Clementine always dreamed of having her own shop, and when she returned from London to her family home in Tisbury in 2006, she realised she could make it a reality.
“My mother ran Compton Marbling for over 35 years and organized gift fairs in the courtyard of our family home. When I moved back, I realised it was the perfect opportunity to create exactly the shop I’d always wanted.”
There are two rooms of unusual items and gifts; one for children up to 10 and the other has something for everyone including a range of lamps, boxfiles and books using the unique hand marbled papers made by Clementine’s mother.
“My mother and I decide what to buy, that way we cover the tastes and interests of two generations. Our family has an age range from 6 months to 71 and we like to make sure there is something a little different and unusual to suit them all. “
“There is plenty of space to park outside, a toy box to keep children happy and absolutely no pressure. We welcome visitors as guests and with our new pop-up cafe there's even more opportunity to take your time, have a cup of tea or coffee and relax. ”
I love being back where I grew up. I have great memories of picking strawberries at Pythouse Kitchen Garden with my sisters (now run by my husband many years later!)
COMPTON MARBLING FAIRS AT CLEMENTINE'S SHOP 2017.
Autumn Fair - Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September
Christmas Fair - Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November
Enjoy the beautiful garden at Pythouse Kitchen Garden Restaurant, while your children run around the paths and explore. You can enjoy lunch or tea either inside or out.
I have grown up near the Fonthill Lake and have always enjoyed talking a stroll around the lake. You can walk some of the way around the lake, with lovely views.
Old Wardour castle is a beautiful old ruin set on a hill with magnificent views over Wiltshire. Run by the English Heritage, you can also explore the grottos in the grounds of the castle.