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“I can’t recommend Jacqueline Cockburn’s Andalusian cultural experience too highly.”

Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art critic, journalist, TV presenter

"Thank you for a fabulous week.  We had a great time and you are wonderful hosts.  We learned a great deal and enjoyed excellent hospitality."

Colin Redman, The Arts Society, Oxford


“Fantastic experience. It felt very special and privileged.” 

Prof. Melanie Howard, London


“Studying with Jacqueline meant far more than the acquisition of knowledge: it was a total immersion into Spanish culture, punctuated with her great sense of humour. As an experienced tutor myself, I know what makes a great teacher and Jacqueline is one of the best I have come across. Her courses will definitely change the way you look at Spanish art and culture and, who knows, they might even change your life!”

Françoise Doose-Lee, Language coordinator, France


“The villa is stunningly beautiful. If I'd been allowed I would have stowed away there forever. The en-suite rooms are perfect: airy and very comfortable, the loggia is absolutely breath-taking, and the gardens are heavenly. Both Jacqueline and Ian are as passionate about life as they are about art and culture, so they invest mealtimes and down-time with the same degree of attention to detail as the talks and trips. Everything about my time there was perfect. I can't wait to go again.”

Dee Shulman, Writer, London.


“Wonderful memories of a unique tour of a sherry bodega, coupled with the adjoining art gallery.”  

Anne Welham, London


“Generosity of hosts much appreciated. Very relaxed atmosphere – felt most welcome.”

Bridget Pinchbeck, London


“Jacqueline's outstanding teaching skills are rooted within her genuine passion for Spanish Art and her capacity to share her incredible knowledge with a great deal of humour. As a former student of hers I consider this course to be the ultimate treat and recommend it highly."
Thierry Guillet, Art Historian, France


“Jacqueline and Ian were the most marvellously relaxed yet attentive hosts indeed the villa was the base for a life enhancing experience. In Gaucín we felt that we had been shown a hidden gem, a timeless and beautiful village of charming white cube houses precariously perched on a hill, full of life - both traditional and modern - with a flourishing community of artists.”
Paul and Fiona Godwin-Brown, Devon


 “A real pleasure – more of this (visits to artists’ studios). Good, all the way through.” 

Francis Howard, London


“Gaucín is an ideal base to explore the many diverse attractions of Andalucía, cultural and otherwise. Although not too distant from the coast and airports such as Malaga and Gibraltar, it is far enough inland to escape the marauding throngs of the costas whilst providing easy access to historic gems such as Jerez, Cordoba and Sevilla. Gaucín has also completely escaped the blight of the building atrocities of the tourist boom years, maintaining the untarnished whitewash allure of yesteryear. In addition the villa was a beautiful, spacious house with remarkable views and two delightful, knowledgeable and truly hospitable hosts in Ian and Jacqueline.”
Simon Craft, leader of numerous educational trips to Andalucía


“Excellent, very interesting – whets my appetite for more.”  

Ann Rudd, Mallorca


“Wine, food and art – what’s not to like!”  

Maggie Cattling, London


“The living rooms and gardens are gorgeous, views unsurpassed – could not think of a better setting.” 

Rosie Tuckwell, London



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