Category Archives: Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Enjoy the woodland walk
Heart of the country is a family owned shopping village conveniently located on the A38 in Swinfen, just a few miles out of Lichfield. It has ample free parking, disabled facilities and is well worth a visit for an enjoyable day out with a difference.
Individual shops and distinctive restaurants located in converted farm buildings in the heart of rural Staffordshire- Heart of the Country Village is the original rural shopping village.
Visit our range of exclusive boutiques
Treat yourself to a hair cut or beauty treatment
Indulge in lunch at one of our fabulous restaurants
Avoid the hustle and bustle of the high street

Hunnypot Cottage Meet the Makers

October 10, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

On Sunday Hunnypot Cottage held their first Meet the Makers, Baker and Chocolatier event, what a success! Visitors were able to observe a wide range of crafts in action including felting, glass making and sewing. They also met the locally based Artisan …

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House & Home Hunnypot Cottage Deli & Crafts

The Little Christmas Barn

September 29, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

The Little Christmas Barn is a magical little treasure trove of wonderfully unique Christmas Decorations, Delightful Home Accessories and Personalised Trinkets & Gifts. Their range includes specially sourced and selected Christmas decorations from …

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House & Home, Shopping The Little Christmas Barn

The Little Christmas Barn

September 26, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

The Little Christmas Barn is a magical little treasure trove of wonderfully unique Christmas Decorations, Delightful Home Accessories and Personalised Trinkets & Gifts. Their range includes specially sourced and selected Christmas decorations from …

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Shopping

Best Of Lichfield

September 11, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Heart of the Country Village has joined forces with BestOf Lichfield, a business guide to local, tested, trusted and recommended suppliers. BestOf Lichfield is the ultimate local business guide; their mission is to take the stress out of finding great, …

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Shopping

Small Business Saturday

August 29, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

This year Small Business Saturday, a grassroots, non-commercial campaign supporting small businesses, is once again highlighting 100 small businesses, one a day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday 2017! Idle Pig BBQ were thrilled to …

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Dining Idle Pig BBQ

The Lichfield Food Assembly

August 25, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

The Lichfield Food Assembly is coming to Hunnypot Cottage. If you’re not familiar with the concept, The Lichfield Food Assembly is an award-winning food community bringing you the best produce from your local farmers and foodmakers. You place an order …

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Shopping Hunnypot Cottage, Hunnypot Cottage Deli & Crafts

Unit to Let

August 25, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Could your business bring something special to the village? We have a centrally located, large unit to let with spacious retail/reception ground floor and airy workshop/studio 1st floor. All enquiries please email: enquiries@heartofthecountryvillage.co …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Hunnypot Cottage opens at the Village

July 6, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Hunnypot Cottage will be opening their doors for the first time on Market Day! A free specialist roll (bread of the month that will launch at the event) * with every purchase. All Hunnypot Cottage suppliers are within 30 miles of the shop so when they …

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Shopping, Workshops Hunnypot Cottage, Hunnypot Cottage Deli & Crafts

July Artisan Food & Craft Market

July 6, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Sunday 9th July is our next Artisan Food & Craft Market. Discover a variety of locally produced food and craft made by talented, local people. Artisans include Salty Seas, Haifflinch Design, Gower Home Bakes, INSPIRED BY Sam, Salty Seas, Medium Cra …

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Shopping

Hunnypot Cottage Deli & Crafts

July 4, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

All Hunnypot Cottage suppliers are within 30 miles of the shop so when they say buy local, they mean it. Depending on when you call in to Hunnypot Cottage, you can meet the makers/designers of the products they stock. Artisans include Ruth’s Artisan Br …

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Dining, Shopping, Workshops Hunnypot Cottage Deli & Crafts

Idle Pig Independence Day

June 30, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Idle Pig BBQ will be serving a 4th of July themed menu over the first weekend of July, including a FREE free-range hotdog for ALL children. The menu will include Texas style beef-short ribs, Mac n Cheese, stuffed jalapenos and grilled corn, as well as …

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Dining Idle Pig BBQ

Seasalt Bank Holiday Fun!

