnificent hand-built workshop made by Jonnie and Peter...It truly was a grounding experience for the two courses I attended."

"Fabulous time spent making a Christmas wreath; foraging round the amazing gardens, bending the willow...mine was chaotic and totally wonderful. Not forgetting Jonnie who has heaps of knowledge and encouragement, and just a fantastic guy. I'll be back!"

"My two sons (aged 11 and 14) had a truly inspiring whittling course this afternoon with Jonnie. What a magical setting! Jonnie is patient, knowledgeable and creative. I would highly recommend his courses to all ages - and encourage families to attend together."

"Jonnie is a gifted teacher in all things relating to wood.  I would highly recommend spending a day in his workshop learning a new skill."

"My daughter and I had a fantastic day, learning new things in a wonderful place. I thought the course was really well planned and delivered, with just the right amount of learning for the group. Interesting that a wee bit of whittling and doing something out of the norm goes way beyond the simplicity of what the activity is."

"Very much enjoyed the Introduction to Spoon Carving course. The bothy is such a beautiful space to learn a new skill and Jonnie was a very knowledgeable and skilful teacher. It was a lovely and inspiring day."

"Just spent the most amazing afternoon up here making a wreath. I'm not a creative person but I got so many tips and am rather proud of my creation! Thank you for a lovely chilled-out afternoon. I would highly recommend to look out for these next year."