Getting Creative by the Sea – Group Residential
Mounts Bay, Marazion, Cornwall
“Stepping Stones” – a resting place by the sea for artists and creatives. A beautifully kept, light, airy place that is clean and comfortable for all who stay. Start and finish your stay with some creative input from landscape artist Oliver West, making your visit to Mounts Bay all the more memorable.
£249 per nightDetails
“Stepping Stones” is a cozy artists studio environment with individual cottage style bedrooms. Outside of engaging with Oliver’s support, the location is perfect for exploring South and West Cornwall – the Poldark country (we know the spots!) – with many secluded coves and beaches near by, including Prussia Cove (Ladies in Lavender), quirky Perranuthnoe, the family friendly surfing beach at Praa Sands and historic Porthleven. Our ancient market town of Marazion is the gateway to the enchanting St Michaels Mount rising from the sea. Catch a ferry to the sub-tropical Isles of Scilly from Penzance, or visit it’s shops, harbour and marina.. Maybe just stroll along the promenade, and see the open air Lido. The busy fishing harbour of Newlyn, and the quaint village of Mousehole will lead onwards to adventure after adventure. Ideal for country lovers, you can walk the many footpaths or use the network of cycle paths if you are feeling energetic. – there is so much to see and do, you will need to come again to fit it all in!
As well the privacy of their own rooms, guests will be welcome to make themselves at home in the garden and lounge areas. All bedrooms are located on the first and second floors. Guests will be welcomed to make themselves a cup of tea or coffee in the kitchen, however, the kitchen is not set up for food self-catering cooking. The option for half or full board may be available. Please discuss with Oliver.
Interaction with guests
As this B&B runs in conjunction with arts and visual thinking tuition, Oliver offers guests the ability to dip in and out of art activities for as little as an hour a day or for full day programmed activities.
For some, it’s helpful to just have some quick sketching and printmaking tuition before they head off for the day. For others, it’s about booking extra time with Oliver as and when needed to skill up on other forms of art making such as his unique offering of landscape based printmaking.
Oliver is also a visual thinking specialist and would be delighted to introduce you to the benefits of FootnotesVMT.
Oliver offers tuition at an hourly rate of £25 per person and or 10am – 5pm workshops at £75 per day. Materials charged as used (usually between £ 2 – £15 per day)
Oliver’s home is located in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
As we are on the coastal footpath, you could if you wanted, not use your car or public transport for the whole of your stay. There are a number of beaches just a few minutes walk away. There is a shop with an ATM about 20 yards away.
More shops, galleries and popular eateries can be found a short work into the old town of Marazion. Or you might just want to enjoy the views relaxing in the garden or lounge at “Stepping Stones” Evening meals can be arranged during the process of booking and planning your stay.
Whether you are coming by car or public transport “Stepping Stones” is well situated. There are unrestricted parking spaces on the road right outside. The bus stop is just a moments walk away. The bus to the mainline train station at Penzance is about 4 miles away. For those walking the coastal path, you can step out of the station straight onto the coastal path, a fair bit of the way is on the edge of the beach arriving at “Stepping Stones” through the ancient market town of Marazion after about 3.5 miles walk.
Other things to note
Set overlooking Mounts Bay and the constantly changing effects of light and weather, this a wonderful place to stay at any time of the year. Amazingly situated for so many beautiful beaches, picturesque villages, and incredible restaurants providing the very best of locally produced, top quality delights for food lovers – it’s a holiday retreat you will want to visit again and again!
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
Prices-subject to availability
£249 per night
Extra people: £29 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: £60
Security Deposit: £150
Short paragraph about any rules with booking, expected response times and the booking process – check availability, fill out the form, liaise with Oliver and payment methods.
Hosted by Oliver
The outdoors! I make art in it, walk in it, cook in it, and living a few minutes from a quiet beach, I swim in it!
Where ever possible I encourage others to do the same!
There’s so much in creation that we can learn from and enjoy. Enjoying creativity in the outdoors is one of my favourite activities.
It’s my pleasure to be teaching a class of children or a house full of guests how to discover their creativity identity the easy way, surrounded by nature. That’s why I enjoy opening up my home to others to share the stunning views across the bay and play with all kinds of art materials in a ‘dip in and out’ basis. Eating lovely food in the outdoors is also a favourite. That’s why I invite my friend and professional cook, to offer meals on the terrace, weather permitting to properly endorse that R&R experience.
Where possible I like to contribute fruit and veg from the garden to add even more fresh to the table. Over the last few years I’ve been enjoying making my garden productive but also inviting. Not just to human visitors but also to the plethora or birds that either migrate past or choose to stay at Stepping Stones. The two little ponds seem to keep the frogs very happy too.
All this before being able to step across the road straight on to the coast footpath which leads to a number of beaches a few minutes walk away. I grew up living abroad, so its always fun to share stories and compare notes on far away adventures too.