May 19, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Join the Seasalt team for some Bank Holiday Monday fun! Local singing group The Lighthouse Singers, will perform Sea Shanties at 1pm. One of our favourite local Artisans Salty Seas will bring his original seaside inspired graphic art and Idle Pig BBQ w …

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Shopping Seasalt Sale Shop

Easter at the Village

April 8, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

This Easter, join us for fun at the Village! Every day of the Bank Holiday Weekend, there will be a different competition. Hunt the Bunnies at Totally Essential, Guess the Eggs in a Jar at the Seasalt Sale Shop and an Easter Egg Colouring Competition a …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

New Idle Pig BBQ

April 5, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Introducing Idle Pig BBQ, a pop-up BBQ take-away with a focus on local, free range ingredients, cooked simply over wood and charcoal. They operate in as sustainable manner as possible, from growing their own salads to using British FSC certified charco …

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Dining

Claire’s CraftHouse

March 28, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Claire’s CraftHouse is an independent homewares retailer, stocking non-waxing chalk paint, reloved furniture, distinctive home décor and thoughtful keepsakes and gifts. Claire’s CraftHouse is the ideal destination to find original and innovative ideas …

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Shopping, Workshops Claire Craft House

Artisan Market

March 20, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Heart of the Country’s first Artisan Market will take place on Sunday 9th April and continue every 2nd Sunday of the month. Browse stalls, taste the culinary treats, talk to artists and designer-makers, or sample delicious food. No matter what the weat …

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Shopping

Claire’s Craft House

March 17, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

We are thrilled to welcome to Claire’s CraftHouse to the Village! As well as Everlong Chalk Paint, you will be able browse an ever growing range of handmade gifts and accessories for you, your family, your friends and your home. Lovingly handmade items …

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Shopping

The Lichfield Tea Co.

February 3, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

The Lichfield Tea Company is an independent tea merchant. They supply ethically sourced quality loose leaf teas and accessories from around the world.

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Kitchens, Shopping

Kimberley Harris at Heart Galleries

January 30, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Just arrived at Heart Galleries, some more fab-u-lous originals by Kimberley Harris. Kimberley is Suffolk artist specialising in vibrant and atmospheric landscape paintings in oils.

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Art, House & Home Heart Galleries

Engagement rings at Allen Brown Jewellery

January 30, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Visit the Allen brown jewellery gallery and choose from a wide range of engagement rings, or have one designed especially for you. Request a consultation and a talented member of the Allen Brown team can discuss how to make you ideas a reality. You cou …

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Jewellery Allen Brown Gallery

Unit 14

January 25, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Unit 14- refurbishing has almost finished. Great new outdoor selling space. Could your business enhance our visitor experience? 490 (approx) square feet of gorgeous out-of-town retail premises, just off buys A38 and 2 miles south of Lichfield. Contact …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

January 10, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

A big THANK YOU goes to all the kind souls who visited our Father Christmas and made donations towards local charity Violets in Bloom. Together we raised over £200! Well done 🙂 Violets in Bloom has been set up to help parents through the worst and mos …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Unit available

January 5, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

We currently have a unit available. If you are interested in bringing your business to the Village, please e-mail: enquiries@heartofthecountryvillage.com or t: 01543 481612 (during working hours).

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Shopping

Rohan Sale

January 3, 2017 | Katharina Stubbs

Get up to 40% off in the Rohan January sale! Rohan specialize in climate clothing. Find everything you need to keep you dry, warm, comfortable or cool wherever you are going in the world.

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Fashion, Shopping Rohan Travel Unlimited

A wish come true story

December 12, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Our wonderful Father Christmas was back yesterday, delightly children young and old. Clive and his wife Jasi returned to the Village after visiting Father Christmas last year, to share a very interesting story. On his previous visit he had told Father …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Beasties in the Woods morning

December 2, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Fancy a child free shopping morning at Heart of the Country? Or maybe just grab a coffee and a crepe without your little beasties tagging along? Saturday 3rd December – book a place on Woodland Beasties in the Woods morning from 10:30 – 12:30 where the …

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Shopping Woodland Beasties

Small Business Saturday

December 2, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Small Business Saturday UK on 3rd December 2016, is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. There will be will exclusive …

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Shopping Boutique Eleven

Thank you!

