6, 7 & 8 December 2019
We're 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;
In the front courtyard we have a variety of stalls including food and drink stalls including Harry's CafeBar outside catering doing fabulous bbq food & drinks. All the other stalls are hosted in the marquees around the barn, and upstairs in YTB, along with our regular artisans, Gary Eccles (Furniture Restorer) John Law Blacksmith (Bespokers Forge) and our newest resident Floristry by Carmen. 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 offer 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 open for 3 full days.
Owen Jones Swill Basket Maker
Demonstration and display of this traditional Furness basket made from locally coppiced wood
Small batches of handcrafted cakes, brownies and chocolate. All produced in the heart of Liverpool.
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
Beautiful books about a beautiful county - husband and wife team producing books which capture the history, wildlife and wonderful walks all around Cumbria and North Lancashire.
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)
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Black Sheep Leather
Finest handmade leather products from Kendal, Cumbria.
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.
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Annabel Jane Humber Jewellery
Using traditional techniques I create original jewellery in which my love of nature is reflected.
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.
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.
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!
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
Textile crafts inspired by the beautiful local landscape. 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.
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.
Bird Feeders, Nest Boxes and Bird Baths made from upcycled vintage china and crystal.
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.
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Natural luxury hand blended skincare and bathing products.
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Casey Allum, Artist and Illustrator
Fine art originals, prints, luxury giftware and stationery.
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
Emily Thwaites Upholstery
Unique upholstered items and festive fabric fun.
Julie Parker, Jewels and Desires
Gemstone jewellery designed & made in the Lake District for you!
Charlotte Chaplin Herdwick Tweed
Pure Herdwick tweed produced from our own flock of sheep farmed at home in Finsthwaite. The tweed is suitable for outerwear and interiors. There are three designs available, Plain, Pale and Herringbone.
Designer & Vintage jewellery
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.
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Contemporary cow artwork by Lauren Terry. Painting only cattle Lauren is known for her colourful artworks full of character. Shop a range of paintings and prints, along with a collection of luxury Lauren’s Cows homeware including milk jugs, placemats and linens. The Cows that make you smile.
Ja Lo Jo
Handwoven accessories by Sara using Wool, Silk and Alpaca, all unique and individual.
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Ellie Heaven Designs
A Lake District girl who lovingly designs personalised and handcrafted cards, invitations, and prints. Shop everything festive, from beautiful hand calligraphy Christmas cards, to hand stamped wrapping paper, gift tags, and ribbons
The Create Escape
Cookery and creative workshops in Cumbria to help you escape the everyday!
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A local Pencil Artist working to commission and running workshops on Wildlife and the Natural World.
Solid Oak kitchen and household gifts designed and handmade locally for you to keep or share.
Jenny Rymer Ceramics
Having trained in painting and ceramics Jenny has taught each discipline in schools and Adult education whilst continuing to develop her own creative work. Her ceramic work is handbuilt in stoneware and porcelain with nature being a continuous source of inspiration. Forms are based on shell, fish, birds and plant life: glazes range from rich charcoal to delicate cool colours often enriched with metallic lustre or crushed glass.
Basket & Co.
Handmade shopping and storage baskets, and Fair Trade ‘Bolga’ baskets.