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Sunday, 28 June 2015

How lucky am I...

...to have a Craft Village just a short drive from where I live.

There is a café where you can sit and look through all your purchases whilst sipping a latte...
 ...or you can gaze out of the window at some of the craft units that share the same courtyard...
 ...when the weather is nice most will have their doors open wide so you can see what treats there are inside.
Just around the corner there is picnic seating...
 ...lots of well maintained planting and a mini railway. There is also a wishing well...
 ...which raises lots of money for local charities as folk find it very difficult to pass by without throwing a few coppers in.
Just past the unit where the man does wood turning, there is another courtyard...
 ...and quite a suntrap it is too. The other week, I sat on the nearest bench colouring and didn't realise just how hot it had got (the burnt area on the back of my neck later let me know just how hot it had been). This is the courtyard where you will find Pinnacle Crafts...
 ...which many will think is my second home because I spend so much time there LOL.
This huge piece of stone is actually a water feature...
 ...but the water wasn't turned on when I took this photo.
Everywhere around the Village there is plenty of greenery...
...which all helps to add to the pleasant atmosphere.

Like everywhere at the moment, there seems to be a growing number of empty retail units - no different from most High Streets these days - but the Village seem to have a fairly constant flow of visitors so I hope this doesn't impact on things too much.

If you happen to be visiting this neck of the woods, do try and visit. The Barleylands Craft Village and Farm have something to interest most ages and if the weather is good, it is fabulous just sitting outside watching the world go by....................................................................

5 comments:

voodoo vixen said...

Totally jealous, what a lovely place to sit and people watch and have a frothy coffee and you can shop too!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great place to visit, lucky you, looks wonderful

Redanne said...

You are lucky indeed Toni, it looks like a wonderful place to visit, thank you for sharing the lovely photos. Anne xx

sue jones said...

Wow you are lucky - looks like a lovely place to visit.

Virginia said...

Wow yes lucky indeed - I love love love this - thank you for sharing and yes very jealous!