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“Hasn't changed!”

The Courtyard Craft Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Courtyard Craft Centre is a unique shopping location. We have a variety of shops which sell a wide range of products. Each business is listed on our website, which gives more information, hours of business and contact details for individual shops. We currently have the following shops (October 2016): Three Oak Animal Kabin - Has an extensive range of Birds for sale including finches, budgies, and chickens. They also sell pet food and toys, looking to go away on holiday then they will look after you pet for you.We also sell Raw dog food. Courtyard Bridal - Pop in and see Gerry for all you Bridal needs, she will make you feel so welcome and at home, Gerry is a wealth of knowledge when it come to all aspects of buy and fitting your wedding dress and Bridesmaids dresses. K9 Kutz - Fabulous Fully Qualified & Insured Professional Dog Grooming Salon. Sandy Cristel - Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Registered Reiki & Shamanic Healer, Holistic Therapist & Oracle Reader, by appointment. Sandy Cristel's Shop includes Crystals, Fossils, CDs, Incense and New Age Gifts. Gift Certificates available. Emma's Elegant Hair - Mobile Hairdresser, Salon Based Hairdresser at The Courtyard. If you like the comfort from your own home or feel the pamper in a salon the choice is yours. Pixie Nails - Manicures, Pedicures, Gelish nails, Acrylic nails, eyebrow shape and tidy's, top lip and chin wax. Eyelash and eyebrow tinting and eyelash lifting and perming! Booking recommended. Courtyard Candies - From a wide range of traditional jar sweets to individual luxury Belgium Chocolates, you can get all your sugar needs here, Gina also has a wide range of Sugar free sweets and chocolates, and also dairy free products as well. Fairy Chic - We paint shabby chic furniture, take commissions and provide workshops. We are also official Stockists of Frenchic chalk paint! Not Just Wool - We are a family business who strive to put our customers and their knitting first! We stock a range of yarns starting at 2ply right up to Super chunky. Our main suppliers are, Stylecraft, Robin, Wendy, Katia, Woolcraft and King Cole. Our ethos is affordable knitting, supplemented with a small range of more luxury yarns such as silk/merino mixes, mohair and alpaca mixed. We also stock a range of fancy scarf yarn. The Little Gallery - Gallery selling own goods Beachcomber Art & Art U Can Afford and also offers local arts people to do their own self stewarded exhibitions. Tradpots - Working pottery & classes and lots for sale. Dylan's Restaurant and Medieval barn - Real country home cooking and cream teas. Medieval Hall for hire!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Dorset, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Hasn't changed!”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is my third visit to the Courtyard - the first being about 8 years ago, the second about 4 years ago and yesterday!
Still disappointing.
The place seemed closed as half the units were not open.
The cafe is the best thing about the Courtyard.
I was there mid afternoon and hardly anyone else around, although there we lots of cars in the car park.
Probably will be a good few years before I go back.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank valsey49
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time”
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

We were really looking forward to our visit but it really was a waste of time. A scruffy place with in appealing shops. Not like the description online. Very dissapointed to say the least !

Visited July 2013
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Poole, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Oh dear - what's happened to this place?”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I visited this year, looking for a specific retailer that used to have a unit there. They had moved. That wasn't the problem though. The whole place looks completely run down and uncared for.
Once upon a time I would have been happy to take a visitor to the area there.Not any longer - such a shame.

3 Thank Jane S
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Jemmakent, Manager at The Courtyard Craft Centre, responded to this review, 2 May 2013
I am very sorry when you visited us last year you felt that we were run down and not worth visiting anymore. All I can say is that in the last year we have been refurbishing The Courtyard Craft Centre, we now have a selection of 20 units plus a restaurant with outside seating to enjoy the sunshine. I hope that you will give us another chance and re-visit us soon to see the improvements we have made and are continuing to make.
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