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The Watermill at Posara

Via del Mulino12-20 | Posara, 54013 Fivizzano, Italy
The Watermill at Posara
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing week at the Watermill,Posara Instructed and tutored in watercolour painting technique by Sarah Yeoman - Sarah , a talented tutor and watercolorist with boundless enthusiasm and energy and a wonderful and vibrant painting style. The Watermill ,set in a small village and encircled by mountains and lush countryscape is an idyllic place to relax and unwind. Bill ,... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a brilliant holiday at the Watermill at Posara, which more than met our expectations. We were two couples (two painters and two non-painting partners), visiting in June when the weather was very hot. The beautiful accommodation, the gardens, the studio and the surrounding countryside, mountains and coastline are ideal for water colour inspiration. The four of us were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic week at the Water Mill. Our hosts, Bill and Lois, made us all very welcome and certainly fed and watered us VERY well. Our weeks tuition with Sarah was awe inspiring. Her attitude to taking on a subject and her encouragement and enthusiasm made everyone improve their painting during the week. It was all done in a light... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I recently returned from the Watermill at Posara after a week of comedy and drama scriptwriting with Laurence Marks, This was my second year and I wondered if a return could be as good as the first time there. The Watermill and the comedy maestro did not disappoint, and it was a very fun-filled and productive week. Our mixed group... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was our second visit to the Watermill and – as you might expect from comedy scriptwriting – we had a really good laugh. There were 9 participants and the course was led by Laurence Marks. Laurence is one half of the hugely successful comedy writing duo of Marks and Gran. We spent most days reading aloud other particpants’ scripts,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a beautiful location in a tiny village (note --no place to buy ANYTHING, not even toothpaste) in the middle of Tuscany, on the edge of a national forest filled with, inexplicably, bamboo trees. It was a perfect location for a week of painting - mine was with an incredibly talented instructor, Georgia Mansur. She brought a great array... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

An amazing week at the Watermill. Beautiful location, Mike Wildridge was a great instructor, great group of people and painting in spectacular locations. Oh and did I mention the food? wow. I had a lovely room with ensuite bathroom. Ours hosts were great and kudos to the Elves!! Definitely a trip to remember, and I have the photos and paintings... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A group of 12 painters met up from all over the UK for a wonderful week watching demonstrations by watercolour artist, Trevor Lingard. We then sketched and painted ourselves trying to learn from Trevor. He is a great teacher and very generous with his time and expertise. The Watermill at Posara is a lovely place to go for for a... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I attended the very first knitting workshop held at the Watermill. Although we didn't have the instructor advertised (she had a heart attack just days before) I thoroughly enjoyed the week. We were an international group with lots of knitting and life experiences to talk about. Our hosts were wonderful and the meals excellent. Plus I learned a lot from... More 

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LBreckon, Owner at The Watermill at Posara, responded to this review

You'll be pleased to know that, as from this year, we now supply facecloths and special Penhaligon shampoo and soap to each of our guests. More 

Wick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I signed up to a writing holiday at the Watermill shortly after a bereavement, and didn't do my homework thoroughly enough. This place is ideal for anyone who wants to be as far as possible from the outside world. If you adore hills, so much the better. And if having the earth move is your thing? Ideal. We are talking... More 

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LBreckon, Owner at The Watermill at Posara, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't have the holiday of your dreams. Honestly we don't have Cerebrus at the gates - he's far too well fed to bother with any of that! I agree that Florence is lovely - we live there when we are not at Posara - and the best possible break is to combine your watermill holiday with a Florence... More 

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