Calamansac – May 2020

On the banks of the Helford River in Cornwall. We have been hosting a spring course at Calamansac for the past four years. This is an idyllic location, a beautiful house set in 56 acres of meadowland with long views of the Helford river, Frenchman’s Creek and Port Navas.

There are plenty of beautiful places to paint in the grounds of Calamansac, the long view from the terrace of the harbour and yachts is always magical as the tide changes and the sun sparkles on the sea.

Walk past the owners house and you can see the Helford river with views of Frenchman’s Creek.

A gentle walk down the hill and sit and soak up the unspoilt beauty of a tiny private beach. Watching yachts gently find their way into the creek and back out again. Collect oyster shells, stones, twigs and seaweed to create an organic still life.
We chose this location so that we could explore more of Cornwall, it gives us access to lovely places like St Ives, St Michaels Mount, Lands End, and the ancient mining complex of Carne Brae.
We go out to dinner three nights in the week to local pubs and restaurants. The sea food in this area is delicious and we enjoy the ambience of the pubs and restaurants nearby. We sometimes go to eat on folk music nights and enjoy local musicians playing together just for fun.
A beautiful spot to go to paint that is only a short drive away are the tropical gardens of Trebah. Exotic plants line the walks, and at the foot of the hill is the harbour. All very beautiful and brilliant subjects to paint.

Prices include Breakfast every day; home cooked dinner for four evenings (with three evenings out at local restaurants, price not included); lunch if at the estate, guests buy their own if out on location. Optional extras include: Collection from and back to Penzance train station – £20.00 per journey; optional- an evening performance at the Minack or another theatre – approx £11.50.

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
Single Room£500£1600
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£500£1575
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner£500£850
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