Cotswolds Cottages





7 Days / 6 Nights

October 10 - 16, 2021

From $4,975

Lovely Cotswold Countryside

Historic Cotswold Market Villages

Beautiful Cotswold Gardens

The Cotswolds is a painter's heaven!

Whether you are a seasoned artist... or you have never painted before and have always wanted to learn... join artist and instructor Catherine Hearding for a week in mid October capturing the magnificent English countryside and charming Cotswold villages... painting en plein air in your own unique style.

Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be painting sessions in scenic Cotswold locations... Catherine will provides, individual instruction to improve your painting skills and expand your art experience... seasoned artists are free to be on your own to paint and enjoy.


Artists can choose to paint en plein air in oil or watercolor. You will take home your English paintings and a journal filled with treasured memories of your English country creative adventure.

We'll paint landscapes in the beautiful English countryside filled with rolling green hills... we'll travel to picturesque Cotswold market villages, including Chipping Campden... we'll visit and paint in some of England's most stunning  gardens located in the Cotswold area.


Non-painter friends and spouses of artists are welcome to join as there are many non-painting activities.

We'll be based in Burford, Oxfordshire, a historic Cotswold market town filled with charm and enchanted character. We'll stay six nights in The Lamb Inn, a much-loved traditional English inn with just 17 rooms, that dates back to the 15th-century. Today the inn is part of the Cotswold Inns & Hotels luxury hotels collection. 

The tour includes many traditional English extras -- including a welcome reception dinner with French wine & English cheeses... a traditional Oxfordshire cuisine farewell dinner at our Burford old-world inn... happy hour sessions in the hotel garden reviewing the day's creative works.  

There will be personal free time for individual painting... taking leisure walks... exploring Burford's quaint village shops and art galleries... patronizing classic English pubs... rubbing shoulders with locals... relaxing in the hotel garden.

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.


The Cotswold Paint Europe Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation and painting experience in the beautiful Cotswolds... painting each day in the English countryside or in one of the region's charming villages with golden Cotswold-stone buildings.

  • Daily art instruction and painting with Catherine Hearding.

  • Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Free personal time for added painting... shopping... relaxing.

  • Optional group morning pleasure walks led by WalkEurope president, Tom Harter.

  • Recommended restaurants provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join Catherine for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Concierge service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service, for a fun and worry-free vacation!​ 


What's Included:

  • Daily sketching and painting with Catherine Hearding.

  • Six nights in a personally-selected charming boutique hotel -- a quaint and romantic old-world style English inn, that was once a weaver's cottage, with antique furnishings, individually designed rooms, and a tranquil walled garden to relax; located in Burford, one of The Cotswolds' most beautiful market towns.

  • Daily hotel buffet English breakfasts.

  • Welcome Reception – with French wines and English cheeses hosted by Catherine Hearding and WalkEurope.

  • Two evenings of 3-course dinners featuring traditional Oxfordshire cuisine:

    • Sunday Evening Welcome Reception Dinner

    • Friday Evening Farewell Dinner

  • Visit to Chipping Campden and to specially-selected Cotswold gardens for painting.

  • Morning pleasure walks - optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Burford and along Cotswold country lanes. 

  • Garden, castle and villa entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.

  • Round-trip group transfer between Central London and The Cotswolds 

  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including private mini-buses for day trips.


Arrival & Departure City - London, England

Meet in Central London Location - Oxford & Cambridge Club

Private Bus Transfers:

  • Leave Central London - Sunday, Oct 10, at 12:30PM to The Cotswolds

  • Leave The Cotswolds - Saturday, Oct 16, at 10:00AM to Central London (Estimated Arrival 1:00PM)


Trip Hosts: 

Catherine Hearding, Artist & Instructor

Tom Harter, WalkEurope President


Trip Cost:

Charming Boutique Hotel

  • $4,975 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room accommodation -- $1,325       


Space Is Limited -- Recommend to Reserve Early!

Limited to 15 persons.

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Please Note: WalkEurope strives to operate according to our published itinerary. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or opportunities that would enhance the itinerary, adjustments may be necessary. Hotels and itinerary are subject to changes. Tour is subject to meeting eight person participation.