Bank Holiday Weekend

Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday Weekend?

Don’t forget Heart of the Country Village is open on Bank Holiday Monday so pay us a visit….

Park for FREE
Enjoy the woodland walk
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

Are you interested in having a unit at Heart of the Country Village?

Heart of the Country Village is the most beautiful shopping village boasting boutiques, craft stores, independent retailers and award-winning restaurants, located just 2 miles south of Lichfield on the A38. Offering free parking, disabled parking and access, and a fabulous range of outlets including Rohan and Seasalt, Heart of the Country Village is the perfect place for your business.



If you are interested in a unit at the Village please email Kate at kates@heartofthecountryvillage.com 


New Magical Story Outlet opening tomorrow…

Magical Story’s bargain outlet at Heart of the Country Village is opening this Saturday, the 19th, just around the corner from the original store. Check out Magical Story’s Facebook page to obtain your voucher for £5 off when you spend £25!*



https://www.facebook.com/pages/Magical-Story/152075064845915 

*Terms and Conditions apply


Visit Heart Galleries this Sunday- 8 June

Heart Galleries invites you to join Paul Horton in the gallery at Heart of the Country Village, on his Love & Hope 2014 tour, to view his collection.
Sunday 8th June 2014
12-3pm



Paul is a hugely successful name in contemporary art, renowned for his wonderful array of characters and street scenes, offering universal themes that appeal to people of all ages and in all walks of life.

For more information telephone 01543 480 994

Good Morning Crêpes

The Pear Tree Creperie will be serving their new Crêpes for Breakfast from June 1st.



Their brand new “Good Morning Crêpes” will soon be available from 10 – 11.30am daily. Add to this FREE great tasting coffee or a fresh pot of tea and you will have a good reason to call in for an early breakfast! 


Their new healthy selection includes: Fresh Berries & Fromage Frais, Salmon & Cream Cheese or for larger appetites we will be serving Ham, Egg & Chopped Tomatoes.

Date for your diary

Heart Galleries invites you to join Paul Horton in the gallery at Heart of the Country Village, on his Love & Hope 2014 tour, to view his collection.
Sunday 8th June 2014
12-3pm
Paul is a hugely successful name in contemporary art, renowned for his wonderful array of characters and street scenes, offering universal themes that appeal to people of all ages and in all walks of life.


For more information, please contact the gallery team on 01543 480994 or email art@heartgalleries.co.uk

www.heartgalleries.co.uk

Allen Brown Jewellery- Ethical Jewellery

If you are looking for a special piece of jewellery, you must visit Allen Brown Jewellery.



Allen Brown Jewellery only use conflict- free diamonds and select gems from hand-picked mines and distributors who are committed to ethical trading. They also believe in fair trade and are committed to finding reliable sources of “green gold”. For more information visit www.allenbrowngallery.co.uk 


There is so much to see this Spring at Heart of the Country Village

With the new Spring season upon us, a visit to Heart of the Country Village is essential to see all the fantastic new gifts, clothes and home essentials.
There are new pieces at Heart Galleries including ‘Welcome to the Pour House’ by Todd White, Allen Brown has a sensational new collection of pearl ribbons, Velvet Stag has a fabulous new collection of mugs and Lazy Days has announced new children’s workshops dates.


Buy your Valentine’s Day flowers at Heart of the Country Village

Sweetpeas, located in the cabin in the Garden at Heart of the Country Village, will be open on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th February 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. 




Sweetpeas has a beautiful selection to chose from with something to suit every budget.
      Single stem rose- £7.50               
Special Delivery – £20.00     
Roses are Red – £20.00

                           Purple Passion – £30.00                  
Sweet Valentine – £40.00

For more information please contact Sharon on 07554440733 to place an order for your Valentine’s Day flowers or pop in on Thursday or Friday.


Seasalt’s Grand Opening- Tuesday 4 February

There are only a few days to go until the brand new Seasalt Sale Shop at Heart of the Country Shopping Village opens. On Tuesday 4th February, 

 the opening day, you are invited to join the Seasalt team and enjoy some traditional Cornish nibbles, whilst browsing a much wider range of Seasalt ladies’ clothing and accessories at brilliant bargain prices! 

Many of you may already be aware that Lisa, who opened Seasalt at Chadwick’s at Heart of the Country Village 2 years ago, is part of the Chadwick family, who founded Seasalt. She says: “I’m really pleased to be moving into bigger premises – but still offering you the same personal service. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me at Seasalt at Chadwick’s and I can’t wait to welcome you to our fantastic new Seasalt Sale Shop.”

