Our Shop On The Farm
Melt

Our Shop On The Farm

Down a country lane, a mile away from the nearest village

In The Heart of The Ribble Valley

Back-ridge Farm had been hard hit by the Foot & Mouth epidemic back in 2002 – as had many of our farming neighbours, and the only good thing to come out of it were grants to help update what were now redundant farm buildings; which is how we came to take over the old stable block after it had been converted into a beautiful split level area. The previous year had seen an increasing stream of customers skipping down the farm yard to the workshop in pursuit of their candles – and we decided it was time to give them somewhere much nicer to come. So alongside our own range of melt products, we selected some beautiful organic skincare ranges, niche perfumes, cashmere, leather goods and jewellery to help offer a diverse, calm and sophisticated shopping experience. We’d like to think we got it right!

The final expansion came when we took over an adjacent unit to create our Chandlery & Reading Room which now perfectly complements the main gift shop. All our candles are displayed around a central fragrance bar where customers can take their time selecting their preferred choice – or curling up on a chair with a complimentary glass of wine and one of our books.

Visitors are always assured of a warm and smiley welcome, and with parking right outside the doors it means you can scamper in very quickly when it’s raining. Which, being in the Ribble Valley, …it does a lot!

With our very best wishes - melt x

The Chandlery

The Chandlery

A chandlery was originally the office in a medieval household responsible for the storage and distribution of candles and wax.

Melt’s chandlery is a quiet and peaceful room dedicated to our unique range of fragranced candles – which are all hand made at Backridge Farm. The display tables allow you to sample our full range of 30 available fragrances – which all contain complex blends of essential oils and ingredients that combine to create exquisite perfumes – before you select your final choice from the shelves.

You can read more about our essential oils and their properties in Melt’s ‘Bible of Ingredients‘ which is on display.

All our candles are beautifully gift boxed – and can be placed in a gift bag along with a care card and gift card making them the perfect present.

The Reading Room

The Reading Room

Alongside the candles is an imaginative ‘library of books’ that cover a range of genres from comical to quirky, unusual to whimsical! – and those oh so beautifully illustrated editions from our childhood.

Grab yourself a glass of wine as you browse the shelves – or take a seat whilst you read.

Visit Our Shop

  • Monday - Saturday - 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday - noon - 4.30pm
Melt Candles
Twitter Lane
Waddington, Lancashire
BB7 3LQ
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We love seeing our candles in your home

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We are old romantics at heart and do love a good wedding... and being able to help out one of our very special stockists (and the very beautiful Molly) is a privilege and a pleasure 😍 The Eel Catcher's Daughter #weddings #candles #fragrance #romance #favours #eelcatchersdaughter #melt #meltcandles #itsallaboutthefragrance ...

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Last sale of the year - ends tomorrow at midnight! ...

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Blackberry Gin recipe! You’re welcome 🤗

Blackberries courtesy of Twitter Lane, a bumper harvest this year. Recipe below if you’re interested - takes about 5 mins.

350-500gms fruit
180gms white sugar
79 cl plain gin
3 bay leaves
3 cloves
10 whole peppercorns
Cinnamon stick

Keep in a cool place, shake every day, ready in 3 weeks… will keep a year! (Yeah!… Right! 🤣)

#melt #autumn #harvest #ribblevalley #clitheroe #blackberrygin #sundaymornings
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Safe journey guys … till the Spring! 🍂💕

#melt #autumn #swallows #migration #nature
#ribblevalley #clitheroe #waddington #lifedownthelane #onthefarm #meltcandles
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…. & Hello to “Candle Season”!
Our happy place 🤗🥰 meltx

#melt #autumn #seasons #ribblevalley #clitheroe #fragrance #candles #candleseason #homefragrance #itsallaboutthefragrance #September
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The "Naked Sale" ends Friday. ...

