Shop in store

Independent lifestyle shop, two floors of inspiration for your home and family

Open the door on two floors of British andlocal design talent, all hand-selected and carefully curated by us. 

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Delivering the magic of our family lifestyle shop virtually

A hidden treasure in the English Lakes with a delightful selection of gifts, homewares, children’s clothes, toys, and more!

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Take tea (& treats)

Take a peek at our menu of homemade and local scrumptiousness

Our small but mightily tasty menu sees you through the day. All of our breads, cakes,jams, and chutneys are made by one of our fabulous local artisan bakers or homemade by us.

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To detail

We carefully curate much-loved British brands with emerging designers and makers for a shopping experience that is unique to Armstrong Ward. Each item in the shop has been hand-picked for quality, purpose and general loveliness.

Our favourite brands include John Sankey, Emma Bridgewater, Maileg and Neom. They are complemented by new and innovative ranges for our customers to chance upon.

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Our story

Andrew and I have over 40 years of retail experience between us and still love the buzz we get from sourcing new finds and unpacking them when they are in store. We started small with just 35 supplier products and have grown into a mini department store with a café and almost 200 makers on our shelves and online.

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FIND US ON Instagram

  • You asked and we have listened 😊. We now have just four Neom Wellbeing Pods in stock along with a selection of diffuser essential oils. The January perfect treat for yourself and your home. (Time redeem your lovely Swipii point maybe 😉) ? .
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  • Homeward bound from our first trade show of 2020!
Top Drawer was  brimming with new gorgeousness .... we are  heading home with sore feet but feeling inspired and excited to share our new finds with you very soon.
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  • The Byron Chair . The perfect chair for a lazy Sunday, especially when the weather outside is awful. A chaise chair which is designed to give a wonderful laidback sitting position, just add a good book and a brew.
Save 20% of all upholstery, including the stylish Byron. .
#madefromscratch #interiordesign #favouritechair #sundayvibes #relax #wellbeing #johnsankey #armstrongward #sale #wainwrightsyard
  • Let me introduce you to the Boodle chair! .
Such a striking arm chair , with high back and sides that feels so enveloping and cosy to sit on.
The back of the chair showcases fabric beautifully and can be upholstered in a contrasting  fabric to create a truly unique piece.
Our Winter Sale is now on - Save 20% off all made to order on all sofas & chairs, including our rather lovely Boodle ! .
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Proudly independent

As a family-run mini department store we hand-select everything that you’ll find when you shop with us. From small toys to bespoke upholstery, we source unique products that aren’t widely available elsewhere. That’s the beauty of our independence.

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Should you have enquiries, or if you’re looking for something in particular, please contact the store on 01539 720400

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