Activities/courses we provide:
  • Croquet and pétanques on the lawns
  • Tennis
  • Snooker and table tennis in our games room
  • Canoeing
  • Bicycling
  • Cooking
  • Sausage-making
  • Wood-fired pizza making (based in the kitchen garden)
  • Wine-tasting
  • Hired in hot tubs
  • Treasure hunts
  • Garden games

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We do bespoke cooking courses to include anything from pasta-making, charcuterie, confectionery (truffles, fudge, chocolates), churros (doughnuts with chocolate), cooking from your veg patch, preserves, cooking in a wood-fired pizza oven and of course sausage-making. Groups often enjoy splitting into competing groups to make different things. E.G: Pasta, sausages, truffles. You have dinner from what you have made while judging and crowning a champion team at the end of the meal.

See the bottom of the page for charges.

We know expert people who will come and do:
  • Bushcraft and survival skills
  • Ceilidhs
  • Golf buggy challenge
  • Yoga
  • Cocktail making
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Archery
  • Massages, facials, manicures, pedicures.
  • Murder Mystery evenings (the House especially lends itself to this)
  • Green wood working

2 of our favourites are Theatre workshops run by professionals Lesley and Emily from Green Room and 'Making natural beauty products' and Herbal workshops with Katie Beswick (Spend a blissful 3 hour workshop with knowledgeable herbs women and soap maker Katie Beswick as she takes you on a herb walk and introduces you to our wonderful native herbs).

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Nearby you can do:
  • Ceramics and pottery throwing workshops. 15 minutes walk away, behind Ettington Park hotel, is The Ceramics Studio where the amazing Leyla runs these wonderful and rewarding sessions.
  • Camel trekking
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Quad-biking
  • Fishing
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Canal boat trips
  • Honeybourne pottery workshops where you can have a go at a potter's wheel.
  • Cotswold Riding where you can do some horse-riding in the Cotswold countryside.

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Upcoming events:

Feast nights at Talton House 2018/19

Feast nights:

Spring Feast in the tipi; Thursday, May 24th

- 7pm 'til late, £32.50 per person for buffet feast. There will also be live music from The Peas, cocktails, late bar, all in the Kitchen Garden at Talton Lodge. BOOK EARLY.

Sausage making course: Hands on with a max of 6 people per course.

November 15th, 2017, Wednesday, 10am-3pm

- £95 per person including lunch, £10 off 1 night's stay.


It is a hands-on course for real enthusiasts. You will make a batch of sausages using our pork. It will cover basic butchery skills, information about all the ingredients and techniques used in sausage making, and finish off with tastings of what we've made. The day will also include a lunch made from our home produce and course materials for future reference. There are a maximum of 6 people on each course, so it can be adapted to what each individual wants to know, whether it be talking about pig husbandry, making a salami or a particular type of sausage. Get in touch to book your place.

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Activities - Per person:

  • Treasure Hunt/Navigation challenge - £10 (minimum fee £100).
  • Bikes - Straford bike hire (Circa £ 15 a day). We have a few bikes you can borrow free if you come via public transport.
  • Canoeing - £15
  • Beauticians (for groups of 10 or more) - £25 for each mini treatment of manicure, pedicure, head shoulder and back massage, facial.
  • Archery (for groups of 10 or more) - £20.
  • Wine tasting or cocktail making (for groups of 10 or more) - £25.
  • Sausage-making 2 hour courses (for groups of 10 or more) - £25.
  • Cotswold riding & Honeybourne pottery workshops - can both be booked directly.
Contact us on 07962 273417 or email us at
Talton House & Lodge