Grizedale Arts

Low Parkamoor

This isolated, off-grid 16th century farmhouse is available to let from local farmers John Atkinson & Maria Benjamin - and by arrangement we have some availability for Grizedale Arts' own artists and creatives - those seeking the traditional facilities of the artists' retreat such as tranquillity and seclusion.

Located some 2km from Lawson Park, Grizedale Arts' headquarters, it has been recently restored, yet remains accessible by foot only and is without mains services. Parkamoor is available as an 'uncurated residency'. The house sleeps six people, in three bedrooms. Water is pumped from a spring and heated on a range, which also facilitates cooking. There is no bathroom, but instead 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. Wood is supplied! Making the house and daily life in residence function is part of the charm and is a work of art in itself; as such it is equally suitable for artist’s projects as it is for management training workshops.

Artists projects which have taken place at Parkamoor include Thinking Space for the North, by Dan Robinson and Artist House (Laura & Bryan Davies) which included the design and installation of furnishings at the house, as well as the programming of public events there. Other past visitors include artist Harold Offeh and the Urbania collective, The Prince's Drawing School, Adam Chodzko, the late Ken Russell and a range of London-based art gallerists.

To enquire more about Parkamoor, contact Maria Benjamin here for more details.

Low Park-a-moor farmhouse (Photo: Polly Braden)

Whilst in use by the Thinking Space for the North Project by artists Bryan & Laura Davies and Dan Robinson.

Visiting artists at work