a taste of the good life
with sara ward from hen corner
Explore a week of sustainable living with Country Living Magazine columnist Sara Ward in the depths of the sunny Tarn-et-Garonne region of South West France. Usually based in West London, Sara teaches a variety of courses throughout the year from her urban smallholding. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to develop new skills from the beautiful setting of Wild Oak Wood. This all inclusive week, staying in luxury bell tents, will include local trips to discover traditional French food heroes in vineyards, apiaries, farms, mills and more, followed by hands on skills workshops that allow us to grow in both understanding and confidence as we aspire to a more self sufficient lifestyle.
This course includes the following : bread making, cheese making, beekeeping, a vineyard and french village market tour, plus cooking sessions and more
Dates: 2021 dates TBA
Course cost: £975 (includes £100 non-refundable deposit)
What's included: Shared accommodation in one of our bell tents, food and travel throughout the week, access
to all amenities on site, course materials
Not included: Travel to and from Wild Oak Wood
Get in touch for full itinerary details and to book your place. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
About sara ward
‘Since moving into her West London home a few years ago, Sara Ward and her husband Andy have industriously set up Hen Corner, where they now have a stunning kitchen garden – with raised beds full of seasonal crops – fruit and nut trees, a flock of clucking hens and a beehive with busy bees hard at work making honey.’ Michele Jameson, Country Living Magazine
Since discovering that there are many of us living in towns and cities that have aspirations of country living Sara Ward has made it her mission to encourage people to grab city in one hand and country life in the other, believing that you can have a bit of both and it adds fullness to life. Learning as they go, the Ward family are not professional farmers. They have busy urban lives, like many other families, with work commitments, children growing up too fast and voluntary roles in the local community. Finding time and space to learn new skills and produce some food is a great hobby that is so rewarding and through their courses, they encourage others to ‘Join us on the Journey’.
As a bee keeper, Sara began her training at River Cottage in 2009 and collected her first colony in August 2011. She was delighted to win First Prize for Best Honey in London in October 2012. Sara trained as a Bread Angel in 2015 and has subsequently trained with other excellent bakers, including Richard Bertinet. She runs a weekly micro bakery from her home each Friday. Her Apple & Chilli Jelly took her to BBC TWO Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge and she enjoys writing her regularly features for both Country Living and Out & About magazine.
For more information and to follow Sara's blog visit www.hencorner.com