Prices start from £800 for a 3  day canoe building course, and £1000 for a 6 day slightly more leisurely  canoe building course. This includes all the materials, tools, PPE , instruction  and help you need to build a standard Lakota canoe using splendid Okoume marine ply. Most people on either course complete their canoe in 3 days.. booking for longer allows you to take your time, have shorter days, and maybe entertain children.Price List
3 day canoe building £800
6 day canoe building £1000
Accommodation for your group during canoe building £200 ( total)
Softwood paddle making £60 during/straight after a canoe building course
Hardwood paddle making £80 during a canoe building course
Laminated paddle making £120 during a canoe building course
Paddle Making Days start @ £100, with  reductions depending on numbers in your group
Ready made laminated paddles, and laminated paddles made to measure £120Children's toy wooden canoe ( for them to make here under instruction) £20, approximately the scale of PlayMobil.
Chess board ( made from offcuts of okoume marine ply, these suit a methodical child to glue up, under supervisision) £20
Repairs, maintenance, adaptations or other work on your canoe or boat £25/hour plus materials.
Supervised build of canoes other than the Birchcanoes boats £25/hour plus materials. Please note, FULL SIZED TEMPLATES must be brought with you in such cases.
Various things for free:
1) You can use our canoe here on the river whenever you like throughout our stay2) You can use the children's bikes and lawn play equipment whenever you like
3) You can use the two yellow OFO adults bikes by arrangement ( but free)
4) You can climb up to the tree house ( please lock it afterwards so parents can decide if they want their children getting up there

Whole Site Events. These are all cancelled for 2021, we are hoping to resume offering these from summer 2022. If you are planning such an event, talk to us in plenty of time so you can secure the date of your choice. In addition to the full cost of all the cabins, there are typically two additional charges. We charge an additional £500 to cover the additional costs incurred in hosting a whole site event, and in addition, a £500 returnable deposit, returnable 10 days after the event  minus any additional costs incurred.

Camping. Again, bookings to camp here are also cancelled for 2021, and a decision to reopen has not yet been made.  We occasionally permit guests staying in cabins to put up a tent near their cabin, and the usual charge for this is £10/person/night.  Electric hookup is £5/night.

How to pay

Before you try and send any money, please check with me to make sure there is availability for your chosen dates.Once the dates are agreed, you can go ahead and use the PayPal button to make the payment. For canoe building  we take a £200 deposit on booking. The balance of the payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival.
For Paddle Making Days, we take full payment on booking. Bookings for cabins can either go through Airbnb, or come direct, but again full payment is needed on booking. Please check back with us if you have left it a few days before paying, to make sure we still have availability.

Dates and availability

River Cabin : July 2021

The River Cabin is currently still available to book from 1-25 July.  Canoe building is also available through this period.  Email me on to check that your preferred dates are still available. When booked alongside a canoe building course, the River Cabin is offered at just £200. 

2021 Canoe building dates

We still have limited availability throughout May  2021 ( except for the last week which is fully booked). Canoe building is available, but accommodation may not be, so please check with me if you have particular dates in mind.We have lots of availability in September and October. We actually offer canoe building throughout the year , although fewer people tend to book then, for obvious reasons.  It can be great fun building canoes even in the depths of winter, and getting snug in your cabin round the wood burning stove!

Carrying your canoe home

We recommend that you use roof bars and cam straps to attach your canoe to your car. However,we carry these rubber blocks now, as well as cam straps, so you can safely attach your canoe even without a roof rack. As you can see, the straps are fed in through the doors. * This photo was taken as the canoe was being attached.. A second cam strap was about to be fitted..