MudefordNeed a gift for someone? Want a good reason to come back to the forest? Need to escape? Why not join us for a beginners art course in the New Forest with local artist Mal Philips.

Mal will pick you up from Cottage Lodge at 10am and return you mid-afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday for a lovely relaxed day of painting landscapes. One day seascapes and one day landscapes. Mal will provide the canvasses and paints. All you have to do is to bring a fold up chair to sit on and clothing that you don't mind a little paint splattering.

This exclusive offer is only available to visitors of the Cottage Lodge. You are welcome to stay with us and we will give you a free reserved parking space to leave your car safely all day, a free sandwich lunch to eat whilst painting and, space to leave your car/belongings with us for the day on the day of departure.

These lovely courses are available for £100pp paid directly to Mal Philips. Rooms at the Cottage are available from £24.50pppn inc B&B. Dinner is available at the Fallen Tree Restaurant on site. It is adviseable to book the restaurant early. Alternatively there are three lovely pubs and seven restaurants nearby.

To book your stay simply call on 01590 622296.

Dates of the courses are:

10th and 11th February
10th and 11th March
21st and 22nd April
9th and 10th June
7th and 8th July
15th adn 16th September
6th and 8th October