Get your home ready for Christmas

Get your home ready for Christmas

It’s almost that time of year when we dust off the box of Christmas decorations and get our homes dressed for the festive season. Nothing beats a family night in setting up the Christmas tree with all your favourite ornaments. Here at Arreton Barns we have a magical selection of Christmas decorations, ornaments and themed homeware items to help you get your home well and truly ready for the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t miss our late night shopping evenings in the lead up to Christmas on the 27th November and the 4th December where you can get 15% off at The Corn Exchange and Sweet Memories.

Read on for Christmas decoration inspiration, including tree decorations at The Corn Exchange, handcrafted quality ornaments and more.

The Corn Exchange

Browse a whole selection of ornaments to suit a variety of tastes. The Corn Exchange has a whole range of quality Christmas decorations for you to choose from. Light up your living room or bathroom with a festive-themed tea light holder, there are plenty of styles and designs to choose from.

Tea Lights
Tea Lights

If you’re looking for something a little quirky see the silver spoon decorations, each engraved with a sweet message. First Christmas as Mr and Mrs, there is one for that too.

Spoon

As a finishing touch, why not indulge in a luxurious festive-themed throw, come and take a look at the variety of colours and patterns available. There is also a lovely selection of quality cushions on offer, keeping your home cosy and festive, the perfect piece that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Throw and cushion

Sculptglass

Pop in to see our friends at the Sculptglass studio where you will find a myriad of breathtaking Christmas trinkets including baubles and decorative pieces. The adorable handcrafted festive characters such as snowmen, gingerbread men and Father Christmas will make you smile.

Keep an eye on Facebook to be kept up to date with all the team’s stunning creations.

Santa
Gingerbread man
Snowman

Isle of Wight Studio Glass

We are lucky enough to have more than just one team of talented glass sculptors at Arreton Barns. Visit the team at Isle of Wight Studio Glass where award-winning Timothy Harris produces more quality handcrafted works. Treat yourself to stunning luxury baubles in a variety of colours and patterns, lovingly handcrafted, no one is the same, making them extra special.

Give your home a ‘glassy’ festive touch with a charming glass robin.

Find Isle of Wight Studio Glass online at isleofwightstudioglass.co.uk

Bauble
Glass robin

Treclaimed

Sam and Richard at Treclaimed have a passion for creating expertly made handcrafted furniture and homeware that not only looks amazing but is ethical too. If you love the look of natural wood, handcrafted from reclaimed timber and recycled materials you will love the seasonal pieces. Each is crafted to help make your home suitably festive.

Gingerbread men

You won’t be able to resist the adorable handcrafted gingerbread men, each with their own unique character.

Tree

The gorgeous wooden Christmas tree decorations are available in a range of sizes, the perfect addition to your Christmas lot.

Personalised piece

Why not get a customised piece? Treclaimed also offers personalised engravings on handmade Christmas ornaments, so why not get a one-off piece that is truly special to you.

All that and so much more here at Arreton Barns, pop on by and make a day of it. After you have shopped till you have dropped be sure to pop to The Dairyman’s Daughter for a much-needed lunch.

2019 Christmas shopping at The Corn Exchange

2019 Christmas shopping at The Corn Exchange

Escape the high street this festive season and embark on your 2019 Christmas shop here at Arreton Barns. Browse The Corn Exchange and find a treasure trove of goodies at Sweet Memories sweet shop, visit the artisans for a huge variety of unique and one-off handcrafted gifts including ceramics, glass sculptures, traditional leathercraft and so much more. Read on for some inspiration of special gifts straight from The Corn Exchange right here at Arreton Barns.

For the stylish lady

Come and peruse The Corn Exchange’s range of Soruka bags and purses. These stylish and colourful bags are lovingly handmade using upcycled leather, making each bag unique and unrepeatable. The perfect pressie for the fashion conscious among you.

Ladies-Bags

We all love a bit of icing and The Corn Exchange have a brilliant selection of quality necklaces, bracelets and earrings. A delightful gift that your loved one will treasure for years to come.

