Month: April 2017

Beautiful stone St. Mary'sChurch in Cricklade

Cricklade in Wiltshire, the southern gateway to the Cotswolds

History of the town Situated in the north of Wiltshire, Cricklade has been called the most intact example of a late Saxon new town in Britain. It is also the first town on the River Thames and southern gateway to the Cotswolds. The name Cricklade means the place by the river crossing. It is one […]

Sherborne in Dorset – a town to paint

Sherborne Castle Capability Brown Orangery and Ginkgo Lawn ©Sherborne Castle An ancient Dorset town, Sherborne is close to the north west boarder with Somerset. Once noted for its woollen trade, silk, lace and button making, it is now a magnet for creative talent. The town was formerly the capital of Wessex. The architecture of Sherborne […]

Historic Marlborough in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside

The market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire nestles in the Kennet Valley. Enclosed in the stunning scenery of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is countryside within 10 minutes’ walk of the High Street in almost any direction. Avebury stone circles and the ancient Savernake Forest are on the doorstep. The River […]

Boscastle is one of Cornwall’s hidden treasures

Boscastle in Cornwall, is a quaint little fishing village and harbour which is full of pretty, odd-shaped and odd-fitting cottages. The National Trust owns and cares for the harbour, which is one of the unspoilt treasures on the Cornish coast. The harbour and surrounding area is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The white-washed, thatched […]