The Almond Barn is a 25 year old, fine furniture shop in Five Ashes near Mayfield, specialising in unique wooden furniture and pottery. The barn is also the workshop and home of award winning furniture designer, Charles Thomson who uses local Sussex hardwoods to make his creations by hand.
There are ready-made pieces available from the showroom or, if there is something specific you need, Charles welcomes enquiries regarding personal commissions. His wife Yolande Beer specialises in Japanese inspired pottery, which you can also purchase on-site.
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I bought a couple of these as Christmas Table presents and ended up having to keep one as it was packed full of excellent recommendations. Ours lives in the car and is great for days out. So great that I've just bought the Kent one too!