Shopping & bubbles at Pipewell Hall

Tuesday 18th October 2016 at 13:53

Over the course of two days in mid November, Pipewell Hall is holding it's annual Chirstmas shopping event. The gorgeous house is host to local businesses selling unusual gifts to get you ready for Christmas and in the festive spirit.

The event this year, is in aid of Battens disease with all of the event's proceeds going to the charity and 10% of the stalls takings also being donated meaning it's not only the mulled wine that will be giving you that warm fuzzy feeling.

On Thursday 17th November is the 'preview evening' from 7pm – 9.30pm. The evening includes ‘Champagne, Canapes & Shopping'. Tickets in advance @ £25.00 each from . The following day, Friday 18th, is the ‘Shopping Day’ with numerous wonderful stalls and refreshments. Open from 10am – 4pm. Tickets £5 on entry.

Stall holders include:

Goody Two Shoes (Stamford) – Exclusive designer shoes

Bakers Bangers – Artisan sausages, bacon and pork.

Vintage French Lifestyle – French twist homeware and accessories

Warner Edwards Gin – Local artisan Gin

Rebecca Blake Candles

Seaton Gifts – Leather Handbags, Scarves, Fur ponchos, Gilets, Men gifts

Zest – Interesting gifts for the home

Hare in a blue jumper – Sam Purcell Designs

Slipper Slapper – Sheepskin Slippers, Boots, Gloves & rugs

Jelley’s local Elderflower Vodka

From The Oak Tree – Wooden funky gifts

Hide-nor-Hair – Footstools, gifts, ponchos

The Biscuiterie – Macaroons and more ….

Stamford Notebook Company - Personal Stationary and note books

Bat & Bottle of Oakham – Italian Wines

Nigel Ord Smith Photography

Slightly Potty – extraordinary silk flowers

Ellen – Image Consultant

Stella & Dot Jewellery

And many more...


"Batten Disease is devastating. The symptoms are severe and make life very difficult...There are different types of Batten Disease with different ages of onset and with different patterns of symptoms. Every child affected will suffer all of the following symptoms: total loss of vision, epilepsy, confusion & dementia, and loss of abilities including walking & mobility, eating & talking. Those with the disease suffer a progressive deterioration of the brain and nervous systems, becoming increasingly dependent on others until an early death in childhood or early adulthood. At present there is no cure.

On diagnosis there is currently only one place to go for advice, information and support – the BDFA...Chances are local health professionals, doctors, eye specialists, schools and so on, will not have any knowledge of Batten Disease which is why so many children are initially misdiagnosed. It is a very rare disease. The BDFA also produce a variety of really helpful leaflets giving information about daily care, medication, educational support and so on. Families and professionals look to the BDFA for help & advice.

The work carried out by the charity is second-to-none and it is essential that we as a community we do everything we can to support this worthy cause." 

- Ellen Bletsoe, supporter and key-fundraiser at the BDFA


For further information, please contact:

Trudie Baker of Pipewell Hall on 07711089853 or

or Patsy Valentin on 07549282228 or


Thursday 17th November – Preview Evening 7pm – 9.30pm
Friday 18th November – Shopping Day – 10am – 4pm


Pipewell Hall, 
NN14 1QZ


We hope to see you there!!