Advance notice - 2019 Christmas Market

 6, 7 & 8 December 2019


2018 - We had a bumper event!  Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to make the 3 day extravaganza so successful; stallholders, staff, and our many many visitors all had a brilliant time.  There was a fantastic atmosphere, traditional high quality  goods, food & drink, it was brilliant, thank you all!  

2018 market details for information

We're now really looking forward to this year's annual Christmas Market, the must visit festive event in the South Lakes.   All the usual YTB offerings, PLUS over 40 quality stalls join us throughout the barn and in our heated marquee selling crafts, art, food and drink.  Each day we have live music; with Andy Webb on the piano, and in the afternoons our regular 5 piece Jazz Band, 'Hope Swings Eternal' perform for us all.

Please keep checking the website for more details, and please see the list below of the talented stallholders who are joining us this year.

In the front courtyard we have a variety of stalls including Alpacas, (yes, live ones!) food and drink stalls including  Harry's CafeBar outside catering doing fabulous bbq food & drinks.  All the other stalls are hosted in the main marquee, and upstairs in YTB, along with our regular artisans, Gary Eccles (Furniture Restorer) John Law Blacksmith (Bespokers Forge) Schofield & Schofield (Antiques & Vintage stall)   Harry's CafeBar inside offers a special Christmas Market menu, always much appreciated (please note we cannot table bookings over the Christmas Market weekend)

We have introduced a free courtesy shuttle bus service offering  park and ride along the main road which is very useful, and disabled badge holders are welcome to arrive at the main gate where stewards will help you park in designated spaces close by.  We also have extra 'luxury' outside lavatory facilities.

Please note that the Christmas Market is now established for 3 full days.

2018 Stalls


Owen Jones  Swill Basket Maker

Demonstration and display of this traditional Furness basket made from locally coppiced wood



Heart & Home Hand Made

Needlepoint old and new, quilts, beadwork, repurposed jewellery and vintage treasures.

Instagram: @heartandhomehandmade

Facebook: @heartandhomehandmade


Nina Kathryn Claridge Photography

Based in the Lake District, british landscape and food photographer Nina Kathryn Claridge produces scenic photographic products, including greeting cards, postcards, calendars and signed Giclee prints, in her unique, modern style.

Instagram: @ninaclaridgephoto

Facebook: Nina Kathryn Claridge Photography

Twitter: @ninaclaridge 



Coco Baroque

Small batches of handcrafted cakes, brownies and chocolate. All produced in the heart of Liverpool.

Instagram: @cocobaroque

Facebook: @cocobaroquechocolates 



Pinfold Pottery 

From Clare's studio near Penrith, she designs and makes ceramic garden planters and outdoor pots.  Her style combines clay, colours and surface textures, making robust attractive items for the home and garden.



Beth & Steve Pipe - Cumbrian Rambler

A range of lively and interesting books which explore Cumbria in a multitude of different ways from history to wildlife, to gin (and cake!)





Dodgson wood

On our farm in the Lake District we make traditional cold press Jersey milk soap (The Soap Dairy) and make knitting wool from our rare and native British breed sheep (Sheer Delight)

Facebook: Dodgson Wood

Instagram: dodgson_wood



Black Sheep Leather

Handcrafted and hand stitched leather accessories made in Kendal, Cumbria.

Instagram: blacksheepleatheruk




Claire Orange Ceramics

Claire Orange is a ceramic artist inspired by nature creating decorative pieces which are textural and colourful for both house and garden.

Instagram: @claireorange.ceramics



The Bespoke Home Co.

Bespoke furniture made from a variety of Cumbrian and exotic hard woods. Lots of stock items, plus commissions taken.  Also a range of beautiful fabric memo boards.


Instagram/ Twitter: @thebespokehomeco


Annabel Jane Humber Jewellery

Using traditional techniques I create original jewellery in which my love of nature is reflected.

  annabel humber 


Judth Favret Paper Maker

I produce handmade papers, each piece is unique obtaining its texture and colour from the original plant or natural dyes. Using these papers I create pieces including lampshades, tea lights, decorations and earrings. 

Facebook Judith Favret Paper Maker

Contact: 07828846748


Why Not Alpacas

Alpacas for Breeding/Pets. Also many Great Christmas Gift Ideas: Raw fleeces for Spinners/Felters; Yarn for Knitters; Hats/Berets/Scarves/Wristwarmers/Knee Rugs,  and lots of colourful cosy socks. 


Twitter @whynotalpacas




Stories in Paper

Working from her studio in Ulverston Ellie Chaney creates paper cuts, prints and illustrations of the natural world including images of British wildlife and marine creatures.  These are as original paper cut images and also as high quality reproductions on textiles, as stationery and as wooden blocks and prints.

instagram storiesinpaper




Oubas is an independent design knitwear label with a focus on quality pieces designed for everyday life.  Using the best raw materials, with a traditional approach to manufacturing on a small scale in the English Lake District, each piece is unique. 




Tricia Lyon

My animals are handmade in the Lake District.  They are interesting individuals who do things. Sheep knit; mice sail; pigs like to party; foxes surf and rock climb; badgers are very keen on food!

Instagram TriciaLyonDesigns



Arbon Socks & Town End Yarns

Luxury British-made alpaca and wool socks, knitting yarns and accessories and socks.