November 29, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Shopping Event. The Tuneless Choir brought festive cheer to the Village, children loved our fabulous Father Christmas and visitors enjoyed lots of Christmas shopping discounts. We hope to see you all aga …

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Shopping

Christmas Shopping Event

November 17, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Just eight days to go until our Christmas Shopping Event on Friday 25th November 5pm – 9pm. The Lichfield Tuneless Choir will be performing at 6pm and Father Christmas will be at the Village from 5:00 – 8:00. There will be complimentary refreshments an …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Christmas Styling Event

November 17, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Calling all brides to be! Due to huge demand and following on the success of last years styling event, The Bridal Rooms is holding a Christmas Styling Event on November 26th. Whatever your dress style, colour or size, let them help you style your very …

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Weddings Bridal Rooms, The Bridal Rooms

Green Fairy Trail

November 16, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

If you go into the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise! Hidden amongst the trees is the Green Fairy Trail, home to the Green Fairies who make their doors and homes from recycled materials discarded locally. It’s good to be green, recycling is on …

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Woodland fairy trail

December opening hours

November 16, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

The following shops will be open every Monday in December: Allen Brown Jewellery, Heart Galleries, Parker Hall Estate Agents, Paul Martyn Furniture, Seasalt Sale Shop, The Barn at Swinfen, Rohan Clothing and Totally Essential. The following shops will …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Father Christmas

November 15, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Our wonderful, theatrical Father Christmas will be visiting the Village on the following dates: Friday 25th November 5pm – 8pm, Sunday 4th December 1pm – 4pm, Sunday 11th December 12noon – 3pm and Sunday 18th December 12noon – 3pm. There will be no cha …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Woodland Beasties

November 11, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

If you’re looking to spark your child’s imagination to get them interested in nature Woodland Beasties may be what your child is looking for. Why not try one of their fun filled woodland playgroup sessions and see your little ones imagination roar with …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Lifestyle, Woodland Woodland Beasties

Christmas event update

November 10, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

There are just 15 days to go until our Christmas Shopping Event on 25th November 5-9pm. On the night shopping discounts will include 20% off selected Winter Clothing at Rohan, 10% off all purchases at Totally Essential and 15% discount off selected ite …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Four generations visit Seasalt!

October 20, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

It wasn’t the Three Degrees that visited the Seasalt Sale Shop last week, it was the Four Generations that were singing their praises! Nan, Mum, Daughter (and baby Grandson) were told about the Seasalt Sale Shop by a friend who had recently been to pur …

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Fashion Seasalt Sale Shop

Any Excuse for Cake at Seasalt

October 17, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Any Excuse for Cake at the Seasalt Sale shop! It’s been a year since the new larger Seasalt unit opened at Heart of the Country so the team just had to celebrate the occasion with cake! “I just don’t know how we managed in our smaller store,” said Lisa …

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Fashion, Shopping Seasalt Sale Shop

Christmas Shopping Night

October 14, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Date for your diary, visit the Village on the evening of Friday 25th November and enjoy exclusive one night only Christmas shopping discounts and complimentary refreshments. Santa will be paying us a visit and there will be entertainment from the Tunel …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Woodland Beasties Hallowe’en evening

October 14, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Woodland Beasties are hosting a Hallowe’en evening in the woods on Friday 28th October, camp fires, marshmallow roasting, story telling, spooky crafts and more! The event is suitable for all ages, enjoy hotdogs and popcorn cooked over the campfire! The …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village Woodland Beasties

As Winter approaches..

October 14, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

..you may consider installing a stove or multi fuel burner into your home. The Fireplace & Stove Co. are currently fitting wood burning stoves within three weeks of purchase! Visit their showroom and browse an interesting range of stoves and fireplaces …

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Furniture, House & Home Fireplace & Stove Co.

BeautyQuest Christmas Appointments

October 14, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

This year, get organised and book your Christmas appointment at BeautyQuest, t:01543 481152. They offer nails, make up, relaxation treatments and much more to help prepare you for the festive season!

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Macmillan at the Pear Tree Creperie

October 7, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Last Friday The Pear Tree Creperie took part in a Macmillan Cancer Support event, the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. There was lots of lovely homemade cake and a raffle, many thanks to all those who took part and helped raise money for an ex …

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Dining The Pear Tree Creperie

Home Fragrance from Anthony John

October 7, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

They are finally here! Anthony John salons home fragrance has arrived. Their very own signature autumn/winter scent is cedar wood and cinnamon… It smells absolutely divine. Scented candles and room sprays available in salon now.

