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