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our prices

Bed & Breakfast at Ballavere Cottage equals £76 per night, per one or two persons sharing the delightful double bed. 

Full Manx breakfast is included.

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 education, 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 arrive at 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.


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Your host and tutor, David Silvester

Your host and tutor, David Silvester

David has enjoyed the rewards of professional photography for almost forty years. Throughout his career he has achieved and acquired numerous qualifications and awards which are recognised by all of the major photographic societies, worldwide.

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I have been fortunate enough to attend many of the courses run by Dave ranging from studio lighting to landscapes. Not only is he an amazing photographer but also a fantastic teacher who is passionate to pass on his knowledge and experience. Elaine - Isle of Man
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should you have any questions, please call or email us

Telephone 07904 175173