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Hair & Beauty Anthony John salons

Christmas at The Barn

October 7, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

The Barn at Swinfen is now taking bookings for Christmas! The Barn are extending their opening hours including Mondays throughout December. The Christmas menu is available from Tuesday 29th November until Saturday 24th December from 12pm-4pm daily. To …

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Dining The Barn Restaurant

Artisan bread at the Village

September 14, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Hunnypot Cottage artisan bread makers will be at the Village on the following weekends: 1-2 October, 5-6 November, 10-11 December. Choose from a variety of tasty treats including Rosemary Stilton Onion bread, Full English loaf and white chocolate Pain …

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Markets, Shopping

Calling all stylists!

September 5, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Due to high client demand, Anthony John Salons need more talented stylists to join their award winning team. Both Full and part time professionals can apply. If you’re interested in taking your career further in a thriving (and beautiful) environment t …

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Shopping Anthony John salons

Beautiful clothes from Myrine

August 30, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Boutique Eleven have received their Myrine delivery for Autumn 2016. The brand was established in Antwerp in 2010 by Ingrid, Johan and Peter Fouyn. Their extensive knowledge and know-how is used to create a unique brand committed to exquisite design, a …

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Fashion Boutique Eleven

The Fireplace & Stove Co.

August 30, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

For several years wood burning stoves and real fires have been growing in popularity. The stove in the above image is another successful installation from The Fireplace & Stove Co. – they supplied and installed the stove, hearth & beam. This At …

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Shopping Fireplace & Stove Co.

Seasalt and the Fishermen’s Mission

August 30, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Seasalt Clothing support the Fishermen’s Mission because it’s the only charity working around the entire UK coastline that provides 24 hour emergency support as well as crucial practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care to fishermen and their f …

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Shopping Seasalt Sale Shop

Parker Hall Estate Agents

August 17, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Parker Hall Estate Agents are committed to offering their clients a high level of customer service with 7 day office opening hours and flexible appointments to suit busy lifestyles, accompanied viewings for peace of mind, and recommendations to reputab …

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Shopping Parker Hall Estate Agents

Exciting news from Hoofs!

August 15, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Hoofs at Heart Saddlery are happy to announce that they are now the flagship store for Harry Hall, Weatherbeeta, Caldene, Tottie and Cottage Craft. New, exciting Autumn/Winter ranges coming soon. For more details t: 01543 481148 w: http://www.hoofssadd …

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Shopping Hoofs at Heart, Hoofs at Heart Saddlery

Allen Brown Gallery celebrates 30 years!

July 19, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Many congratulations to Allen Brown for being in business for 30 years. Allen was a tenant at Ridware Craft Centre when he approached us to see if we had a suitable premises at Heart of the Country. As was usual in those early years, we did not, but im …

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Shopping Allen Brown Gallery

The Creperie turns 25!

July 13, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

The Pear Tree Creperie is 25 years old! From small beginnings as a pig shed in 1991, the Pear Tree Creperie has gone from strength to strength becoming a very popular and far- reaching eating destination. Visit today and you will discover a quaint Fren …

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Shopping The Pear Tree Creperie

Seasalt keep it in the family

July 4, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

The Seasalt Clothing Sale Shop are “keeping it in the family” this week when they welcomed 16-year old Sarah Cook as their work placement student. Certainly an employee in the making, Sarah, who is Jane Cook’s daughter, (Assistant Manager at the store) …

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Fashion, Lifestyle, Shopping Seasalt Sale Shop

Fireplace & Stove Co.

June 24, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

The Fireplace and Stove Company sell and install wood burners and gas fires. All engineers are HETAS registered installers. Visit their showroom and browse a varied selection of natural stone and cast iron fireplaces alongside beautiful accessories inc …

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Furniture, House & Home Fireplace & Stove Co.

New shop: The Fireplace and Stove Co.

