Botanical Drawing in Andalucia, Spain with Ann Swan
Fancy some winter sunshine with some drawing, sight seeing and good food? Then join me in Spain next March on my visit to Andalucia.
Hotel Finca el Cerrillo is situated in peaceful countryside close to the traditional villages of Canillas de Albaida and Competa in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara, Southern Spain. From it's terraces there are sweeping views of the valley below and the pretty Moorish village of Archez with its 13 th century tower. To the north are spectacular views of Mount Maroma (2080m) and of the nearby national park.
A 200 year old converted olive mill, the hotel is small and intimate offering a high standard of comfort. Owned and managed by Sue and Gordon Kind who like to ensure that their guests are well looked after and the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. The charm and character of old Andalucia has been carefully retained throughout.
En-suite bedrooms are spacious and individually styled with tea and coffee making facilities and air conditioning and central heating to ensure that you will remain comfortable whatever the time of year. There is a dining room, small library and ‘honesty bar', open all day and the large, comfortable lounge is kept cosy on winter nights with a blazing log fire and central heating. Outside are terraces, a swimming pool and fantastic views.
The hotel is well placed just one hour's drive from Malaga airport and 30 minutes from the coast and the attractive seaside town of Nerja, with its golden sandy beaches and amazing caves. Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace is a 2 hour drive away through impressive scenery.
The weather in January should be dry and bright and maybe warm enough for lunches outside but do bring a fleece. The light is good and the studio has central heating.
£815 per person for a shared room with ensuite (single room supplement £125) + airfare. (Non-painting partners £540)
22nd February - 1st March 2014
This is a very popular holiday and is usually fully booked very quickly. We may however have a space so please contact Ann if you are interested.
Flights are not included and should be booked independently.
Holiday includes: All tuition, full-board accommodation and transfers from airport (assuming that you arrive on the suggested flight – guests arriving at other times will have to transfer by taxi at their own expense)
The Course: Most mornings will be spent with me in the spacious, airy studio focusing on local flora, fruits and vegetables and then afternoons can be spent working independently or exploring the local villages and countryside; you choose. There are wonderful walks all around the area and interesting Moorish villages to explore.
I hope this will be a productive but relaxing and enjoyable holiday in beautiful surroundings with good company and excellent food.