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New Garden Barn opening soon!

Getting ready to revamp your garden? Indie interiors store, Home Barn Lifestyle at Hilltop Farm in Hunningham, near Leamington Spa, celebrates its first birthday this spring with a new outdoor Garden Barn.

Spring is just around the corner and Home Barn at Hilltop Farm is celebrating its first birthday in May by expanding to include a new outdoor Garden Barn.

Gail Kelsey has built up a dedicated following over the past 12-months with her interiors store selling a mix of rustic, vintage and reclaimed homeware, Sophie Allport collection, handcrafted items, soft furnishings, gifts and bespoke furniture including upcycled tables, benches and pizza ovens – made with husband Steve on their nearby farm (Vintage Corner Shop). And her recent link-up with Crazy Kiln pottery was so popular there’s plans for a Mother’s Day Prosecco and Pottery Evening.

One of the things I think is particularly brilliant about Home Barn is Gail’s ethos to support high quality local indie start-up businesses and crafters, so there’s a chance to pick up lots of one-offs such as quirky hand-knitted children’s scarves, pom-pom banners and a stylish new sustainable range of bamboo lunchboxes called Ecosavvy made locally (£15.99). Gail’s very eco-aware – you’ll find no plastic packaging here.

Stock arrives daily, so there’s always something new and different. I really like these Portuguese mugs – a steal for just over a fiver!

Gail has teamed up with daughter-in-law Hannah Kelsey, a florist, who runs Wild Stems floristry business, for her latest addition – beautiful fresh hand-tied flowers in store and to order. You can pre-order for Mother’s Day and Easter. They will also be hiring out rustic wedding décor such as wicker hearts, Mr & Mrs, arches and lightboxes. These can also be decorated with fresh or silk flowers for the occasion.

Hilltop Farm is a no-brainer trip out with the girlies (with or without kids – though, let’s face it, without is always way more fun when shopping is involved), parents for a single-level trip out, or on a weekend jaunt with the other half as you do have a café here for coffee-and-cake or lunch, farm shop, bakery, deli, gin bar and outdoor play area for kids. Other events happening at Hilltop over the next couple of months include a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Thur Feb 14 and Mother’s Day Lunch on Sun Mar 31.

Home Barn Lifestyle is open Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm at Hilltop Farm, Fosse Way, Hunningham Hill, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9EL, hilltopfarmshop

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