This isolated, off-grid farm house is some 2km from Lawson Park, the GA HQ. Recently restored, it has no mains services and is accessed only by foot.
The picturesque 16th century house operates as a new project space and collaboration with owners the National Trust, accommodating artists, writers and creative collectives in need of the traditional facilities of the idealised artist retreat - tranquility and seclusion.
The major project to date at Parkamoor has been that of
Dan Robinson and Artist
House (Laura & Bryan Davies) Thinking Space for the
North, which has included the design and installation of
furnishings at the house as well as public events there.
Other past visitors include artist Harold Offeh and the Urbania collective, The Princes Drawing School, Adam Chodzko, Ken Russell and collective of London art gallerists.
Low Parkamoor is available for hire as an 'uncurated residency' as much as an overfashionable eco holiday let, offering the remote retreat that Lawson Park is not. The house sleeps six in three bedrooms. Water is pumped from the well, cooking and water heating on the wood fired range. There is no bathroom and a composting toilet in the outside privy. This is eco-living 1820 style and in keeping with this low impact approach, guests must walk up to the farm, one mile, ascending 200m above sea level to reach Parkamoor. Making the house work is part of the charm and a work of art in itself and as such is equally suitabe for artists projects and management training workshops.
Low Parkamoor costs £400 per week inlcuding fuel, Friday changeover. Contact us for more details or go to the dedicated website
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