Househill Farm Shop and Coffee Shop, Nairn

Househill courtyard near Nairn

A farm steading has recently opened on the outskirts of Nairn, offering discerning shoppers a variety of fresh home-grown produce and meat in the on-site farm shop, an all-day coffee shop and a pine furniture outlet.
The Househill Courtyard is located in attractive buildings and is easily accessible, about five minutes off the back road from Nairn to Grantown. Visitors wanting to spend an enjoyable couple of hours in the countryside will relish the attractive surroundings of the steading, which was built about 140 years ago and has been tastefully refurbished to provide a courtyard facility.

Customers can spend an enjoyable hour at the coffee shop run by Gordon and Margaret Nicholson, where teas, coffees and home-bakes are a speciality. It is also open for light lunches and snacks made from fresh, local produce, from 10 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Saturday and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sundays.
The farm shop, meanwhile, stocks a wide range of wholesome locally-grown produce ranging from groceries to vegetables and meat. Mrs Nicholson explained that the beef sold in the farm shop is all produced on the farm which her family has run for the past 20 years. Locally produced organic chicken, pork and lamb is also available.
Local chicken farmer Willie Lean and his wife, Fiona, who are running the farm shop, explained that they sold their full range of locally-reared chicken in the shop, from farm assured birds to organic free-range.

All produce, wherever possible, is sourced locally, and a two-acre vegetable patch has been planted on site, which will be yielding most of the produce. Local strawberries and raspberries are also on sale.
Customers can also choose from a range of chutneys, marinades and sauces, as well as jams,
biscuits, eggs, home-bakes, cakes, crisps, teas and coffees. Fresh ice cream and flowers are also
Just next door is Country Wood, run by Rhona Forsyth, formally of The Barn, Cawdor, which offers a variety of furniture including antique, bespoke and modern pieces. You will find tables and chairs, free-standing kitchen units, wardrobes, chests and beds, as well as a wide range of accessories.

So, next time you have an hour to spare and fancy a trip to Nairn, pop along to Househill Courtyard. You
won’t be disappointed.


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