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Recent Press

Country Living August 2017

Country Living August 2017

Country Living August 2017 pg 1

Men's soft cotton flannel collarless shirt £68, The Great English Outdoors

Edward Bulmer Paint Blog May 2017

Edward Bulmer Paint Blog May 2017

Hot Brands Cool Places Summer Issue 2016

Hot Brands Cool Places Summer Issue 2016

10th Anniversary Issue

The Summer Issue 2016

Country Homes and Interiors August 2016 fc

Country Homes and Interiors August 2016 fc

Country Homes and Interiors August 2016 pg1

Shopping Shortlist

13. Revive  with bathroom bits and bobs. Toothbrush, £2.95, The Great English Outdoors 

15. Wrap up as the sun goes down. Vintage Welsh Blanket, £125, The Great English Outdoors

Country Homes and Interiors August 2016 pg2

20. Enjoy our wildlife. British Wildlife notebooks, £6.50 each, The Great English Outdoors

English Home June 2016

English Home June 2016

English Home June 2016 pg1

New Welsh Wool Tapestry Blanket, Red/White £285 and Meadow Wool Throw, Butterucp £155, both from The Great English Outdoors

English Home June 2016 pg2

Meadow Wool Throw, Buttercup £155, The Great English Outdoors

English Home June 2016 pg3

Spanish Riding Boots £189 The Great English Outdoors

Country Homes and Interiors April 2016

Country Homes and Interiors April 2016

Country Homes and Interiors April 2016 pg1

Shoppping Shortlist

Stay on the Button. Sycamore coaster, £12.50. The Great English Outdoors

Period Living March 2016

Period Living March 2016

Period Living March 2016 pg 1

My Vintage World ATHENE ENGLISH

The owner of The Great English Outdoors shares her love of individual vintage pieces..

Telegraph Magazine 09.01.2016

Telegraph Magazine 09.01.2016

Telegraph Magazine pg 1 09.01.2016

Fringe Benefits The folk at Great English Outdoors know that 'upcycling' is nothing new and have applied a good old-fashioned make-do-and-mend mentality to a range of products made from old Welsh wool blankets and tapestries, including tea cosies, hot-water bottle covers and cushions. These fringed beauties cost £55 each, greatenglish.co.uk

Country and Town Magazine January 2016

Country and Town Magazine January 2016

Country and Town Magazine pg 1 January 2016

WRAP UP

Since it's January and ice and wind are probably on the agenda, what could be nicer than a beautiful hand-woven woollen blanket from one of my favourite small companies, The Great English Outdoors. It comes in a rather chic black and cream. £155 greatenglish.co.uk

The Women's Room Blog

The Women's Room Blog

Period Living Dec 2015

Period Living Dec 2015

Period Living December 2015 pg 1

Notsalgic Noel

Welsh Wool Tapestry Blanket £285

The Great English Outdoors

 

Coast December 2015

Coast December 2015

Coast December 2015 pg 1

Snuggle Up

Take Cover

Wrap up with the Welsh Wool Blanket £285

The Great English Outdoors

Selvedge Dec/Jan

Selvedge December/January

Welsh Wool Tapestry Red/White £285 

www.greatenglish.co.uk

Financial Times Weekend Magazine 28.11.2015

Financial Times Weekend Magazine 28.11.2015

Financial Times Weekend Magazine 28.11.2015

FT Weekend Gift Guide

Bath and Bed

Horn Baby Brush £38

www.greatenglish.co.uk

 

Country Homes and Interiors Oct 2015

Country Homes and Interiors Oct 2015

Country Homes and Interiors pg 1 Oct 2015

Making the bed cosy with huggable hottie

Old Welsh Blanket hottie cover H 40cm, £28

The Great English Outdoors

Country Homes and Interiors March 2015

Country Homes and Interiors March 2015

Country Homes and Interiors March 2015

Fill a small bowl with suds to deal with spills as they happen Wood Bowl £18

Ease scrubbing with the aid of tought natural bristles Wood Vegetable Brush £8.75

Keikari March 8 2015

Keikari March 8 2015

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Finnish Blog on Classic Men's Style, Elegance and The Beautiful Life An interview with Athene English of The Great English Outdoors by Ville Raivio

Ernest Journal February 5 2015

Ernest Journal February 5 2015

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Russian Reindeer Leather £20

Great English Outdoors 

 

Country Homes and Interiors February 2015

Country Homes and Interiors February 2015

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THE PLEASURE OF DEEP BLUE

Brewing a cosy cup of tea. Welsh Wool Blanket Tea Cosy, £28

The Great English Outdoors

The Field November 2014

The Field November 2014

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WOODEN LIBRARY STEPS 

THE GREAT ENGLISH OUTDOORS

Retrieve your book and then convert the steps to sit and read. Welsh Ash. Price £395 Tel 01497821205 www.greatenglish.co.uk

