Front porch Shorland Old Farm

If you’re looking for a tutored art holiday, please visit our Art Holidays and Courses page.


Need a venue for your course or group?
  • Do you run art courses, training courses, writing workshops or group retreats?
  • Are you a member of a local club or society that would enjoy a group holiday in a beautiful location?
  • Are you looking for a residential course centre to host your group?

Whatever your motivation to take a break together, Shorland Old Farm could provide the perfect, friendly and relaxing venue or course centre for your group booking.  Take a look at our Accommodation page to see what facilities we have to offer as a course centre or retreat house.

If you’re thinking of bringing a group to Shorland Old Farm, click here to read our organiser’s guide, or  download in pdf format: Arrange your own group holiday.


Dining room ShorlandTailored packages and flexible accommodation

We are more than just a course centre. We offer tailored packages for a minimum stay of three nights.  Meals can be arranged at times to suit your group, and we are happy to discuss any special requirements to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

We have 9 guest bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, sleeping up to 12 people.  Meals in the dining room are relaxed social affairs around a big farmhouse table, with hearty, home-cooked food, served on a dish-of-the-day basis.

There’s a large guest lounge, with a wood burning stove, satellite TV, and DVD player.  If you fancy an evening tipple before dinner (or after – or both!), you are welcome to bring your own drinks.; there’s even a guest fridge to keep them cool.  Relax and talk over the day’s activities, plan tomorrow’s itinerary, play a game or two (we have a selection or you can bring your own), or on a fine summer’s evening, wander into the garden and enjoy the fabulous, far-reaching views over the surrounding hills and valleys of North Devon and Exmoor.

Art course at Shorland Old FarmIn addition to use of the dining room and lounge,  there is the option for courses and groups to take advantage of the spacious studio, with its own toilet, open plan lounge area with wood burning stove and comfy chairs, and self-catering facilities for making your own refreshments and light lunches.

The versatility and unique atmosphere of Shorland Old Farm makes it the perfect course centre, retreat or group venue.

If you are interested in booking Shorland Old Farm as the venue for your next course, group holiday or retreat, Contact Us to create your own tailored package.