Jewellery

Keeping your hands nice and toasty this winter, check out the collection of cosy and fashionable gloves, in a number of colours, styles and materials. If you have that one friend who is always cold, why not treat them this Christmas?

Gloves

For the dapper chap

The Corn Exchange has a great variety of gifts for all. Polish up good for your next occasion with this useful beard grooming kit. The perfect pressie for the gentleman who is just embarking on his facial hair journey or even for those seasoned beard growers.

Beard-grooming-kit

Have a gander at the myriad of cufflinks and bow ties (some even have a Christmas theme – the perfect eccentric accessory for that family Christmas party. How cute are these little darts cufflinks?

Bowtie-and-cufflinks

Don’t forget to take a look at the selection of bags and wallets. Every modern man needs a good quality bag for when pockets just won’t cut it. The stylish range of real leather Ashwood bags at The Corn Exchange are the ideal designer accessory for that special man in your life. Why not go the whole ten yards and get a matching wallet?

See our variety of stunning Harris Tweed hip flasks in a range of colours. These beautiful 6oz hip flasks are finished with a quality hand-cut real leather trim, top and bottom and made from stainless steel – a great quality gift for those who love a cheeky tipple.

Mens-bag-hip-flask

Luxury bath, body and fragrance

Agnes and Cat

Inspired by the Lake District, Agnes and Cat have made it their mission to not only incorporate natural and vegan-friendly ingredients in all of their products but to also create products that are not tested on animals.

The soaps are all lovingly handmade and scented with the best of British fine fragrances such as clementine, tea and rose, fresh citrus and more. Their luscious candles contain only natural soy wax and are poured into reusable containers. Their luxury bath salts even come with a wooden scoop attached for you to use as a nifty measuring tool when drawing a relaxing bath.

Why not try their delightful range of products available from The Corn Exchange today?

Agnes-and-Cat

November 2019 at Arreton Barns

November 2019 at Arreton Barns

What’s on at The Dairyman’s Daughter this month?

The team at The Dairyman’s Daughter look forward to welcoming you this November. Cosy up by the fire and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal.

As well as the usual delicious menu and specials board there is also a great line-up of live music to keep you entertained the whole month through. Check out the upcoming schedule below and visit the Dairyman’s Daughter Facebook page to be kept up to date with all the latest goings-on.

Coming up next month…

Meet Father Christmas at Arreton Barns
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st – 24th December

The REAL Father Christmas is once again making Arreton Barns his home every weekend throughout December.

Times are between 1:30pm – 4:30pm and booking is essential.

Meet the man himself in his special grotto where every little boy and girl who visits will receive a gift. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are just £5 per child and bookings can be made by popping in to The Corn Exchange or calling 01983 539365.

Father Christmas

October 2019 at Arreton Barns

Before we tell you all about the exciting upcoming Halloween events right here at Arreton Barns we first we have to remind you that this month sees the annual Beer and Buses weekend return for a whole weekend of real ales.

October 2019 at Arreton Barns

At The Dairyman’s Daughter

Beer and Buses Weekend
12th & 13th October
Before we tell you all about the exciting upcoming Halloween events right here at Arreton Barns we first we have to remind you that this month sees the annual Beer and Buses weekend return for a whole weekend of real ales. Be sure to head to The Dairyman’s Daughter – our on site traditional pub which will be participating in the weekend’s shenanigans. With an official Beer and Buses guide get 15% off all real ale over the weekend! To learn more visit The Dairyman’s Daughter Facebook page or the official Beer and Buses website.

October 2019 at Arreton Barns

Live Music

Come and check out the live music at The Dairyman’s this month

Dairyman's live music poster - October

October events at The Barns

The Famous Farmer Jack’s Pumpkin Weigh-in
Saturday 26th October | From 12noon
Free to enter
Head to Arreton Barns for 12noon on Saturday 26th October for the Famous Farmer Jack’s Pumpkin Weigh-in. It’s free to enter with no pre-registration necessary simply bring along your prize pumpkin. Enter the competition or just pop along to watch who will be named king of the pumpkin patch.