To continue receiving all the latest news from Seasalt, and for a chance to win a week’s holiday in Cornwall, please make sure you sign up with your email by visiting www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk Also, the new shop is listed on the Seasalt shops page, so have a look …. It’s all happening!

Seasalt Sale Shop- opening soon at Heart of the Country Village

It’s all change at Heart of the Country Village as Seasalt at Chadwick’s  is moving to larger premises at Heart of the Country Village, next to Rohan, and is becoming a Seasalt Sale Shop.

Opening on Tuesday 4 February the Seasalt Sale Shop will offer Seasalt women’s clothing and accessories at discount prices. The Seasalt Sale Shop will be full of bargains so it’s worth popping by to pick up your quality Seasalt clothing at unbeatable prices.

Don’t forget to visit Father Christmas at Magical Story this weekend

Father Christmas is going to  be visiting Magical Story this weekend from 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00-17.00. He’ll be collecting letters from good little boys and girls to see what’s on their wish lists!

Entry is FREE & Father Christmas is hoping to raise money for local cancer support charity –  St. Giles Hospice during his visits. So make a date for some festive fun whilst shopping at Magical Story.

Rohan’s special Christmas event- Saturday 7 December, 9am- 6pm

Rohan invites everyone to its very special customer event on Saturday 7th December between 9.00am – 6.00pm.



Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies, and 20% off all full priced purchases made on the day- the perfect opportunity for some Christmas shopping or just to treat yourself this winter.

There are also offers and competitions, including the chance to win a £50 Rohan gift card.



Don’t forget to visit to Father Christmas this weekend!!


Father Christmas is going to  be visiting Magical Story this weekend from 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00-17.00. He’ll be collecting letters from good little boys and girls to see what’s on their wish lists!


Entry is FREE & Father Christmas is hoping to raise money for local cancer support charity –  St. Giles Hospice during his visits. So make a date for some festive fun whilst shopping at Magical Story.

Father Christmas will be at Heart of the Country Village from 30th November!!!

Father Christmas will be paying his first visit to Heart of the Country Village on 30th November between 10am and 1pm. You will be able to visit him in his grotto besides Magical Story’s Christmas Barn.
Father Christmas will then be at Heart of the Country Between 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 5pm on the following dates in December: 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
For more information contact Magical Story on 01543 484398

MacMillan Coffee Morning at Heart of the Country Village- Friday 27 September 2013

The coffee morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People across the UK to hold coffee mornings, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan. In 2012 115,000 people signed up, raising a record £15 million. Come to Heart of the Country Village this Friday to take part.


New Autumn Seasalt range at Chadwick’s

Seasalt’s Hellweathers Mac is a timeless, stylish fishtail parka design waterproof. Windproof and breathable, it’s just perfect for rainy days wherever you are! Part of the Seasalt RAIN® collection, it’s simply a classic and is now in-store at Chadwick’s along with a range of other beautiful waterproof macs. Pop along to Chadwick’s, (next to The Barn Restaurant), and have a look at the new Autumn range we have before you get caught in the rain! 

Celebrate a special event with a Crêpe Party…

From an office party to private get togethers, The Pear Tree Creperie is the perfect location to celebrate a special event. With over 40 different Galettes and Crêpes to choose from, a fully licensed bar and a great venue to enjoy with your staff or friends. The upstairs can accommodate 50 guests or the whole restaurant can be hired for up to 100 guests.   For further details about exclusive hire of the restaurant please contact us on 01543 481807 or email enquiries@peartreecreperie.co.uk. We will tailor make your event and ensure your occasion is an unforgettable one.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING…..

AT THE MAGICAL STORY CLOCK EVENT

 
From Wednesday 6th March – Sunday 18th inclusive all clocks from Magical Story have a minimum 25% off the sale price.
There are also some clocks that are slight seconds (all working) which will be a huge 35%-75% off the retail price to clear.
Don’t waste a second and grab a bargin from Magical Story!

THE CLOCK IS TICKING ……

AT THE MAGICAL STORY CLOCK EVENT
From Wednesday 6th March – Sunday 18th inclusive all clocks from Magical Story have a minimum 25% off the sale price. 
 
There are also some clocks that are slight seconds (all working) which will be a huge 35%-75% off the retail price to clear.
 
 
Don’t waste a second and grab a bargin from Magical Story!

