Welcome to Brambles

Enjoy learning to paint, draw and create with tutors Janet Brady and Peter Davies, both very experienced tutors that have been hosting residential painting holiday courses since 2003. You have access to the broad teaching skills of both tutors, you can focus on one medium or try out several during your stay. Janet and Peter not only teach they also are practising artist exhibiting and selling work.

To book a course email: janet@bramblesartretreat.com
Brambles Art Retreat is 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, the Hamelt of Sprytown is mentioned in the Domesday book. It is a typical Devon longhouse and is painted a wonderful shade of Pink.

Brambles has three pretty guest bedrooms, on the first floor the Lavender Room, a double room with an ensuite bathroom, next door is the White room with an adjacent bathroom nearby. On the ground floor we have the spacious garden room, with an adjacent bathroom, with a walk in shower. When all their bedrooms are full they spill over to their lovely neighbour. They have one room in their house, with a separate guest bathroom.

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

The house is set is a pretty rambling garden with a veg patch and orchard and tiny stream. At the rear of the house is a large courtyard with plenty of parking spaces. Situated in the garden is their large painting studio, very close to the house, it’s a large space and is very light an airy.

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, The Garden House, 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.

Janet and Peter welcome guests of all levels and painting abilities from beginners to professional artists. They like small groups usually 3-5 painters, and welcome non painting partners. They also cater for special occasions and family holidays.

To book a course email: janet@bramblesartretreat.com

Courses on offer 2021

We are adhering to all UK government work /travel restrictions. We will keep abreast of travel restrictions in other countries we propose to visit. We have introduced 7-day courses, starting in a Saturday. Most of our 5-day courses begin on a Saturday evening and finish on Thursday afternoon. Followed by a 24hr break before the weekend course starting on Friday evening and finishing on Sunday afternoon. Stay well and stay safe.
NameLocationDatesDuration
Brambles Devon Jan 30th - Feb 4th 5 Days
Brambles DevonFeb 5th - 7th FebWeekend
Brambles DevonFeb 27th - Mar 4th - Full5 Days
Brambles Devon Mar 5th - Mar 7thWeekend
Brambles Devon Mar 13th - Mar 18th 5 Days
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Devon Mar 19th - Mar 21st Weekend
Brambles DevonMar 27th - Apr 1st5 Days
Brambles DevonApr 2nd - Apr 4th Weekend
Brambles Devon Apr 18th - Apr 25th7 Days
Brambles Devon May 22nd - May 27th5 Days
Brambles Devon May 28th - May 30th Weekend
Brambles Devon July 17th - July 24th7 Days
Brambles Devon 31st July - 7th Aug7 Days
Brambles Devon Sept 4th - Sept 9th5 Days
Brambles DevonSept 10th - Sept 12thWeekend
Brambles Devon Oct 9th - Oct 17th7 Days
Brambles Devon Oct 22nd - Oct 27th 5 days

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.

Five Days – Arrive 5.30pm on Saturday, course finishes 4.00pm on Thursday.

Weekend – Arrive 5.30 pm Friday, course finishes 4.00pm Sunday.

Day Courses  £75.00 – Arrive 9.30 am- finishes 4.00pm includes lunch and refreshments.

Prices for Seven Day courses*
Seven day course - Prices include accommodation , 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 – £40.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
Single Room£500£1295
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing ensuite£500£1225
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£500£925
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
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 accommodation, breakfast each day. Home cooked dinner for four evenings, one evening dinner out where guests pay for themselves, lunch if at Brambles, guests buy their own if out on location. Most materials provided, all equipment provided. Optional extras include: collection from and back to Exeter train station or airport – £40.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
Single Room£200£925
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£200£850
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£200£625
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
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 Accomodation, breakfast each day; home cooked dinner for two evenings, lunch if at Brambles, guests buy their own if out on location. Some Materials, all equipment and use of studio. Optional extras include: collection from and back to Exeter train station or airport – £40.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
Single Room£200£545
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£200£410
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£200£395
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
For more information and full terms and conditions specific to this holiday, Contact Us Here.

To book a course email: janet@bramblesartretreat.com