Pumpkins

Halloween Extravaganza
29th, 30th & 31st October
Keep the kids entertained this October half term and have a fang-tastic Halloween at Arreton Barns. Three whole days of spooky antics including; pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, ghost walks, a Halloween treasure trail and even a monster mash party where the little ones can dress up in their favourite Halloween costumes and dance to Thriller. Click here for more information.

Halloween 2019

Get ready for autumn at The Corn Exchange

Get ready for autumn at The Corn Exchange

Keeping you and your home fresh this season, browse a diverse range of accessories and interior furnishings as well as cosmetics, jewellery and garnidelia. See the stunning assortment of seasonally styled soft furnishings including cushions and throws to keep your home cosy, as well as a vast collection of quality candles to set that perfect autumnal atmosphere. Snuggle up in style this season with a good book and a cuppa as the nights start to draw in. Continue reading, to see some of our top picks this season…

Candles

Autumn is the perfect season to light a candle or two, capture the atmosphere of these cosy nights and find that perfect scent to compliment your home with some enticing aromas.

Check out our range of soy wax Paddywax candles with gorgeous scents such as cranberry rosé, eucalyptus and santal, tobacco and patchouli and amber smoke. Bring your urban garden indoors with the city-inspired concrete containers making for a unique and stylish design.

What is more autumnal than the wood burning crackle of a bonfire or open fireplace? Now you can experience the comforting crackle without having to get a fireplace installed in your home. Our brilliant selection of Woodwick candles crackle as they burn. Available in an array of captivating scents helping you unwind after a long stressful day.

Candles

Throws and cushions

The addition of a new throw or a fresh set of cushions can be a great and simple way to freshen up your space and give it that perfect autumnal feel. We have a lovely stock of beautiful soft furnishings in a variety of patterns and fabrics for you to peruse.

Chair, throw and cushion

Door Stops and draft excluders

Keep the chill at bay and remain nice and toasty with a chic draft excluder in a marvellous traditional country pattern. Also available as a doorstop and a cushion.

Cushion, draft excluder and door stop

Lamps

Brighten up those longer nights with a stylish and quirky lamp. See a myriad of
Belltrees Forge lamps in a whole host of styles to suit any taste. These hand forged and timelessly traditional pieces make the perfect new feature to lighten up your space this autumn.

Lamps

Decorative items

Be sure to come and take a look at our many decorative pieces available at The Corn Exchange. With everything from wall hangings to standing ornaments, ceramics and gardenalia you are bound to find just the thing you have been looking for to complete your home or garden this season.

Hanging wall ornament
Hanging heart ornament

Artisan News – September 2019

Artisan News – September 2019

It has been a busy season at the Barns this month, hear about some of the latest news from the craft village below…

Recycle Bicycle

We continue to be amazed by the brilliant goodies made from recycled bicycle parts at Recycle Bicycle. One of the newest additions to the Arreton Barns family, Recycle Bicycle make everything from clocks to key rings, jewellery and other accessories ALL from recycled bike parts… I know it’s pretty impressive. To fully gauge how amazing these creations are you will have to see for yourself. Making the perfect, unique gift for any cycling enthusiast be sure to pay them a visit when you’re next at the Barns.

Recycle Bicycle

New World Creations

If you have not yet seen Marco write on a single grain of rice you are missing out, it’s pretty impressive to watch. As well as rice charms Marco and Catherine at New World Creations also offer a whole variety of truly lovely ornaments and keepsakes inspired buy their own experiences with angels.

Their popular Ashes to Angels service is a beautiful service dedicated to leaving you with a positive and lasting memento of your dearly departed pet or loved one. The most special part of this is that the experience can be personalised to mean something special to you or your loved one, preserving their memory with a beautiful encapsulation of their ashes in one of the lovely angelic sculptures. For more information check out their website or pay them a visit here at Arreton Barns.

