Little Toller has long enjoyed a close working relationship with the artists who illustrate our books. It feels like a perfectly natural progression for us to open a small gallery and bookshop here at HQ.

Room at the End will exhibit curated shows based on landscape, place, architecture and wildlife. It will also be the centre of gravity for the Little Toller artist-in-residents, who work and stay with us throughout the year.

The Room at the End will also stock a selection of Little Toller books, and is open by appointment and for two or three small shows a year. Please get in touch if you would like to pay us a visit or join our exhibition mailing list.


Every year Little Toller invite artists working in a variety of disciplines to stay in West Dorset so they can research a new project or spend time in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings of the Toller valley to concentrate on their work. The duration of each residency varies according to the needs of the artists and the project they propose to undertake while at Little Toller.

The current artist in residence is Ed Kluz, an artist, illustrator and printmaker, explores contemporary perceptions of the past by reimagining historic landscapes, buildings and objects. While at Little Toller, Ed journeyed across Dorset visiting the sites of iconic buildings of the county. He has created a series of scraper boards based on this research, expressing his response to the architecture and stories that imbue each place.

Ed’s ‘Dorset Houses’ are being exhibited in the inaugural show of Little Toller’s Room at the End


When authors and artists are working on books for us some come and stay in the old haystore attached to the dairy at Little Toller. Overlooking our walled wildflower garden, our veg patch and newly-planted orchard, with the water meadows, chalk stream and downland in the distance, it is a lovely place to retreat, walk, work, become absorbed in the landscape and stories of this Dorset hamlet.

If you would like a long break or just fancy a couple of days of peace, The Store is available throughout the year. We also offer discounts to Little Toller subscribers and subsidised rates for artists and writers who need a comfortable, inspiring place to work.