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Retreats

and recordings

When not in use for Piano Courses, the facilities and pianos are available for private hire, along with our private chef.

Private piano retreats

Nine double rooms with en-suite or private bathroom

If you run an piano club or have a group of piano playing friends or colleagues who would be interested in a musical holiday, our facilities are available for private hire. All we require is a group of 8 guests and we’ll do all the rest for you! We will arrange:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Tuition from one of our highly skilled tutors
  • Catering by a professional chef
  • Access to our 9 grand pianos including our new Steinway model B
  • A tuition timetable tailored to your group
  • A selection of excursions according to your requirements

Recordings

Steinway model B in the recital room

The recital room makes an ideal location for recordings or outside broadcasts using our Steinway model B. Artists are welcome to bring their own recording equipment, or we can recommend an external production company.

Accommodation

and communal space

The Coach House is packed full of original 18th century features, and has been sensitively restored to offer stylish accommodation in eight boutique hotel style double bedrooms. There’s a spacious kitchen and living room, as well as a library and large private garden. There also the option to hire the Old Dairy which has its own kitchen facilities and can accommodate another 4 guests.

When piano courses are not running, there is the option to hire the spacious cellar area of the manor house at Finchcocks. The cellar has a large central atrium which can be used for courses, recitals, meetings or classes, and it is surrounded by vaults which can be used for private study or break-out sessions. There’s also a comfortable seating area and a chef on-hand to provide drinks, canapes and dinner.

Food

by our in-house chef

Our very talented private chef is on hand to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of your stay.

Using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, our chef can cater for groups of up to 16. Please get in touch for prices and example menus.

Finchcocks

and surrounding areas

Finchcocks is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty and surrounded by oast houses and hop fields. Much of the neighbouring land is owned by the National Trust, with idyllic country walks through the Teise valley and the surrounding forests. Goudhurst and Lamberhurst are pretty local villages that are less than an hours walk away, both of which have excellent pubs. Nearby, Bewl reservoir has a captivating circular route around the lake, with mountain biking, sailing and fishing, at the end of our private drive Grade 1 listed Scotney Castle is open everyday and Bedgebury Pinetum has a huge collection of conifers and Go-Ape aerial assault course.