New World Creations

Chad Powell

If you are already a fan of Isle of Wight photography (It’s hard not to be) then you have probably heard of Chad Powell. Another one of our newest resident artisans, Chad Powell made his name from capturing the Island’s night sky. His gallery is home to a wealth of stunning Isle of Wight photography available to purchase in a variety of mediums, including luxurious acrylic glass prints, traditional framed pieces and canvases as well as a selection of other merchandise such as T-shirts, cups and bags. If you’re a visitor who is looking for a gorgeous quality piece of photography to remind you of the Island then this is the place to go.

Chad Powell
Chad Powell

Isle of Wight Studio Glass

Are you a collector for Isle of Wight Studio Glass? Collectors get special benefits including exclusive invites to its studio days. If you are a collector we have a date for your diary! Head to Arreton Barns on the 27th October and join Tim Harris and the team at Isle of Wight Studio Glass for their Studio Day 2019 an event exclusively for their collectors. Not yet a collector? There is still a chance to join up and be part of a fantastic, informative, entertaining day, visit the website for more information and to join the collectors club, subscription is currently just £17.50 per annum. The invited guest this year is Nick Wirdnam, the widely respected studio glass artist who has been producing works in glass for over 35 years. Nick worked for Tim’s father Michael at the IOWSG, St Lawrence Studio before moving to Australia to continue his career in glass. They are looking forward to welcoming him as the guest for the day and learning where his career took him. For further information please contact Ron & Ann Wheeler at Artius Glass on ron22wheeler@btinternet.com.

Isle of Wight Studio Glass

Ivan Berryman

Ivan Berryman’s studio and gallery is a hidden gem, located toward the back of the Barns behind the carp pond. Many of his breathtaking works are inspired by dreams that he has had, making them that extra bit special. Last month Ivan shared with us the progress of a new painting he was working on, a big 48 inch canvas. It was incredible to see the painting develop to form the stunning winter woodland landscape that you see below. Be sure to head to his gallery to see this stunning painting as well as his other magnificent works in person.

Ivan Berryman
Ivan Berryman

September at Arreton Barns

September at Arreton Barns

Hello, September is upon us! We have an exciting month ahead, full of live music and special events including our ever popular annual Sweetcorn Fayre! Arreton Barns is the perfect attraction to spend an autumn day, meander through the craft village, feed the ducks at the historic carp pond, browse the independent shops and visit the 12th century church before sitting back with a drink and a well earned meal at The Dairyman’s Daughter, our on-site traditional family run pub.

Coming up this month…

Motorbike Show

Sunday 22nd September
10:30am – 4pm
Bikes for show from 9.30am

Head to Arreton Barns on Sunday 22nd September where the IW Motorbike Show will be taking place. The perfect event for all you motorcycle enthusiasts. Open to ALL motorcyclists, whatever you ride, any make, any model, any age and condition. There will be prizes for: best old bike, best modern bike, oily rag and most unusual.

Bring as many ancient and modern bikes as possible to make this event, once again, spectacular.

There will be refreshments on site too, but if you fancy a little something extra why not head to The Dairyman’s Daughter for a satisfying lunch in it’s cosy seating area.

Suggested donation of £2 – Donations to Air Ambulance and other IW charities, please give generously.

Motorbike

Sweetcorn Fayre

Our biggest event of the year, the annual Sweetcorn Fayre is nearly here!

This ever popular family friendly event is back for its 13th year with a pirate theme! Great fun for the whole family, you can enjoy a whole day of entertainment. There will be live music, snail racing, crafts, HTP cookery demos, ghost walks, stalls and of course sweetcorn, as well as so much more!

It’s the perfect event to say goodbye to summer and embrace the autumn season.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and visit our website to download the programme.

Don’t forget to share your pictures with us by using the hashtag #SCF2019, we can’t wait to see them all.

More information here

Coming up…

Halloween Extravaganza

29th, 30th, 31st October
More information here

Halloween 2019

Live music at The Dairyman’s Daughter

You can’t beat sitting back with your loved ones and enjoying live music from talented local musicians. Check out The Dairyman’s Daughter live music line-up for September below. Be sure to keep an eye on the Facebook page for all the latest updates.

