About the Studios
We have seven visual arts studios and a print studio in a wonderfully converted two story farm building at the back of the Big House. Each space is well lit with natural daylight, and equipped with easels, deep stainless-steel sinks, hot water, up-do-date lighting, and central heating. Studios 1-3 share a toilet space with the equally well-appointed Print Studio (studio 4) on the ground floor. Studios 5-7 share toilet facilities on the upper floor, which is accessible from the orchard.
Accessibility & Safety
While we have plans for the eventual accessible upgrade of two studios in this block to include fully accessible toilet facilities, we have one further studio, known as the sculpture studio, which is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible toilet, stainless steel sink, up-to-date lighting, and central heating. Visual artists, sculptors and illustrators should note that for reasons of fire safety, we do not allow ‘hot’ work onsite (kilns, blow torches etc.). Visual artists are also kindly requested to keep ‘wet’ work within the allocated studio space. Wet work (oil, watercolour, acrylic etc.) is not permitted in the conservatory, any area of the self-catering cottages, or anywhere in the Big House.
We do not have facilities onsite to sell or store canvas, paper, or other art materials. Artists must bring everything they need or organize deliveries from art material companies to arrive during their residency, or within a week prior to arrival.