An audience with Lord Julian Fellowes… Auction Items

Inside the wave painting by Diana Mackie‘Inside the wave’ oil painting (pictured right) by Diana Mackie plus luxury accommodation on the Isle of Skye and dinner with the artist herself

Primarily concerned with fleeting nuances of climatic change and the differing moods of the sea and sky Diana Mackie’s breathtaking paintings encompass distant forms of Hebridean Islands and their extensive shorelines. Diana is particularly interested in the effects of the elusive ‘Skye light’; exploring the breaking up of the colour spectrum when effected by sea spray and land mists; capturing the essence of this extraordinary part of the world.

In addition to this beautiful painting you will also receive two nights stay at ‘No. 10′, Diana’s award-winning luxury accommodation which is located next door to her own home and studio on the stunning Isle of Skye. Also, on one very special evening, you will be treated to dinner for two with the artist and her husband. Please note that the accommodation and dinner offer is subject to availability and must be claimed within one year.

For more information please visit Diana Mackie’s website and No 10′s website.

This very special lot has a reserve price of £4,500 and the artist herself will be attending ‘An audience with Julian Fellowes’ at Gidleigh Park.

Private cellar tour and gourmet lunch at Gidleigh Park for two

Alongside its outstanding cuisine, Gidleigh Park has long enjoyed the reputation of having one of the finest wine lists in the United Kingdom.

Enjoy a private tour of Gidleigh Park’s wine cellar where more than 1,200 bins (about 13,000 bottles) are stored in optimum conditions,

After your private cellar tour, it will be time to enjoy lunch with apéritifs and wines chosen by their Sommelier to perfectly match your 2 Michelin Star three course lunch menu followed by coffee and petits fours.

The ultimate VIP experience! Rolls Royce… Champagne… Diamonds…

You will be collected from a destination of your choice anywhere in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset or Dorset by a chauffeur driving the Oscar winning actor Sir John Mills’ 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II.

Travelling in comfort and style your driver will take you to one of four showrooms, of your choice, of the exclusive independent jeweller Michael Spiers at Plymouth, Taunton, Exeter or Truro. On arrival you and your guest will be welcomed with a flute of chilled Champagne and be presented with an 18ct white gold 0.64ct Diamond cluster pendant and Spiga chain worth over £1,000. If you prefer, this item can be exchanged for another piece of jewellery chosen from their extensive range to the same value. This will be followed by a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before you are chauffeured home.

Spend a fascinating morning in the kitchen at Gidleigh Park

Observe the intricate preparation involved in creating a two Michelin star lunch and experience the excitement of a busy lunch service first hand.

Arrive at 10am, for your time in the kitchen until 1.30pm when you will be whisked to the dining room to enjoy apéritifs, a three course lunch menu with wines chosen by their Sommelier, followed by coffee and petits fours.

This opportunity is for two guests. For those who love food, this truly is an experience not to be missed!

Summer on the green Henderson Cisz

Henderson Cisz limited edition ‘Summer on the Green’ signed print

‘Summer on the Green’ was painted by Henderson Cisz for Families for Children and is on canvas board, the edition number is 50.

Surridge Gallery based in Princesshay, Exeter a UK distributor of collectable limited edition and original paintings has kindly donated this print as a wonderful auction prize.

Hand-signed by both the artist and Michael Caines Patron of the charity, this lot has a reserve of £395.00.

Pure Indulgence at The Bath Priory Hotel

Spend a day in the The Garden Spa and give yourself the inspiration to return to your life revitalised.

The Bath Priory’s Pure Indulgence package includes:

• Morning coffee and biscuits in the drawing rooms

• Two course lunch with coffee & petits fours

• Full use of the Garden Spa facilities including towels, bathrobe and slippers

• Includes our Garden Spa Signature Treatment The Awakening a choice of either a Luxury Manicure or Zen Spa Pedicure

Mouthwatering Christmas Cake made by Jenny Casson

Large lovingly home made light fruit cake topped with glazed fruit & nuts.

Experience the new ABode hotel, Chester

The newest addition to the ABode portfolio is ideally situated on the banks of the famous Chester Racecourse and only minutes from the main shopping district, fabulous for both business and leisure travellers.

Your 3 course dinner for two people with matched wines will be served in the Michael Caines Restaurant on Fifth with its great view over Chester. Throughout your dining experience, we will introduce each course and explain a little about the cooking and produce and the Sommelier will explain the matched wines and why they have been chosen to compliment each dish.

ABode rooms are categorized as Comfortable, Desirable, Enviable and Fabulous. You will be staying in a Fabulous room. The rooms are beautifully decorated and sumptuously furnished with air conditioning, hand built beds, LCD televisions & personal DVD players.

Private tour of Gidleigh Park’s breath-taking gardens followed by Devon Cream Tea for two

Enjoy a private tour of Gidleigh Park’s 107 acres of grounds and gardens with Head Gardener Andrew Brimblecombe. After exploring the gardens enjoy a sumptuous Devon Cream Tea.

We also have the following fantastic raffle prizes on offer…

If you would like to donate an auction item or raffle prize please contact aliceedmonds@johncasson.com