Prices and booking

If you need any help whatsoever in calculating costs or organising your trip, please do not hesitate to call or email David.


Telephone 07624 309209

our prices

Bed & Breakfast at Ballavere Cottage equals £80 per night, per one or two persons sharing the delightful double bed. 

Your breakfast is included for and a varied and delicious menu choice awaits.
Everything is cooked to order and we source local and sustainable produce wherever possible.

One full day’s, 'one to one' tuition will cost you £210.
One half day’s 'one to one' tuition will cost you £115.

Should both visitors wish to undertake the same tuition, the rate is amended to £132 per day, per person and £82 each, per half day’s tuition.

Should you wish to incorporate a model (or models) into your day, these may be provided, and we ask you to pay them directly, on the day.

We generally break for a light lunch on your teaching days but this is not included.  Evening dinner is not provided, however there are two pubs within walking distance and both serve delicious food.


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our terms

We ask for a 20% deposit of the total value, which secures your adventure in our diary.  This deposit is non refundable.

We ask for 50% of the outstanding balance just four weeks before you arrive.  This payment is refundable, unless you cancel within ten days before you arrive.  The remaining balance is to be paid as you leave Ballavere.

We ask that all visitors undertake one day’s tuition per each two days of their visit to Ballavere.

All popular methods of payment are accepted.

Your travel to and from the glorious Isle of Man is not included.

Please contact David via email at or telephone 0044 7624 309209 should you require help, information or simply a chat to discuss what Photography Escapes may possibly offer you.


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Your host and tutor, David Silvester

Your host and tutor, David Silvester

From the time David was six years old, his mother managed a successful photography business, offering him an early insight into this amazing profession.

Throughout his career he has achieved and acquired numerous qualifications and awards which are recognised by all of the major photographic societies, worldwide.

With substantial Gold Awards to his name David is a well respected speaker and judge at many photographic seminars and conventions around the world.
In January 2019, he was awarded both "Wedding Photographer of the Year" and "Portrait Photographer of the Year" at the prestigious PTO convention in Mexico.
David is an 'invited contributor' to the world famous Getty Image® library and is probably the Island's most qualified, awarded and experienced photographer.

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"Absolute pleasure to be well looked after and educated at the same time. Slightly in awe to be taught by such a talent - and a patient one at that !
The B&B facility makes the break almost a home away from home !" Lydia - Yorkshire
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should you have any questions, please call or email us

Telephone 07624 309209