Hell Bay Retreat 20th-26th October 2020 (£400 Deposit)

Hell Bay Retreat 20th-26th October 2020 (£400 Deposit)

Regular price £400.00 Discounted


Please note that this holiday has now sold out. Please email Sue at sue@debbieabrahams.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Debbie is thrilled to announce that she will be returning to Hell Bay in the Isles of Scilly to tutor a six night knitting holiday in October 2020, departing on Tuesday 20th October and returning on Monday 26th October.

She has booked the luxurious Hell Bay Hotel on the beautiful island of Bryher, which is located in a secluded cove facing the Atlantic Ocean. Bryher is the smallest of the inhabited islands of Scilly and is virtually traffic free, with just a couple of dozen houses, the Fraggle Rock Bar and a small shop and deli. It is criss-crossed with paths and tracks that take you up over the grassy and rocky knolls and to the deserted sandy beaches that make up much of the coastline.

Set in private grounds, Hell Bay has twenty-five suites, all beautifully appointed with Lloyd Loom furniture and Malabar fabrics. Rooms and public spaces also boast works by some of Cornwall’s leading artists. There is a large terrace with spectacular views and a sunset deck which overlooks Gweal Hill, both perfect for relaxing and taking in the ambience of the island.

As well as an award-winning restaurant (three AA Rosettes), there is also a spa treatment room, a private heated outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna for guests to use. Treatments at the spa can be booked directly with the hotel at an additional cost.

During the daytime the hotel’s restaurants and bar are open to the general public. However, after 6pm the entire hotel will be for the exclusive use of Debbie’s knitters, with several public areas including a large bar, sitting room and outside terrace available to knit and relax in.

During the holiday Debbie will be running three workshop sessions (two whole days and one half day), at the local community hall in Bryher, which is a short five minute walk from the hotel. Each participant will be given a special Debbie Abrahams knitting kit to work on during the week, however, if preferred, personal knitting projects can be brought along instead.

Weather permitting, there will be a walking historical tour of the island, plus the option for an additional fee of a boat trip to some of the other islands in the area.

During the week local textile artist, Emma Humphries will be joining the group for an inspirational talk and demonstration of how she makes her gorgeous hand-made buttons. Emma’s buttons are sold in the gallery shop on Bryher and on many of the other islands in the area.

What's Included

Debbie’s knitting holiday to Hell Bay costs from £1000 per person and includes:

  • Six night’s accommodation in a suite (a choice of Studio, Spring Tide, Garden or High Tide suites - Room details)
  • Full English breakfast and evening meals
  • Tea and coffee during workshop sessions
  • Two whole days and one half day workshop
  • Expert tutoring with Debbie covering various knitting techniques
  • A Debbie Abrahams knitting kit
  • A history walking guided tour of the island
  • Talk and demonstration by local textile artist Emma Humphries
  • Use of the outdoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna

Occupancy Discounts

There is the option to book a shared suite for two people for which a discount of £50 per person will be given. 

Non-knitting partners and friends are also invited on the trip for which a discount of £100 per suite will be given. This will be adjusted in the second payment made.

If you are booking a shared suite, click on your preferred suite and pay one deposit of £400. The second deposit of £400 will be then be collected from you outside of the online shop.

Importance Notice

The cost of the holiday does NOT include travel. You are strongly advised to book your travel with Skybus or Isles of Scilly Travel when tickets become available. Departures are from either Exeter, Newquay or Lands End, with the option of a ferry instead of a flight from Penzance. Flight and boat timetables are not released until November 2019. For boat and taxi transfers to the hotel we advise that you contact Hell Bay directly.

Pricing & Booking

To book your place with Debbie on this amazing knitting holiday, simply select your preferred suite from the drop-down bar and follow the instructions to pay your deposit of £400.00 through the online shop. All major credit and debit cards are accepted as well as Paypal.

 Initial deposit £400

 Remaining amount to pay after the deposit:

Garden and High Tide suites (single occupancy) £650
Garden and High Tide suites (double occupancy) £600 per person
Studio and Spring Tide suites (single occupancy) £750
Studio and Spring Tide suites (double occupancy) £700 per person

Please note that the remainder of your balance is to be paid by Tuesday 30th June 2020. This final payment will need to be paid directly to Debbie using BACS, Paypal or cheque and cannot be made through the online shop on her website. Debbie will contact each participant to confirm method of payment.

On receipt of your deposit you will be sent a confirmation letter. Further information about the holiday will be posted to you a month before the holiday commences.

IMPORTANT: You must read and agree to our Terms and Conditions before making your payment. By making your payment you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions as set out on Debbie’s website under “Holidays and Events.”

Terms & Conditions

Full terms and conditions for this package can be found here, please ensure you read them carefully before making a booking.