I blogged all about my trip to Sheffield Park & Garden the other week and when we took a right turn leaving the National Trust property in search of a nice place for lunch, little did we know what we'd stumble upon...
We pulled up to Trading Boundaries in Sheffield Green, East Sussex - a stoney drive crunching under the tyres - and were greeted by a stunning red brick Georgian built house that looked like something from a Jane Eyre novel.
Turns out it isn't just a fine place to have lunch while a live jazz band serenade you over your bacon sarnie, it's an antique and interior lover's paradise, with a courtyard of shops selling fairly priced furniture finds from as far as India and garden furniture you can only swoon over.
We waltzed through the maze of a house, getting inspired by colourful materials from far away places and old wooden display cabinets that I mentally tried to squeeze into every corner of our house, then we sat outside in the sun on their terrace for a bacon sandwich (Neil) and a scone (sweet tooth Fifi).
I loved the country looking stone floor that lined the courtyard as we went for a walk around the individual stalls/shops, each offering such unique finds.
The Staggs corner was my favourite spot with lots of country chic garden planters and a staircase of plants which I gasped at while taking these pics!
We can't wait to go back there again for another look around as the seasons and stock come and go.
If you're off up to Sheffield Park and Garden any time soon, stop in on this place and make a day of it!