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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, swimming pool and a tranquil atmosphere. A great place to stay and unwind for your painting break.
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. Great for family reunions and parties of friends.
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, under the trade name of Wyemade. 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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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 or discuss cross-border issues between England and Wales 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 Walk the Wye and 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 called Trows, which were pulled along the river bank all the way to Hereford. Today, it is famous for its annual Brockweir Soap Box Derby.
This site lists all kinds of events, large and small. Great for finding things to see and do in Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean, or anywhere else in the UK for that matter, throughout the year.
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.
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Direct Distribtion Services creates branded domestic and cleaning supplies to airlines, ferry operators, airlines, hotels and restaurants around the world. The company also offers contract packing and distribution, fulfilment services and international shipping.
Louise Armstrong brings creative hair design into your own home. From a straightforward cut, colour and blowdry to extreme styles from the wildest outer limits of your imagination.
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.
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.
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.
Fabrication and specialist vehicle engineering services for cars, motorcycles, sidecar outfits, trikes and kit cars
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a great selection of new and used petrol driven, power, air or hand tools.
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.
Since 1989, DJ Cooper Surface Cleaning has been fighting grime in and around Gloucestershire. Offering gentle cleaning of surfaces in outdoor and public spaces to remove graffiti, corrosion stain, bird fouling and smoke damage, you can rely on our experienced team to remove unsightly stains with as little damage as possible.
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.
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.
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
To ensure hoof health for your cattle and help prevent lameness, call NJB Hoofcare for on-farm direct care and CPD training.
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.
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.
ASC Phillips offers group travel services from 8 seater minibus up to 70 seater coach. Specialists in school bus services, executive travel, wedding parties and airport transfer.
For travelling in style with up to 16 people per vehicle, DRP Travel offers efficient, courteous, helpful service with modern, comfortable, well-equipped minibuses.
Commercial and domestic carpest cleaned thoroughly and efficiently, using the most appropriate process, either dry or wet depending on application
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.
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
Save your business money when you need it most with previously owned office furniture at a fraction of the cost of new.
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.
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.
Eco friendly cleaning of windows, gutters and driveways/patios throughout Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.
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.
Providing talented local individuals with a chance to achieve their sporting
dreams and be part of the Olympics through donations and fundraising events.
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.
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.
Motorcycle repairs, valeting servicing and overhaul/refurbishment in Tintern, Monmouthshire, South Wales.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Remini-Scent Gent range of candles evokes the grand old days of motorcycle and car racing when castor oil was king.
Racing in the Yamaha Past Masters series is fast, close and cheap. Nellie has campaigned his YPVS 350 there since 2008