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Assington Mill in rural Suffolk is a gem of place, offering a wide range of crafts and rural skills courses in a beautiful setting. Owner Anne Holden  creates a friendly environment and is well known for her delicious home baked cakes and freshly prepared lunches which keep students well fed during the day.

Some new courses for 2015 include:

Cat psychology and behaviour
Following the popular course on dog psychology, adiposity Anne is now offering one about cats with Roger Tabor, who was behind the recent TV programme which tracked cats using tiny radio transmitters.  Find out all sorts of things about your feline friend including what they do when their owners are not around. You may be surprised by what they get up to when you are not looking!

Making soap and cosmetices
Using beeswax and honey, discover Dr Sara Robb’s secrets for making her no-cure soap, one-bowl moisturising cream and delicious smelling beeswax balms and ointments. Each participant will leave with a selection of luxurious honey and beeswax toiletries and the skill to make cosmetics at home.

Decorative paint finishes
Learn how to give your house and your furniture a new look by joining this one day course for complete beginners, where tutor Kim Sisson will reveal some fascinating tricks of the trade.

Bike maintenance
Get your bike ready for the season and learn some new skills to look after your push bike.  This is a course covering the basics,  led by Graeme Knott.

To book these courses and to peruse the extensive programme, please visit

Our top tips for enjoying SuffolkAssington Mill also has a self-catering holiday cottage, called Mill Cottage, suitable for two people.

You don’t have to be attending a course in order to stay here, but if you do, there is a discount of 10% off the price of a course.

To check availability and to book your accommodation at Assington Mill, please visit The Grove Cottages website.