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Crown and Castle, Orford, Suffolk 2023

The Crown and Castle is a relaxed, award-winning restaurant with comfortable rooms in the centre of Orford, a quiet historical village on the lovely Suffolk Coast. Orford is a lovely village with its own castle and lots of fabulous venues for painting. We went to this hotel in May 2021 and 2022 and all agreed that the location, accommodation, staff and food were fabulous.

Monday 24th to 28th April 2023 (4 night stay, 4 days tuition)  

Cost for dinner, bed and breakfast plus packed lunch plus tuition from Charlie

Last place taken, sorry. Course is now full.

£1195. Non-refundable deposit is £100. Ring the office on 01670 760 030 to book.

The holiday begins when you arrive at the hotel on Monday afternoon after 3pm.  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 Friday 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 waterbucket 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

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