There’s nothing more thrilling than planning a new look for your home.

Whether you’re lucky enough to be moving into a brand new home and can create the dream rooms of your choice, you’re thinking about redecorating your existing home or you’re simply looking for something special to transform a room, you’ll make your home more beautiful and comfortable.

Once you’ve decided on your new look, finding those all-important pieces to bring it to life is the next step. Come to Chilham in Kent, just five miles from Canterbury, and you’ll discover one of the county’s best-kept secrets – Bagham Barn Antiques – offering all the ideas and inspiration you need to transform your home.

Tucked inside a beautifully restored 18th century barn, is one of the biggest collections of fine antiques and collectables for miles around.

Step inside and you’ll find gorgeous room-sized settings of fantastic quality furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories and much more, with everything you need to create a fabulous new look for your home.

Elegant Georgian and Victorian furniture sit side by side with stylish Art Deco and 20th century pieces plus a wealth of quirky, one-off design items. Browse the exquisite collection of clocks, china, paintings and sculpture and lots more besides, and find ideas a-plenty to suit your style. Everything has been carefully chosen by the team of experts based at the barn, with only the best quality, most interesting pieces making the cut.

That team of experts is headed by Bagham Barn’s owner Peggy Boyd, who explains why the barn is a must-visit for anyone looking to create a new look for their home.

“Our home is our own personal space, a sanctuary and a place of personal refuge and comfort,” says Peggy. “As well as being comfortable and welcoming, naturally it needs to look the part too. Whether your home is old or new, large or small, has a contemporary or vintage feel, it’s those little details and touches that give it your own personal stamp.

“At Bagham Barn Antiques, we make it easy for you to make your home your own. Inside this wonderful old building we have created an inspirational space that offers everything you need to make your home come to life. Wander round and you’ll spot stunning and beautiful things to transform any room, things that you just won’t find on the high street or anywhere else, to make your home and your garden look and feel unique.

“Pick out a piece of artwork to set off a bedroom wall or a fabulous vintage lamp to light your scheme, or ask our team of specialist dealers to help you. You’ll be surprised at how easily you can create a new look from under one roof, and without the high price tag you might expect.


“And although we say antiques, we have plenty more modern furniture and collectables that are beautifully designed and built to last too, as well as a complete restoration service if you have something you want to repair. Buying vintage, of course, is the ultimate in eco-friendly shopping!” she says.

Treasures old and new at Bagham Barns continually change and only a small amount of what the barn stocks is online at so visiting regularly is the best way to see the wide range of decor, interiors and gifts on offer. It’s easy to lose yourself for an hour or so, picking up ideas as you meander through the different displays, which are arranged over two floors at the barn.

Afterwards, you can pop into the Wonderland Tea Room for a well-deserved break. Here you can enjoy a tempting choice of delicious treats with homemade fresh food served daily, as well as a range of teas and organic fair trade coffee.

With a team of craftsmen, interior and antique specialists permanently on hand to help you chose the right furniture, lighting or accessories for your home, or maybe pick out a special gift for a birthday or anniversary, there’s always expert advice available. The barn also offers a complete restoration service for clocks and furniture, including polishing, rushing and caning.

“Whether you are just starting out in your first home, renovating an old one or simply seeking something to put the finishing touches to a room, we can help you create the look you’re after and make your home truly come to life,” adds Peggy. “We have the widest selection of one-off, stylish pieces plus all those things for your home that you just can’t live without! Visiting Bagham Barns also makes for a great morning or afternoon out, so make sure you come and see us soon.”

Keep a look out on the website for details of the latest arrivals. Here, you can buy online as well as sign up to receive information about the latest news and events.

Bagham Barn Antiques is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. It’s easy to find on the A28 Canterbury Road, next to Chilham rail station and has free parking.

Bagham Barn Antiques, Bagham Lane, Bagham Cross, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 8DU. Telephone (01227) 732522. Email

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