5 Day Bread Baking Course

Bread Baking Residential Course


'I love to bake bread, but don't always have the time and space to really get stuck into proper bread baking'.

This is what one of my recent students told me and I must admit it resonated with me. I know how frustrating it can be when you've just start bread baking, but then you need to interrupt what you are doing  - because life just happens!


So, imagine, how it would feel like to have enough time to bake everything you want and finally try all the recipes you have been putting away to bake later, but never got round to.

What if somebody walked you through the bread baking techniques and at the end of the day even brought you a delicious homemade dinner with a glass of wine!

Oh...and did I mention that all of this happens in a spacious Victorian Manor kitchen with 6 ovens?

Well, I'm thrilled to announce our first ever Bread Baking Residential Course. After 3 years of teaching bread making workshops, I've decided to put together the best from my bread baking workshops and bring them to the relaxed atmosphere of a traditional Victorian Manor House in the calming Welsh countryside.

And I'd be delighted if you can join us! 

Magdalena & Nick

(your Residential Bread Baking Course Team)

5 Days Bread Baking Course:

14 - 19 March 2015 (Sat - Thu)

Group size: 8 students

Skill Level: Beginners to Intermediate

Tutor: Magdalena Marsden

Location: Newport, Wales (close to Cardiff, Bristol & Gloucester)


Traditional Victorian House with spacious bedrooms and full board

Cost: from £ 1250  for bakers and £500 for non-bakers partners

Book: Just fill the form bellow


Payment Options & Gift Vouchers available

Contact: Magdalena Marsden by e-mail 


Wood Bank House Kitchen




Magdalena Marsden


What's Included:

  • 5 days of Bread Baking Tutition in a small group (max of 8 students)
  • Accommodation in luxurious  detached Victorian Manor House (with its own gym and full-size snooker table) in 20 acres of gardens.
  • Welcome Dinner with drinks
  • Full Board - Delicious homemade meals, breakfast included (and soft drinks) and your own freshly baked bread (of-course!)
  • All ingredients & use of all equipment during the course
  • Your very own bread baking kit to take home (dough proving basket, sourdough starter, scraper, dough slashing knife, flour)
  • Opportunity to stay an additional night (on self-catering basis) for no extra charge(19-20 March 2015) and explore the location
  • Visit to a local working flour mill with hands on flour milling experience
  • Bread Baking Booklet with recipes
  • Free access to on-line Bread Baking Techniques Course (launch mid  2015)
  • Free access to our new e-Bread Book (launch date early 2015)
  • Support from other like-minded bread bakers through our closed group on Facebook


  • Single occupancy: £1350 per person
  • Double occupancy: £1250 per person


  • Partners (non-bakers)
  • we have limited spaces available for your partners wishing to join you for the holiday, but not for the baking element of the holiday. There is plenty to do - both indoors and outdoors - you can find out more details about the accommodation and location below.
  • £500 per person


How to book:

  • To book, simply fill out the form on the right hand side - no payment required now
  • If you are unsure about anything or have a separate question, you can always contact me here.
  • You will receive booking confirmation together with information on how to pay
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions before you book your space


  • Payment options:

  • Pay full amount (Gift Vouchers are available)
  • Pay in 2 instalments (payable over 2 month period) (prior to January 2015)

Residential Bread Making Course Booking Form




     Course Content Details Accommodation Details   Course Location

    Questions & Answers

    Can I book with a friend ?

    Absolutely! Our bedrooms can be turned into twin beds and all bedrooms are very spacious.


    My partner is not into baking, can I bring him/her with me?

    Yes, of course! We have allocated places for partners and we will do our best to accommodate you. Your partner can join you for breakfast and dinner and enjoy the facilities in the house (gym, snooker table, games room)  or explore the beautiful Welsh countryside. See the bread baking school location for more details on how to spend your day.


    Can I bring my children?

    Our Residential Bread Baking Course is aimed at adult learners, so we are really sorry, but you won't be able to bring any children under the age of 18.


    What if I book and can't make the course?

    Please read our Terms & Conditions carefully before booking. All deposits are non-refundable and you will not be able to claim any refunds if you are unable to attend. However, we are happy for you to send somebody in your place, as long as you let us know in advance.


    How do I pay?

    Once you book your place, using the form on the right, we will send you an invoice for the amount which you have requested.  You are welcome to settle the payment by cheque or bank transfer (we will send you all our details).

    If you book less than 12 weeks in advance your course fee will be payable straightaway.


    What do I need to bring with me?

    Just bring what you would normally bring for a week's holiday, there is no need to bring any baking equipment. We do recommend to bring a comfortable shoes, as you will be on your feet most of the day and casual clothes. Aprons will be provided each day.


    Is the course for me? How good do I need to be at baking?

    The course is aimed at complete beginners and improvers. Because our group is small, the tutor - Magdalena Marsden will be able to work with you on idividual basis. Whatever your skill level is, there will be ample opportunities to practice and perfect your bread making techniques and take them to the next level!


    How do I get there?

    Once you book, we will send you directions to the house, including postcode. The house can be reached within 3 hrs from South East London by car. The nearest train station is Newport, which connects to London, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham and then it's just a short ride away on a local bus.


    What would the day look like?

    We want to create a relaxed atmosphere, so each day will have its own pace, but we will start with a hearty breakfast followed by a morning session of baking with lunch in early afternoon. The second baking session will finish late in the afternoon after which you will be welcome to relax by the fire with a good book or use other facilities in the house - such as the gym. Dinner will be served for everyone in the main dinning room at around 7 pm. For bread baking itinerary please follow this link here.


    What are the facilities in the house?

    The house is beautifully furnished and has everything you could wish for. Most bedrooms are ensuite, there are several lounges for you to relax in, gym, games room with full size snooker table and grounds to explore. To find our more about the house, just follow this link here.

    I would like to attend but I can't make the dates. Are you running this course again?

    Yes, of course! We will run this course once a year - every year. We will always aim for out of season dates, so it will be either March 2016 or September 2016.

    What people say about our bread baking workshops


    'I have really enjoyed learning new bread baking techniques. I knew my bread baking wasn't quite right, well you could never tell whether the bread will come our right or not! Thanks to you, I'm now much better at it and if something doesn't work out perfectly, at least I know why!

    Mary, Sidcup, Kent


    'I have tried for ages to get my daughter interested in eating healthy wholemeal bread, but I didn't have much luck. After I attended your Speciality Bread Baking, I baked the Cheese & Onion Tear & Share bread with wholemeal flour. My daughter loved the bread and has not even noticed it was made from wholemeal flour. Great success all round!

    Adam, London


    'It was so good to spend a day with my friends doing somethig we all enjoy - baking and eating good bread! Thank you for making the day extra special and thinking of all the little details like adding an extra bread recipe to our recipe pack'

    Nathaniel, Bath

    Residential Bread Making Course Booking Form


    'I've never eaten better bread before! I don't think mine would win any awards for looks, but I was so proud that I really baked my first bread. I'm normally so clumsy in kitchen, but under your guidance I've succeded!'

    Tom, Deal, Kent

    'Thank you for a great day! I've been previously scared by bread baking - it just looked so complicated. So, thank you for breaking it down for me and explaining how best to bake at home'

    Denise, London


    'I just wanted to say, that since attending one of your bread courses last year, I'm proud to say, that I very rarely buy bread from supermarket'

    Mark, Bristol

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