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Not a bad stop for a morning cuppa!
Hedges on Twitter Lane now neatly trimmed, although thankfully, those in the fields remain long and lush, and it promises to be a bumper harvest for fruit. We’ve never seen so many blackberries - and the sloes and wild damson are coming on nicely! No doubt the farmers will repair, lay and patch where needed.
Thanks guys - the hedgrows are one of the reasons our wildlife here is so lush! 💕
Open 12-4.30 this BH - with a nice rose wine on ice!
#ribblevalley #clitheroe #melt #nature #autumn #homefragrance #candles #perfume
#skincare #jewellery #cashmere #medik8 #loveribblevalley #candleseason
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It’s nearly time! Candles at the ready… 🤗

Open 12-4.30 today & tomorrow, & we have some great #skincare offers from #Medik8 & #drhauschka to take you into the next season!

#ribblevalley #clitheroe #melt #candles #Perfume #jewellery #cashmere #homefragrance #independentretail
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A pair of swallows decided that the covered area above the shop door was the best place to raise their brood. We can’t disagree - & it’s given us some lovely moments these last few weeks. Both mum and dad have been so attentive - but we think they’ll be fledging soon!
Open til 5.00 today and 12-4.30 Sun and Mon.
Have a FAB weekend the 🌞has got his hat on!

#melt #ribblevalley #clitheroe #candles #homefragrance #skincare #perfume #jewellery #cashmere #itsallaboutthefragrance
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The video says it all …. Just a bit of a mess up with the opening times on Sunday ! But we got there lol 😂

The wine is chilled and the sun is out ……
#melt #melt candles #clitheroe #ribble #itsallaboutthefragrance #perfume #shoplocally #ruthmastenbroek #nobile #rance #ombre #jeancharlesbrosseau
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Down the lane we go…
Open til 4.30 today, with a lovely chilled rose to help you browse🤗
#meltcandles #ribblevalley #clitheroe #melt #candles #skincare #jewellery #perfume #cashmere #books #itsallaboutthefragrance #retail #homeware #medik8 #chalk
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The "Naked Sale" is live (while current stocks last). ...

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It’s been gorgeous on the farm these last few weeks & this fab weather is making our geraniums very happy - although spot the imposter! There’s always one🫣.
Open from 12-4.30 today. Nice and chilled despite the heatwave!
#meltcandles #ribblevalley #clitheroe #melt #candles #scentedcandles #candleseason #independentretailer #gifts #homefragrance #perfume #jewellery #books #clothing #skincare #makeup #homeware #medik8
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The saddest post from us today! 🦔😢 - but one worth sharing if it saves just one of these beautiful creatures.
A lady called at the shop yesterday after she found a small hog out on a lane in daylight and remembered that we worked with local hedgehog rescue and rehabilitation.

Below is her message to us this morning. Please, PLEASE, think when using strimmers. It only takes you a cpl of minutes to check the area for hedgehogs and save a little life.
THINK BEFORE YOU STRIM.

“Hi there - I’m the random hedgehog lady from yesterday 😁. Thank you so much for your help and I took the little hedgehog over to Charlie in Oswaldtwistle. So sad to tell you he had to be put to sleep as he had been injured by a strimmer. I’m glad though that he was able to go quickly and gently. Thanks again for your help and kindness x”

The photo is of one of the rescues that happily survived and was released this spring.
#fuzzypegfostering @fuzzypegfostering
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Shhhhhhh…
Sorry so late! But for those of you still awake… the perseids meteor shower is at its peak tonight from 12-5.00a.m. North & north east!
Well worth staying awake for 😃 as is the Sturgeon/Super moon! meltx
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Good morning everyone …. Hopefully my little reel gives you most of the information ….
First time for everything … practice makes perfect !!! So they say 😂
Here till 5 today and sat 10-5 Sunday 12-4.30
Of course wine will be on ice ! Lots of ice !!!!
#melt #ribblevalley #meltcandles #clitheroe #scentedcandles #home fragrance #candles #candle season #itsallaboutthefragrance #bathhouse #jewellery #captainfawcett #medik8 #drhauschka
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You know it’s going to be a good day when “Jenny Wren” pops up to say good morning! 🤗🌞 meltx

#melt #meltcandles #pendle #homefragrance #ribblevalley #clitheroe #candleseason #scentedcandles #candles #independentretailer
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