Wyresdale Park is a former farm and Victorian estate, nestled between fell and lake, in the heart of the forest of Bowland, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and just 9 miles from the historic city of Lancaster.

Our ambition at Wyresdale is to build an inspiring destination for learning, enterprise, environment and the arts. We are taking inspiration from the heritage of our Victorian estate, which once married rural industry and technological innovation, with an appreciation of the arts and skilled craftsmanship; we wish to promote and support: responsible land management, conscious consumerism and socially driven arts practice.

FESTIVAL 2018: CALL OUT FOR CRAFTSPEOPLE, FOODIES AND HORTICULTURISTS

STUDIO AND WORKSHOP SPACE
AVAILABLE FROM OCT 2017

We are currently transforming our barns and stone outbuildings and from October we will be renting desk-studio spaces in our bright, cosy loft-spaces with fabulous views and we will be working to create a balanced, creative and productive atmosphere. Desk studio spaces are priced from £100 per month for a 2 x 2 meter space.

From mid 2018 larger retail workshop spaces will be available in our converted dairy buildings and brick shippon.

Resident studio holders will have access to:

  • High speed fibre internet
  • A postal address, with an office manned Monday- Friday
  • Our 10 x 5 meter coach-house, for large-scale fabrication and temporary projects, bookable for just £20 per day
  • Sheltered outdoor storage, for large-scale work and materials, at 40 pence per square foot per month
  • A 20% discount at The Applestore Cafe

From April 2018 there may also be opportunities for residents to be involved in our new learning and community-engagement programs and to retail through our onsite shop. 

If you are interested in studio or workshop space please email Louise Smith, louise@wyresdalepark.co.uk, with a short statement outlining the nature of your practice and the type of space you require and a link to either your website or portfolio.

RETAIL WORKSHOP UNITS
AVAILABLE FROM JANUARY 2020

We are in the process of putting together an application for EU funding to transform our old dairy buildings and brick shippon, which line the busy thoroughfare between carpark and cafe, into 8-10 retail units. We are on the lookout for businesses that will complement our broader vision for the estate, that will revolve around the environment, craft, food & drink and horticulture. We are particularly looking for businesses who would want to get involved with our events and learning programs, through demonstrations, workshops or courses.

The types of businesses we have in mind are: brewing and distilling, ceramics, textiles (dying and weaving), small-scale food growing or food production- but we are very open to suggestions! If we are successful in securing grant funding the units will be available from 2020, and we will receive an answer on our grant application by April 2019.

If you are interested in taking a retail workshop unit from 2020 please please email Louise Smith, louise@wyresdalepark.co.uk, with a short statement outlining the nature of your business and the type of space you may require and a link to either your website or portfolio.

THE LOCATION

Wyresdale Park sits on the western slopes of the Forest of Bowland, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, with varied habitats and far reaching views, from the tip of Wales across to the Isle of Man and the top of the Cumbrian Fells. Scorton Village is less than a mile from the estate, with a local shop, a pub The Priory and a restaurant and garden centre. The beautiful and historic city of Lancaster is only 9 miles away, with a busy pedestrianised shopping centre of cobbled streets, a number of lovely waterside pubs, including the Water Witch, a theatre The Lancaster Grand, a roving theatre The Dukes and Williamson Park.

The Lake District has a busy arts program, as well as stunning scenery and charming villages, and Kendal, home to the Brewery Arts Centre and is only 30 miles away. Manchester can be reached in an hour by train from Lancaster.