The Packhouse, Farnham

24 Jan

Snow? I’m a lover, not a hater, and for those first few moments of magical wonder that twinkling blanket brings I’m willing to put up with a few days stuck indoors. {Or outdoors – couldn’t resist just a couple of pics from our snow adventures}.

Sledging

Sledging

Snowy walk

Snowy walk

 

However, yesterday it was time to brave the icy roads and take a trip to one of my favourite places in the world – The Packhouse near Farnham. This unassuming, yet colossal 400-year old former Hop Kiln in the middle of the Surrey countryside doesn’t seem like the most hopeful destination for divine inspiration, but it’s home to more hidden treasures than I’ve ever seen in one place. Painted furniture, handcrafted pictures, genuine antiques – everything from barometers to bureaus, vintage collectables, and a whole lot else besides.

Everything’s split over a multitude of floors linked by winding staircases. You practically need a map to ramble your way around it. But the effort is worth it when you stumble across the perfect painted wardrobe {I did}, or the warm welcome of Café Fig for a Cappuccino {I did}.

 

The Packhouse, near Farnham

The Packhouse, near Farnham

the packhouse 4

The Packhouse, Hewett’s Kilns, Tongham Road, Runfold, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1PJ.

Tel: 01252 781010

http://www.packhouse.com

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