Residential Painting Holiday on the North Norfolk Coast

Friday, 1st to Friday, 8th April 2022 – FULLY BOOKED

Friday, 30th September to Friday, 7th October 2022

Our venue is a Five Star Luxury Holiday Home

with panoramic seaviews & beach access.

What’s Included

Painting workshops, inclusive of all materials.         

Accommodation set directly on the coast with beautiful seaviews & surrounding gardens

Hot tub and sauna facilities       

Beach access directly opposite to a flat and sandy beach

Private parking        

Stunning National Trust properties,  gardens and places of interest nearby     

 

£1,425

 

All are welcome. I look forward to a wonderful holiday with you.

Warm wishes.

Sophia

PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECT TO BOOK

 

Classes/Itinerary

April 2022 & Sept/October 2022 Holiday

Itinerary

Friday   4pm onwards – arrive at our accommodation
Saturday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Sunday   Day off at leisure to relax or explore  There is also the option to partake in a local trip out – full details to follow.  
Monday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Tuesday   Day off at leisure to relax or explore.  There is also the option to partake in a local trip out – full details to follow.
Wednesday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Thursday  

Day of at leisure to relax/explore.  There is also the option to partake in a local trip out – full details to follow.  Alternatively, if we decide to return to our accommodation early, I have some small canvasses on which we can have a bit of fun, sitting down to paint with simply a brush, palette knife and fingers, possibly in a spot outside in the countryside.

Friday   10am – Depart for home .

Enjoyable & Fun Painting Classes:

Do you wish to access the creativity that you just know is there, but don’t quite know how to let it out?  You’re not sure where to start or you may feel you can’t paint at all, then these painting classes are ideal for you because I believe everyone can paint – you just need to be shown a way that is right for you.  Even if you have never painted before, you can get exciting results immediately.  Instruction will allow you to build up your own painting with confidence whilst leaving you, the artist, free to bring forth your own unique style.

Of course, these classes are also ideal for those wishing to improve on existing painting skills and learn new techniques all with the aim of discovering new ideas and freeing your inner artist.

We will be using a variety of mediums such as acrylic, some inks, maybe a little mixed media with some oil.  Excellent effects can be achieved with all of these to create texture depth and colour.

My aim is to provide a supportive environment, where people feel relaxed and comfortable, leaving you room to have fun and the freedom to paint as you wish.

Classes include all materials, ie canvas, brushes, paints, palette and not forgetting an apron!  Chairs are available and we will be sitting for most of our painting.

Accommodation

Our accommodation is a substantial detached Victorian House overlooking the sea on the coast road running through Mundesley, North Norfolk.  It is located 5 minutes from the village centre.

Bedrooms: There are a total of 7 bedrooms with luxury in mind.  Each bedroom provides a tranquil space in which to relax and unwind during your stay.  All bedrooms are very spacious with ample room to walk round the beds.  The beds are supplied with high quality mattresses and mattress pads to add extra comfort plus the house has a powerful and efficient heating system so it’s very snug.  All bedlinen is pure white and of high quality.  If you get cold, there are also spare blankets.  Personal towels are provided.

Three of the bedrooms are on the first floor and the remaining four are on the top floor. 

Bathrooms:

Ground Floor: The ground floor contains a cloakroom with toilet and sink.

First Floor: The first floor contains 2 bathrooms – one with a corner whirlpool/jacuzzi bath and electric shower, one with a roll top bath and fabulous powerful walk in shower cubicle. Both have toilets and sinks.

Second Floor: The second floor contains one compact bathroom with shower and bath, toilet and sink.

Hot Tub and Sauna: We have the added surprise of a hot tub and sauna located in the converted outhouses accessible from the garden.   The four person infrared sauna and six person hot tub are available all year round for guests exclusive use.

French doors in front of the hot tub open out onto the garden so that when the weather is good, you feel like you’re almost outside and when it rains or it’s cold you can still comfortably use the spa room with the lights dimmed making it cosy and inviting.  Complimentary spa gowns are available for us to use. 

In terms of the inventory, it sounds like we have just about everything we could ever ask for and the kitchen is huge which is just as well as we are painting in here!  

Kitchen:  gas hob and electric range cooker, American style fridge freezer, 2 full size dish washers, kettle, toaster, microwave, dining table and chairs (the art equipment will be set up on this but there are plenty of other spaces in which to eat), a sofa, a TV,  a tall larder, wall cupboard and a welsh dresser with every glass I could think of!

In the Boiler Room off the Kitchen:  iron and ironing board and other cleaning devices which I hope we don’t need to use.

Under Sink:  dishwasher powder, salt and rinse aid, bathroom cleaner, etc, and even a few tea towels, bless them.

Bathrooms:  non-slip mats, bath mats + 3 to 4 toilet rolls per bathroom.   Extra toilet rolls will be available.

Sitting Room:  Flat screen TV, Sky HD Box, DVD player, stereo with a selection of cds, ipod dock.  One open fire and one log burner in separate fireplaces.  A selection of books and board games.

WIFI: free wifi is available.

Garden: seating, BBQ, umbrellas in the summer, deckchairs.

Extras:  It is possible for me to arrange for a massage or beauty treatment for that little extra pampering.  For those interested, please let me know and I will have it organised.  This comes at an extra cost.

