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Lindors is a charming 19th century property situated between Monmouth and Chepstow, about one mile from Mariana's gallery. It has wonderful gardens set in 9 acres of beautiful countryside, featuring a series of waterfalls and pools, a lovely licensed restaurant and a tranquil atmosphere. A great place to stay and unwind for your painting break.
Nicky and William welcome you to their free house traditional pub with an excellent menu. Home cooked food is prepared outdoors in the summer using a brick oven in the beer garden. A more conventional approach keeps the warmth in this charming pub during winter months. Put the world to rights in front of one of the roaring open fires.
Brockweir is a medieval village, nestling between The River Wye and Offa's Dyke Path. The majority of visitors come for the walking, both the fantastic Wye Valley Walks and the famous long distance Offa's Dyke path. Brockweir is the highest point on the River Wye that the trows from Bristol could reach. Here the cargo was swapped to man powered barges, which were pulled along the river bank all the way to Hereford. At one time most of the village worked on the river, and there was a fine range of cider houses and brothels. Then the Moravians arrived to build a church on the site of the old cockpit, and to temper the terribly badly behaved people of Brockweir.
Portland house offers comfortable, peaceful accommodation for large groups self catering. In beautiful Forest of Dean surroundings, the house can accommodate up to 20 people. If you wish to get together with your families or friends you already know of a great place to rent and we'd love to see you again but in a different guise! So it's not goodbye just au revoir!
Here's your chance to go back over 800 years and stay in this remarkable moated Norman castle. Built as a hunting lodge for King John in 1205, today it welcomes visitors keen to explore the Royal Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley on a cheap family break or school trip. Accommodation in a castle - kids love it, so it's ideal for family weekends and educational trips. Eat your evening meals in the licensed restaurant, or attend one of the regular medieval banquets.
The Florence is ideally situated for visiting the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat, Chepstow, Tintern, Monmouth and Ross on Wye. AA 4 star luxury guest house with home cooked food and fantastic customer service. Please let Dennis and Kathy know if you are attending one of my painting courses.
The George Inn is just 50 yards from the Mariana-Art Gallery and next to the 12th century St Briavels Castle. The Inn has recently had a change of management and offers good pub food, a wide selection of drinks and a great welcome.
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Mariana is a Professional Associate Member of the SAA. She regularly contributes to Paint Magazine and demonstrates at SAA events. The SAA is for everyone with a love of painting. We believe in encouraging everyone, from complete novices and hesitant beginners to the legions of leisure painters and beyond… but the best thing is - the way we make you feel… informed, encouraged, inspired… and so pleased with your results!
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Ann first became interested in making silver jewellery after seeing a demonstration of techniques at The Mariana-Art Gallery in 2008 after which she immediately enrolled on a local course for jewellery making. She has perfected her skills over the years and now creates beautiful unique designs in silver. She lives locally where she has a small workshop and office, enjoying canoeing, walking, felting and knitting in her spare time. She also runs jewellery classes.
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Listings of activities, exhibitions galleries, restaurants and things to do in Gloucestershire.
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You'll never be at a loss for something to see and do in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. With the natural environment, fascinating history and heritage, an array of attractions and activities you can feed your minds and tire your bodies. Find out about towns, villages, picnic sites, the area's natural history and local heritage.
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The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.
Mariana has been a member since 2006 and regularly contributes to the lobbying activities on behalf of small rural businesses.
For general building work or builders in Chelmsford, Brentwood, Braintree or Colchester, Essex. CWN Developments Ltd is a local builder with a team of experienced professionals for every building need from a new shower room to a complete new build.
For reupholstery, repair and refurbishment of all upholstered furniture, call Richard Bull. Antique restoration and recovering of modern items from makers like G-Plan, Ercol, Bridgecraft, Cintique, Parker-Knoll, Guy Rodgers or Minty is all part of the day's work for our traditionally trained craftsmen.
The most important element of sound and sensible financial planning is to ensure that we take the time and make the effort to understand your aims and aspirations for the future. Only then can a plan be tailor-made to fit your circumstances.
Greylands Guest House is conveniently situated in the heart of Llandrindod Wells, close enough to the main road to be easy to find, yet far enough away to be peaceful and quiet.
If you are moving, downsizing or closing an office, let us efficiently and quickly clear your unwanted or redundant office furniture. Office clearances and ethical disposal of furniture and office equipment.
Bring the excitement and glamour of f1™ Style racing to your corporate event or party. Full size single seat simulator with organised competitions and leaderboard. Make your entertaining really stand out.
The Rose and Crown in Tintern is a traditional pub offering great food, great beers and a warm welcome. There is accommodation available, with pets and children welcome.
For clean, dry secure storage in flexible units, call Selfstor. The Bulphan self storage facility has gated security, clean, modern storage units and a flat, clean concreted yard.
