The Courtyard

Hidden behind our beautiful Tudor Barn are 12 small independent retail businesses within a peaceful Victorian stable yard. This tranquil rural retail hub is home to a popular coffee shop and you will be able to find everything from antiques and jewellery, to herbal products and quirky gifts. You will also find a multi-award winning Thai spa and a dog grooming service.

For more information about the businesses including their contact details and products, please head over to their individual websites by following the links.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening times

The Courtyard is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Some appointment-based businesses may have varying opening times.

The coffee shop is open 6 days a week during the winter (closed Tuesdays), 10am – 4pm. You can find out more about Bake 180 Coffee Shop here.

If you are planning a visit, please remember your face covering to enter the coffee shop and shops.

 

Our businesses

Sarah Exall, owner of Bake 180 Coffee Shop

Bake 180 Coffee Shop is a fabulous independent coffee shop here at The Courtyard open 7 days a week. You will always receive a friendly welcome and excellent service from the team. From fresh, flavourful breakfasts to luscious Afternoon Teas, heavenly cakes to an aromatic coffee range, there is something to please all tastes. Bake 180 Coffee Shop offer vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options and use environmentally friendly take-out containers.

Bake 180 is run by Sarah Exall who started her journey with The Courtyard back in 2012 making and selling cupcakes. In 2014, Sarah moved into a bigger unit and has since grown her charming little cupcake business into a popular eatery for both locals and people travelling from all over the UK to visit Middleton Hall & Gardens.

How we are being Covid-19 safe: “We are really pleased to be back open and welcoming customers once again. We are following all of the necessary regulations and precautions to keep our customers and staff safe. Remember your mask or face covering as you still need to go inside to make your order. Thank you for supporting our small-business at this crazy time!” – Sarah Exall, Owner.

 

Gillian Salisbury, owner of Odonata Studios

Odonata Studios is owned and run by Gillian Salisbury a local silversmith and jewellery designer. She came to Middleton Hall in 2016 after years of exhibiting in local Craft Fairs and has loved every day since then. “Coming to Middleton Hall Courtyard every day isn’t like going to work, it’s like a holiday” she says. “Seeing the pool as I drive through the estate, breathing the fresh air and hearing the birds, is so good for the soul and I hope that that is imparted into my jewellery designs and reflected in the other works in my shop.”

As well as selling Gillian’s unique jewellery designs, all created with sterling silver, gemstones and hand crafted glass from UK glass artists, Odonata Studios also carry a selection of specimen minerals, and a collection of beautiful pieces of craftsmanship from other British artists and designer-makers which have all been  carefully selected by Gillian for their bright outlook and nature themed designs.

 

 

Pom Collins, owner of Senses or Siam

Senses of Siam is a multi award-winning luxury Thai beauty salon located here in or tranquil Courtyard. Once you step inside, you feel like you are thousand miles away from your busy lives. It’s a wonderful place to escape, relax and rejuvenate.

Senses Of Siam is a dream come true for Pom Collins, the owner of the salon who has worked tirelessly to make her business what it is today. Pom has 20 years of experience in the beauty industry and is pleased to employ a small team of skilled and talented beauticians. She started the business with one goal in mind: to bring the best of Thailand to the local area.

“ We believe that what we do can really change the state of mind and wellbeing for all clients through our touch and skills. We can help other people to be the best version of themselves by providing a whole range of facials, massages, spa body treatments and other beauty treatments, using only the world class, finest and 100% natural skincare at our salon. We look forward to welcoming you.” – Pom Collins, Owner

 

 

Jan Eddington, owns Meadowview Antiques alongside her husband, Mike.

Jan and Mike Eddington are the proud owners of Meadowview Antiques, a family business that has been serving visitors to The Courtyard for the past twelve years. Jan and Mike have over 40 years of experience in collectables and specialise in rare antiques and vintages items.

 

 

You will find a variety of special collectables at Meadowview Antiques, from dolls to clocks, paintings to furniture. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Jan and Mike. They don’t have a website, but you can contact them over the phone on 01827 282113.

 

 

 

 

 

Tina Owen, owner of Barkleys

Barkley’s Dog Grooming is an established dog grooming service, offering the best quality pampering for your canine friends. Barkley’s is owned by Tina Owen, an experienced and compassionate dog groomer who has been here at The Courtyard since 2009. Tina knows that every dog is different and has their own individual personality and requirements, so she always takes time to make sure your beloved pet feels safe and happy whilst getting a stylish trim. The outside area of our Courtyard is dog friendly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom & Emily

SplitSmiths, are the latest addition to our wonderful Courtyard! Having previously operated a luxury bar from their 1966 Volkswagen split screen at events and celebrations, owners Tom and Emily are pleased to have expanded their growing business and found a permanent base here at The Courtyard. In their shop you will find a range of products that are different, exciting and unique, distilled by like-minded people who share the same passion and vision as Tom and Emily.

“Here at SplitSmiths, our aim is not only to provide a luxury bar but to share with you the drinks we have found along the way, and bring them straight to your door. On our website, you can see what we have found so far and we feel that it is definitely worth sipping with friends.” – Tom & Emily

Opening 28th August.

 

 

 

Jacki Ward, owner of Chalk & Linen.

Chalk & Linen is run by the smiliest face in The Courtyard, Jacki Ward. Jacki and her husband, Russ have been running their small independent businesses, Chalk & Linen for over six years. They have a sister shop in Atherstone and we were delighted when they expanded their business and started a second shop here at Middleton.

Jacki is a furniture artist and sells a range of quirky and interesting decor for the house and garden. She is a proud stockist of Annie Sloan paint and was professionally trained by Annie Sloan herself, allowing Jacki to pass on her skills to others through personalised 1-2-1 workshops.

Head over to Chalk & Linen to see their fabulous range of quirky and unique decor and gifts. If you like what you see, you might like to book a workshop to learn how to bring a new burst of life into a piece of tired-looking furniture you have at home.

 

 

Debbie Hollis, owner of Tudor Magick and Entangled Wool

Entangled Wool & Tudor Magick are two enchanting businesses tucked away into a cosy corner of our Courtyard and both run by Debbie Hollis. You can contact Debbie on: 07790336795

Tudor Magick is a truly magical find in The Courtyard. From oils, lotions and potions, to soaps and remedies galore, there are a range of unique products all based on traditional, herbal and floral recipes passed down through time. Tudor Magick also offers Tarot readings, palmistry and crystal ball divination. Wands,cauldrons,spell books herbs,and all manor of magick can be found in this unique shop.

Entangled Wool Merchants, a wool shop with a difference! Here you can buy any of the hand-crafted items ready-made or commission a unique piece for yourself. Bring a pattern to Debbie and she will make it for you in a yarn of your choice. Entangled Wool also stock a large range of beautiful wool and patterns, and inspiring ideas for all level of knitters and crafters. The button collection is well worth a look too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imaging Eye Photography, a brand-new addition to The Courtyard, opening soon.