Over the years, Yew Tree Barn has provided accommodation and studio space for a range of independent artisans. The barn is a great place in which to create and sell, and over the years we have had a variety of artists and crafts people working from here, many of whom have outgrown their space and gone on to set up their own independent outside studios, shops and galleries.
If you a creative person looking to work from a wonderful building please do ask about possible spaces available.
Resident Artisans:
Gary Eccles Furniture & Restoration 

Gary is a furniture maker and restorer specialising in 17th to 19th century pieces.  He makes traditional furniture by hand in reclaimed, new and painted pine, oak, elm and native woods. Gary also offers a bespoke kitchen service. 

Call 07968 735550




John Law - Blacksmith - Bespokers Forge

Come and watch John law. artist blacksmith, working on his forge in the Back barn at YTB using reclaimed steel to make beautiful and useful objects inspired by the arts and Crafts movement.  Commissions for handforged decorative ironwork undertaken. John usually works Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and by appointment at other times. 

Call 07583 124769



black smith at yew tree barn WRS lake district

Chris McGrath - 1786 - Vintage Luggage

Chris has a serious interest in old leather goods, having hides from 1786 which were salvaged from a shipwreck off the South coast. It's a fascinating story! So now he collects vintage luggage of all types; handbags, travelling cases, gladstone bags, suitcases, and in addition has a wonderful display of uniforms, accessories.  Well worth a browse.

 We are also lucky to have visits from well known crafts people who come for a weekend or day to give demonstrations or run courses; take a look at our online calendar for further information.