Welcome  - to time and space and acres of sky...


 art holidays     short art courses     holiday homes      studio hire 

At the Creative Retreat we provide everything you need for an unforgettable holiday or inspiring work space, in a unique coastal hideaway on the Scottish coast.

Our art holiday programme runs from April to October and offers a range of creative courses from beginners to the more experienced, teaching visual art skills and exploring your identity as an artist. Studio hire is flexible throughout the year.

Our two self catering holiday homes are available all year and sleep up to 6 and 9. They can be hired together for larger groups and both have private studios.

We believe everyone deserves a space in which to invent, create, devise and think, or simply have a holiday. Experience wild seas, wonderful sunsets and cliff-top walks, then come inside to wood burning stoves, cosy sofas and just relax.

carla angus and bryan angus in the art holiday studio

The Creative Retreat is run by Carla and Bryan Angus, arts professionals with over forty years experience in the visual and performing arts. We can help personalise your stay with creative tuition and holiday art activities for you, your group or family - we love to be set a challenge! So whether you want to work or play, or simply spend some quiet time under a huge sweep of sky, we look forward to making your creative retreat one to remember


"It really is a very special place you have created here - from the fabulously cosy and homely accommodation to the most incredible and inspiring studio space. Look forward to the time when I can return. Thank you." Fiona Jappy

 “The Creative Retreat is the best value art holiday I’ve found to date. Bryan is there for you, helping and encouraging all the way, and at the same time letting you get on with your own project. This is my 5th year and have always found it thoroughly enjoyable and worth every penny”. Ann Traverse, 5 times repeat customer

"We often stay in houses when we holiday and I can honestly say this is the best ever...there is nothing lacking, it's warm and extremely well equipped." Gorbals Arts Project

For more comments from our guests click here to visit the Guestbook page.