CLEARSPACE- Creative and Restorative Retreats in A Chele

Welcome to Clearspace. I am Celia Widdowson and I would like to invite you to our airy Tuscan farmhouse. I have put together a series of opportunities for you to enjoy being here on our estate by yourself, or with friends or colleagues.

We have a series of differently themed retreats throughout the year to suit different tastes- all with the Clearspace Promise but all with different flavours.

We have arranged the following so far in 2019: Peace Paint and Pencil in April; Creative Writing with author and industry specialist in May; Pilates in May; Yoga and Fitness with Kara and Sue from Balance Gym in June, Painting Houseparty in September , tennis in October ( date TBA)

For the painters ,we offer the rare opportunity to paint, without tuition or distraction - either en plein aire ( or in the many inspirational locations in the area ) or to gather ideas and material in the sketch book and on camera , with a view to creating the art back in our studio

For the latter it will be a house party style with the shared love of tennis or painting as the core attraction.For the tennis we will block book the courts at a local club , and Clearspace guests will be able to use the courts in that time - with or without additional coaching from our professional, then be free to explore the region independently . Others may wish to spend more time at my home more and will be welcome to relax by the pool or explore the estate.

Either way , there will always be a warm welcome back at the house to share the excitements and challenges of the day .

What a luxury- to be able to be free to do your own thing by day, but be confident that you are part of a group of like minded people at my home.

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Gift Vouchers are available in any denomination as a treat for a family member , friend or colleague and can be used as full or part payment towards a Clearspace retreat.

To purchase a voucher and have it sent to the recipient complete the form below and pay by PayPal (see button below- or to arrange BACs payment ).Free postage within the UK. Vouchers to be redeemed within one calendar year of purchase.Can also be redeemed against holiday rental for A Chele or Il Granaio.

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Painting and Drawing with Mindfulness April 13-17 2019

from £825

This retreat is 4 days of drawing and painting with mindfulness session to relax you and help you focus on your creativity . Our excellent teachers will help you clear your mind and will unlock the secrets to successful drawing and painting


MAY CLEARSPACE: Yoga with Creative Writing

May 3-8 2019 from £995

This retreat provides 5 fabulous days of yoga heaven combined with a chance to have a go at creative writing. Our yoga teacher will help you rebalance and destress so your creativity can be developed with the helpful writing exercises , workshops, tips and feedback from our author tutors - who are all keen to help you improve your writing. All this whilst surrounded by calm and serenity of the Tuscany countryside and the bustling city of Lucca with its sights, sounds and tastes …


MAY CLEARSPACE : Pilates With Stephanie Smith

MAY 16-21 2019 from £825

Twice daily group Pilates lessons and an individual session with experienced teacher Stephanie Smith,with gentle countryside walks and cycle rides away from traffic, delicious home cooked food and the ClearSpace promise what’s not to like ….?


JUNE CLEARSPACE: Yoga and Fitness with Balance Gym

June 7-14 2019 from £935

Clearspace is joining forces with Balance : The Countryside Gym and Kara Herbert, Yoga Teacher to present a full weeks retreat of Hatha yoga and fitness- Only 3 more places available


SEPTEMBER CLEARSPACE: Watercolour with Brian Smith S

ept 13-19 2019

from £1100

6 wonderful days of watercolour instruction on location en plein air from this talented and experienced watercolorist in and around Lucca and the surrounding countryside.Such a variety of subjects to paint- people, landscape, architecture, still life - all can be accomplished within the care tutelage of Brian and the attentive Clearspace team to surround you with Tuscany on a plate …


OCTOBER 2018 CLEARSPACE - The Peaceful Olive Harvest.

You missed it!

Oct 24-30 2018

We collected 230 Kg of olives this year and are unbelievable proud to say that the yield was 19%!

Anyone coming on the retreats in 2019 will be able to enjoy our extra virgin olive oil.

Bottles of 250 , 500 and 750 ml are available to purchase on site and from England (email for details and to book for next year)