Whether your trip is business or pleasure, Executive Minibuses can make your travel arrangements easy. We specialise in moving medium groups of people with comfort and refinement to sporting events, horse races, theatres, restaurants, golf days and conferences.
The Buckle Up Driving School in Llandrindod Wells specialises not only in training local drivers, but also offers residential training courses with accommodation for those looking to get a quick appointment for their driving test at a test centre with a high pass rate.
Situated midway between Monmouth and Chepstow on the A466 road, the Sloop Inn dates back almost 300 years. A stone plaque on the part of the building dates from1707 when it was built as a cider house and mill, where up until very recently a stream ran through the middle of the cellars. Visitors to the Wye Valley or the Forest of Dean will find a warm welcome, great food and comfortable rooms here.
Fabrication and specialist vehicle engineering services for cars, motorcycles, sidecar outfits, trikes and kit cars
At Heritage Plaster Services we believe our service is to help our clients, designers and specifiers to create thier architectural visions, whilst also acting as Guardians of our national architectural heritage.
Mrk2 Security installs and maintains security systems, alarms and cctv surveillance systems in the Essex, London and Kent areas. Based in Hornchurch, Havering and Romford, Mrk2 will carry out contract routine maintenance on systems as well as offering a 24 hour call out emergency support option on their maintenance contracts.
If you are downsizing your business, or clearing an office, we specialise in purchasing your surplus designer office furniture.
Complete range of services in estate management, grounds management and tree surgery throughout Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Gwent, Powys, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Bristol areas.
Colon Hydrotherapy is a gentle therapy, which involves the slow introduction of warm, filtered water into the colon via the rectum. The water is introduced at a very low and carefully controlled pressure. The water, combined with gentle abdominal massage, helps to soften faecal matter and hardened deposits so that they can be expelled naturally by your colon and piped away with the waste water. The therapy is completely hygienic as all equipment is disposable and sterile. Also rest assured that your modesty is preserved at all times.
Described by Ofsted as an "inspirational leader" and by Investors in People as an "impressive coach and exceptional mentor who has developed an innovative and exemplary training scheme", it is no surprise that Gina Gardiner is one of the UK?s most respected professional speakers and educators in the field of human performance.
Providing talented local individuals with a chance to achieve their sporting
dreams and be part of the Olympics through donations and fundraising events.
The Curtain Company creates beautifully designed handmade curtains, blinds and accessories for homes and businesses throughout South Gloucestershire.
As well as writing novels and non-fiction works in her own right, Sarah Banham ghost writes, edits and proof reads articles, books and scripts for individuals or businesses.
The warmest of welcomes awaits you at the Swan Inn, Winterbourne. Along with the welcome, you will find great food and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Supply, installation & planned maintenance programmes on compressor plant including air dryers fridge & desiccant type dryers, main line filters, condensate management systems & all associated compressed air equipment.
Carry out breathing air quality tests of critical supplies to persons reliant on clean dry quality air supplies
Two luxury villas in the popular holiday resort of Dalaman, Turkey.
Refractory engineers with an international reputation for refractory lining installation, brickwork, furnace and boiler linings for power generaation, manufacturing and marine applications.
Eco friendly cleaning of windows, gutters and driveways/patios throughout Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.
model railway supplies, rolling stock, locomotives and track in all popular gagues from N Gauge through OOO gauge, OO Gauge, and O Gauge right up to large scale models
Brights Locksmiths has been established in Southend for nearly a century. With the experience to deal with locks from the oldest to the most modern, your security is their first concern.
Carlton Cleaning specialises in hot water extraction cleaning for your carpets. This is used as we believe it is the most efficient way of ensuring a perfectly clean carpet. However, it is not suitable for all types so we will be pleased to call, advise and quote on the best method for your own carpet.
Student accommodation to let in Loughborough. Close to the university, all our rooms are maintained to the highest standard and all safety certification is up to date. Comfortable and convenient rooms for students at Loughborough University.
Claire McCarthy of Time and Space Holistics works in conjunction with your body and mind to treat the whole person through reiki, reflexology, Indian head massage, seated acupressure (on site), Thai foot massage and hot/cold stone massage. In addition to practicing treatments of these therapies, Claire is also a highly respected teacher and runs many training courses throughout the year.
Brooklands Executive Travel specialises in small to medium parties transported in luxury to corporate events, horse races, theatres, football matches, rugby, conferences and hospitality days all over the UK.
Save your business money when you need it most with previously owned office furniture at a fraction of the cost of new.
Bowell and company specialise in maintaining and managing trees in a safe and sightly condition. All types of tree surgery and hedge work undertaken by qualified tree surgeons.
E P Clark are a long established private and commercial civil engineering company based in the South East. We specialise in surface dressing, drainage works, groundworks and construction throughout Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent & London.
