A great vintage – a brand new shop at Chasewater Railway

All images from the Chase Vintage Carriage Facebook page.

I’m always happy to see new attractions at Chasewater Railway, so I was pleased to note the carriage on Platform One now has a new business within, the Chase Vintage Carriage operated by Charley Hughes, and it’s currently open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 4pm.

Chasewater Railway is one of our hidden gems, situated at Chasewater Country Park, and is well worth a visit – not only are there steam trains in season and a fascinating museum, but a whole host of other attractions which the Vintage Carriage will compliment.

I asked Charley to tell me about her business. She wrote:

Thank you for the offer of the plug on your blog…

The business is a Shabby chic, Vintage, home and gifts shop. Located at Chasewater railway, on Platform one.

What a lovely idea.

Our grand opening is March 4th 2018. We will be having offers, special prices, balloons and a few other offers yet to be announced.

We do currently open Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm, After the grande opening our opening times will be 6 days a week (closed Mondays).

We offer commission painting of furniture as well. We have lots of vintage and unique homeware in stock, all unique and one offs, just as our furniture is. All our furniture is hand painted and we only use a paint we stock in the shop – Annabell Duke. (We do have workshops starting after the grand opening, which will be taking place on Wednesday evenings.)

Our Facebook page is found here, our website can also be found here. You can email us on chasevintagecarriage@gmail.com.

If I can help in anyway do let me know, or help advertise local business/events in the shop, I’m happy to do that on our notice board at the front of the shop.

I wish Charley all the best for the new business, and I’ll certainly be popping in when I get chance!

Chasewater Railway is a wonderful attraction with regular passenger services at weekends and during school holidays, featuring an excellent cafe and a fascinating museum that chronicles not just railway history, but that of our area and industry.

The whole thing is staffed by helpful and friendly volunteers who are always ready to chat and talk about the railway and rolling stock.

Please do pop down if you haven’t already – Chasewater Railway really isn’t pushed enough; it’s wonderful.

You can check their website here – trains run this and every weekend from 11am to 4pm with the museum, cafes and stations open earlier.

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