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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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  • Our garment washed bed linen is perfect for summertime. Silver is my personal favourite and looks crisp with whites and zesty tones . We’ve added botanical touches with the cushions and our new velvet cocktail  chair. The woven bedsides and bench add texture complete the look.
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SUMMER CAFE VACANCY- do you thrive  in a busy friendly environment? Are you confident and smiley? Do you love working with people and learning new things ?
We have a summer vacancy in our cafe, to help out for occasional weekends and cover holidays. 
Would be ideal if your just finishing your A-levels or are home from college/uni for the summer.
Experience preferred but
a positive attitude and love of delivering great customer service most important. .
Pop in for a chat or send your CV to .
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  • Perfect for summer ... we’ve restocked on @Emma_bridgewater kitchen garden range..
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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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