Monday, 29 August 2016

A vintage gem in the Cheshire countryside : Blakemere Village.

Who'd have thought that you could take in a spot of vintage shopping in the middle of the Cheshire countryside?! Blakemere Village is a delightful hidden gem that's home to several independent shops and a tea room to boot, with plenty of finds to keep you busy throughout the day.

Set in the historic location of Blakemere Hall, where better to spend a few hours away in the country to take in some shopping, dining and much more. Blakemere Village is set around the hall's historic stable block, first built in 1878, which now houses several shops, a tea room and even a cupcake shop!

Blakemere Hall has certainly seen it's fair share of activity over the years, taking in some historic parties, to housing troops during WWII. Whilst the hall itself may have long been demolished, it's quaint stable block has remained intact and it's become the focal point for this picturesque countryside getaway.

Now home to several shops and outdoor activities,Blakemere Village is the perfect setting for a spot of vintage shopping, boasting several specialist antiques and vintage shops around the village. 

Whatever era you prefer your bound to find something that takes your fancy, from stunning furnishings and home wares, to collectables and costume jewellery in the village's specialist shops.

A visit to the Antiques emporium is a must, with several traders offering a broad range of vintage finds your bound to find a hidden gem or two. If it's home furnishings that you prefer, take a peek inside Pegotty's attic for a wonderful array of finds.

But it's not just home to some astounding vintage finds, you'll also find some wonderful crafts, jewellery and home wares stores amongst the village. From the quaint vintage inspired décor and home wares inside Heirs and Graces where you can also take in a spot of tea, to delightful sweets and treats from The chocolate box (where you can also snap up some free from treats) to a sweet cupcake shop Fairy dust cake shop, where you can build your own cupcake.

Certainly a delightful little getaway to spend a few hours shopping and dining, where better to spend your summer in vintage style with several events on at the village including a bank holiday extravaganza.

Blakemere Village is located off Chester Road in Sandiway, Northwich, CW8 2EB. Simply follow the signposts and you can't go wrong! Open daily from 10am – 5pm with free parking on site. Visit to find out more.

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