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Thank you for booking your course

Thank you for booking with us. You have now paid for your course via PayPal and they should send you payment confirmation.

Your place is reserved on the course and we will be in touch with further details. Sometimes this can take a few days especially if we are on holidays, so please bear with us. 

If you have not had confirmation after 14 days then please do email us on

See you soon!

How to Find Us

There is limited public transport in the countryside of Suffolk but there is a good train service into Diss Station (15 mins away). London Liverpool Street station to Diss takes 1 hr 35 mins. If coming from the North you can connect to Diss station via Norwich station. There are also very good connections via Stowmarket. Please plan via Trainline. If you are coming into Diss by train and you are staying within walking distance of Lilac Cottage Studios we will happily provide complimentary transport to and from the station. There is also a good taxi service available in the area (please ask for recommendations).

​If you are arriving by car Lilac Cottage Studio has off-road parking for approximately five cars. Please use a map or GPS – Garden House Lane is on the right if approaching from Bury St Edmunds or on the left if approaching from the Diss direction. After turning into Garden House Lane, Lilac Cottage, is the cream/white house on your right just after the turning to Wheatfields (DO NOT TURN RIGHT, GO PAST WHEATFIELDS). The property is sideways onto the road. 
You can access the studio via the steps up to the pedestrian gate and when through the gate the studio is on the left (walk round to the entrance). Or via the vehicular access just past the garage on the right. Please park here if you are able then walk up the slope, the studio will be on your right. 

Lilac Cottage Studio, Garden House Lane, Rickinghall, Suffolk IP22 1EA

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Our Background

Who We Are

Lilac Cottage Studio run by Sue Ecclestone and her team of tutors.

Sue is a Curator and Art Historian who has worked with over 50 artists from all over the world. Although she has worked mostly in London she has now returned to her native county of Suffolk. Lilac Cottage is home to the studio where you have the opportunity to participate in art lessons taught by some of the best artists Sue has had the opportunity to work alongside. These artists are well-respected in their given field and ready to pass on their knowledge and skill to keen artists, whether you are a beginner or an expert.

Lilac Cottage Studio is a peaceful haven in the vibrant village of Rickinghall in the rural idyll of Suffolk. 

We offer a range of art classes for all abilities in a purpose equipped building located in the garden of our lovely country cottage. All our tutors are professional artists with plenty of experience of teaching and each has their own special skills and genre to share with our guests.

The studio is a comfortable environment with modern facilities, refreshments available all day and lunch is provided with all courses. You may even have the chance to eat in our lovely garden - Suffolk is one of the sunniest places in the U.K.

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