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Happy New Year & Heartfelt Thanks from Us at UTLT!

What a fabulous year 2013 has been for Under The Lime Tree! Thank you all for your continued support! Its been the best year EVER! The best for B&Bs; the best for Pamper Days & Nights; the best for Massages and the best for Catering! It’s such a privilege to say that the business gets better each year. Thanks again!

It was a long season and it all starts again TOMORROW with our first B&B guests arriving from Holland on the 2nd, and with the first Pamper Night couple of the year on Friday January 3rd! We’re all rested and ready to go! Bookings are coming in for May and June too, which is a relief to know!

We ran a number of new courses and workshops for the first time last year ~ Summer Painting; Yoga Classes as well as a Retreat; Mindful Meditation days; Mandala Painting and Qi Gong to name a few, as well as Sean’s own Knife Making workshops. All were a great success! This year we’ll continue to concentrate on hosting events that appeal to our international and local clients and which are run by our local experts. We’ll soon be setting dates again for Painting and Yoga. Felt Making and Basket Weaving are harder to confirm at this early stage, but we’re hopeful that the course leaders can find time to fit us in! Digital Photography and Knife Making will always be year-round events run by Sean ~ except that these won’t start again until March, when he’s back from a 7 week adventure in Mozambique!

His building business also continues to grow but his passion is fed and his sanity is kept by pursuing and developing skills and expertise in areas closer to his heart (and which don’t take such a toll on his body! He’s a lucky man to have me as his personal massage therapist!). He’s been commissioned to make knives as special gifts and his 2-day knife making course is getting rave reviews. Sean’s talent for photography is becoming much more about photo journalism and capturing the story behind the image ~ we’ll see what his experience in Mozambique brings…!

We managed a wonderful weekend break in Barcelona at the end of an epically busy time and what a great city to soak up all the sights and sounds of urban life! We met up with the Spanish guests who were resident here for 2 weeks in the summer and had an inspirational time exploring Gaudi’s extraordinary buildings.

Of course, that’s our perk in this business ~ meeting great people, sharing stories, exchanging ideas, caring for others, making friends and being passionate about what we do without even leaving the house! We’re lucky and we know it! So, many thanks once again for your support.

Live & Love well this year. Be grateful for the small things, try not to sweat over the big things and have a Fantastic, Fabulous, Fun-filled and Fearless 2014 Folks!

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Us on our way to Barcelona!

2 Day Knife Making Workshop

Have you ever wanted to make your own knife? Well, here’s your chance!


Sean is now offering a two day, one-to-one workshop here at UTLT. At the end of two days you will go home with this durable and versatile utility knife that you have hand-crafted yourself. The blade is made from high carbon French steel and the handle is a resin and cloth composite, making for a tough, easy to sharpen cutting tool.

The focus of the workshop is to develop a wide range of related workshop skills and knowledge in the areas of metal grinding, heat treating & tempering, polishing & finishing, and general skills associated with detailed, accurate workmanship. All safety equipment is supplied by UTLT, however please make sure you wear appropriate clothing (cotton) and footwear.

Workshop Price ~ 280€ per person. This price includes all materials, one-to-one tuition, refreshments and lunch each day. Contact Us Now to book a place with Sean and make something that will last a lifetime!

Overnight accommodation in one of our guest rooms & an evening meal with us is available at a special rate. If you would like to book your partner in for one of Nikki’s Pampers while you make your knife, a 10% discount off the usual Pamper price will be available. Similarly, if you are booking a knife making course for your partner and would like to treat yourself to a Pamper at the same time, the 10% discount will apply.

Please refer to our website for details of how to get here, our B&B rooms, and Pamper days.