creative holidays

Testimonials

Just some lovely things some lovely people have said:

"Andrew & Maggie do this so well! Second visit as good as the 1st Thank you."
John & Morag Robson. Ramsbottom, Lancashire. 30.03.2011

"A wonderful few days to loosen up the painting and experiment with lots of new ideas. Very comfortable & friendly with great food."
Jenny Pape. Devizes, Wiltshire. 10 - 13.04.2011

"Fantastic break. Fantastic food. Am newly creative!! Many Thanks."
Mike Clark. Surbiton, Surrey. 21.04.2011

"A Truly inspiring break. Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality and encouragement"
Pauline & Frank Milner. Newbridge 22 - 25.05.2011

"Thank you for the warm welcome. Smashing food, great tuition, good company, all in all an experience to remember, cherish! More power to you!"
Nick & Dorees Starkey. Sussex 18 - 21.07.2011

"Returning is always a risk! Has the memory played tricks? Can it be as good again? Answer YES IT CAN BE!! A wonderful course and experience. Thank you Again"
Kevin Street. Stourbridge 1 - 4.08.2011

"Words are inadequate to describe what I feel about this very special experience. Thank you Maggie. Andrew you were inspirational and memorable"
Gillian Bickell. Moumalanga. South Africa 19 - 22 09.2011

" I came falling out of the sky and fortunately landed at Andrew and Maggie's. I enjoyed every minute of it"
Marriaune Fleur. Hoofddorp. Netherlands 16 - 21.10.2011

Great food! tried lots of new techniques and really enjoyed myself.
Alison Mitchell. Chelmsford 18 - 23 March 2012

Third time and same lovely warm welcome... plenty of energy & inspiration that will keep me going for months! Thanks for everything. Carole Scott. London 13 - 28 April 2012

How wonderful our 5 days were! A piece of paradise. Thank you so much.
Peter & Jacquie Tarr. Namibia. 18 - 21 May 2012

Another excellent holiday. Good tuition, good food, good accommodation and good companionship. What more can one ask! Owen Thomas. Cardiff 11 - 16 June 2012

Fantastic week. Great teaching, great food. So much laughter too!!
Mike Clark. West Sussex. 14 - 29 June 2012

What a wonderful way to spend 5 days in Wales. Thank you!
Katie Shannon Bedales School Hants. 18 - 23 July 2012

Lovely food, lovely people, lovely ambience + great teaching - lovely!
Gaynore & keith Fletcher. Loudwater. Herts. 3 August 2012

As usual really excellent - thank you so much Maggie for all your encouragement & Andrew for your cheffing! Thanks!!.
Jacquie Flindall. Romsey. 9 - 14 September 2012

Thank you for sharing your creative enterprise. Thoroughly enjoyed excellent tuition and energy
Maggie & Andrew. Nigel Denton. London 8 - 13 October 2012

Wonderful course, took me out of my comfort zone. Maggie bullied me into doing what i came to do.
Chris Balmont. Reading. 18 - 23 March 2013

Absalute joy! in all aspects. Welcoming warm atmosphere - inspiring course and great chef! Many thanks.
Chris Jones. Swansea. 8 - 11 April 2013

Excellent hosts and have had a wonderful time.Learnt a lot, now to put it into practice!
Lis & Geoff pilgrim-Morris. Gloucestershire. 19 - 24 May 2013

Excellent break, wonderful food and fantastic teaching. Many thanks to you both. We hope to see you again.
Barbara & Roger Kerry. Banstesd, Surrey. 9 - 14 June 2013

Perfect weather, great tuition and a wonderful rest in this calm and comfortable home. Thank you both.
Sylvia Eatherden. Hayling Island. 7 - 12 July 2013

'The Best' Everything great. Really enjoyed all the scenery, visits, lunches. We will be back! Rosemary Seymour. Caterham, Surrey. 4 - 9 August 2013

Maggie so supportive & intuitive. Exhaustion from painting relieved by scrumptious food Thank you. Jane Vincent. London W6. 9 - 12 September 2013

It has been a very pleasant experience! The hospitality was excellent. The food was delicious. Many Thanks. Emad Borno. Royston, Herts. 26 September 2013

Once again a great time - like living in a little oasis of calm. Brilliant course all round. Thanks. See you in June. Betty Christie. Winkhill. 24 - 27 February 2014

