What better way to spend a relaxing few hours than by going around the area looking at what the gifted craftspeople of the North Pennines are able to create. Oh, and the best bit is that you can have a great cup of tea or coffee and a crafty cake whilst there. Most of those mentioned are within walking distance
Crafty cafes. If you enjoy a gentle amble through art galleries and craft shops, then you will be pleased with the number that can be found within close reach of Carrshield. Some even incorporate a cafe as well, cake and crafts what could be better. At nearby Nenthead the converted Methodist Chapel in the centre of the village has a gallery where local artists display their works, whether paintings or pottery there is always something interesting. In neighbouring Allenheads The Hemmel Cafe has a beautiful little craft shop stocked with locally hand-created delights.
A little further afield in Allendale is The Forge Studios in the centre of the village, with a range of arts displayed around the ground floor. There are studios within the building where some local artists may well be creating their next masterpiece. Also, a convenient location for a bite to eat in their cafe. Approximately the same distance, but the opposite direction is The Cane Workshop in Alston where commissions can be made to your own specification.
Further afield in the beautiful village of Blanchland is Jaspah Crewe, again all local craftspeople selling their wares. A delightful little cafe is close by as well.
There are more details on our website of these locations and many more in the area. We still have vacancies for Easter and Spring in general.