Painting courses at Brambles!

Welcome to Brambles – last minute deals!!

We are offering a 4 day residential course at Brambles Art Retreat – July 3rd – July 7th 2017. One room Left! £625.00 per person 

Enjoy learning to paint and draw with tutors Janet Brady and Peter Davies, two experienced tutors that have been hosting courses for the last fourteen years.

They are situated in the tiny hamlet of Sprytown in beautiful Devon,  it is only 40 miles  west of Exeter, 12 miles from Okehampton, 7 miles from Launceston and 9 miles from Tavistock. It is easy to find and not too far from the A30. It was built in The 1600’s and is painted a wonderful shade of Pink. They have been hosting courses at Brambles since 2003. They are offering courses here in June, October and November.

Brambles has four pretty guest bedrooms, on the first floor the Lavender Room, a double room with an ensuite bathroom, next door is the Chamomile room with an adjacent bathroom nearby. On the ground floor we have the spacious garden room, with a shared bathroom very close by. Just off the lounge and also on the ground floor is the Rose room. When all their bedrooms are full they spill over to their lovely neighbour. She has one room in her house with a separate guest bathroom.

You can relax in their cosy lounge where guests congregate before supper with a drink, sometimes by the open fire.  Everyone tends to spend most of their free time in the kitchen-dining room. Its very welcoming spacious dining area warmed by the Aga.

They have a pretty rambling garden, with a large courtyard with plenty of parking spaces. Also in the garden is their large painting studio, which is situated close to the house. It’s a great space and a very light studio with plenty of space to draw and paint.

Guests paint in the studio or out on location, Sprytown, Sydenham House, Prouts Copse, Stowford Church, Brentor Church, Alternun Village, Lifton Village, Medon Quarry and Resevoir, Roadford Lake, Cotehele house and Gardens, Meldon woods, Tavistock, Port Isaac, Trebarwith Strand, Mevagissey, The Eden project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Dartmoor National Park and St Ives, we like to be flexible with locations and consider the best ones to suit each group.

They welcome guests of all levels painting abilities from beginners to professional artists. They like small groups usually 6-8 people and occasionally 10. They also cater for special occasions and family holidays.

The courses on offer in 2017.

They teach all media, Watercolour, Oil and Acrylic, Charcoal, Drawing, Pen and Wash. There is are two tutors offering plenty of tuition, guests can work in one media or swap about and try out a few during their stay.

Seven Days – Arrive 5.30pm Friday, course finishes 4.00pm  on Friday.

Five Days – Arrive 5.30pm on Sunday, course finishes 4.00pm on Friday.

Summer Courses.

Brambles 1 – seven days – Friday 23rd June – Friday 30th June.

Brambles 1a – five days – Sunday 25th June – Friday 30th June.

Autumn Courses.

Brambles 2 – five days – Friday 15th October  – Friday 20th October.

Brambles 2a – seven days – Sunday 15th October – Friday 22nd October.

Brambles 3 – seven days – Friday 3rd November – Friday 10th November.

Brambles 3a – five days –  Sunday 5th November – Friday 10th November.

Prices for Seven Day courses*
Seven day course - Prices include Breakfast each day; Home cooked dinner for six evenings, we all go out to a local restaurant for one evening, guests pay for themselves, lunch if at Brambles, guests buy their own if out on location. Optional extras include: collection from and back to Exeter train station or airport – £30.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
Single Room£400£1100
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing ensuite£400£1050
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£400£750
For more information and full terms and conditions specific to this holiday, Contact Us Here.

Prices for Five Day courses*
Five day course - Prices include Breakfast each day; Home cooked dinner for two evenings, one evening dinner out where guests pay for themselves,lunch if at Brambles, guests buy their own if out on location. Optional extras include: collection from and back to Exeter train station or airport – £30.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
Single Room£200£785
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£200£715
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£200£475
For more information and full terms and conditions specific to this holiday, Contact Us Here.

Prices for a Weekend course*
Two day course - Prices include Breakfast each day; Home cooked dinner for two evenings, lunch if at Brambles, guests buy their own if out on location. Optional extras include: collection from and back to Exeter train station or airport – £30.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
Single Room£200£450
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£200£425
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£200£350
For more information and full terms and conditions specific to this holiday, Contact Us Here.