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rural base

we provoke questions, encourage discussion

and stimulate



in art practice

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B&B and Self Catering

Open for both self-catered and B&B accommodation, the West Wing can be booked for:

The West Wing can accommodate up to 12 and facilities include:

There are four bedrooms:

There is also central heating throughout the wing, with additional portable oil filled radiators in bedrooms if required.

Other facilities and utilities:

Trip advisor, read our reviews:

We came here for a working retreat. We wanted to escape the distractions of our usual creative and working environments.

 ‘Thanks for a great weekend! A beautiful house with good views and the little boat was awesome. Gilly had an amazing 21st so thanks for being so nice (and even giving us that rabbit). Cheers’. Gilly and the gang.

‘Thank you for having us stay and use this beautiful space. We’re so thrilled to have found you! Looking forward to our spring retreat in April’ Hilary, Chit, Anne, Sue, Sally, Dannielle, Lalitha Susannah, John, Sarah, Lucy and Maricke.

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