Feel the Magic of Christmas

The festive spirit is in full swing at Owd Barn at Bispham and neighbouring retail space The Spud Shed, writes Sarah Ulyatt. Photography: Roger Moore

With its farm shop, licensed tearoom and gift and home interiors loft, the Owd Barn at Bispham and The Spud Shed retail barn combine to make a wonderful one-stop destination for everything Christmas.

Making it even more festive, Christmas pop-up markets will be there every Saturday from 20th November to 11th December 10am-4pm, featuring local makers and crafters selling everything from beer and gin to jewellery, toiletries, wax melts, wooden gifts, artisan bread and cakes. All perfect for Christmas gifts or to enjoy a cheeky festive tipple.

There are festive treats aplenty in the Owd Barn farm shop with ‘Williams Handbaked’ biscuits and cakes as well as a huge selection of chutneys and homegrown vegetables from the family’s own 200-acre farm. Orders are now being taken for Christmas vegetable boxes and Christmas trees and wreaths will also be available to purchase from the first week in December.

The cosy setting of Owd Barn is a stunning backdrop to their beautiful Christmas decorations and displays as well as the home and gift lofts which are packed full of inspiration to either treat yourself, or others. And after a bit of shopping why not relax and treat yourself to some home-made winter warmer food and drinks by the log burner in Owd Barn’s licensed tearoom.

The Spud Shed, situated opposite the 16th century Owd Barn, has been open a year and is home to a range of local businesses including a florist, ladies’ boutique, kids wear store, hairdressers and yoga and pilates studio.

The Spud Shed and Owd Barn at Bispham have so much to offer, and with lots of free parking and only 30 minutes’ drive from central Preston, it really is the perfect place to relax, shop and eat this festive season.

Owd Barn at Bispham and Spud Shed @ Owd Barn at Bispham
Spencer’s Farm, Rufford Road
Bispham, Near Ormskirk L40 3SA
01704 823435

Owd Barn opening times
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-5pm
Monday: Closed (open Bank Holiday Monday)

Spud Shed business opening times vary, check before you visit

Butcher Farrell’s Meat Emporium
Bringing you an innovative blend of traditional butchers craft and a new philosophy of meat eating – that’s the aim of butcher Jonny Farrell who has returned to his roots in the north west after honing his butchery skills in Jonny’s brand-new butchers shop, set within Owd Barn’s farm shop, aims to be a butchers with a difference. All meat is ethically produced from small independent UK farms that practice high welfare and regenerative farming to heal the land and do their bit to combat climate change. For the best quality meat and something a bit different, Butcher Farrell’s Meat Emporium really is a cut above.
Opening offer: 10% off when you mention Live Preston.

A La Mode Boutique
If you’re looking for stylish, affordable Parisian ladies’ wear and accessories with beautiful detail and an edge of luxury, then look no further than A La Mode Boutique.
Colour co-ordinated displays make it easy to style your look, from seasonal dresses to cosy knitwear, and handbags and scarves to add that extra ooh la la! If you need styling advice or help picking out that perfect Christmas gift then owner Alison, who has previously worked as a designer for several leading brands, will always be on hand to help. Gift vouchers are also available.
The boutique includes hand-picked Parisian labels including Malissa J, 3Trois Paris, Exquiss’s Paris, Choklate and Bluoltre.

The Den Kidswear
The Den is a kidswear destination for all ages, featuring fun, bright, design-led brands all with an ethical and sustainable ethos. Stockists include outerwear specialists Muddy Puddles with garments made from recycled plastic, Tobias and the Bear with their organic cotton romper suits and Turtledove London, a unisex organic brand using fabrics with Azo free dyestuffs and Musli, a stylish Danish brand.
Owner Lucy has 20 years’ experience in buying and merchandising and selects only the best sustainable clothing that is super durable, affordable and perfect for our stylish environmentally savvy children!

New U Hair
The team at New U Hair will always give you a warm, relaxing welcome at their Spud Shed salon, whether that’s for a cut, colour, extensions or a complete hair transformation. Luxury hair products, Neal and Wolf and Olaplex are used in all of their treatments, which are also available to buy from the salon.
With a free drinks menu to choose from, including Prosecco, you can really kick back and relax in the run up to the festive season!
To book, call 01704 790236 or email: newuhair.info@gmail.com Late nights Wednesdays 8pm and Thursdays 6pm, Sundays by appointment

The Yoga Collaboration
The Spud Shed offers a perfect country setting for The Yoga Collaboration’s boutique Yoga, Pilates and Wellbeing studio. With its peaceful, clam and tranquil atmosphere, this is a perfect place to escape to, allowing you to take time just for you.
Offering something for every ability and age, classes are small and social and include Beginners Yoga and Pilates courses, Gentle Yoga Flows, Restorative Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. There are also courses in pre and post-natal Pilates as well as Yoga in pregnancy.
Workshops and retreats are run on a monthly basis and include: Navigate YourMenopause, Chakra Healing with Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga with props and Yin Yoga.
Book a class at: theyogacollaboration.co.uk



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