I have learnt so much in such a short time thank you Maggie. I cant wait to get home and start experimenting.Lovely place and great food! Richard & Sally Frost. Holmbury St. Mary. Surrey. 17 - 21 March 2014

I have absolutely loved it here - it's been a very special time for me!! Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. Carol Caldwell. Stourbridge. 23 - 26 April 2014

Best painting holiday ever! Thanks Maggie I will try all the exiting experimental things you showed us Hope to see you again next year. Food also best ever. Hazel Swainson. Hants 2 - 9 May 2014

My first visit - but certainly not my last! Thank you for your inspirational approach & your passion Maggie, and Andrew thanks for your lovely cuisine. I will be working with acrylics & wii be back to show you. Margaret Mathews. Shrewsbury. 10 - 13 June 2014

Wonderful 4th visit! Jossane finally succumbed and became an artist in training Well done Maggie the persuader!. Jossanne & David Hall. Darlington. 29 June - 4 July 2014

My Fifth visit..... and again it has been superb! Thank you Andrew & Maggie, you are wonderful and wonderfully creative people and i am going home with loads of inspiration!! (Will be back). Ineke Peeters. Rotterdam. Netherlands. 17 - 22 August 2014

Thank you for bieng such good hosts, a great teacher and an insiration - I'm taking lots of ideas home with me. Together with the wonderful food and location. It was the perfect break. Chris Gaffney. Whitchurch, Cardiff. 21 August - 1 September 2014

Maggie and Andrew, You ought to know that we will be back. We love you so! Isabel & David Wood with Sharly Hughes. Sperry Barton. Taunton 28 September - 1 October 2014

Thank you so much for all your help and pushing! Lovely experience Exhausting, would'nt have missed it all! Thank you for the lovely food & good company. Jane Turner. Hereford. 14 - 19 October 2014

Wonderful hosts, great course & lovely company. Lyn Rodgers. Higher Bebington, Wirral. 3 - 6 November 2014

Fantastic hospitality & welcome. Felt at home straight away. So kind. Food magnificant everyday. Tuition by David Tress awesome and not to be missed. Rod Ashman. Cleeve Hill, Chetenham. 27 - 30 November 2014 

Great course by a great artist! Very inspiring, great live music! and food too! Thanks for everything. Lee Midwinter London. 29.3.2015

We have had a wonderful few days with lots of help andinsperation from an insperational tutor - Maggie. The food was delicious thanks to Andrew. It was a pleasure to stay in such lovely accomodation and surroundings. Sue, Harry & Lynne Bolton painting group. 30 April 2015

Everyday memarable inspiring and fun. Philippa Barker. 22 May 2015

Beautiful peaple - Its been a privaldge to know you. All the best for the future in your lovely house, love Genevieve Langford. Romsey

Well looked after in this lovely accomadation, the food was excellent. The art course was great fun and we learnt alot in a short time Thank you. Maria & Alice Smith. Forest-of-Dean. 10th July 2015

Superb as usual. Art combined withfun. Great food and excellent instrution. Thanks so much Maggie & Andrew. David Backhouse. 28 August 2015

Thank you both for excellent hospitality. A very enjoyable five days. Huge Thanks. Linda & Peter Dean. London 12 Sept 2015

Absolutley perfect,tuition, food & company Thank You. Gloria Jones. 7 -10 Oct 2015

3 nights here on a lovely relaxed painting course. I feel like we had a holiday & got inspired by Maggie and the glorious sea views. Andrews cooking Yummy! Thank you. Helen Jones. Knowle 1-4 March 2016

Thank you for a truely wonderful stay-fantastic art + fantastic food! Great setting - blissful!. Kathy Warman, Bolton. 4-7 April 2016

First visit, but definitely not our last! Thanks for all the good advise, goodfood and good company. Now to put it all into practice! Joan & John Arnfield, Shropshire 4-11 May 2016

Inspiring teaching and wonderful cooking. Could not ask for more! Sue Massey & Sean O'Keeffe. Wolverhampton 5-10 June 2016

Thank you for a truly insperational week. I have learned so much & hope i can now improve my work. Andrew the meals were so delicious - Thank you both. Janet Johnson, Wilbartson. 3-8 July 2016

Andrew & Maggie have been incredibly kind hosts, we couldnt have asked for more. Maggie inspirational teacher. A very happy time and great fun. Sue Cane, London. 21-26 August

Challenging, enjoyable & great fun. Both tuition & catering - excellent. Elspeth McIntosh Shrewsbury. 19-24 September 2016