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painting holiday - welcome from Anji & Geoff Ratcliffe


Rural farmhouse accommodation available


enjoy painting or relaxing in our large gardens


Enjoy painting in Poitou Charentes area


  • All mediums catered for
  • All standards welcome
  • Full board and accommodation
  • Rural farmhouse setting
  • Use of pool and grounds
  • Visiting tutors
  • Painting trips arranged
  • Includes collection from airport
  • Non-painters welcome



Anji & Geoff Ratcliffe






Design and production - Jim Roden email

 Poitou Charentes awaits   Telephone france 0033 549 64 63 87 - uk 01543 888 195


Come and join in our painting holidays, get inspiration from other like  minded people.

 Friends and partners that do not wish to paint are welcome to join you.

The Poitou Charentes area has many qualities to discover including a  wonderful coastline just over an hours drive away.
All abilities and mediums catered for, there is even a visiting tutor to help and advise you to achieve your goal.

What is included?

The holiday is a full board basis to include a continental breakfast, a buffet style lunch and an evening meal with wine.
All bedding is provided, towels can be provided at a small extra cost.
Airport pickups from one of our three local airports which are Poitiers, La Rochelle and Nantes.
You are welcome to swim in our pool and enjoy relaxing in our large gardens.


What do I need to bring?

Ideally you need to bring your chosen medium/s and the materials you  will need.

There are local places to buy replacements.

  • The holiday does not include your travel fees.
  • There will be a small fee for the tutor if required.
  • Field trips are included but will be dependant on weather and season.
  • We have large indoor and outdoor areas for you to set up your easels.
  • We are open all year round and there is a reduction for non painters.


The holiday will commence for the evening meal on a Sunday and finish after breakfast on the following Saturday, two week holidays can be arranged.

Visiting tutors

Our tutors are qualified artists and teachers, generous with their time. They enjoy giving advice and guidance at all levels and their aim is to identify and respond to your individual artistic needs.



The large bedrooms complete with twin or double beds offer a restful night sleep.

Additional materials available at an extra cost, we also offer a starter kit for those who need it. Other

facilities include; bicycles, solar-heated  pool, guest-kitchen for tea and coffee.

Anji and Geoff make it more like staying with friends and family; a creative atmosphere, a warm

welcome, lively conversation, excellent tuition, & great food and wine.


Prices  Sun-Sat


  • Painting Partners
  • 7 nights:  275.00 pp
  • 14 nights: 500.00 pp
  • Non Painting Partners
  • 7 nights: 250 pp
  • 14 nights: 475.00 pp



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