Chester Road, Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 2EB
Tel: 01606 883 261 Fax: 01606 301 495
Open every day of the week 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day – CLOSED
History:Blakemere Craft Centre, formally the stables to Blakemere Hall, now housing the courtyard shops, are all that remains of Blakemere Hall, built in 1878 for Mr Barclay Pagett. The stables were built in 1890 and were designed to accommodate coach and riding horses. King Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, often visited Blakemere where it is claimed that he enjoyed many notoriously wild parties. In 1940 the Government commandeered the premises to accommodate Polish refugees and later German prisoners of war. Unfortunately Blakemere Hall was demolished in 1950. The Chocolate Box is one of the shops within the remaining Edwardian stable block.
Gift Shops and Galleries:You’ll fall in love with the delightful Edwardian courtyard, home to numerous craft shops offering gifts galore, beautifully handcrafted either on site, locally or around the world including Mexico, India, Kashmir and Thailand.
Wander through nearly 25 outlets, set across the Blakemere site, including our candle shop; one of the largest in the UK, or stimulate your senses with the eclectic art. Purchase traditional toys and games, chess sets, carved and turned wood items and handmade cards to mention but a few.
Our talented craftsmen offer excellent specialised services: pet and family portraits, calligraphy and embroidery and our photographic studio can capture your special events and portraits.
Fashion and Beauty:You’ll find a beautiful collection of surprisingly affordable fashionable ladies clothing, stylish handbags and accessories.
Pamper yourself with numerous beauty treatments or spoil yourself further with our exquisite ranges of unique jewellery. For those special ‘little people’ visit our trendy children’s wear shop, which includes a range of personalised hand embroidered items.
Planning a wedding?Then a visit would definitely be worthwhile, select your wedding stionery, favours, balloons, jewellery, beauty packages and photography services.
In The Garden:You will love our new garden nursery and their wonderful range of plants from heathers and grasses to olive trees and topiaries. Don’t miss our irresistible water features, bespoke sheds, stoneware and ponds to add a stylish look to any garden.
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