Our workshops and venue offer so much more than a few days of teaching from expert artists and makers, musicians and chefs; whether visiting as a group, or simply seeking an escape with true like-minds, Les Soeurs Anglaises provides a real opportunity to (re)discover your innate creativity, free from the stresses of everyday life.  The choice of what you do, how much and when, will be entirely yours and we’ll actively encourage you to go at your own pace.  

We aren’t just creative thinkers, we take an imaginative and flexible approach to helping our guests make the most of their visit and strike a balance between impressive service and resourcefulness.

Read what some of our past participants thought of their time with us.........


KATIE ELLIOTT ARMITAGE Directrice / Organiser / Cook

Experience:   DipAD Graphics, Interior Design, Paper Conservation, Textile collector & collagist. 

Desert Island Dish:  Pasta with corriander pesto

Favourite holiday destination:  St Lucia

Dream Date: Tom Hiddleston

Top Tipple:  Fresh Carrot & Apple Juice

Favourite Book of the Year:  “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery” by Henry Marsh

Favourite Film of the Year:  “Brooklyn”

Hidden Talent:  Making the perfect mayonnaise


SUSIE BOLTON NASH Sommelier / Shop Organiser / Cook

Experience: Production Manager on films and commercials

Desert Island Dish: Lebanese

Favourite Destination: Australia

Dream Dinner Date:  Clive James

Top Tipple: Champagne

Favourite Film of the Year:  “Three Billboards!”

Favourite Book of the Year:  “WE Choose to Speak of War and Strife” John Simpson

Hidden Talent:  Forgetting secrets


CAROL TEMPLE Travel Co-ordinator / Cook

Experience:  Deputy Head Teacher

Desert Island dish: Spinach and lemon risotto

Favourite Destination: India

Dreamy Dinner Date: Peter Kaye

Favourite Film this year: "The Danish Girl"

Favourite Book read this year: “The Elephant Moon” by John Sweeney

Top Tipple: Champagne

Hidden talent: Diplomacy