I'll be opening my studio for the very first time as part of Devon Artist Network (DAN) Open Studios event and have now extended my opening hours to 10am - 5pm on each of the following dates in September:
Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th
Tuesday & Wednesday 11th & 12th
Tuesday & Wednesday 18th & 19th
Saturday & Sunday 22nd & 23rd
I don’t upload photographs of all my paintings on my website, so in addition to my usual paintings will be exhibiting a variety of works to suit differing tastes & budgets, including watercolours, drawings, limited edition linocut & silkscreen prints, and also some unframed works (there are a few snippets at the bottom of this page).
If you would like to visit but are unable to make any of the dates above, please do contact me as I am happy to open by appointment at other times during the open studios event.
I regret that we are not wheelchair accessible, and as a cat-owning household cannot admit dogs.
Payment terms - I can accept cash, cheques or e-payments via mobile or PC. All purchases must be paid for in full before removal from the studio. A deposit of 50% of the purchase price can be taken if you wish to reserve a painting for later collection. Hartland Post Office & Stores offers a cash withdrawal service, along with sales of all sorts of food, drink & stationery items. See www.hartlandpostoffice.co.uk
How to find us - Our address is Tree View, Stoke, Hartland EX39 6DU. This postcode serves every property in Stoke, including the Hotel down at the quay, so please don't follow your satnav to the centre of the postcode.
Hartland is off the main A39 Atlantic Highway heading south from Bideford or north from Bude. Follow the signs for Hartland Abbey and Hartland Quay. Continue past the Abbey and shortly afterwards you will see a 30mph limit as you enter the hamlet of Stoke.
On entering Stoke, Tree View is the 2nd house on the left hand side and will be identifiable by the Open Studios signage outside (also see map and photo below).
Please park on the drive (leaving space for others to come & go if possible), then come through the gate to the right hand side of the house & follow the house round to the studio entrance at the rear. Please mind the gateposts as you drive in & out !!!
While you’re in the area…
There are loads of interesting things to see & do in the area to make a full day (or week) out of your visit. I can recommend a visit to:
Hartland Abbey – lovely gardens, house & tea rooms for a bite to eat, with peacocks (who are often to be found in and around Stoke as they do like to go walkabout…). See www.hartlandabbey.com
Docton Mill – likewise lovely gardens, plant sales & award-winning tea rooms – well worth a visit. See www.doctonmill.co.uk
Hartland Quay Hotel & Wreckers Retreat Bar, for a relaxing drink with the most amazing view out to Lundy Island and spectacular sunsets. The coastal cliffs here are dramatically folded and a geologist's dream. See www.hartlandquayhotel.co.uk
Clovelly - aaahhh Clovelly - world famous village, lost in time and steeped in history (and well, steep...). A mere 15 minute drive from the studio. See www.clovelly.co.uk
If you’re out & about on the coastal path don’t forget to visit Amy & Sam’s Kiosk at Hartland Point – offering homemade goodies and a welcome sit down to rest your legs. Again, the most amazing view, and if it’s clear enough you can see all the way to Wales. If the tide's right there are sometimes seals to be seen down on the beach by the lighthouse. See www.thepointhartland.co.uk
Also for foodies - the Old Bakery Coffee Shop in Hartland is an ideal stop for lunch or a quick bite - with most ingredients locally sourced. See www.theoldbakery.co.uk
If you're running low on supplies, then why not pop in to the Pop In in Hartland - selling all things grocery-related, newspapers and much more. See www.hartlandpeninsula.co.uk/hartland-business/pop.html
And don't forget to pick up your home grown fresh veg and eggs from Leighton's 'shop' right across the road from us.