Painting at Harrop Fold Farm
With Michael Moore

Somewhere very special... A Quintessentially English Experience

Harrop Fold Farm, Rainow, Macclesfield, 
Cheshire.  SK10 5UU 
01625 574887

Welcome to Painting at Harrop Fold Farm

One day and half day courses in watercolours, oils, acrylics and holiday sketching held at Harrop Fold Farm in the Terrace Studio of a fine 18th Century converted barn in the Peak District National Park with professional artist Michael Moore.

Harrop Fold Farm has been sympathetically restored in the spirit of the original 17th Century buildings. Set within its own 20 acres of land, visitors are welcome to walk along the many footpaths that cross the property. A footpath from the door reaches the Gritstone Trail. There are two lovely brooks - Mellow Brook and Harrop Brook, which are visited by a great variety of wildlife, and there is a huge diversity of bird life to be seen around the farm.

Harrop Fold Farm is a smallholding nestling in a wooded gritstone valley on the western side of the Peak District National Park and has magnificent views over the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh Mountains. It has a courtyard of attractive traditional stone buildings that are of architectural and archaeological interest and there is evidence of a Roman road passing through. Archives also suggest a tannery at Harrop Fold Farm was used by Bonnie Prince Charlie as he made his way to Derby to attempt to seize the English crown.

  • Panoramic views over the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh Mountains

  • Paint in the light and bright studio or in our extensive scenic grounds

  • Choice of locations: in the gardens, by the river or woodlands, taking in the hills or the panoramic landscapes

  • Beginners, intermediate and advanced classes

  • All artistic materials provided

  • Enjoy farmhouse food of the finest local produce

  • Go home with your own framed picture

  • Cost: £45 per half day inclusive, £85 per day inclusive

  • Gift Vouchers available

'I’m utterly absorbed and hours go by in a flash. This is such fun. …it’s my brushwork and I love it.’ Sally Shalam, The Guardian, December 12th, 2007

‘…the ultimate weekend of serious self-expression…’ The Independent on Sunday, 18th March 2007

‘A fantastic tourism experience.’ Judging Committee, Visit Chester and Cheshire Awards, June 2007.

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