Mungo Marine covers the UK for marine construction projects. These include piling, cranage, plant hire, marina construction and flood defence.
Over 17 years experience renting holiday homes and villas in France, French Charm offers two luxury properties with swimming pools in the stunning area of Champagnac, Vanxains, Rib�rac, Dordogne, France
Motorcycle repairs, valeting servicing and overhaul/refurbishment in Tintern, Monmouthshire, South Wales.
Icetech Rollers Ltd will recover, exchange or overhaul print rollers for Heidelberg, Komori, KBA, Roland, Mitsubishi and Muller Martini Presses. Rollers can be recovered and returned or exchanged for units off the shelf. Your print rollers can be collected and delivered throughout the UK.
MTC Motorcycles is Reading's leading independent motorcycle dealer, offering bike sales, workshop facilities, spares, accessories, motorcycle MOT Testing and online sales of clothing and accssories.
Jan writes books for all ages covering a wide range of subjects, particularly folk tales, history and witchcraft. Jan is also a storyteller for adults and children.
The Gardeners brings a real flavour of the East End to Brentwood, with a great blend of traditional pub atmosphere, up to date entertainment and good, hearty food. Live music, DJ's and dance classes go alongside traditional entertainments like a good game of darts to make the Gardeners experience unique.
Fencing, landscaping and patio laying services in Brentwood and throughout Essex and London.
Fishy Business will deliver ready to cook fish portions from their fishmonger's shop in Upminster to a large local area including all of Havering and Brentwood. The shop specialises in fresh seafood from billingsgate market and supplies many local restaurants.
Pretech has for many years led the field in the manufacture of billet aluminium brake calipers for cars, motorcycles and specialist vehicles. Their engineering expertise also covers the creation of many specialist components for off-road, racing and drag racing applications
Designing and constructing bespoke apartments and houses to exacting standards gives our customers desirable homes in prime locations. We source, plan and build across the South East and tailor make your new home to suit you.
Chloe Banham is a talented actress with a degree in writing for the screen. Her career to date has been varied, taking in music videos, drama and comedy, Chloe relishes challenging roles, demonstrating maturity beyond her years.
Personal care products and hygiene products for airlines, railway operators, shipping lines, local authorities and sports centres. Specialists in corporate branding, custom complimentary packs, liquid and powder packing.
House extensions and conversions built, patios and driveways laid, landscaping services both hard and soft.
For travelling in style with up to 16 people per vehicle, DRP Travel offers efficient, courteous, helpful service with modern, comfortable, well-equipped minibuses.
Whatever you want to do with your body, Tim Sharp can help you achieve it. From simply fending off the ill effects of modern living to competing in bodybuilding competitions at the highest level, Tim's professional approach, proven methods and motivational style will help you get to where you want to be.
With over 30 years experience, Romford Security Centre has the skill to deal with all types of locksmith work. From cutting a key to completely securing your house or place of work.
Commercial and domestic carpest cleaned thoroughly and efficiently, using the most appropriate process, either dry or wet depending on application
GP Performance Centre is Oxfordshire's leading motorcycle tuning shop. Full rolling road setup facilities plus workshop team offering maintenance and servicing as well as tuning and MOT testing.
Sometimes, the world just gets to a point where you have to shout "Enough!" for a moment and retreat to your own space. All the better if this can be a stately home. Farkham Hall is like the Fiddlers Green of dry land, an imaginary stately home where you have control of what goes on and who gets in.
Racing in the Yamaha Past Masters series is fast, close and cheap. Nellie has campaigned his YPVS 350 there since 2008
The Remini-Scent Gent range of candles evokes the grand old days of motorcycle and car racing when castor oil was king.
Our friendly, experienced team offers basic, intermediate and advanced woodcraft, country and outdoor skills courses, based in 128 acres of private woodland in the beautiful surroundings of the famous Usk and Wye valleys of Monmouthshire.
Mini excavators, small diggers and plant trailers for hire with or without operator in the Chepstow and Monmouth area.
Sallyanne's paintings are available to buy as original artwork, limited edition giclee prints, canvas prints, framed posters or sheet posters. Commissions are accepted for individual or corporate clients.
Beautiful villa in the golf paradise of Orihuela in Spain's beautiful Costa Blanca. Close to Alicante with great access from airports and roads. The perfect holiday for any golfer or sun lover.
Karen Bowman is a writer of historical non-fiction such as her books, Essex Girls and Essex Boys. Her works also include fiction, short stories and poetry.
Wheels have a hard time on any motorcycle, with potholed roads, chalenging moto-x, enduro and supermoto tracks punsihing them, your wheels will need rebuilding from time to time. Abram Motorcycles specialises in building, restoring, repairing and trueing up motorcycle spoked wheels.