Be Inspired by your surroundings



Let yourself be inspired by the beauty of the North Pennines and bring the outside inside and incorporate the sights, the sounds, the light of the hills and all your senses into your creations. 

Creativity has been proven to help manage emotions, build confidence and improve problem-solving.

Learn a new skill

Develop an existing skill

Or spend some time creating something new.

Learn to stitch, embroider, wet or needle felt, crochet or make silver clay jewellery. Make a candle or weave on a lap loom or spin a variety of wool. 

Recreate the landscapes around you in multi media, make a woolly hat to keep out the northern weather, or create a pendant to remind you of your stay. 

Combine this with a bit (more) R&R - have Afternoon Tea on the terrace or hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire pit.
However you express yourself, we hope you'll leave Hill Top energised and relaxed.


Book our Create package to bring the outside inside in your unique and inspired creations.

The Create Package accompanies your stay in an inviting en-suite room (twin or double) or Mandy's Cottage

A full English breakfast is included, including eggs from our own free-range hens

What's included in the CREATE Package: 

3 hours of teaching in a skill of your choice (price of materials dependent on your choice - see 'Bespoke' page)

Afternoon Tea on the Terrace

Toasted Marshmallows and Hot chocolate around the fire pit

Add Ons (see page 'Bespoke' for prices):

A further 1 hour teaching session of your choice of creative medium

Combine your creative stay with some wellbeing activities:

45 minutes of tailored mindfulness incl. meditation

45 minutes of creative life or career coaching

60 minutes of coaching with self-led reflective activities to do in your own time

A late check-out (which is not offered if booked just as a B&B or Holiday Cottage stay)


All day tea and coffee

Borrow books from our library

Spend time in our hammock

Tried and tested, laminated self-guided walks with options for all abilities

The Create Package is available for stays of two nights or more and can be booked for stays in both the Hilltop Haven B&B Room or Mandy's Cottage

Further activities available - please see page 'Bespoke' for ideas and costs. You can choose any extras at checkout.






Have fun

Release stress