The garden is delightful.  It’s a real sun trap so if it’s chilly on the beach, but sunny, it will probably be warm enough to sit in the garden.

Please be aware, smoking is not permitted.

Meals

Pricing does not include food leaving you free to make your own choice at the many wonderful places to eat serving delicious home-made and local food with several restaurants and cafes just a 10min walk from the property.  

A complimentary glass of preseco or soft drink will be available on arrival to celebrate the beginning of our Residential.  In addition, an assortment of tea and coffee, together with snacks and cake, will be readily available throughout the week.

It is our intention to provide the opportunity to eat out each evening at a different restaurant/public house to ensure we get a good mix of food within a variety of settings.  Each individual will be responsible for providing their own breakfast together with a lunch on the days of painting (we have a local shop within a 10min walk from the property).  Those accompanying us on the local day trips out to explore the many places of interest will get the opportunity to purchase a lunch at the many cafes and eateries on offer.

Breakfast will be between approx. 7.30am to 8.45am in time for a 9.30am painting start or trip out..  Lunch will be approx 12.30pm with Dinner at approximately 6.30pm dependent on driving times to our evening destination.

Dietary requirements are catered for.  

Transport

The cost of the holiday does not include transport from your home.  However, we will gladly assist you in any way possible in discovering the best route, linking you up with others so that you have someone to travel with if need be.  You have several options of making your way there:- plane, train or car.

Please bear in mind to arrive 4pm onwards on the Friday. 

On the day of leaving, rooms will need to be vacated by 10am.

Nearest Airports

Norwich

Mundesley is approximately 40 mins north east of Norwich.

Taxis can be readily booked.

Nearest Train Station

North Walsham following on from Norwich Train Station.

Please note that North Walsham is a 22minute drive from Mundesley.  Taxis are readily available and we advise pre-booking. For train times and route planning visit www.trainline.com,  www.nationalrail.co.uk or phone 03457 48 49 50.

Car   

Private parking is available.  We have three free spaces.  All else will need to be paid for in advance (included in the price).  Please let me know if you require a car space.

Local Area & Activities

Although you can easily spend your time relaxing in the house and its grounds, there are a wide range of things to see and do in the area:-

.      Blickling Hall and Gardens (National Trust)

.      Felbrigg Hall and Woods (National Trust)

.      Sheringham Park

.      Blakeney Art Galleries with a boat trip out to the seal colony

.      Ruston Gardens

.      The stunning broads

.      Historic Norwich

.      RSPB Reserves

.      Burnham Market

.      Holt

.      The Norfolk Coastal Path

.      Coastal Golf Courses at Sheringham and Brancaster

 

 

 

Transportation of Paintings Home

Paintings will be packed into a box by you on the Thursday. (You will be shown how – there is a little trick!).  I will provide as many boxes as I can but obviously if you have any spare, it’s always helpful if you bring these along.

For those travelling by car, you will obviously be responsible for taking the paintings home with you.   For those travelling by train, who do not wish to carry their boxes, we will take them back to the Isle of Wight,  where we can forward them to your address by post (p&p charges are additional).

 

Payment

A non-refundable deposit of £500 per person is required at the time of booking to secure your place.

A second non-refundable deposit of £500 per person is payable Friday, 25th February 2022

A final payments of £425 to be received no later than Monday, 1st August 2022.

If you intend to be part of one or all the local trips out, please note that all entrance fees are payable by you together with any additional refreshments.

France
Classes/Itinerary

April 2022/Sept to October 2022

Itinerary

Friday   4pm onwards – arrive at our accommodation
Saturday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Sunday   Day off at leisure to relax or explore. There is also the option to partake in a local trip out – full details to follow.
Monday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Tiuesday  

Day off at leisure to relax/explore. There is also the option to partake in a local trip out – full details to follow.

Wednesday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Thursday  

Day off at leisure to relax/explore. There is also the option to partake in a local trip out – full details to follow.  If we decide to return early, I have some small canvasses on which we can have a bit of fun, sitting down to paint with simply a small brush, palette knife and fingers, possibly in a spot outside in the countryside.

Friday   10am – Depart for home .

Enjoyable & Fun Painting Classes:

Do you wish to access the creativity that you just know is there, but don’t quite know how to let it out?  You’re not sure where to start or you may feel you can’t paint at all, then these painting classes are ideal for you because I believe everyone can paint – you just need to be shown a way that is right for you.  Even if you have never painted before, you can get exciting results immediately.  Instruction will allow you to build up your own painting with confidence whilst leaving you, the artist, free to bring forth your own unique style.

Of course, these classes are also ideal for those wishing to improve on existing painting skills and learn new techniques all with the aim of discovering new ideas and freeing your inner artist.

We will be using a variety of mediums such as acrylic, some inks, maybe a little mixed media with some oil.  Excellent effects can be achieved with all of these to create texture depth and colour.

My aim is to provide a supportive environment, where people feel relaxed and comfortable, leaving you room to have fun and the freedom to paint as you wish.

Classes include all materials, ie canvas, brushes, paints, palette and not forgetting an apron!  Chairs are available and we will be sitting for most of our painting.