CLEARSPACE- Creative and Restorative Retreats in A Chele

Welcome to Clearspace. I am Celia Widdowson and my role is to provide a stimulating environment, instructional expertise, space and time so my guests can develop their creative potential. In our retreats you can relax, reflect and rejuvenate in our peaceful airy Tuscan country house , whilst gaining new skills or honing existing ones.

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

You are invited to join us for any of the following: 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; Watercolour with expert Brian Smith in September.

I look forward to hearing from you.  

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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)