In the Warwickshire village of Hatton, you’ll find a new cookery school which is quietly encouraging adults and kids to get stuck into good food.
Run by George (pictured) his wife Charlie and chef Nick, the picturesque countryside is a tranquil setting to brush up on culinary skills at Mousley House Farm Cookery School.
As the name suggests, the cookery school is housed in a welcoming farmhouse, with five workstations, including a lower height unit for wheelchair access and a central island for Nick to demo.
The kitchen is flooded with light and is airy thanks to the patio doors that open out onto a fruit orchard, vegetable patch and herb garden to pick fresh ingredients. Guests can even collect freshly laid eggs from the resident chickens!
Nick’s extensive career as a chef has taken him from ski chalets to the private dining rooms of Stratford upon Avon via festivals in Oxfordshire, where he has honed his teaching skills.
The School offers day courses that run from 10am – 3pm and three hour evening classes in cuisines ranging from Spanish to Thai as well as specialised classes. I wish that the pre-uni course had been around when I was packed off to study!
Prices start from £69pp for two sharing a work station. You can read about their upcoming Spanish Tapas class over on my September events page, or check their website for more details.
Guests can also use the dining room, which is waiting for delivery of a huge farmhouse kitchen table, that can be hired out for team building events, meetings and such like. Plus there are three holiday lets for up to 14 people to enjoy the tranquil setting even more.