Clap your eyes upon the beautiful Georgian Manor House and grounds that are the home of Trading Boundaries, and you could be forgiven for thinking it to be an idyllic East Sussex country residence, rather than the complete shopping destination, cafe, live music venue and gallery that it has become under the direction of Michael Clifford and Tracy Thompson.
On one hand, we are a leading homeware retailer in the UK, our beautiful showrooms housing wonderful lighting, textiles and all manner of other interior design products. But we also just happen to offer one of the largest collections of Indian and ethnic furniture, encompassing all of the antique pieces, reclaimed practical items and other highly desirable pieces that you could possibly need or want for your humble abode.
But Trading Boundaries is not just a shopping destination. Walk through our furniture showrooms and towards the rear, you will come across The Elephant Café. An integral part of our company, the Café is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. It is the place to come for carefully crafted dishes, making use of only the best - often locally sourced - ingredients.
At night, the Café turns into a live music venue and theatre space, with events taking place across the year. Indeed, it has fast gained a reputation as one of the UK's finest boutique music venues. Speaking of boutiques, one can also find plenty of those around our courtyard on exiting the main house, with fabulous garden accessories, women's wear, wine and interior products all on sale.
Head to the upper floor of our furniture showrooms, meanwhile, and you will even discover the official UK gallery of Roger Dean, the iconic artist who is especially known for his album cover artwork. There couldn't possibly be a better place to pick up a limited edition print of the great man's work.
Trading Boundaries has come a long way since its establishment in 1996. Now based in the former Sheffield Arms hotel, pub and nightclub, the organisation enjoys a splendid setting for what is now not merely a premier homeware retailer in the UK, but also the first port of call for many in East Sussex for the very finest furniture items, art, boutique items and food and drink.
We continue to go from strength to strength, and would be delighted to welcome you here as one of our visitors.