Fantasy in the Cotswolds

Weekend Art Retreat

If you would like to be creative in a nourishing environment, eat freshly prepared food, sleep royally and feel complete relaxation, then our luxury retreat with a generous helping of sheer indulgence is for you.


You and a maximum of eleven other guests.  All are welcome, from complete beginners to professionals.


Being a fantasy artist, it should come as no surprise, that Rodney will teach you art skills within the genre of fantasy.  He will explain and demonstrate how his images are anchored to the natural world around us, thus making his creations believable.  You will be working in one of Rodney's preferred mediums, pencil on tracing paper, and the lessons and discussions will centre around pencil sketching and drawing.  You will be provided with your own art kit, containing the same art materials that Rodney himself uses. 

Our aim is that all attendees, whether starting at beginner level or highly experienced, leave the retreat feeling inspired, recharged and encouraged, with pencil work to be proud of.


23rd to 25th August 2019


A quintessential Cotswolds manor, near Cheltenham, UK

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​What's included ?

  • 6.5 hours of art tuition by Rodney Matthews

  • all required art materials (also for you to take home)

  • 1.5 hours of relaxation sessions with Sarah Matthews

  • "An Evening with Rodney and Sarah Matthews" - Talk and Q&A

  • two night's accommodation in a privately owned Cotswolds manor

  • all meals - 2 x breakfasts, 1 x afternoon tea, 1 x boxed lunch & 2 x canapés and two-course evening meal


View the full itinerary here

Prices ?

Below we offer a fully inclusive price per person for the entire weekend.

The amounts quoted reflect the size of room and choice of sleeping arrangements.  Single availability is offered, because we realise that sharing a room is not ideal for everyone.  If however, you are willing to share a twin-bedded room, please let us know and will carefully pair you with another attendee of the same sex. 

Standard double-suite:  £510 pp sharing or £660 single 

Large double-suite: £550 pp sharing or £700 single 

Extra-large double-suite (or twin-bed): £590 pp sharing or £740 single 

The Flat - double room with kitchen and living space: £510 pp sharing or £660 single

Non-participating artist (accommodation and meals only) sharing with participating attendee: £425

Room choices and arrangements are on a first come first serve basis, so please register your interest early to claim your preferred sleeping arrangement. 

Payment is not required upon registration.  We will check availability and contact you shortly afterwards to confirm whether you have a place.  To guarantee your booking you will be asked to pay a non-refundable 25% deposit.  Final balance to be paid three weeks prior to the retreat.

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