Coombe Farm Studios - Birds Eye View

This is an opportunity to discover a heavenly river, to explore scenic coasts, and to capture bucolic meadows and downs - with your paintbrush!

Surrounded by rolling hills, ancient woodland and winding country lanes, Coombe Farm Studios are right at the heart of the idyllic Dart valley and just a few miles from the sea.

Coombe Farm Studios are housed in attractively-converted, seasoned stone barns in a fetching, Provençal-style courtyard. The spacious, well-lit studio is open day and night, and the immediate vicinity offers endless subject matter for landscape and flower painting.

To make sure you can get there, British Rail has assured us the trains will be running smoothly by Easter, well before the summer.

Coombe Farm GardenPainting FlowersDevon View

Coombe Farm Garden

Painting Flowers

Devon View

We usually take three painting trips if the weather is fine. One is to the pretty coastal area around the Slapton Ley nature reserve. Another is to paint an exquisite view of the Dart estuary from a private garden. On other days we take a short trip along the stream to Dittisham creek and village. Further afield is Dartmoor, where we may spend half a day painting, and also Dartmouth where we paint the dramatic natural harbour or sketch the 15th-century castle.

Accommodation is available in single-, double- or twin-bedded rooms, whilst meals are made with fresh local produce with vegetables and herbs from Coombe Farm itself.

Tea and coffee is available in the common room throughout the day.

Demonstration By SeasideDittisham HarbourIn the Studio

Demonstration By Seaside

Dittisham Harbour

In the Studio

In 2017/2018 Bettina is going to the following locations: in the UK there’s Devon and Scotland, in Italy there’s Cotto, Tuscany and Sicily of course, in Portugal there's the Algarve, and for the more adventurous there’s Morocco.



Coombe Farm Studios


Aug Sun 13 - Sat 19, 2017


Sept Sun 10 - Sat 16, 2017


Beginners and accomplished painters welcome!


Excursions, Picnics & Barbecues


Home cooked meals


Special dietary needs met


Price includes bed, full-board and painting tuition


No single room supplement



Non-painting partners £410*

*Early bird bookings
until 31 Dec only:
£560 (20% reduction)
Non-painting partners £365


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