You could move into Arreton Barns Craft Village: there’s a fab farm shop, Farmer Jacks, you can buy tasteful homeware items in The Corn Exchange and there’s a great pub in the centre, The Dairyman’s Daughter. There’s even a Church, a village pond and loads of lovely shops to explore.
Arreton Barns has everything for a great day out, including the famous ‘Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum’ where you can learn of the Island’s smuggling past and our treacherous rocks. You can even see ‘pieces of eight’ and other ‘booty’.
‘Isle of Wight Studio Glass’, the art glass makers, is here. See their glass being blown for free and buy a beautiful gift. Next-door the Isle of Wight Glass Museum follows the art glass movement, with things you’ll love.
‘Diamond Isle Sculptured Glass’ is down near the pub; see them make pieces and buy mementos. Next-door ‘Ceramic Crafts’ has fairy and flower covered clay creations - have a personalised house name plate made.
‘Rainbow Kingdom Encaustic Art’ make pictures from Beeswax, and ‘It’s Owl About Paper Art’ create hand cut personalised pieces from paper. ‘Wight Leathercraft’ produce fine handmade leather goods you’ll love, with demonstrations daily, and ‘Mulberry Tree Wood Turnery’ has handcrafted bowls from locally sourced timber.
‘The Corn Exchange’ have lovely home accessories and upstairs ‘Over the Garden Wall’ sells vintage furniture, collectables and a wide range of gardenalia. Outside you can play traditional slot machines and across the pathway ‘Sweet Memories’ has all your old favourites.
You can hire a self-drive classic car from Phoenix Classics or get your own classic car fixed at Wight Classics.
And don’t forget to pop into Farmer Jacks for a few locally produced goodies after a slap up meal at The Dairyman’s Daughter, which has live music and your favourite real ales on tap.