We are happy to book local accommodation for you. Prices start from £38 / night in some of the studio apartments. Alternatively, you can bring a partner or share a room with a sewing friend and save the ££. Here are a few options. We are more than happy to make a booking for you if required.


Heritage Suites offer several different size self-catering appartments on the edge of Hudderfield that are less than a 20 minute drive from the retreat. They range from mini studio appartments for one person to 2 bedroom appartments for up to 4 people. Prices vary but are around £60/night.

The Old Bell Inn based in the village of Delph, this 18thC coach house with a Brasserie and Restaurant is a 12 minute drive from Marsden. The rooms are elegant and spacious and the Old Bell boasts a record breaking Gin Emporium with over 600 Gins for you to sample (not all at once please). With free parking and wi-fi, prices for a single room start at £59.50

The Olive Branch – Based just a mile outside Marsden village with views over the Colne Valley, this cosy wedding venue has 3 rooms to accompany the excellent restaurant. Prices start at £60 / night

The Gate Inn – based in the village of Diggle, a 10 minute drive from Marsden, this country kitchen has a piano, real ales and good traditional food. Prices start from £70 / night


The New Inn – based in the centre of Marsden village this traditional pub is just a 10 minute walk along the tow path to the Loftspace Studio making it ideal for this who come on public transport. With a real ales, traditional food and free wifi, prices start at £45 for a single room.


For people travelling by public transport, the train station is in the centre of Marsden village. The station is a 30 minute train journey from the centre of Manchester, a 2 minute walk into Marsden village and a 10 minute walk to the Loftspace Studio. We are happy to arrange a pickup and transport to your accommodation.

If you are driving, I would advise you to enter Marsden via the A62 (Manchester Road). Sat navs sometimes divert you through extremely narrow single carriage roads which are difficult to navigate at night and can often be blocked by stuck lorries.

The Loftspace Studio is based at the Standedge Visitor Centre which is well signposted throughout Marsden village. If you are driving to the studio from your accommodation, you can find parking next to the studio building. Ignore the signs in the centre of Marsden that ask you to park near the station – you have permission to use the building’s own parking facilities.

Alternatively, the Standedge Visitor Centre is a 10 minute walk from the centre of Marsden.


Sewing machines are available at the studio, however, if you prefer to work on your own machine you are welcome to bring it but, due to Heath & Safety regulations, it is essential that it has been PAT tested.

Please don’t hesitate to email us with any questions: [email protected]