Straiton House Ayrshire painting holiday
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Milton House Ayrshire
Stable Cottages within the converted Coachman's House, Harness rooms and Stables of
Blairquhan Castle

Stable Cottages, Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Friday 25th August—Monday 28th August 2006
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Based in converted stables on the Blairquhan Estate, in central Ayrshire. They were built by the famous Scottish architect William Burn in 1821-1824 for Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Baronet. They overlook the river Girvin and are set in beautiful grounds. A short walk along the river is the village of Straiton—perhaps the most attractive in Ayrshire. We will have the freedom to explore the Blairquhan Estate with its castle, walled garden, river, estate farms and houses.

Accommodation in one double and six twin bedded rooms sharing three bathrooms. The cottages are fully heated and bedlinen and towels are provided. Visit www.blairquhan.co.uk to find more info and pictures. Non-painting partners are very welcome and there are many interesting places to visit nearby.

Blairquhan Casle, Straiton, Ayrshire
Stable Cottages

This Holiday is suitable to all skill levels, working in any medium. The proposed timetable is very flexible depending on the weather:

Friday: Access to house from 4pm, with afternoon tea on arrival and a three course evening meal prepared for 7pm approx.

Saturday: Breakfast at 9 am. Exploring the garden estate with sketchbook and cameras. Lunch at 1pm followed by watercolour workshops and ending with afternoon tea. Dinner prepared for 7pm approx.

Sunday: Breakfast at 9am. Again exploring the estate with sketch book etc. Lunch at 1pm followed by acrylic painting workshop. Dinner prepared for 7pm

Monday: Breakfast at 8.30am and ready to depart by 10am.

Cost of 3 night break: £195
non painters: £165

This includes :
  - Tuition;
  - Accommodation;
  - All meals.

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Twin bedded room at Milton House, Ayrshire
Grounds of Blairquhan Castle

For non painting partners, activities available in the area include golf (Troon is very near), gardens, castles (Culzean Castle is 10 miles drive), sailing, pony trekking, fishing (River Girvan for Salmon and Sea Trout) and beaches overlooking the Isle of Arran. The beautiful rolling countryside has many attractions for the visitor and this is, of course, Burns Country.

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