Instagram town_end_alpacas

Facebook Arbon Socks, Town End Alpaca Yarns

Instagram Arbon Socks, Town End Alpacas


James Hake Ceramics

James makes a range of ceramic stoneware, thrown at the potter’s wheel.  His work is decorated using oriental glazes and fired in a gas kiln 


Instagram @jameshakeceramics   

Facebook jameshakeceramics


Marethdale Yarn

Hand Spun yarn, weaving, wool and knitted products and for hand spinners, roving and washed Shetland fleece from the the Marethdale flock. From the Woodshed there will also be hand turned wooden products relating to these crafts.

Instagram @clicketyknit



Nik's Lovely Art

My name is Nik Hunter-Dale and I am a local artist in Levens, Kendal. All my ceramics are handmade from porcelain and are fired in my own kiln. They are ornamental pieces intended to brighten up your living space and bring a sense of joy, peace and tranquillity using calming colours. I thoroughly love making and creating custom orders too, so if you would like a different colour or something personalised, please get in touch.

Instagram @nhunterdale  



Rachel Elizabeth Wood

Luxury British Made Jewellery, Silverware & Accessories
Instagram & Facebook: @Rachelelizabethwoodjewellery

     Rachel Elizabeth Wood


Emma Louise Wilson Ceramics & Mixed media

A range of decorative porcelain pieces including bowls, dishes, vases, spoons, hangings and unique jewellery. I also have a range of mixed media art work.

Instagram @elwceramics  

Facebook ELWCeramics



Gren’s Shed

Bird Feeders, Nest Boxes and Bird Baths made from upcycled vintage china and crystal.

Instagram @grensshed

Facebook grensshed


Daniel Lee Cooper

Based in Cumbria, UK, acclaimed artist Daniel Cooper responds with highly emotional expressions to the sublime weather in the Lake District National Park and Cumbrian landscape, home to arguably some of the most beautiful views in England. Using charcoal and mixed media, Cooper observes reality imaginatively, and aims to communicate the ever changing moods of the land and skies through personal involvement with the landscape. Cooper is currently artist in residence at Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin, with a major solo show there in summer 2019

Daniel Lee Cooper



Twitter @dlcartist

Facebook Daniel Cooper Art

Instagram @dlcartist


Artigiano Glass

I am a glassmaker & designer inspired by the mountains, lakes & coastline that surround me.  Fusing glass is an artistic creation that takes advantage of the fluidity of glass when influenced by heat.





Bespoke Aroma

Natural luxury hand blended skincare and bathing products.

Web: Bespoke Aroma

Facebook joevansatbespokearoma

Twitter @bespokearoma

Instagram bespokearoma 

Casey Allum, Artist and Illustrator

A range of beautiful limited edition pencil works, fine bone china, cards, wrapping paper and more.


Twitter @Caseyallum

Facebook @caseyallumartist





Herdwick Ltd

Bags, accessories and home furnishings hand produced in Cumbria using Herdwick tweed which we have woven from fleece sourced from National Trust Cumbrian farms; genuine quality and true provenance.






Delicious hand blended, small batch vodka, with rich caramel tones and a subtle kick. Produced in the heart of the Lakes.

The Light Engineering Co.
The Light Engineering Company is a small creative design business run by David Wilson. We specialise particularly in the production of unique lighting and clock projects - all produced in our Ulverston studio workshop.


Unsworths Brewery - Cartmel

Locally brewed ales


Jan Huntley Peace

Figurative porcelain sculptures, portraits, small vessels and jewellery, using print/ textiles and bird imagery.  Jan started her career in couture dressmaking with Zandra Rhodes, Jean Muir, David and Elizabeth Emmanuel and has exhibited widely. 

Winner of the New Light purchase prize 2017.  Shortlisted for C – Art Cumbrian artist of the year 2017

Web: janhuntleypeace 




Barn Owl Bakery

Home made muffins and Fudge


Julie Parker, Jewels and Desires

Beautifully gift boxed jewellery, designed & made in the Lake District using gemstones, pearls & crystals.




Sally Moon

Designer & Vintage jewellery


Heidi on the Hills

I live and work from my small studio in the Lake District and love creating handmade bags, purses and home accessories from fabulous fabrics.....including Harris tweed and local Herdwick Tweed.
Facebook Heidi on the Hills


Crochet and Cravats

Colourful Christmas Crochet Handmade in Cartmel. Handmade Liberty print Tana Lawn cotton ties, bow ties, large hankies and Liberty silk cravats.  


Facebook Love from Kate     

Instagram: ColourfulChristmasCrochet                                    

Facebook:  Colourful Christmas Crochet



Jane Bradley

Based in Witherslack, I am a basketmaker working in rush and willow. At this time of year I love making festive wreaths and decorations from natural materials.
Instagram @janeybasket


Justin Hunt's Designs and Prints

Christmas cards from original local artwork and a recently published poetry book with daily morning signings by poet David Hunt.



Martine Becquet Ceramics

I work mainly with white stoneware. All the pieces are handthrown and I use the sgraffito technique to decorate my pots.


 Ja Lo Jo

Bespoke handwoven/made scarves and accessories using high quality traditional materials; silk, wool and alpaca completed with coloured wire.

Facebook Ja Lo Jo


Loraine Mason

Hand crafted kiln-formed glassware, including dishes, candle holders, jewellery, coasters & Christmas decorations.


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