Book a creative holiday in the UK


Ever caught yourself thinking, “I’d quite like to do that.” We’ve all been there, found ourselves admiring a chef or a carpenter when we’ve been out and about. Have you ever fancied taking matters into your own hands by booking a creative holiday in the UK?

The popularity of the creative holiday is on the rise, it’s a break with a difference where you can often learn the basics of a trade during anything from a weekend upwards. For example, have you ever considered a pottery course, photography lessons, cross country horse riding or even taking to the country lanes on a collection of classic British motor cycles.

We offer all of these activities and more on our creative holidays. For many, it’s a great way to meet new friends by bonding over learning a new artistic skill. So from completing your long delayed crime novel, enhancing your skill as a seafood chef, to realising your talents as a budding fine artist, there’s a creative holiday to successfully engage everybody.

Here are a few holiday homes that offer creative activities as a bonus.

Photography classes in St. Andrews, Scotland

Pre-book a range of outdoor pursuits at the Relaxing Rural Retreat on a working farm in Central Scotland. Activities include photography lessons, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, shooting and stalking at this stylish holiday lodge for six. This option is close to Perth and all of the major golf courses that make St Andrews a famous holiday destination. There’s plenty to capture on your camera as the landscape and wildlife in this area of Scotland is incredible. You could return home as the new Ansel Adams or Sebastiao Salgado.

Cross Country Horseriding on The Lizard, Cornwall

Trewenna on The Lizard is an excellent example of an immersive holiday experience. Contrasting activities include pre-bookable yoga and massage classes. The main draw is Trewanna’s choice of horse riding lessons with qualified instructors to lead you on beach rides or cross country. You are also invited to help out in the stables to get a full-on experience of life on a working farm. Other features include a new gym and sauna to relax in at the close of each day.

An equestrian’s delight near Exmoor, Devon

Horse riding for beginners onwards are available with your holiday stay at Stitchpool Farm Stable Cottage near South Molton. You can also take your own horses too as there are pre-bookable stabling facilities available. Guest are also encouraged to explore the farmer’s fields and also to observe the daily goings on the farm. Discover trails and bridle paths galore, South Molton is very close to Exmoor so you are well placed for some beautiful moorland treks.

The house itself comes with all the mod-cons and the added bonus of a hot tub to soak your weary bones in at the end of a long day of horse riding or walking out on the moors.

Pottery lessons in deepest Dorset, nr Sherborne

The characteristically beautiful Bishops Caundle Cottage is wonderful place for a creative holiday. Pre-booked pottery painting is encouraged as the owner is a master potter. The holiday home was built in 1738, in the deep English countryside close to Sherborne. A perfect base for enjoying a holiday in Dorset and Somerset with some great attractions within driving distance that include Sherborne Castle, Longleat Safari Park, Montacute House and Yeovilton Air Museum, to name a handful. Visit local village pubs or make the best use of Bishops Caundle Cottage’s wonderful modern kitchen and patio to enjoy a home-cooked meal al-fresco.

Choose from a collection of Classic Motor Cycles in craggiest North Cornwall

Waterloo Courtyard Sandmartins is a unique farmyard getaway on the North Cornwall coast at Crackington Haven. Chief amongst a veritable raft of great activities on offer is the chance to experience a collection of Classic British Motorcycles. The amazing collection includes a BSA, Norton, Triumph, Panther and an Ariel. You can also try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or fishing (both fly and coarse) on the beautiful River Ottery, or on Boles Bridge stream, which meander through the farm. This is the perfect place if you like ancient castles and rugged coastline, as you have Tintagel Castle and Boscastle within striking distance. It’s also close to the Devon border so you can take advantage of your relative proximity to the picture perfect Clovelly.

We have a lovely collection of holiday cottages with unique features and benefits to inspire your next holiday. Why not have a further look?

Posted by Ed on 1st April 2017