Residential Bread Baking Course Accommodation


Our Victorian Manor House, is based close to Llanhennock village, just outside Newport,  with excellent links to M4 to Cardiff, Bristol, Gloucester and London. The nearest shop is 2 miles away, but a pub is only 1 mile from our house. There is ample off road parking.


You will be send detailed directions when you book your course.

The House

A stunning, detached house perfectly located in beautiful countryside overlooking the River Usk, Celtic Manor Resort and set in 20 acres of its own grounds. Luxuriously decorated and furnished it provides spacious, first class accommodation.

The house is set over three floors with far-reaching views with eight charming bedrooms, many boasting en-suite facilities and a fabulous kitchen with an AGA, dining area and doors to the rear patio and garden.

A more formal dining room makes a great place for the whole group to sit together over dinner after a long, but rewarding day of baking followed by relaxation time in the comfortable sitting room, with amazing views. You can also choose to relax in a  cosy snug area of the house with warming cup of tea and freshly baked cake.

If you want to take a break from the bread baking,  the lower ground floor area offers a full-size Riley snooker table, a Wii console with games and a very well-equipped gym with a treadmill, bike, free weights and a flat screen 50" TV and surround sound system.

Outside, the large garden is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon relaxing with a good book or enjoying garden games whilst taking in the stunning views.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is open planned with a more informal seating area and has a total of 6 ovens. We will be setting up extra work stations to ensure that everyone has plenty of space to work in.


Please note that we are not able to accommodate pets and there is no smoking allowed in the property.

As this residential bread baking course is aimed at adults, we regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 18.

Wood Bank House 

Wood Bank House Kitchen


Wood Bank House - Lounge


Wood Bank House - Snooker Table


Wood Bank House Dinning Room

Wood Bank House - Bedroom Wood Bank House - Bathroom Wood Bank House - Gym


All eight bedrooms are very spacious and most have king size beds (or zip-link beds that can become twins).

We also have two very large family rooms (which sleeps 4) with on-suite facilities.

The bedrooms are spread over 3 floors - please let us know, if you prefer a ground or lower floor bedrooms and we will do our best to accommodate you.

All bedrooms have a good decor throughout and most have  beautiful views of the valley.


There are couple of large TV in the communal areas (one in the games room - together with Wii and games).

There is a free Wifi accessible through the house.




Most of our bedrooms (five) have an on-suite facilities (both with bath and  shower)

There are extra toilets located on ground floor.

Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided, but please bring your own personal toiletries.

For your comfort, there is underfloor heating through the house.










Shared rooms:


Our team will look after and regularly clean  communal areas, but we will respect the privacy of your bedroom. This means there is no room service or cleaning in your private bedroom. If you do however need help with anything - washing, cleaning etc. our team will be more then happy to assist you.

There is a washing machine and tumble dryer available for general use.

To make sure that everyone has a comfortable stay, we would ask you to respect others by turning down the sound volume and the use of the gym after 10 pm.

There are no refreshment facilities or TV in your rooms, but you are welcome to use the kitchen when it's not in use for tea & coffee. We will also set up a 'refreshment station' in the lounge area when the teaching session in the kitchen is in progress.

Bread Baking Residential Course - Dinning


























As this is a 'holiday from home to home' we will be eating together in the main dinning room. The dinner menu will be set each day, but we will do our best to accomodate your dietary requirements. All food will be homecooked and prepared freshly on site. We will be using our favourite recipes to create a truly special eating experience for you.

Sample Menu

Breakfast - served between 8 - 9am

Choice of wholemeal cereals, yoghurts, fresh orange juice,

Cooked option: Full English Breakfast (or variations of)



Served between 1-2 pm - depending on when we can naturally interrupt our baking session.

Buffet style lunch with freshly baked bread (depending on what we bake on each day), sandwich fillers, cheese, pate and vegetables.

Partners (non-bakers)

You are welcome to join us for lunch if you happen to be around or we can make you packed lunch (sandwich, fruit, biscuits or whatever is available on the day for the main lunch) in the morning if you are going out for the day.

If you are staying in the house during the day, we will set up a refreshment area for tea & coffee in the lounge area, as kitchen will be used solely for the teaching purposes during day.


Set dinner menu for all to enjoy together - usually consisting of a main dish and pudding. We will also have a cheese platter available and chocolates to enjoy with your coffee afterwards.

Creamy Fish Pie

Brownie with Vanilla Ice cream


Welcome Dinner

Freshly Baked Bread with homemade pate & chutney

Beef Bourqione with red wine sauce, baby potatoes and petty pois

Apricot souffle with vanilla ice cream

Cheese Platter

Freshly made chocolate truffles with coffee
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