Along with the safeguarding and refurbishment of the Manor House and cottages, we are currently working with architects and exploring options for a sensitive extension to the main building to provide disabled access, catering and toilet facilities and the creation of an exciting new destination for visitors and local people alike.
We hope that the building will offer extensive amenities to local people and visitors and we intend that some commercial functions will help to support community activities.
The historical display areas and art exhibition space will be retained and improved with new lighting and display facilities
Artist Studios and Offices
Where appropriate, we hope that some space can be used for offices for writers/artists in residence and as individual art or craft/digital media/printing studios for rent. The studios will generate a modest income which, in addition to the profits from the café and fundraising events, will help give the Manor House a sustainable future. We hope to provide some facilities for local business people too where appropriate.
The building will be refurbished in a manner that respects its historic character and importance. Disabled access will be provided via a new lift and fully accessible toilets will be installed.
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