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rural base

we provoke questions, encourage discussion

and stimulate



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Artists Flat

NEWS! - An observatory will be built at

The Old Schoolhouse Allenheads

Stargazing holidays and artists’ residencies

 From November 2016 a new Community-owned observatory in the dark heart of the North Pennines  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be available to our guests at Allenheads  Contemporary Arts

Go to our observatory page for more information

Contact us for prices and availability  +44 7966257276

+44 1434 685040

The Artist’s flat is available for individual artists to both live and work in, and includes:

Private accommodation with single loft bed

Small private room for desk based work

Built in oven and hob


Adjoining utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer

Central heating plus additional portable radiators if required

Additional facilities:

Adjoining studio (8x8m) available for meetings, conferences, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions etc.

GalleryStunning local views and grounds

Trip advisor, read our reviews:

“This proved to be the perfect location for a productive few days in stunning surroundings. The accommodation was amazing too.”

“Thanks for making us feel at home” - Carlo and Nick, Durham