Miss Darcy’s Vintage Tea Party at Heart of the Country Village

Everything is organised for Heart of the Country Village’s next boutique market, taking place on Saturday 16 February 2013. For information about confirmed stall holders visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/HOTC-Pop-up-Boutique-Market/394663823937866
 
We are very excited that Miss Darcy’s Vintage Cafe will be hosting a pop-up Tea party in the cabin. Drop by and enjoy a quintessentially English tea party!


Boutique Market- next Saturday!!

The last boutique market at Heart of the Country Village was a huge success despite the weather! Next Saturday the pop up market is back at Heart of the Country Village and is a MUST- visit.
 


The  boutique market is an ethical and original alternative shopping source, offering a range of goodies handmade by local people including jewellery, fashion, artwork, candles, furniture and homewears. The stall holders range from people who are enjoying a fulfilling hobby to people who have given up their day jobs to pursue their passion for handmade crafts. Most use the internet as a selling tool but insist the real joy comes from meeting the people who buy their products and offering them inspiration too. For more information email katharinastubbs@hotmail.co.uk

Valentine gifts from Paul Martyn Furniture

 
Thoughts turn to love and romance as Valentine’s Day approaches. Paul Martyn stocks a great range of present ideas for the special man or lady in your life. Prices start at just £2.99 for lovely heart key rings and little china heart trinket boxes. Sally, Paul Martyn’s newest member of staff, is busy putting out Paul Martyn’s new products which will be fabulous Valentine gifts and include lovely animal doorstops and Tiffany lights.


Paul Martyn has come to the end of their January sale but they still have some amazing deals on one off items of furniture – please email them at info@paulmartynfurniture.co.ukfor more information.
 
 

Pamper yourself this Christmas at Heart of the Country Village

 
If you are running out of time to fit in all your Christmas shopping and essential hair and beauty appointments why not combine the two at Heart of the Country Village?
 
Beauty Quest offers a wide range of beauty treatments to get you ready for the Christmas party season from must have OPI nail treatments to relaxing facials. Call Kate or Lisa on 01543 481 152 for more information or to book an appointment.
 
Anthony John Hair Salon boasts a team of highly talented, professional and creative stylists and salon staff who will make your visit a relaxing yet inspiring experience- just what you need before Christmas! For more information or to make an appointment telephone the salon on 01543 481 900. 

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Heart of the Country Village

 Heart of the Country Village is the perfect place for Christmas Shopping, away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.
 Where else can you find free parking, award winning restaurants, a Christmas Barn and fabulous boutiques offering an unbeatable variety of quality gifts, Christmas decorations and clothes for the party season?

As ever, Heart of the Country Village is beautifully presented and the Christmas decorations, Christmas trees and seasonal music will fill you with Christmas cheer!
We look forward to wishing you a Merry Christmas at Heart of the Country Village!

DATE FOR THE DIARY- 24 & 25 NOVEMBER

HEART OF THE COUNTRY VILLAGE WINTER WONDERLAND
in aid of St Giles Hospice
2 DAY EXTRAVAGANZA24 & 25 NOVEMBER 10AM- 5PM
FREE ENTRY
Meet Father Christmas, visit craft stalls, enjoy mulled wine and chestnuts and enter a raffle for a top prize of a £100 gift voucher to spend in any store at Heart of the Country Village.
Please note that the fashion show, previously advertised on the blog, has been postponed, but Whimsey will be open as usual.

NEW POP UP MARKET

Heart of the Country Village is excited to be the host of a new pop up market. On each market day you can experience exclusive one day only attractions. These will include a book signing by a local children’s illustrator and a  fashion show by a local dressmaker. Please check our facebook page for more details http://www.facebook.com/pages/HOTC-Pop-up-Boutique-Market/394663823937866 

Just confirmed HOTC Fashion Show on 25th November including exclusive bespoke Whimsy Winter Coats Collection
Whimsy

Free give-away on the Whimsy blog: All you have to do to enter is ‘like’ our facebook page and/or follow our blog and you can win a fabulous 1920’s style handmade hat
Blog address: http://whimsywhisperings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/a-whimsy-october-give-away.html

Facebook address: http://www.facebook.com/browse/admined_pages/?id=100001960950028#!/pages/Whimsy-Boutique/249767805133548


 

DON’T FORGET THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

MACMILLAN DAY AT THE PEAR TREE CREPERIE ON FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER FROM 10AM
Free tea and coffee from 10am till 12 noon. After 12 noon 50% will be donated to Macmillan.
We are also having home made cup cakes and tiffin and biscuits, a tombola, book table and a raffle with prizes donated by the boutiques and shops at Heart of the Country Village. All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan and we hope to raise a lot of money with everyone’s support.
For more information visit www.peartreecreperie.co.uk

DATE FOR THE DIARY

MACMILLAN DAY AT THE PEAR TREE CREPERIE ON FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER FROM 10AM
 
Free tea and coffee from 10am till 12 noon. After 12 noon 50% will be donated to Macmillan.
 
