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Bentinck Farm

Muddy says: a small, independent fruit and nut farm where you can rent your own tree! Visit, pick your own fruit and reap the reward of growing your own produce.

Food & Drink

Kagu

Muddy says: Located in Tenterden in Kent, KAGU Interiors is a design led boutique stocking hand-crafted furniture as well as items which have been sourced from all over the globe. If you looking for a unique, statement piece for the home, step right in...

Gifts

Flowers by Enchantment

Muddy says: We love this independent, Tonbridge florist that is really at the heart of the local community and goes the extra mile to give you the best service. If you’re going to say it with flowers, try these friendly folk.

Florists

Petronella Hall

Muddy says: Petronella Hall creates beautiful, elegant hand-drawn designs. All sourced and digitally printed in Britain. Petronella's quirky style really sets her apart - we'll have matching wallpaper, curtains and cushions please!

Homes & Gardens

Connell Property Consultancy

Muddy says: Searching for your dream property? Connell Property Consultancy works for buyers, finding and buying beautiful homes on the best ever terms. This brilliant service means you often get to see properties before they hit the open market. If you're in London, looking to move down or local and keen to be at the front of the queue then you'll want to read this...

Homes & Gardens

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Muddy says: We love this fun and imaginative family day out - perfect if you're in the Sevenoaks area and looking for a smaller, boutique day trip with a garden, café and shop...

Attractions

The English Beagle

Muddy says: Looking for an original, quality pressie? Or maybe you're treating yourself? This Kent-based online gift boutique handpicks all the best British brands with bags of personality. Oh and all reasonably priced too. Credit card at the ready...?

Beauty Products

Herringbone Kitchens

Muddy says: OMG, can't tell you how much I want these guys to 'do up' my dusty out-dated kitchen! Think super model sinks and glam glossy surfaces. Just check out their website for some serious design titivation - you'll be drooling, we promise!

Homes & Gardens

Sue Davies Flowers

Muddy says: Super-talented Sue is the flower power house behind this florist and really knows her ‘stuff’ having worked in the industry for years. A florist all year round and a magical Christmas shop for the festive season - if you're anywhere near Sutton Valence you really must visit...

Florists

LoveInc

Muddy says: This is a gorgeous online gift shop known for their fun LED neon wall hangings which come in a variety of funky forms and have been snapped up by Jo Malone, Davina McCall and Sweaty Betty to name but a few...

Gifts

Sofas and Stuff

Are you sitting comfortably? If not Sofas and Stuff in Eridge sells beautiful, bespoke sofas, chairs, coffee tables, stools and beds that are handmade in Britain but can be covered in any fabric in the world. They also offer a free interior design consultation to help you visualise how it can all come together in one stylish swish of their soft and springy wands...

Beds

Colonnade Florist

Muddy says: Sharon has floristry running through her veins and really knows how to provide stunning bouquets for any occasion which is why this Tunbridge Wells florist is always so popular...

Florists

Hamerton + Jones

Welcome to HAMERTON+JONES Sarah is a serial-entrepeneur, kitchen scientist and design addict.  Is she building a foodie design empire?  We hope so! Kali is a scribbler, esprit collager and quirk hunter.  She simply does not have enough time to see and do it all, so has given up sleep. Sarah and Kali met through their […]

Cafés

The Barefoot Welder

The Barefoot Welder is passionate about creating bespoke metal work, with years of experience in design and fabrication. He creates unique pieces based upon each client’s wishes through a consultation arranged at a time and place to suit the client. This gives The Barefoot Welder an opportunity to gain a true understanding of what you desire, all […]

Furniture

Peas-in-a-Pod

Peas-in-a-Pod is a collection of cheekily illustrated gifts and greetings for fun-loving folk created by Emma Donovan in her Kent based home studio. All products are manufactured in Great Britain and produced in small runs which makes them really rather special.  From printed melamine picnic plates, to witty greetings cards for all occasions, Peas-in-a-Pod is […]

Gifts

Flower & Glory

Deborah Arpino is a florist and stylist. Over the past 20 years, she has developed a distinctive look that is inspired by her love of flora, fauna and France. Driven by her passion of finding unusual decorative objects and combining them with beautiful flowers, plants and candles, Deborah opened her gorgeous flower & lifestyle shop […]

Florists

Skinners of Tunbridge Wells

Skinners of Tunbridge Wells has been synonymous with distinctive interior design in Kent and the surrounding areas since 1886. Our store, situated in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, offers an extensive range of fabrics, wallpapers, floor coverings and accessories combining contemporary design with traditional quality and craftsmanship. We take pride in offering a […]

Cushions

Traditional Bespoke Furniture

Muddy says: I have been coveting my neighbour's kitchen since I saw how Traditional Bespoke Furniture transformed it into a stunningly seductive space. They are kitchen specialists who also design, manufacture and install beautiful tailor-made furniture for all interiors (including bathrooms and studies too). Check out their website and get your pulse racing with their hand-crafted creations...

Bathroom Design

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