June 21, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

This weekend The Fireplace and Stove Co. are opening at Heart of the Country Village. Alongside wood burners and gas fires, they will have a selection of natural stone and cast iron fireplaces.  You will also be able to purchase accessories including c …

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Little Village Free Library

June 20, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Visitors to the village are invited to take a book and return a book from our Little Village Free Libraries. Located next to Swinfen Flowers and by the main fountain, current available books include crime, rom-com, non-fiction and historical novels.

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Fun for children at HOTC

June 16, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

If you’re thinking about bringing children to Heart of the Country Village there’s lots to do. Explore our Enchanted Woodland and discover the Green Fairy Trail. Fairies and Goblins live (mostly) harmoniously in tiny houses made from locally recycled m …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village

Nick Potter original artwork at Heart Galleries

June 10, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Visit Heart Galleries this week and you will be able to see brand new originals by Nick Potter. Born and bred in Chesterfield Derbyshire, Nick is a landscape/seascape painter and works in a variety of media. He also makes handcrafted sculptures from dr …

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Art, Lifestyle Heart Galleries, Nick Potter

Something special from the Allen Brown Gallery

May 23, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

The ring collections at the Allen Brown Gallery feature a wide range of white and fancy coloured diamonds, unusual gem stones, gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals. Choose from their occasional rings, wedding bands and engagement rings or c …

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Fashion, Jewellery, Shopping Allen Brown Gallery

Woodland Beasties

May 20, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Based in the woods at Heart of the Country Village, Woodland Beasties is a forest school education company. They run an outdoor woodland playgroup every Tuesday and Friday morning, 10:30 – 12. Woodland beasties believe in encouraging people of all ages …

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New Woodland Picnic Area

May 16, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

We have a new picnic area in our Woodland were you are invited to sit amongst the trees and enjoy a snack or two. It is situated between the Green Fairy trail and the HOTC pigs, and available to use during Village opening hours, Tuesday – Sunday, 10 – …

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Shopping fairy trail

Unit for let

May 10, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Wooden unit available to let, weekends only considered, email: heartofthecountryvillage@hotmail.com or telephone 01543 481612 during working hours.

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village Unit for rent, Unit to let

Tales from Seasalt Sale Shop

April 28, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Lovely Mother and Daughter, Margaret and Helen, travelled a round trip over 100 miles from Sandbach to Lichfield, with the Seasalt Sale Shop being their target destination. “We don’t get the chance to spend much time together,” said Margaret, so we bot …

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Fashion, Shopping Seasalt, Seasalt Sale Shop

15% Off Seasalt Rain Coats, Hats and Wellies!

April 18, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Get 15% off all Seasalt Sale Shop Rainwear, including Rain Coats, Rain Hats and Wellies until 10th May!

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village Seasalt Sale Shop

The Green Fairy Trail

April 1, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

This Easter if you’re visiting Heart of the Country Village with your children, you are invited to walk the trail of The Green Fairies, (grown up kids welcome too!) Nestled behind the car park are tiny doors and houses, and if you’re really quiet you m …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Shopping fairy trail

Seasalt Sample Sale

March 22, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Lisa and Jane from Seasalt Clothing strike an early Easter Pose as they get ready for their exciting Easter Sample Sale this coming weekend at the Lichfield Sale Shop. Their new pair of faulty wellies have taken prime position after having been special …

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Shopping Seasalt Sale Shop

Paul Martyn Furniture

March 18, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Paul Martyn Furniture are specialist manufacturers of oak and pine furniture, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles, including a made to measure service. They are currently offering 20% off The Matlock Oak collection, an affordable range that …

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Furniture, Heart of the Country Shopping Village Paul Martyn Furniture

TripAdvisor reviews

March 14, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Heart of the Country Village would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who reviewed us on TripAdvisor. It’s great to get feedback and we really value your opinions and comments. For those who are not familiar with the platform, TripAdvisor is a tra …

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Stephen Hanson at Heart Galleries

March 8, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Artist Stephen Hanson has drawn and painted for a living in the book publishing and animation business all his working life. His recent work has featured his beloved dog Toby who passed away 12 years ago. New work, ‘Space Invading’ introduces cats and …

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Shopping Heart Galleries

Woodland Beasties Egg Hunt

March 3, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

The Woodland Beasties Easter Egg Hunt will be on the Friday 25th March, 10:30 – 12:00. Pre-booking is required for this event as Woodland Beasties need to make sure that the Easter bunny know how many children will be coming. £4 per child, £1 per sibli …

