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Ivy Hill Hotel, Margaretting. 2022

Dates: Sunday 24th -28th July 2022   (4 night stay, 4 days tuition)  Cost for dinner, bed and breakfast plus packed lunch plus tuition from Charlie: £850 Ring the office on 01670 760 030 to book a place. Non-refundable deposit is £100.


This Best Western hotel is set in five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and is a lovingly converted Victorian country house near Chelmsford.

The hotel provides a luxurious home from home and also boasts a Lounge and Bar, plus Bartellas, an independently operated restaurant connected to the hotel which is also popular with non-residents.

The holiday begins when you arrive on at the hotel on Sunday afternoon.  All meals are included, we just ask that you pay for your own drinks, both at the hotel or in any cafes you may visit when out painting. On the Thursday you are free to leave after the day’s painting. If you wish to stay the extra night, we ask that you contact the hotel directly.

Tuition is offered for four days. Each day you will be taken to a different location to paint. If it rains, there is an indoor room we can use. You will need to bring your usual watercolour painting kit including an easel and/or chair as well as a water bucket and support board. Charlie will have a small stock of paints, brushes and paper if you need to purchase anything.

If you live locally and would like to join the group for a day’s  painting, please contact the office for details. 01670 760 030 (leave a message on the answerphone if there is no-one in the office and we will get back to you) or email Cost is £50.

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