Art holidays

Enjoy anything from a weekend up to three weeks

All holidays are 22% off in 2022!

We offer art holidays that last a weekend, 5 nights, a week - and any combination up to three weeks in length.

Every holiday 'package' includes art tuition with Sinéad in the studio.

If your holiday is longer than one week, each additional week or part-week will get you another day of tuition with Sinéad.

Choose your art holiday

We host seven-day art holidays throughout the year. Outside of the peak season, we also offer weekend and five-day stays. You can mix and match to suit.

We also offer bespoke packages, extra individual one-to-one art tuition and a selection of other services to ensure you have a unique artist retreat experience.

Tuition included for all packages
Local pubs and restaurants in town 2km away
Studio access in the evenings
Small, but perfectly formed kitchen
Wood burning stoves and central heating
Laundry facilities
Wifi on fibre network
Comfortable beds with all linen provided
We fund tree planting for every stay
Modern shower room with clean towels

How much does it cost?

We've tried to keep pricing as simple as possible. You book the entire cottage for your stay. It sleeps up to 4 people in two twin rooms. Every stay includes ONE DAY tuition with Sinéad.

Peak season (22% off in '22)

This includes July, August and September as well as Christmas, Easter and Hallowe'en

7 nights

Stay in the cottage for 7 nights, checking in on Friday evening. Includes one day tuition with Sinead.

€1,600 €1,248

per 7-night stay

Off-peak (22% off in '22)

This includes the rest of the year outside of the dates above for peak season

7 nights

Stay in the cottage for 7 nights, checking in on Friday evening. Includes one day tuition with Sinéad

€1,440 €1,124

5 nights

Stay in the cottage for 5 nights, checking in on Sunday evening. Includes one day tuition with Sinéad

€1,080 €843

Weekend

Stay in the cottage for 2 nights, checking in on Friday evening. Includes one day tuition with Sinéad

€720 €624

What to expect

We are determined to provide you with a very unique experience.

The cottage dates back to the early 1800s and has been recently renovated using traditional lime mortar and render. It took us over six years! We took advantage of the renovations to upgrade some aspects of the cottage to make it as cosy and comfortable as possible, whilst maintaining it's character.

We'll have many more pics to show you soon. We're still sanding, painting, installing lights and setting up this unique space for you.

Our house is next door to the cottage, so we'll be neighbours during your stay. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy our garden which extends over three quarters of an acre and has been created with wildlife in mind, but with space to relax and absorb the sights and sounds. 

Peak - July, August and September, Halloween, Christmas and Easter

During peak season, we offer 7-day art holidays. Want to stay for two weeks? No problem, just book for 14 nights.
Seven nights - Sunday evening to Sunday lunchtime
Arrive Sunday evening after 4pm. Meet and greet with Sinéad in the cottage for a warm welcome to Inishowen Artists' Retreat & Studio.
One full day of creative experience
Spend the day with Sinéad in the art studio. We can tailor the day to suit you based on your interests and style. 
Optional additional days or hours of tuition
Depending on your needs, book additional time with Sinéad or spend the time exploring the area or being creative in the studio. It's up to you.
Check availability and book your stay now

Off-peak - October-June

With the exception of Christmas, Easter and Hallowe'en, we offer a choice of weekend, 5-day and 7-day creative breaks. Just pick the length of time you'd like to stay.
Choose from a weekend, 5-nights or 7-nights
Arrive on your chosen date after 4pm. Meet and greet with Sinéad in the cottage for a warm welcome to Inishowen Artists' Retreat & Studio.
Optional additional days or hours of tuition
Depending on your needs, book additional time with Sinéad or spend the time exploring the area or being creative in the studio. It's up to you (doesn't apply to the weekend stay).
One full day of creative experience
Spend one day with Sinéad in the art studio. We can tailor the day to suit you based on your interests and style. 
Check availability and book your stay now

The great outdoors

The weather in Donegal has been described in many ways! Whatever words you use, it can be wild and wet, but that's not always the case.

We have very long summer evenings, with darkness only descending around 11pm at midsummer. So when it's dry (and the sun may even shine), what better way to relax than sitting near the meadow, watching the bats or swallows flit against the sky, with a glass of whatever you enjoy and throwing an extra log onto the firepit.