We are also having home made cup cakes and tiffin and biscuits, a tombola, book table and a raffle with prizes donated by the boutiques and shops at Heart of the Country Village. All proceeds will be donated to Macmillan and we hope to raise a lot of money with everyone’s support.
 
For more information visit www.peartreecreperie.co.uk
 

Even more reasons to visit the Pear Tree Creperie

 
 
 
 
 
The Pear Tree is offering an amazing 10% off wine when you enjoy a relaxing meal on a Friday during the day.
Available until 30th September 2012
 
For those of you looking for somewhere to dine in the evening, The Pear Tree’s new evening set meal at only £10 per person is not to be missed.
French onion soup with bread
followed by either
 
Chicken Tikka or Mushroom Stroganoff or Ham & Cheese Galette accompanied by a salad of your choice
followed by
A sweet Crêpe of traditional Lemon & Sugar

Jammie Gifts at Heart of the Country

Jammiegifts will be at the Heart of the Country this Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August 10am – 4pm. They will be in the black log cabin in The Garden area and will have a tasting table in the courtyard area too. Please come along to try samples of their homemade preserves and chutney’s, which will be on sale. Jammie Gifts will also have a display of their gift hampers and wraps available for purchase at very affordable prices. They look forward to seeing you there. www.jammiegifts.com

Helen Billingsley at Heart of the Country tomorrow

Helen works from her home studio in Great Haywood near Stafford. She works full time as a potter and fits it in around her family life and being a Mum. She sells her work through fairs and events, in Galleries and retail shops as well as her own on-line shop on the website Folksy (www.hbceramics.folksy.com). Helen is visiting Heart of the Country tomorrow, 11 August, to sell her fabulous ceramics, so do make a trip to visit her stall.

Helen says: “I make ceramics that I feel add a splash of colour to a home or garden. I create a wide range of pieces that range from cats and dogs to bowls, brooches and buttons. Prices start from around £2.50 for a single button.”

NEW- Homebird at Heart

Homebird at Heart is opening at Heart of the Country Village on 8 August 2012.
This fabulous new homewares boutique will offer a gorgeous collection of contemporary cushions, rugs, clocks, accessories & much, much more! Create an exclusive style in your home by adding those all important finishing touches from Homebird at Heart.
For more information telephone 01543 482 037.

Visit Helen Billingsley Ceramics on 11 August 2012

Helen is a Studio Potter living and working in the heart of Staffordshire, creating handmade ceramics to use and decorate your home. All her work is hand-built by coiling or slab building. She makes a variety of decorative pieces from wall plaques to curvy coiled vessels. Due to the nature of her methods each piece is unique.
Visit Helen at Heart of the Country Village on 11 August 2012. For more information about Helen visit her website www.helenbillingsleyceramics.co.uk

Chadwick’s Sale

VISIT CHADWICK’S BOUTIQUE- SALE NOW ON!
Seasalt is currently running a fantastic holiday competition. Visit Chadwick’s Boutique and register your details to enter a prize draw to win a luxury Cornish holiday in St Ives worth £3500!  Visit www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/customer/competition2 for more information.

Ruby Rhino workshops at Heart of the Country Village

Ruby Rhino’s furniture painting workshops are proving to be a great success and this Saturday’s class is fully booked. If you would like to join the next workshop visit www.rubyrhino.co.uk/workshops/

Ruby Rhino is offering a discounted rate of £95 (usual price £110) to readers of the Heart of the Country Village blog.

If you want to see what it is all about before you book, you are welcome to pop in this Saturday. Find Ruby Rhino in the cabin in the Garden area beside La Maison Bleue.

Mon Cheri Bridal Designer Weekend at The Bridal Rooms

Exclusive Mon Cheri Bridal Designer Weekend at The Bridal Rooms at Heart of the Country Village.
 Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June, 10am till 5pm

Be one of the first to view the entire Autumn 2012 collection by David Tutera for Mon Cheri, not normally available until September 2012! The collection provides today’s stylish brides with an assortment of fashionable designs using high quality fabrics, hand beaded Swarovski crystals and an impeccable fit.
 
