Low Parkamoor

2009 until 2009

We have some availability for Grizedale Arts' artists and creatives at this isolated, off-grid 16th century farmhouse that is managed by local farmers John Atkinson & Maria Benjamin. The house is ideal for this seeking a retreat or a more secluded experience than we offer at Lawson Park (Grizedale Arts' headquarters).

Located some 2km from Lawson Park, Low Parkamoor has been recently restored, yet remains accessible by foot only and is without mains services. It is available as an 'uncurated residency'. The house sleeps six people, in three bedrooms. 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 if John & Maria are not around with their 4X4. Firewood 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 artists' 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 & John Atkinson 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