Based in the beautiful rural Creuse département of the Limousin region. Les Marronniers (The Chestnut Trees) is an idyllic former farm, a painting, walking and cycling paradise along riversides and through beautiful woodland where nature is pretty much undisturbed. Situated on the edge of a pretty hamlet with 7 acres of own private gardens and peaceful meadows.
The nearby villages of Crozant with its castle ruins, and Fresselines made famous by Monet, boast spectacular views of the Rivers Creuse and Sedelle. Lake Chambon with its safe sandy beaches, fishing, water-sports, and lakeside restaurants and bars is only 10 minutes away.
The Course : All our painting locations and picturesque villages are within an easy 10 -15 minute drive or within the grounds. Mo welcomes all abilities on her courses as she teaches on an individual basis in the medium of your choice. There are also plenty of group demonstrations with opportunities for questions. Each day there is a morning and afternoon painting session with a relaxing picnic and a glass of wine. Evenings are for relaxing and reviewing the days work with a drink before enjoying the wonderful French cuisine.
Accommodation : Accommodation is in three gîtes that are side-by-side modernised stone cottages created from what was once the second farmhouse at 'Les Marronniers'.
They retain many period features, such as exposed timbers and stonework. There is satellite TV, DVD players, and free WiFi broadband access. There are outside tables, chairs and sunshades for alfresco dining on the sun terraces at the front of the building. Each has a character of its own.Most rooms are en suite.
Also there is a large swimming pool (12 metres x 5 metres), with Roman steps, built-in jacuzzi, and night lighting.
£1200 which Includes: Tuition. Seven nights accommodation. Continental breakfast. Picnic lunch with wine Coffee, tea,
biscuits Pre dinner drinks All meals, including two in restaurants.
Six full days painting. Transport to and from airport and to painting locations