After 12 years we wave goodbye to Farncombe as a venue for our weekend classical guitar course.
New owners of the estate decided to alter their business model and aim more towards the five star hotel style, this is sad us as we have very much enjoyed out time here but then everything in life changes.
Memories – The views – Yes there are views in abundance as the estate is built on the side of a hill. The Malvern Hills off in the distance were a heart lifting visual experience when first arriving.
The Estate – Had its ups and downs with plenty of steps delivering enforced exercise for the long suffering guitarist sitting playing all day.
Walking to the restaurant for meals could be a lovely relaxing stroll in the sunshine or a rapid canter down steep steps on a winters day, both invigorating.
The accommodation – always interesting! When the rooms were upgraded to ‘Distressed furniture’ we laughed over dinner at our experiences of cupboard doors falling off and furniture so distressed there were wide cracks in the woodwork.
Wildlife – Deer, Badgers, Rabbits and Ladybirds, yes each year my room would be full of a new hatching of Ladybirds.
Staff – Always helpful, always friendly.
Teaching room – Expansive, allowing room for all to spread out and for me to be my annoying boisterous self.
Yes we had many happy times at Farncombe and now we are moving on to our new venue Billesley Hall. Our Classical Guitar weekends will continue with a wonderful mix of Fun, Learning, Enjoyment and Comfort set amongst beautiful surrounds steeped in history – I can’t wait.