THE COOKHAM ARTS CLUB HOLIDAY

2025 Harrington House in the Cotswolds

The Club is planning a 7-night full-board Painting Holiday, based in the Cotswolds, with HF Holidays

Date 6th-13th June 2025

Staying at the Grade II Listed Harrington House, Sherbourne Street, Bourton on the Water, GL54 2BY

The Grade ll listed retreat is just a skip from the heart of Bourton on the Water. This pretty Cotswold town with chocolate box cottages, old fashioned tea rooms, and low arched stone bridges that span the River Windrush is within walking distance of plenty of places to visit.

The holiday includes comprehensive breakfast choices; pre ordered packed lunch; 3 course evening meal; evening’s entertainment.

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Dolserau Hall

The 2024 Club Holiday is commencing soon!

The 2024 Club Holiday is commencing soon! Details below.

A 7-night Painting Holiday, based near Snowdonia.
Date: 14 – 21st June with HF Holidays – Dolserau Hall, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2AG

Although the HF Holiday title is ‘self-guided walking’ it is a holiday week with options to sightsee or walk independently and, of course, paint. For the non painters you may be able to book and pay extra to join the walking groups if any are available that week.

Go sightseeing or if you decide to paint join one of the club members who is painting. If you join the walks, follow the route suggestions that fit your requirements and fitness level, (details planned by HF Holidays).

2023 Brecon, South Wales

Our first day was at Tretower Court, and Tretower Castle ruins dating back to the 11th Century. Next, Brecon Canal Basin. And then Llangorse Lake to see the Crannog, a man-made island made of oak, willow and hazel wood over 1000 years ago. We found boats, jetties and far landscapes to paint.
 
A couple of days saw various groups going to Talgarth Mill, waterfall searching in Talybont-on-Usk, to the Brecon Mountain Centre and a cave at Aberdare. Our final day was LLangorse Lake at Llangasty. We spent the morning painting in the vicinity of St Gastyn’s Church, and then the afternoon at Trebefydd House.
 
On our last evening we had an exhibition of our work in which other hotel guests were invited to put a £1 in front of paintings that they particularly liked, the proceeds to go to the local Mountain Rescue whom had given us a talk earlier in the week. Our winner was Kay Lamb, and we raised nearly £60.

2022 Selworthy

Based around the village of Selworthy in the beautiful countryside of the Exmoor National Park, this year’s holiday was greatly enjoyed. Unfortunately, Covid appeared at the holiday centre and one of the party had to return home early. The vaccination seems to have been effective as, thankfully, no one has become seriously ill, although many of the group have now tested positive. As well as the painting trips, the evening events were fun, and quite a few paintings were sold to raise £63 for the Pathways charity.

CHARITY DONATION

Sometimes the other residents vote for the paintings they like with small coins which are then given to charity.