DIY Courses at Valley View HQ
Do you, your family or friends have building work or a garden project? Why not enjoy picking up a new skill?
It can be creative, rewarding and economical.
We aim to remove the mystique surrounding ‘Get someone in’ jobs, and encourage a ‘Can do’ attitude. Not only ‘Can do’, but ‘Can do in a correct and professional way’ with a huge amount of satisfaction.
Our property restoration, hard landscaping, wildlife gardening and bush-craft courses can be tailored to meet individual requirements.
They are available to guests staying in Leys and Valley View Farm Annexe, and we also welcome non-residents.
Please complete the enquiry form for further details.
Learn to build a Devon Stone Wall
Under cover in the Old Stables or outside (weather permitting) at Valley View we will demonstrate the basic principles of building a section of random stone wall from the selection of local stone (churt flints, limestone, blue lias, etc), mortar mixing and laying technique to the final pointing.
Instruction and demonstration will be delivered by Mike Sale, who has 20 years wide-ranging experience in the building industry, working on listed buildings and renovating/restoring properties to a very high standard, and holds a Diploma in Project Management awarded by the University College of Estate Management. He is currently engaged in the renovation and refurbishment of the Listed Buildings here at Valley View Farm.
This course is for beginners and no past experience is required.
Price: £60pp for groups of 2-6 people by prior arrangement. Sessions are 3 hours and take place in mornings or afternoons to suit.
Make your own bird boxes
Are you, your family or friends interested in attracting birds to your garden? Why not enjoy learning to make a bird box to take away for your own garden, or give as a present in time for the nesting season?
Under cover in the Old Stables at Valley View we will demonstrate the basic principles of making a bird box from the selection of timber, cutting, assembling, through to final siting.
Instruction and demonstration delivered by Mike Sale. Courses open to all ages and abilities.
Prices: £49pp, inc. materials. Min. 2 people.