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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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 5 May 2014

It was my first time going to the court yard centre.At first glance from the car park I wasn't quite sure but as I got in to the main square its quite a nice little place. Me and the family all went to lunch in the café, everyone seemed friendly and the food was nice. Will definitely go again!

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Jemmakent, Public Relations Manager at The Courtyard Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you for your great feedback we look forward to you visiting us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Haven't visited here for a few years and it's still as lovely as ever. New shops open and a couple of favourites gone but still a great day out

1  Thank Dorsetcutie
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Jemmakent, Public Relations Manager at The Courtyard Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you for your great feedback we look forward to you visiting us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Had a trip to the court yard with a couple of friends, we enjoyed the visit, coming home with a few purchase's. Fi's furnishing's was a nice find, a mini mollies den! I found it to be busy & pleasant atmosphere. We will most definitely pop back for another visit!

1  Thank Smellyoldboots567
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Jemmakent, Public Relations Manager at The Courtyard Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you for your great feedback we look forward to you visiting us again soon.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Thought I'd give it a try but should have steered clear. Only a few units were open and one even told me not to enter because they were closing soon (3pm). Generally run down and appeared that no one wanted to be there. Such a shame.

1  Thank Mistoffelees_the_cat
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Jemmakent, Unit Holder at The Courtyard Craft Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Hi we are very sorry that you were disappointed with The Courtyard Craft Centre.
All are shops are owned by independent retailers and while some of the shops ( The Animal Kabin, The Pottery and the Cafe) are open every day most of the other shops are only open Tuesday to Saturday(Not Just Wool, Courtyard Bridal, Sandy Cristel and K9 Kutz) . and others are open Tuesday to Sunday (Things2Do Toys & Puzzles, Courtyard Candies, Fi Furnishings and Xen Nails & Boutique) I have passed your concerns on to the owner and have asked that our website be updated to show which units are open and their opening times. Once again we are very sorry.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

I took advantage of the good weather today and decided to visit the Courtyard centre with my son. I last visited a few years ago and it seemed a popular, busy and thriving little place. How things seemed to have changed! The place seemed run down and crying out for some tlc, only a few of the units were open for us to browse around. We decided to pop onto the cafe for a coffee before leaving and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were attentive and friendly, the place was warm and welcoming. We felt so comfortable we decided to stay and have lunch, although it was fairly busy we were served swiftly and the roast meals were enjoyable. The homade cake makes it worth a visit, good coffee too.
The coutyard itself was very quiet but the cafe was fairly busy the whole time we were there.

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