We have a wonderful selection of Independent Shops in Hexham, Corbridge and further afield! Buying from a independent retailer provides a true “win win” for both the seller and you! In these shops you can find quirky and unusual gifts. Source locally grown produce and one-off clothing designs. You’ll be shopping ethically and boosting the local economy. Recent research shows that for every £1 spent within a small business, 63p stayed in the local economy! Northumberland is certainly seeing a steady increase in spend on local shopping and its easy to see why, take a look at our favourites!

Independent Shops of Hexham

Sorella – has gorgeous handpicked gifts for every occasion. It’s full of stunning home accessories and fabulous treats that have been lovingly selected by Liz and Moira. Knowing the “stories” and history behind their products ensures they are special, unique and fabulous! We love the handmade ethical rugs and blankets and their lovely selection of gift toiletries.

Cogito Books – a friendly and diverse independent bookshop that prides itself on a huge range of books for all ages. They have extremely knowledgable book sellers and a great selection of gifts too! Their monthly book club is very popular and the staff are always on hand for a natter on their latest reads! A dedicated kids section hosts events for children in the holidays.

Dillies – a lovely florist and gift shop selling exquisite bouquets, handcrafted chocolates and wines- all the little luxurious treats you could want under one roof! It’s owned and ran by a Hexham family who source local and national produce and can offer knowledgable advice on their goods.

Core Music is a not for profit community interest company. Its mission is to make music accessible for all in it’s local community. There’s music shop ran by volunteer musicians, rehersal space and music lesson rooms. Core Music is the brainchild of Mike Coleman, who was named as one of just five Unsung Heroes as part of BBC Music Day! A truly unique place and a cornerstone of the local music scene!

Petals of Hexham – a very well established and long running lingerie and swimwear shop. Extremely well renowned for their friendly approach and fantastic ranges. They have a professional Rigby & Peller trained fitting service and a selection to suit every requirement, nobody leaves dissapppionted!

All of these shops are stones throw away from Seal Cottage

Corbridge Independent Shops

Corbridge Cookshop – carry a fantastic range of all things needed for the home and kitchen! It’s like the Amazon of the high street, I have never yet once failed to find the thing I am after in there! The stock great brands such as AGA, Kitchen Aid, Le Creuset, Pyrex and Stellar. You will find fantastic seasonal decorations and gifts plus every essential household item you could ever need!

Ancathus – another go-to place for any gift for any person or occasion! A beautiful range of jewellery, gift toiletries, home accessories, candles, china and much more…Wander across the road from the Cookshop to find that special something!

RE –  featured in countless nationwide interior magazines, this place has been a true success story since they set up in 2003. RE offers an eclectic mix of the rare, recycled, restored furniture and objects for the home. You never come away empty handed!

Alex Clark –  another one of our beautiful Independent Shops. It’s crammed full of work by local artist Alex Clark and carries other ranges of artwork, home accessories and jewellery. A lovely place for gifts or just for a look at the gallery of work on display.

Corbridge is just 10 minutes away from Shellbraes Farmhouse and Studio

Happy shopping!