Painting Staycation in the Scottish Highlands
Escape to the Scottish Highlands for five days of painting and relaxation amid the stunning landscape of Aberfeldy. Enjoy the best food Scotland has to offer and sample a dram or two of the water of life – whisky! You’ll be inspired by the Scottish scenery in your daily painting lessons, with the opportunity to walk to the nearby town to take it all in as well.
Your Accommodation in the Highlands
You’ll stay in a luxurious Highland lodge, overlooking Aberfeldy and with sweeping views of the River Tay. With 5.5 acres of exclusive grounds to explore, and a wood-fired hot tub, this is the perfect place to escape to the stunning Scottish Highlands.
Your holiday price of £1,299 includes:
- 4 nights stay in a luxurious Highland lodge exclusive to Flavours
- Painting lessons with your tutor
- Dinner in a traditional Scottish restaurant featuring local produce
- Visit to the market town of Aberfeldy to explore the highland delights and scenery
- Visit a Highland whisky distillery for tour and tasting
- Enjoy delicious food, wine and a few whiskies in the company of your fellow guests
- Private transport throughout stay
- Group airport / train transfers
Dates for 2020
Fàilte gu Aberfeldy! You will arrive at your luxurious Highland lodge where you can settle in, meet your host and Painting tutor and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with welcome drinks. You then have time to explore the lodge and the stunning surrounding 5.5 acres of land. Join your fellow amici for pre dinner drinks and a traditional Scottish dinner this evening at the lodge.
Begin the day with breakfast at the lodge with your fellow Amici, this morning you have your first sketching and painting session with your tutor. This will include discussing the course outline, aims and expectations and getting started. In order to draw, the artist must “see” and your teacher will get you “seeing” and drawing with some practical exercises in the beautiful 5.5 acres of the Highland lodge, looking out onto Loch Tay. The session will be followed by lunch prepared by your chef. The afternoon is yours to continue sketching and painting, or to relax in the lodge. Dinner will be at a traditional Scottish restaurant where you can enjoy local produce.
After breakfast, you will head into Aberfeldy, a small market town famous for being mentioned in the poem The Birks Of Aberfeldy by Robert Burns. You will enjoy a wander round this quaint town and your Tutor will show you the best spots to sketch the beautiful surroundings. Not to mention a visit to a local gallery, bookshop and café where you can stop for a bite to eat. Later in the afternoon you will return to the lodge where you can continue sketching and painting, or relax and enjoy a dram and the scenery. Dinner this evening will be at the lodge.
Begin the day with breakfast at the lodge with your fellow Amici. This morning after breakfast, you will develop your watercolour and drawing skills in another painting session with your tutor. Later in the afternoon, you will be enjoying a tour of a famous whisky distillery along with tasting some of their wonderful whisky. We return to the house where we’ll have an exhibition of your artwork to the group and enjoy a Scottish-style farewell dinner. Slàinte!
After breakfast, you have time for one last wander round the grounds of the lodge and any last minute packing before our drivers come to collect you and take you back to Edinburgh Airport or Edinburgh Waverley station. Haste ye back!
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