Dairymans live music posters_September

Find the perfect gift for her at The Corn Exchange

Find the perfect gift for her at The Corn Exchange

Escape the high street this summer season and head to The Corn Exchange here at Arreton Barns. With a great collection of unique and stylish homeware, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics and more, it’s independent shopping on the Isle of Wight at its best.

If a special woman in your life has a birthday coming up or you are just looking for a nice little something to put a smile on her face The Corn Exchange is a great stop to find a whole variety of lovely, meaningful gifts that she is bound to love. Read on for some of our top picks this month.

For the candle enthusiast:

If you know a candle enthusiast we have the perfect birthday gift. La De Da Living’s candle adorably titled ‘Birthday Wishes and Champagne Kisses’ is a classy and stylish present with a cute birthday related theme, plus it smells amazing! With a scent of toasted marshmallows it’s sweet and delicious but don’t let us be the judge come and smell it for yourself.

For the one on the go:

For that girl on the go, a travel coffee cup is a must. Having a reusable cup is also a great way to help the planet, with most coffee shops now offering a discount if you bring your own container. Here at The Corn Exchange we have a lovely array of quirky reusable coffee cups in a whole variety of cute designs, come and check them out for yourself today.

Travel-cups

For those lovers of the sea:

Inis, the Energy of the Sea
We have a great selection of Inis products for you to browse. For over thirty years, Inis have been creating perfumes and toiletries inspired by the magic, beauty and nature of Ireland. The signature scent – ‘Inis the Energy of the Sea’ – was inspired by Roundstone Beach on the western coast of Ireland. Inis is the Irish word for ‘island’. People say the scent of Inis makes them feel close to the sea, no matter where they are. This popular collection features body oils, lotions, creams and perfume. Pop on by and give them a sample, a lovely little gift for all those who love to be by the sea. As an extra bonus Inis are committed to protecting marine life, in particular whales and dolphins by supporting the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG).

Inis-products

For the lover of natural alternatives:

Cyril’s Soap Shed, an award-winning brand specialising in handmade natural goat’s milk soap. These palm oil free goodies are popular amongst those looking for natural and gentle alternatives. Goat’s milk soap works particularly well for sufferers of eczema, psoriasis and dry skin problems. Their soap is made using the raw milk from their own small herd of happy goats, who live on a New Forest smallholding, in Hampshire making it extra special. Enjoy a whole range of scents including, lavender, lemongrass, honey and more. They also sell shampoo bars, the perfect gift for those looking to reduce their plastic waste.

Soap-Shed

For those dreaming of far off tropical lands:

Discover the divine scents of Hawaii with the diverse collection of Betty Hula products on offer. Handmade in the UK, all the products are 100% vegan friendly, made with natural ingredients and laced with a selection of delicious and exotic Hawaiian inspired scents. Get your hands on dusting powder, handwash, body moisturiser, lip balm and more. The popular anti-bacterial hand wash leaves your hands feeling nourished and germ-free. The formula does not contain alcohol meaning your hands will be supple and soft after every wash.

With scents such as ‘Champagne & Spice’ and ‘Rum and Blackberry’ Pop along and pick your favourite.

Betty-Hula-products

There is so much more to browse here at The Corn Exchange so head on by and find that perfect gift today.

Artisan News

Artisan News

Rainbow Kingdom

Learn a new skill and save money at The Dairyman’s

Do you love getting stuck in with arts and crafts? Why not try your hand at Encaustic Art?

The ancient craft of creating beautiful art with beeswax by using heated tools to manipulate the medium. Lynette from Rainbow Kingdom here at Arreton Barns runs workshops every Saturday morning at The Dairyman’s Daughter where you can get hands on and give it a go. Booking is essential and all materials will be supplied for you. Each workshop has limited space so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. As a little extra treat The Dairyman’s offer 15% off food and drink for those taking part in the workshop. Email sales@rainbowkingdom today to book your place.

