Thursday, 15 October 2015
Eleanor’s Byre opened its doors in September 2010 with the aim of providing a destination location offering unique, design led British made goods, while affording a warm welcome, freshly brewed coffee and delicious homemade cakes to those who find themselves on the beautiful Northumberland coastal route where we are situated.
Perceived wisdom believes if you’re going to open a shop do it just as the country is coming out of recession. Ever the optimists, we opened while the country was still in the depths of economic despair. Eight weeks later we were hit by the worst winter for thirty years, closing the isolated rural road that runs past our door for the best part of six weeks. Despite this inauspicious start, five years later we are still here, stronger and busier than ever.
We sell an eclectic mix of beautiful merchandise, much of it handmade by talented artists and artisans from all over our beautiful UK. Owner Elizabeth does all the buying using the very simple criteria that if she likes it others may too.
We are often asked why we don’t have an online shop. Quite simply, we offer such a wide range of gorgeous things that it would be impossible, not to mention too time consuming, to put everything online and keep it up to date. Eleanor’s Byre Hampers is our way of bringing our shop to your door. Whether it be a new baby, a birthday, a thank you or a simple, thinking of you, we can choose a selection of beautiful gifts, whatever the budget, all individually wrapped and beautifully packaged in Somerset willow hampers and delivered direct to the door.
The greatest gift in life is to give. Let us help you.