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Hair models required

February 17, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Anthony John Salons are looking for models to help them with this years collection and award submissions. If you’re 18 years or above and are looking to extend your professional modeling portfolio, please get in touch with your name and a head shot! t: …

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Pancake Day at the Creperie

February 8, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Pancake Day is just days away. Join the Pear Tree Creperie between 10am & 8pm Tuesday 9th Feb and celebrate with an authentic French crêpe,…. Nutella, Maple Syrup, Homemade Chocolate, Fruit with Ice Cream or a spectacular Flambe Crêpe with Fru …

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Calling all Wedding Belles!

January 22, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

If you’re planning a wedding you’ll find everything you need at Heart of the Country Shopping Village! Magical Story for your decorations, Anthony John Salons Ltd for your wedding hair, Allen Brown Jewellery for your rings and The Bridal Rooms for the …

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Woodland Beasties in the HOTC Woodland

January 19, 2016 | Katharina Stubbs

Woodland Beasties is an outdoor woodland based playgroup for preschool aged children. Based in the Heart of the Country Woodland, they meet every Tuesday and Friday morning 10:30am-12:00. Activities include playing in the mud kitchen, outdoor arts and …

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Card found at the Creperie

December 29, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

A bank card was found yesterday by the Creperie hatch. Call for more details: 01543 481807.  

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Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Shopping Pear Tree Creperie, The Pear Tree Creperie

Sales at HOTC

December 29, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

The sales have begun at Heart of the Country Shopping Village. Many shops are offering fantastic discounts including Rohan, Seasalt Sale Shop, Boutique Eleven and Magical Story!  

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Woodland Beasties Christmas Party

December 17, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Don’t forget to sign up for the Woodland Beasties Christmas party if you haven’t already! Friday 18th December, Santa will be making a quick visit from 10:00 – 10:30!  

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Small Business Saturday at HOTC

December 8, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Small Business Saturday proved a big success for all involved. Visitors to Boutique Eleven enjoyed Processco and macaroons, and were entered into a raffle for a £150 gift card to spend in store. Knitique Limited offered five fantastic yarns on 3 for 2 …

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Fashion, Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Shopping Boutique Eleven

Hoofs at Heart Saddlery move to new premises

December 4, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Tomorrow Hoofs at Heart Saddlery officially open their new larger premises at Heart of the Country Village. The guest of honour will be Paralympic dressage rider Ricky Balshaw . Saturday’s open day will also be a fund raiser for Riding for the Disabled …

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Small Business Saturday 5th December

December 3, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Join Boutique Eleven and Knitique on Small Business Saturday, Saturday December 5th, ‪to celebrate independent small businesses across the UK. Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success …

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Fashion, Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Shopping Boutique Eleven, Small Business Saturday

Totally Essential are official open!

November 27, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

New Heart of the Country Boutique Totally Essential, was officially opened today by Councillor David Salter. Visitors enjoyed cake and prosecco with Joanne and her team, and previewed an exciting range of gifts from British designers including beautifu …

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Pear Tree Christmas Menu

November 20, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

The Creperie Christmas Menu is here! Choose from delicious Christmas Galettes, or indulge your sweet tooth with a stewed apple and cinnamon Christmas crepe. See the full meun here.  To book t:01543 481807 e: enquiries@peartreecreperie.co.uk

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NEW Passionate Pastels collection from Allen Brown Gallery

November 13, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Allen Brown Jewellery is renowned for its contemporary classic designs that draw on Allen’s love of coloured diamonds, gems, platinum and other precious metals. Timeless favourites, his collections are both beautiful and practical. His most recent coll …

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Fashion, Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Lifestyle Allen Brown Gallery

Father Christmas comes to HOTC

November 9, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Father Christmas will be visiting Magical Story, at Heart of the Country Shopping Village, on the following dates: 06/12 Swinfen 10-3pm 20/12 Swinfen 10-3pm 22/12 Swinfen 10-3pm 23/12 Swinfen 10-3pm 24/12 Swinfen 10-3pm

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Christmas at The Pear Tree Creperie

