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
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
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 - 4pm
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