The retreat venue, Chartridge Lodge, is a popular dedicated conference and events venue which we've chosen for its classrooms, accommodation, catering and the ability for you to stay over night or just join in the retreat as a day student.

Amongst its many highlights are:

  • A quiet and secluded location surrounded by 25 tranquil acres of countryside, creating a productive and peaceful environment
  • Accommodation available as B&B (with or without dinner) at the special Bead Sparks rate, just mention the retreat when you book
  • Easily accessible - Chesham tube station is just an 10-minute cab ride away and the venue is close to the M40 motorway
  • Bar and restaurant on site
  • Free car park
  • Free Wi-Fi

Even if you don't stay we do hope you will join us at our Friday night event and so you may wish to have dinner with us at the venue (this can be booked on the day).

Booking Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner

Staying at Chartridge Lodge with us is optional but if you choose to do so we have secured reduced B&B (all prices are per night and include VAT):

  • single/ small double room - £55 (single occupancy)
  • double room £70 (single occupancy) or £75 (double occupancy)
  • king double room (can be split into twin room) £90 (single occupancy) or £95 (double occupancy)

To book please contact Melissa Grant at Chartridge Lodge directly on +44 01494 837484 or making sure to mention you'll be attending the Bead Sparks retreat.

Dinner with us in the evening is optional and you can decide each day what you want to do. We will contact everyone nearer the time to see if you are planning on arriving on Thursday evening and want dinner.

If you prefer to stay somewhere else then the surrounding area has lots of other accommodation.

Travel and Location

The venue is easily accessible by car or tube and we hope you agree it's the perfect venue for 3 days full of beading and making new friends.

We will be sending out further travel details to everyone who has booked nearer the time of the retreat.

The full address is:
Chartridge Lane

How to get there:


  • The venue is located near the M40 and A41 and has parking on-site


  • Chesham tube station (which is on the Metropolitan Line) is just a 10- minute cab ride away from the venue