Country Homes and Interiors November 2014

Country Homes and Interiors November 2014

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November - Things I can't live without - wrapping up in Autumn-hued wool Wicklow Coat. £188

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Fishing Creel £295, Boots £178, both The Great English Outdoors,...Tweed scarf £38, Slippers £58, both The Great English Outdoors....Jacket £285 The Great English Outdoors

The Wonder of Wool

The Wonder of Wool

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Article by Kitty Corrigan on Way on Hye Website

Country Homes and Interiors October 2014

Country Homes and Interiors October 2014

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Vintage Throws, from £125 each; boots £178, all from The Great English Outdoors

Homes and Antiques September 2014

Homes and Antiques September 2014

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Stall Stories                                                                                                                      

The Great English Outdoors

Athene English has made herself right at home, surrounded by beautiful antique Welsh tapestry blankets dangling on clothing hangers from the ceiling of the marquee. The owner of The Great English Outdoors in Hay-on-Wye, she had decamped to the Herefordshire countryside for the day with a selection of her blankets and some rather striking tribal textiles. You may have noticed quite a few of Athene's products in the decorating and shopping features of this magazine, particularly her rustic home accessories. She is also a trained saddler and makes beautiful purses, belts and dog collars......

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Country Living May 2014

Country Living May 2014

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The Groom's Waistcoat £125

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Willow Fishing Creel £295

The Field April 2014

The Field April 2014

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Meadow Throws

Be bright when its breezy with a hand woven twill herringbone throw £125 www.greatenglish.co.uk

Country Homes and Interiors March 2014

Country Homes and Interiors March 2014

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Sleep simply

Let colourful fabrics take centre stage in the bedroom - tongue-and-groove panelling and weathered wood create the perfect backdrop

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Red throw, £125, The Great English Outdoors

The Lady  7 March 2014

The Lady 7 March 2014

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The Lady Loves...................

Gardening Special by Lena Dunkin

Welsh Slate Plant Labels, £49.50, The Great English Outdoors: 01497 821205. www.greatenglish.co.uk

Country Homes and Interiors February 2014

Country Homes and Interiors February 2014

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Seasonal Looks

Brighten the Hallway

Gingerman Leather Bag £190

Walking Stick £48 The Great English Outdoors

 

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Get Creative

Sew Lavender Shoe Sachets

Spanish Leather Riding Boots £178 The Great English Outdoors

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Get Creative

Line a chest with geranium paper

Woollen Mittens £38 The Great English Outdoors

Country Living February 2014

Country Living February 2014

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Emporium

The finest farm animal breeds are championed on these notecards                    £8.99 for 20

The Great English Outdoors

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The City Planter

Boxed set of Welsh Slate Plant Labels £49.50

 

Homes and Gardens December 2013

Homes and Gardens December 2013

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Horn Bowl £19.90; Horn Beaker £34.50; Horn Quaich £19; all at the The Great English Outdoors

Vogue December 2013

Vogue December 2013

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Throws in red, yellow and blue from The Great English Outdoors, £125 each

House Beautiful November 2013

House Beautiful November 2013

House Beautiful November 2013 pg 1

Blankets from a selection at The Great English Outdoors

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Country Living November 2013

Country Living November 2013

Country Living November 2013 pg1

This Donegal Blanket is woven in Ireland and costs £155

Homes and Gardens October 2013

Homes and Gardens October 2013

Homes and Gardens October 2013 pg1

Alpaca Scarf  in Silk and Wool £75

Silk Shirt £150

 

Homes and Gardens October  2013 pg2

English Fringed Bag £68

Horn Bracelets from £15

Country Homes and Interiors October 2013

Country Homes and Interiors October 2013

Country Homes and Interiors October 2013 pg 1

English Field tweed jacket, £285

Vogue August 2013

Vogue August 2013

Vogue August 2013 page 1

The most elegant refreshment perfumed towelettes by Alvarez Gomez, £5, GreatEnglish.co.uk

 

Country Living August 2013

Country Living August 2013

Country Living August 2013 pg1

Pitching for Success At the Hay Festival

Over the opening weekend of this year' Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, CL staged two more inspirational events for women in business...led by CL editor Susy Smith, textile designer Jan Constantine, Athene English of Hay Shop The Great English Outdoors and Fiona Davies, business manager of Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE), shard their practical advice on how to earn a living from your hobby...Read more about the event at kitchentabletalent.com

