Summer School Venue

Summer School will be held at Hillscourt this year.
See below some of Hillscourt's features.

Summer School Venue

Hillscourt Hotel

Hillscourt is the new location for the Distant Stitch Summer School. Conveniently located next to the Lickey Hills in leafy south Birmingham, close to Bromsgrove town, Hillscourt is both far enough away and near enough to Birmingham City Centre. Hillscourt House is set within 25 acres of beautiful grounds, and is valued by people looking for striking surroundings, high quality accommodation and first class service.

A little bit of our history

Hillscourt House was built in 1897 and was originally the home of a wealthy Victorian businessman, before becoming a preparatory school. In 1971, it was purchased by the National Association of School Masters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) who continue to own and manage Hillscourt.


Hillscourt has easy access to national transport routes and is accessible by public transport. Partners can enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Hillscourt and the Lickey Hills or visit the cities of Birmingham or Coventry.

Friendly service, relaxed atmosphere

From the moment you arrive at Hillscourt, our friendly staff will be on hand to make sure that your stay is comfortable and relaxed.

With their knowledge of Hillscourt and the local area, our staff will ensure that you get the most out of your stay and enjoy all that Hillscourt has to offer.

You will enjoy the excellent studios, bedrooms and cuisine, not to mention the comfortable bar, the all-round Wi-Fi and magnificent parklands.

After studying hard on your coursework through the year, you deserve a few days to spoil yourself!
Summer School Accommodation
Your accommodation at Hillscourt

Rooms are light and airy in design, and .have flat-screen TV’s and Free view.

They include safes, ironing equipment and tea/coffee-making facilities. Plus free wi-fi.

Each morning guests can choose from an extensive menu on the hot and cold breakfast buffet.

An international table d’hote menu is served in the evening.

Decorated with warm red and cream furniture, guests can relax with a drink in the lounge bar.

Guests can also relax in Hillscourt’s large gardens, take a walk in the wooded countryside surrounding the hotel.