We are very excited to announce that Peter Hall & Son has branched out onto the High Street with a new boutique in Windermere! It has long been in our minds to have a shop somewhere else, but it was only in 2014 that we finally found the right place in the Lake District, in the heart of Cumbria. 25 Crescent Road, Windermere was not fit for purpose, but had fantastic potential. We wanted it! The whole place needed stripping back and making new and after months of effort, the work was completed and we were able to move in, set up the displays, opening our doors for the first time on Saturday 23rd May, 2015.
The intention for our new Windermere Boutique is to showcase our own services alongside carefully selected accessories to offer a lifestyle shopping experience unlike any other in the area. With our workshops just 8 minutes drive down the road, our High Street location is ideal for those interested in exploring more about our furniture.
The shop has a large space at the front, with huge double aspect windows wrapping around two sides giving us the opportunity for amazing window displays. The back of the premises is partitioned and is occupied with our newly fitted interior design suite that gives a great space for one to one consultations. Being in a public place gives us more opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful fabrics and wallpapers that arrive in collections every season. Hunting out the finest collections, we offer the special and more unusual ranges that you would expect from a boutique.
We made it our mission from the start that the experience of visiting our boutique would be an exciting and memorable one. An open environment to welcome people in and keep them coming back to see what is new. We’ve even been awarded for it!
Fine furniture is on show and for sale, from a beautiful dining room suite, to one off upholstery, lamp tables and desks, each individually hand made in our workshops. We have selected the finest collections and individual items from suppliers and local makers that offer something for every occasion. Cards to umbrella stands, bags to clocks. It may seem diverse, but the ethos behind each item is the same: high quality, unusual items that fit the lifestyle of the Lake District – quality, country chique.
Here’s a taster of what you might find.
A stylish oak Oxford dining table and 6 Rylands dining chairs; an oak sideboard and various lamp and side tables.
Our upholstery skills can be seen even before you get in the boutique, as our latest Knole sofa is an imposing presence in one window, while in the other an inviting check wool covered chairs and footstool is hard to resist.
To complete the PH range our woodturners have worked hard to provide a varied collection of items to tempt buyers for every occasion.
We are exclusive stockists of Herdwick Limited. A super stylish and classic selection of bags and accessories, beautifully designed and made in Cumbria using finely spun and woven Herdwick wool.
Just in selection of barometer wall clocks from a new company, Bramwell Brown, based in Leeds. There are a number of models that show the weather or indeed the tides. Each one is British made!
A lovely range of throws and cushions in pure wool spun and woven in Yorkshire.
Chosen for their delicate refinement and natural forms, these fine porcelain shaped tea lights resemble sea urchins, shells and leaves, and are so thin, they glow with a lit candle.
Lucy Sandys-Clarke, a talented local blacksmith who makes amazing items for your home. Look out for her fireside companion set or her stunning log basket based on growing ferns, made exclusively for Peter Hall & Son.
Combining our work with interesting, quality accessories has been very warmly received by locals and visitors alike and we have been really thrilled to have so many positive comments. So, if you haven’t been to visit us yet please do. Depending on which day you come it might be Alice that greets you, but it is also quite likely that it might be a member of the Hall family as Diana, Will and Becca are all here at various times. So we look forward to welcoming you.
In the meantime, why not browse through our online shop where you will find a selection of what we have on offer in our boutique.