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Courses are based at Weston House, a spacious Victorian house in the centre of the thriving historic village of Bampton in Devon.

Weston house is the family home of Catherine and Peter Stott. Catherine’s painting studio is a large well-lit area with a vaulted roof on the second floor (historically this was used as a tailor’s workshop). The studio is available for students use as required during residential courses.   We welcome students on residential courses to share our house and family meals, and stay in our AA 4-star bed and breakfast accommodation. (If our bedrooms are all occupied, we can suggest bed and breakfast options within walking distance) For more information on accommodation visit the Weston House website...

Behind the house is a private town garden, which we employ for shorter painting sessions.

Bampton is a small country town on the Devon/Somerset border, close to the Exmoor and Blackdown Hills National Parks and the Exe Valley Way. Bampton retains many traditional shops including post office, baker, butcher and greengrocer. You will also find pubs, tearooms and restaurants, and the thirteenth century church. Local events include Bampton Charter Fair in October, held since medieval times, and Open Gardens in the summer.

Area: Due to our location in Devon and bordering Exmoor, there are beautiful and varied painting locations within easy reach. Within Bampton we have our own town garden, a small public garden and the historic church, and there are many scenic painting locations in the nearby Exe valley and Exmoor. We are close to many beautiful gardens in Devon and West Somerset. Some of our favourites are Marwood Hill, Burrow Farm, Knightshayes NT and Rosemoor gardens in Devon, and Hestercombe, Barrington Court, East Lambrook Manor and Tintinhull in Somerset, but this is just a small selection. Visit the Gallery...

Nearby are the Devon and Somerset Coasts, Dartmoor, the historic city of Exeter, the South West Coast path, and many other attractions. If you wish, you can book extra days accommodation with us to relax before or after your course and explore the area at leisure.

Transport: Bampton is within 12 miles both of main line trains at Tiverton Parkway and the M5 motorway. Let us know if you require transport from the station for your residential course. We are also on bus routes to Tiverton, Taunton and Minehead, the Exe Valley way and Sustrans cycle route 3 from Padstow to Bath.

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