Country Homes and Interiors August 2013

Country Homes and Interiors August 2013

Country Homes and Interiors August 2013 pg1

Pet Perfect

Calling all fans of all things equestrian. Hay-on-Wye based The Great English Outdoors is know for hand tooled tack. We like this smart grooming kit. The Horse Box £48 includes a brush, soap, horn, curry comb and mints - the favourite treat of every horse

 

Country Homes and Interiors October 2013 pg 2

Big Button coasters, £12.50 each

Period Living July 2013

Period Living July 2013

Period Living July 2013 pg1

Made from bone china. This pretty mug features an Ordnance Survey map of Hay-on-Wye: £6 from The Great English Outdoors

Homes and Antiques July 2013

Homes and Antiques July 2013

Homes and Antiques July 2013 pg1

Coastal Living: Beside the Seaside

Fishing Creel £295

Morning Calm Korean Air Inflight Magazine May 2013

Morning Calm Korean Air Inflight Magazine May 2013

Morning Calm Korean Air Inflight Magazine May 2013 pg1

The Original Book Town

A great example is Great English Outdoors; which sells antique Welsh blankets dating back as far as 1890. 'What I love about the Welsh is that they are fiercely patriotic.....'says owner, Athene English as wood crackles in her immaculate shop fire

Period Living May 2013

Period Living May 2013

Period Living May 2013 pg 1

Boutique

This lamp shade is inlaid with pressed cow parsley picked from hedgerows, £165

Country Homes and Interiors May 2013

Country Homes and Interiors May 2013

Country Homes and Interiors May 2013 pg1

 

Set up a desk with views of your garden......Lamp £165

Country Homes and Interiors May 2013 pg2

Food on the Go

Blanket £95, Medium Brown Leather Dog Lead £39, The Great English Outdoors

 

Country Homes and Interiors May 2013 pg3

Food on the Go

The Plaid Throw £125, The Great English Outdoors

 

Woman & Home March 2013

Woman & Home March 2013

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Simple Pleasures. There is a beautiful simplicity to this lamp, the oak base topped with a shade created from pressed wild flowers........... Lampshade £85; Lampbase & shade £165

Landscape Magazine March/April 2013

Landscape Magazine March/April 2013

Landscape Magazine March/April 2013 pg1

Lavender Chickens

These lavender filled chickens are for scenting drawers and cupboards. They're made from Welsh plaid blankets and feature a hand knitted comb and leather beak. Lavender is a natural moth deterrent. Lavender Chicken £16.50

Homes and Antiques February 2013

Homes and Antiques February 2013

Homes and Antiques February 2013 pg1

The eiderdown on Marisa's bed is from The Great English Outdoors

Homes and Gardens December 2012

Homes and Gardens December 2012

Homes and Gardens December 2012 pg1

Long hand knitted boot socks £75

Easy Living December 2012

Easy Living December 2012

Easy Living December 2012 pg1

Welsh blanket with chocolate brownies

Easy Living December 2012 pg2

Welsh blanket (used as a tablecloth) £375

The Guardian, Fashion Blog by The Invisible Woman

The Guardian, Fashion Blog by The Invisible Woman

If like me, you suffer from cold feet and Gerda's toasty toes are more your thing, then what about these Scandinavian felted wool insoles from one of my favourite shops, The Great English Outdoors

 

 

 

 

Homes and Gardens November 2012

Homes and Gardens November 2012

Homes and Gardens November 2012 pg1

Finishing Touches

Favourite item....Horn Letter Opener £18.50

Homes and Gardens November 2012 pg2

Wild Life on Moor and Fell

Homes and Gardens November 2012 pg3

The Look: Wool plaids and Welsh weave blankets add a rich, tactile element to the home..............Vintage fringed throws and Welsh blankets, from £90

Country Homes and Interiors November 2012

Country Homes and Interiors November 2012

Country Homes and Interiors November 2012 pg1

Stay cosy on bonfire night........Straps £130

Country Homes and Interiors November 2012 pg2

Create a rustic hall. Handbag £445. Walking stick £48 each

Country Homes and Interiors November 2012 pg3

Cuddle up in front of the fire....Twig Trivel £28

Country Homes and Interiors November 2012 pg4

Pick images from nature choose lamps, ceramics and other accessories decorated with deer, hares. Leather Heart Pendant £8; Hare Mug £18.50

Country Homes and Interiors Novmeber 2012 pg5

Decorate with a scenic pattern...................Leaf Table Lamp £125

Period Living October 2012

Period Living October 2012

Period Living October 2012 pg1

Horn Beaker £34.50, Letter Opener £18.50, The Great English Outdoors, www.greatenglish.co.uk