Rainbow Kingdom

SculptGlass

Stunning trophies made for the Panerai British Classic Week

Our friends at SculptGlass have been very busy crafting all kinds of amazing works this season, including the official trophies for the Panerai British Classic Week, the premier classic yacht regatta in the UK hosted by the British classic yacht club. Very impressive stuff, we think you will agree! Keep up to date with everything Paul, Trudy and the whole team are doing by following them on Facebook @sculptglass.

Sculptglass

Craft Cabin

It’s a nice day for a white wedding…

Are you planning your dream wedding? Or maybe know somebody who is? Head to the Craft Cabin at Arreton Barns, and browse their lovely collection of handcrafted wedding themed stationary and decorations, including beautiful, lucky horseshoes, guest books and cards. No one the same, making for a truly unique item that you can treasure long after the day itself.

Craft Cabin

New World Creations

Ashes to Angels

If you’re looking for a meaningful and lasting memento to memorialise your dearly departed why not pay a visit to Marco and Catherine at New World Creations? Offering a beautiful and popular Ashes to Angels service you can preserve the memory of your loved one with a beautiful personalised encapsulation of their ashes in one of the lovely angelic sculptures.

Marco and Catherine say that “Each Ashes into Angels sculpture is created with absolute love by us personally. This sacred service is very healing, creating a bridge of love which has a very positive effect for all concerned.” During creation, a special resin is allowed to soak into the ashes, creating a window within the sculpture where the ashes can be clearly seen.  A special time is chosen to encapsulate your ashes, during this time you can sit and reminisce on the many happy memories. See some of the examples below. Visit newworldcreations.co.uk or contact 07967106454 for more information.

New World Creations

Farmer Jack’s

Arguably one of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit, the perfect addition to a summertime picnic. What is even better than fresh fruit? Quality, locally sourced fresh fruit. Head to Farmer Jack’s at Arreton Barns and get your hands on some delicious local cherries. These soft, sweet and irresistible cherries are grown and supplied by Godshill Orchard. You can even purchase exclusive, local cherry chutney and cherry juice. If you’re looking for great local produce visit the team at Farmer Jack’s today!

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Farmer Jack's

August at Arreton Barns

August is the perfect time to visit us here at Arreton Barns, relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Arreton countryside, visit the artisans and see all their latest projects.

August at Arreton Barns

August is the perfect time to visit  us here at Arreton Barns, relax and enjoy the tranquility of the Arreton countryside, visit the artisans and see all their latest projects. Have a delicious meal or pint of local ale at The Dairyman’s or even head to one of the popular events hosted right here. Learn all about what you can look forward to at Arreton Barns this August below. 

Live Music

Summer evenings are not complete without a bit of live music to set the atmosphere. If you are planning a visit to The Dairyman’s this month we have a great line-up waiting for you to enjoy. Check it out below or visit arretonbarns.co.uk/the-pub/live-music for more details. 

Dairymans Live Music Poster August

Special events

Dog Days – 26 August

The perfect August bank holiday event for all you dog lovers out there. This fun and family friendly dog show is back for its second year, bring your pooch along for a great mix of both serious and ‘fun’ classes. Enjoy themed food, an array of stalls, entertainment plus so much more. Classes will run from 11am and entry is just £2 per dog per class. Registration from 9am.

Dog Days 2019

Motorbike show – 22 September

Open to ALL motorcyclists, whatever you ride, any make, any model, any age and condition. There will be prizes for: best old bike, best modern bike, oily rag and most unusual. Brilliant fun and a must for all motorbike enthusiasts.

Motorbike Show

Sweetcorn Fayre – 28 & 29 September

Our ever popular Sweetcorn Fayre will be returning for its 13th year. Enjoy live music, children’s entertainment, snail racing, sweetcorn eating and even a beer festival at The Dairyman’s Daughter plus so much more. The best way to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn! A brilliant fun-packed family day out. 

Sweetcorn Fayre

Check out arretonbarns.co.uk/events for more information and be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page @Arretonbarns for all the latest news and updates.