November 6, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

The Pear Tree Creperie Christmas menu will be available from Tuesday 24th November. Celebrate the Season with a choice of Turkey or Pork Christmas Special Galettes and a choice of 3 Christmas special Crêpes. A 3 course Set meal is £18.90 and includes F …

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New Boutique – Totally Essential

November 4, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Supporting British designers from across the Isle, Totally Essential offers a stunning range of gorgeous homewares, bath and beauty products and of course Christmas décor and gift ideas, although Totally Essential visitors will struggle to part with th …

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The Barn at Swinfen Christmas Menu

October 28, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

As Christmas is coming, The Barn at Swinfen are extending their opening hours to include Mondays throughout December. The Christmas menu is available from Tuesday 1st December until Thursday 24th December from 12pm-4pm daily. You can view their Christm …

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Heart Flower Stand gets a new gazebo

October 26, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Heart Flower Stand has now upgraded! Come down and take a look at the variety of plants and flowers underneath their new gazebo.  They will also be selling a variety of real Christmas trees in December. Visit the Heart Flower Stand Facebook page here.

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NEW Seasalt Sale Shop

October 15, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

The new Seasalt Sale Shop is officially opening this coming Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th where they will be offering their Cornish Apple Juice and Traditional Fudge throughout the day (whilst stocks last!) and a free Celebratory Jute Shopper Bag will …

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Fashion, Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Shopping Seasalt Sale Shop

Christmas is coming to HOTC

October 8, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Magical Story is now open with its magical new Christmas makeover. Pop in and you’ll discover a world of Festive ornaments, decorations and accessories. http://heartofthecountryvillage.com/shop/magical-story-living-barn/

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The Creperie goes on the road!

September 28, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

The Pear Tree Creperie brings a touch of France to Heart of the Country Village. Enjoy delicious Galettes and Crepes in a quaint corner of the village, with lots of character, friendly smiles and a relaxed informal atmosphere. Recently the Creperie lau …

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Macmillian’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

September 22, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

On Friday 25th September, you can be part of the Macmillan’s Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning at The Pear Tree Creperie. Catch up over a cuppa, enjoy a variety of home-made cakes and help raise money for Macmillan Cancer support. The Pear Tree Creperie wi …

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New building for the Seasalt Sale Shop

September 18, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Seasalt’s new building is almost finished! Located next to La Maison Bleue, it promises a brand new space for more fabulous Seasalt clothing and accessories. Watch this space for more information about the opening of their new shop at Heart of the Coun …

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Anthony John Salons at the It List Awards

September 17, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Last Monday the team at Anthony John Salons attended the IT List Awards at the Natural History Museum, London where Tony was nominated for The Entrepreneur award. Although the award didn’t come home with him, he felt honoured to have even been short li …

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Beauty, Hair, Heart of the Country Shopping Village, Lifestyle Anthony John salons, hair, salon

Entertainment Evening at the Creperie

September 8, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

On the 17th October, Saxophonist Samantha-Jayne is back at the Pear tree Creperie. Listen to the warm sounds of live saxophone whilst enjoying a full menu of crepes & galettes. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Tel: 01543 481807

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Get your Rohan Catalogue

September 2, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Rohan make gear to keep you protected and comfortable in the world’s wildest places. Everything from performance clothing to shoes & luggage. Their brand new Autumn / Winter catalogue is now available, get your copy here!

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Hello from the HOTC Pigs

August 27, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Take a stroll around the Heart of the Country Woodland Walk and you’ll meet our three Kunekune residents. Kunekune are a small, hairy breed of pig originally from New Zealand, with a rotund build and docile, friendly natures. Our Kunekunes enjoy greeti …

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Heart Galleries & Kerry Darlington

August 24, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Heart Galleries are now taking orders for “Oriental Gold” a beautiful new release by Kerry Darlington. Please contact them to order your unique copy, T: 01543 480994, W: https://www.heartgalleries.co.uk/ Discover more about the artist HERE

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New from Boutique Eleven

August 20, 2015 | Katharina Stubbs

Available at Boutique Eleven, amazing Autumn/Winter pieces from Sandwich and The Masai Clothing Company. For more details visit the Boutique Eleven Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoutiqueElevenLichfield or call: 01543 480971.  

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