 Save 10% on all bridal gowns ordered over this weekend
 
Come and join us and enjoy a glass of fizz, chocolate goodies and mini cupcakes.  Appointments are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.  Call 01543 483083 or email info@thebridalrooms.co.ukor visit our website www.thebridalrooms.co.uk

Ruby Rhino’s Pop Up Shop- Jubilee Weekend

Local vintage furniture company Ruby Rhino is hosting a three-day pop-up boutique over the Jubilee weekend (2nd-4th June).

In addition to their popular collection of upcycled and painted furniture, you will find a unique collection of both genuine vintage and vintage-inspired home accessories.

From original glass and enamelware, Penguin classics and old apple crates, to British-made cushions, tea towels and retro photography prints – it is a shopping event not to be missed!

Special Diamond Jubilee offer from The Bridal Rooms

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee The Bridal Rooms is offering a free Veil and Tiara with any Bridal Gown ordered throughout May and June 2012* For more information please contact Pauline on 01543 483 083.

*Offer ends 30th June 2012 and is subject to availability. Please print this page out and take it to The Bridal Rooms to redeem offer)

NEW! Ruby Rhino furniture painting workshops at Heart of the Country

Workshop info:
Learn how to transform trash into treasure with Ruby Rhino furniture painting workshops.

Join us for a fun and creative day to learn how to give new life to old furniture through the art of decorative painting. We provide a hands-on experience that caters to all abilities from complete beginners to those wanting to fine tune existing skills.

The classes begin with the basics of choosing paint and other essential tools, before moving onto tips for professional application and a wide range of different techniques and finishes.

You’ll learn how to layer paints and create authentic aged effects, as well as creative tricks such as cracking, glazing and colour washing.

The workshops provide a relaxed setting to pick up useful tips and share ideas, troubleshoot problems and learn the secrets to makeover furniture to a high standard.

Upcoming dates:

Saturday 19th May
Saturday 2nd June
Saturday 16th June

The workshops run from 10am-4pm and we are offering a special introductory price of £95 per person for bookings made before 31st May 2012 (normal price £110). This includes all materials, refreshments and lunch, plus a small project to work on and take home.

Contact Hannah to book on: 07739 395 739 / studio@rubyrhino.co.uk

Fabulous unit available at Heart of the Country Village

Heart of the Country Village is a premium shopping village conveniently located
just off the A38, 2 miles south of Lichfield.
Heart of the Country Village, established 26 years ago, boasts 2 award winning restaurants, a number of exclusive boutiques, a hair salon and a beautician, and offers free parking to both tenants and visitors.
The unit that has become available is approximately 200sq ft, on the ground floor and is fronted by a fabulous garden and courtyard. The unit is available from 6 June 2012.
To arrange a viewing of this prime location unit or for further information
please contact Kate at Kate@heartofthecountry.net

EASTER WEEKEND AT HEART OF THE COUNTRY VILLAGE

The boutiques and restaurants at Heart of the Country Village are open on both Bank Holiday Friday (6 April) and Bank Holiday Monday (9 April) so you can visit us on any day over Easter weekend to enjoy a spot of retail therapy, pick up Easter gifts or treat friends and family to a fabulous meal.
We also have special events taking place over Easter Weekend.

Saturday 7 April- Bullies in Need are at Heart of the Country Village
Meet rescused bull dogs at Heart of the Country Village, learn more about Bullies in Need.
Monday 9 April- Samaritans’ Easter Egg Hunt

Volunteers who work for Tamworth Samaritans have donated their time to organise and run an Easter Egg hunt to celebrate the opening of a Lichfield branch of Samaritans, extending the invaluable service the Samaritans provide to Lichfield.

Samaritans has been offering emotional support to those in distress for over 50 years. Despite the increase in the number of help lines across the UK, Samaritans volunteers are among the very few who are still available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Easter Egg hunt starts at 12 noon.

Win a free Bridal Gown up to the value of £1000*

The Bridal Rooms is currently running an introductory offer for any Bride-to-be to win a free Bridal Gown up to the value of £1000*.  
All you have to do is to book and attend a free consultation to be entered into the draw. The draw will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 9th April and the lucky winner will be notified on the day.  All brides and accompanying friends and family are welcome to pop in over the Bank Holiday weekend to have a look through the stunning collection of gowns and accessories and enjoy a glass of fizz and a cupcake or two! 
*Full T & C’s are on our website http://www.thebridalrooms.co.uk/