Discounts: 10% for returning visitors

Prices 2019

7 Day Courses at The Retreat 

Room Type

UK Pounds

Euros (approx.)

USD (approx.)

Prices per person      
Single Room

£ 1,400

€ 1,600

$ 1,800

Twin/Double en-suite

Single en-suite p.p.

£ 1,300

£ 1,500

€ 1,500

€ 1,700

$ 1,650

$ 1,900


£   900

€ 1050

$ 1,150

 Florence based 7-Day Watercolour Courses    
 Single Room en-suite                £1,600                € 1,800                       $ 2,200    
 Twin/Double en-suite              £1,500                € 1,700                        $ 2,000          non-painters  10% discount    

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Included in your holiday at The Retreat is: accommodation, all breakfast, most lunches with wine (apart from trip days), all dinners with wine, all tuition and art materials, excursions and painting trips around the area, transportation during the week, pick-up/drop-off on arrival and departure day at specified time at San Benedetto del Tronto. The only expenses to expect are 3 lunches out at approx. 15 Euros max. on excursion days. Everything else is included in your holiday with us so you can be busy relaxing and creating throughout.

For details on Florence based courses, please check the course description for your chosen date.

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The above prices and discounts apply for courses at The Retreat only.

Single painters sharing a room with a non-painting companion pay single occupancy price for the type of room selected. Non-painters pay the dicounted ‘non-painter’ price. Twin/double room discounts apply to two painters sharing a room.

For courses run at other locations away from The Retreat, please see prices in the individual course listings.

Groups: For groups of 8 or more : 1 in 8 goes free*. Included are all tuition, art materials, accommodation, all breakfast, most lunches with wine (apart from excursion days) and all dinners with wine, transport to and from painting locations, pick-up and drop-off at San Bendetto del Tronto for flights to/from Ancona, Pescara or Rome or train arrivals from any other direction. Guests will also receive a high-quality all-media 50 page complimentary sketchbook.

*  ‘1-in-8-goes free’ offer applies for courses run at The Retreat only. Minimum 8 painting participants and doesn’t include non-painting companions

The above stated discounts do not apply to courses run away from The Retreat.

Gift Certificates: for a very special gift, we provide beautiful gift certificates in printable version or we can send it directly to the recipient. We will print it on thick art paper and send it directly to the recipient as a scroll. You don’t need to book a specific course when you purchase a gift certificate, so that your loved one can choose to come on a course of his/her choice. (subject to availability) 

We will be happy to assist with your travel planning, and are at hand if you need advice regarding on-ward journeys, etc.

Once you know your flight details, we will be able to give details on how to get to your pick-up location easily.

Note for Courses at The Retreat: The advertised course dates include arrival and departure days.

Arrival Days: 15-16:00 pm pick-up at San Benedetto del Tronto. We welcome guests arriving by themselves from 3pm onwards. Should you need to arrive earlier, please inform us in advance. Welcome drinks, afternoon tea/coffee and cake, evening meal are included on arrival day.

Departure Days: 10:30 am drop-off at San Bendetto del Tronto for your onward or return journey after breakfast.

Pick up/drop-off outside advertised times by prior arrangement and extra charge.

Due to room changeovers for new guests, all rooms must be vacated by 10 am.

Please contact us should you wish to book a holiday outside the above dates. We also welcome experienced painters wishing to use the facilities of our studio without participating in a course. Please contact us with your requirements and to find out about rates and details or visit our B&B and self-catering section.

Payment Methods accepted:

We accept payment in Pound Sterling or Euros by banker’s draft or direct transfer as well as Paypal in all currencies. Paypal transaction and Currency conversion charges are applied by Paypal. We do not carry any charges for transactions made by your payment institution and full payments must reach us prior to your arrival.  Paypal payments are accepted but we advise that they carry higher currency conversion and transaction charges, which are at your cost. A 25% non-refundable deposit is requested at the time of booking and full payment is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. We can hold reservations for up to one week.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for full details.  The Retreat-Terms and conditions 2013

To make a reservation or ask us for more information contact us and we’ll be in touch right away.