Residential Painting Holiday on the North Norfolk Coast

Tuesday, 11th to Tuesday, 18th June 2024 – Fully Booked

Next Year’s Dates – Sunday, 1st to Sunday, 8th June 2025

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     

 

£1,445

 

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

Warm wishes.

Sophia

PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECT TO MAKE FURTHER ENQUIRIES/BOOK

 

Classes/Itinerary

June 2024 Holiday

Itinerary

Tuesday   4pm onwards – arrive at our accommodation.  (If it’s possible to arrive earlier nearer the time, rest assured, I will let you know).  Once parked, I will show you to your room and we’ll meet for a drink and catch-up.
Wednesday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Thursday   Day off at leisure to relax or explore  There is also the option to partake in a local trip out – full details to follow.  
Friday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Saturday   Day off at leisure to relax or explore.  There is also the option to partake in a local trip out – full details to follow.
Sunday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Monday  

AM – Painting

Lunch/PM – Trip out to internationally renowned local gardens.

Tuesday   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 and maybe a little mixed media.  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: non-slip mats and bath mats are provided.

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 you can think of!

In the Boiler Room off the Kitchen:  iron and ironing board and other cleaning devices.

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

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

A complimentary glass of presecco or soft drink will be available on arrival to celebrate the beginning of our Residential.  In addition, please note that an assortment of teas and coffees together with milk will be readily available throughout the week in addition to snacks and biscuits.

Breakfast:  There will be a range of cereals on offer (including gluten free) together with milk, good coffee, teas, etc (including decaf).  

Lunch:  On the painting days, soup with hot rolls/butter will be available followed by cake/snacks.  On the day trips out, the cost of lunch is not included leaving you are free to make your own choice at the many lovely places we visit.  

Evening:  Each evening, bookings will be made at a local nearby restaurant or public house to ensure we have a variety of delicious food and menus.  The cost of the evening meals is not included leaving you free to make your own choice at the many wonderful places to eat serving home-made and local food.  Dietary requirements are catered for by these establishments.   

Transport

We will gladly assist you in any way possible in discovering the best route to our accommodation. 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 (excluding our own vehicle) which is normally enough for most groups. 

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

.       Hoveton Hall Gardens

 

 

 

Transportation of Paintings Home

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 we can forward them to your home 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 no later than Tuesday, 12th December 2024

A final non-refundable payment of £445 is payable no later than Tuesday, 12th  March 2024.

France
Classes/Itinerary

June 2024

Itinerary

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

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

Sunday   10am to 4pm approx – Painting Workshop
Monday  

AM – Painting

Lunch/PM – Trip out to internationally renowned local gardens.

Tuesday   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 and maybe a little mixed media.  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.