The Garage Studio
Cosy Bedroom



This combination of rooms is ideal for all Visual Artists & Designer/Makers, providing a studio space with a North facing window, blank wall and sink, and a small separate bedroom.

The Garage Studio

The Garage studio is perfect for creating *all types of works of art. It has a large North facing double door so good natural light during the day and no direct sunshine, so not dazzling or too hot mid summer. This door faces the road, so there is a little noise as cars go past, but it’s not a fast road and there’s barely any foot traffic.

Trestle tables, easels and a table top easel are provided and there is sink for cleaning out brushes and so forth. There is a blank white wall (240cm wide), suitable for taping up works on paper and the centre of the room has a concrete floor, suitable for laying out larger works. It’s about 3m wide and nearly 8m long.

Though this space is offered to you for your sole use as a studio, residents will pass through it from time-to-time to access other rooms in the property or to use the fridge and washing machine, also situated within the space. Laundry will be done at a time that suits you, to ensure you are not disturbed by it’s sound.

Patrick Schmidt, Studio Faire 2023, Photo Colin Usher
*Materials or processes which may cause physical illness or initiate fires are not permitted for use at Studio Faire, this includes toxic pigments, paint thinners, spray paints and flammable or combustible products. Such chemicals as these are also extremely hard to dispose of safely, in accordance with French law, and therefore could cause environmental danger if disposed of incorrectly. Our aims are to safeguard the property, our resident’s health and the planet as best we can, rather than to stifle creativity!
Studio Faire, Garage Studio (Feat Brittany Loar)
Studio Faire, Garage Studio (Feat Rachael Van Dyke)

The Cosy Bedroom

This small bedroom (445 x 243cm) is situated on the first floor at the front of the house (road side, so you will be able to hear traffic). It has shutters on the window, which not only block out light and sound, but also help control the high temperatures in the mid-summer months. 

This quirky little room has, what appears to be, integrated shelf brackets in the plaster work at both ends of the room, on the left and the right. One can only imagine that this room was once fully shelved and used for storage. Was it a larder perhaps for all the cans of jam and chutney made from our many fruit trees?

Images from top:
AIRs Wendy Rolt, Patrick Schmidt, Brittany Loar and Rachael Van Dyke,
all in the Garage Studio.
The Cosy New Bedroom.
Photos by Colin Usher.