About Homewood Bound Collections
We are a family run interiors business offering a friendly and courteous approach. Dedicated to customer service with a philosophy that nothing is too much trouble.
At Homewood Bound we believe our customers deserve a much better choice and although situated in a rural area, there is no need to travel to a large city to find such desirable products. We have done the hard work for you, travelling far and wide to source our unique hand picked collection. Our aim at all times is to please and impress you.
Our showroom collection includes many one-off pieces and we always have new things being restored ready to be put into the shop. Period pine, oak and rustic painted furniture are just some examples of what you can expect to find. Irresistable gifts and sought after vintage collectables are all part of the range.
We are very proud to be official stockists of Cath Kidston and Bridgewater Pottery which are both high up there in the quality and desirability stakes. We can inspire you to mix “old and new” and believe that there should be no fixed rules as to how to furnish your home.
We stock lots of new furniture such as dining / kitchen tables, amoires, dressers, bookcases, blanket boxes and larder cupboards, etc and a generous selection of chairs, hardwood, leather and Lloyd Loom. We have a range of beds including metal beds from the Original Bedstead Company and we are also stockists of Myers Mattresses (including the popular memory foam) all with 12 year warranty.
The Homewood Bound Story
When Hazel Roberts decided to set up Homewood Bound Collections in April 1999 she knew that it was going to be a long road ahead. Her dream to convert a large barn nestled in an idealistic setting next to The Old Railway Station, Rhewl, in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd quickly became a reality. Starting off on a very small scale and budget, inviting friends and relatives to view her hand-picked collection, she set about her plan to offer a tempting range of delightful furniture, vintage treasures, lovingly restored pieces including larder cupboards, chest of drawers, tables and dressers, chairs, kitchenalia and sought after antiques.
In the early days juggling family life and work was an on-going balancing act. Being close to the family home and mainly with the help of her husband John (her rock); who took early retirement in 2004 the business was able to go from strength to strength. Many couples could not tolerate working together day in, day out and being together twenty four hours a day, but that special magic seemed to do the trick. Hazel and John hand-sanded every piece that came into the workshop and travelled far and wide to source unusual and original pieces for the shop. Hand painting, repair and restoration went on late into the evening. All deliveries were done at night by the pair, initially in an old black wooden horsebox.
They didn’t spend too much on advertising, it was purely by word of mouth that the business grew and the Homewood Bound secret was spreading. The shop was only open at weekends as weekdays were taken up searching for new pieces and all restoration work etc. was being undertaken. Customers came from far and wide and deliveries as far as London, Cardiff and Newcastle were made.
Today Homewood Bound Collections employs seven staff. To Hazel and John the staff are irreplaceable, their talent, support, enthusiasm and team spirit (above and beyond) play a great part in what has made the business what it is today, the staff work tirelessly behind the scenes.
Born in Manchester, Hazel’s strong passion for style and colour coupled with a clever eye for highly desirable furniture has been an asset. She puts that mainly down to her lovely upbringing, worldwide travel experiences and family business background. John and Hazel work closely with other local businesses and strongly believe that keeping trade local is a crucial factor.
In Late 2011 The “HomePatch” shop was launched. A mouthwatering and eye catching marriage of two wonderful local businesses, Homewood Bound and Patchwork Traditional Foods of Ruthin. Based at The Patchwork Factory. The shop, which was converted from existing office space now houses a tempting selection of Homewood Bound’s hand picked furniture and homewares alongside Patchwork’s world reknowned fine food products. Hazel, John and the team at Patchwork are looking forward to developing this exciting new venture watching it grow from strength to strength in 2012.
The Sugar Plum Tea Room
In 2012 Homewood Bound Collections was extended and The SugarPlum Tearoom was launched!
Tearooms were enormously popular in the first half of the 20th century. They are a fascinating aspect of our history. Because Homewood Bound has become a great place for people to call, browse and chat over the years, we were inspired to set up the Sugarplum tearoom in order to continue this lovely tradition and offer our customers a friendly place to visit for refreshments.
Since opening in May 2012 the Sugarplum tearoom has already become a firm favourite with locals and regular customers. It is a magnet for morning coffee, ladies that lunch, friends, family, business lunches, walkers and passers-by. For those who want high standards of service and quality and who enjoy tasty homemade food in a family friendly, buzzing yet relaxed atmosphere then SugarPlum is your place.
We have a great range of homemade cakes (including gluten free) and our scones (which have caused quite a stir) are made fresh every morning. We serve breakfasts, light lunches, salads and afternoon teas.
We want to celebrate where our food comes from and have worked hard to bring you the best locally produced fresh food and source as many of our ingredients as possible from local businesses and suppliers.
We are open 7 days a week and are constantly developing the menu and will be offering ‘specials’ and other interesting dishes. Our food is served on vintage china, Cath Kidston & Emma Bridgewater crockery. Visit The Sugarplum’s own website at sugarplumtearoom.co.uk. Please be aware that booking is advisable during busy times.