Short Break for Collectors
14th November 2021
Our short break for collectors is designed for people with an interest in fine art and antiques, the emphasis being on a pleasant and relaxing break in the company of fellow enthusiasts, rather than formal teaching. Groups are limited to 25, and are well suited to anyone on their own.
The resident tutor, Nicholas Merchant, has worked at Sotheby’s, and lectured extensively, including at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
The Autumn holiday will include an interesting and eclectic mix of talks and visits. You will enjoy a curator-led tour of the finest Arts & Craft houses in the Lake District, and visit the popular Windermere Boat Museum with a talk from Stephen Beresford on "Conserving Windermere's Historic Boats". There will be talks from Nicholas on "The Jacobites - the romance of a lost cause" and "The other Lutyens - discussing the architects work for the Imperial War Graves Commission". Accredited lecturer of the Arts Society, Amanda Herries will discuss "Once upon a time...on the willow pattern plate" followed by "A passion for tea" and a tutored tea tasting. There will be further visits to Abbeyhorn the remaining manufacturer of horn products in the UK, a lunch stop at Carnforth Railway Station (the setting of the 1940 film Brief Encounter) then onwards to Heron Corn Mill.
This itinerary is subject to change.
Gun room – £800
Classic – based on 2 people sharing £750pp
Superior – based on 2 people sharing £850pp
Superior Plus – based on 2 people sharing £875
Suite – based on 2 people sharing £900pp
Classic – sole occupancy £900
Superior – sole occupancy £1,000
Please contact us for more information about what will be included in the 5-night break.
If you would like to explore the local area but don't quite have the skills or are worried about getting lost why not hire a walking guide during your stay?
Pip Line has lived and taught in the south Lakes area for many years. For the past 15 years she has been mainly based in the French Alps, but returning often to visit and work in the Lake District and Scotland. She is an International Mountain Leader & first aider, and above all passionate about the outdoor environment, its life and Mans place in it. She will guide you on popular routes and also take you off the beaten track to explore secret trails and stunning vistas.
Prices from £150 for a full day for 2 people including a packed lunch.
Please contact us for more information
Spring & Autumn
We're partnered with local forager David Winnard to offer our guests a new hands-on, seasonal and sustainable foraging experience, that offers plenty of food for thought.
The spring offers a huge salad bar, just ripe for picking. You will learn to identify and forage wild garlic, wood sorrel, bitter-cress, cow parsley and bistort.
The Autumn brings mushroom season: if it's nice and damp there will be fungi galore, but if the weather has been dry there will be plentiful wild berries.
A half day experience, exploring the wild edible landscape around us is £175.
Please contact us for more information.