The Cotswold Landscape Art Holiday

with Alexandra Woods

21st to 24th June 2022

Cotswold Yoga Retreat

Alexandra’s Art Retreat at Notgrove Holidays is designed to introduce you to and develop your skills in recording your observations through drawing and painting en plein air, enhance your wellbeing and appreciation of the world around us. All of the activities are tailored for both the beginner and experienced artist. Alexandra will encourage and guide you through the activities, inspiring confidence to have a go and achieve in a fun and friendly setting, taking inspiration from the stunning Cotswold scenery at Notgrove.

Set on the idyllic 1,500 acre private Notgrove Estate in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, it’s the perfect place to observe the beauty of our world and develop your skills in recording your observations. The Cotswold landscape offers so many colours and shapes to enjoy, every changing with the seasons. The Art Retreat also offers an opportunity to observe parts of the Notgrove landscape that are not open to the public.

Our three day and three night art retreat is suitable for all abilities and includes:

❖ Drawing techniques and composition

❖ Perspective and proportions

❖ Painting with colour

❖ An art talk

❖ Beautiful countryside walks

all to be enjoyed while staying in your own peaceful glamping pods.

Team Leader

Cotswold Yoga Retreat

Alexandra Woods offers over 22 years’ experience of inspiring, motivating and guiding individuals to achieve in their creative practice. Stemming from many years teaching in schools, colleges and university, Alexandra now delivers her own courses and workshops and is delighted to be offering her first residential retreat in partnership with Notgrove Holidays.

Alexandra has found much inspiration in The Cotswolds for her own art and likes to share her enjoyment of the countryside through art practice with others. Alexandra is very approachable, empathetic and always aim to identify what excites and inspires you and use this as a starting point for collaboration.


Yoga retreat accommodation

Each person will stay in their own Glamping Pod with a lovely view over Notgrove and the surrounding countryside.
They are warm and cosy with a double bed, wet room with loo, galley kitchen, TV and relaxing seating area. All bedding and towels are included.


Yoga retreat Catering

You will also be fully catered for during the retreat with breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the lovely Nuttery Café in Notgrove village during your stay.

Wholesome locally sourced nutritious food will be cooked each day by chef Darren and served at the Nuttery next to the Hub where all your classes will be taking place.

Please do let Alexandra know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies when booking.


Our first art retreat will be held from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th June 2022.

If you are unable to make these dates, we will be holding another retreat later in 2022 so please email us at so we can put your name on the waiting list and send you details.


The all-inclusive price includes your accommodation, linen, meals as listed above, all classes, instruction and art materials.

The only extras would be drinks you order at the Nuttery Café.

Price per person                                  £685

There is a discount of £100 pp for those who wish to share a Pod (double bed and sofa bed available in each Pod).  Sadly, the retreat is not suitable for guests to bring pets with them.

What to Bring

The majority of the sessions will be outside so please bring with you warm clothing including a rain coat, suitable footwear for walking in the countryside, a water bottle and a portable stool (if you are unable to stand for a while at an easel).

For the evenings, comfortable casual clothing, personal and overnight toiletries and essentials. Each pod includes your own galley kitchen with microwave, toaster, single hob, kettle and mini fridge so you are welcome to bring a few of your own supplies such as tea, coffee, milk, snacks, fruit, etc. to enjoy between meals.


Notgrove Holidays Art Retreat will be held in the beautiful Cotswolds at:
Notgrove Holidays
Nr Cheltenham
GL54 3BT

Directions will be emailed to you with further details of the retreat once you have booked.


All classes, and activities are optional – this retreat is just for you and your needs – and we’ve also included free time in the schedule to allow you to enjoy your time and relax.

Day One – Tuesday 21 June:
3:30pm            Arrive and check into your glamping Pod
4:00pm            Welcome – cup of tea/coffee and cake at the Nuttery Café
4.45pm            Art talk followed by a group walk around Notgrove
6.00pm            Time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery
7:00pm            Dinner

Day Two – Wednesday 22 June:
9.00am            Breakfast
10:00am          Drawing techniques
11.30am          Coffee and review of drawings
12.00pm          Drawing techniques and composition
1:00pm            Lunch
2:00pm            Composition
4.00pm            Review of drawings
5.00pm            Time to relax and enjoy Notgrove
7:00pm            Dinner

Day Three – Thursday 23 June:
9.00am            Breakfast
10:00am          Perspective and proportions
11.30am          Coffee and review of drawings
12.00pm          Perspective and proportions
1:00pm            Lunch
2:00pm            Painting with colour
4.00pm            Review of paintings
5.00pm            Time to relax and enjoy Notgrove
7:00pm            Dinner

Day Four – Friday 24 June:
9.30am            Latest check out time for your Pod
9.30am            Painting with colour
11.10               Brunch
12:00pm          Cheerio

Please note this schedule outline may be subject to change, depending upon the weather and other circumstances beyond our control.

To book, please complete the booking form below and book before 6th May 2022 to avoid disappointment.

Booking Form

Terms and Conditions

Notgrove Holidays Glamping Pods Accommodation terms and conditions are here

Cancellation Policy

If we have fewer than four confirmed bookings on 6th May 2022 we will be forced to cancel the retreat and a full refund will be given.  If Covid 19 Government Guidelines means we are unable to hold the retreat on 21st to 24th June 2022, we will reschedule for the next available dates. Please see our website for our full cancellation policy details in our Terms & Conditions