A rare opportunity to establish a commercial gallery in the Cotswolds is being offered to artists and art dealers.
The Fossebridge Gallery, near Northleach, is a recently converted Cotswold stone barn, dating from around 1850, situated beside the Fosse Way, a popular route with tourists.
The building is part of the busy Inn at Fossebridge, a 300-year-old independently-run boutique hotel, restaurant and traditional country pub.
Accommodation is split over two floors, with the gallery on the ground floor and office or artists’ studio space above.
The stone walls of the gallery have been lined with display boards for hanging, and plenty of directional lighting is mounted on the wooden beams.
Andrew Stibbard, commercial property manager at Moore Allen & Innocent, which is marketing the gallery, said: “The Fossebridge Gallery offers a number of exciting possibilities for an artist or art dealer.
“At 700 square feet, the gallery offers an abundance of wall space from which to hang paintings and prints, and plenty of floor space to display small pieces on plinths or in cabinets, and even room for fairly large sculptures or installations.
“But with the bar, restaurant and hotel right next door, we can also envisage an artist offering day-long or residential courses.”
And any artist looking for inspiration won’t have to travel far to find it: The Inn is set in four acres of gardens with a lake and a section of the River Coln, while the gallery is centrally placed for some of the most stunning natural views and picturesque market towns in the Cotswolds.
The gallery is available to rent at £8,400 per year, and the owners are happy to consider alternative commercial uses for the property. To download a brochure, or to request a viewing, log on to www.mooreallen.co.uk/commercial