Skipton lifestyle store Mauds House has expanded to new premises thanks to a successful first year at the town’s historic High Corn Mill.

The shop, owned by Hattie Crook, has moved to 2 Albert Street which provides double the previous space over two floors to introduce new product lines.

Said Hattie: “'The success of Mauds House last year has enabled me to broaden our selection of Scandinavian homewares and support more British creatives. As a result I outgrew the original shop and needed more space and the new one is perfect and very accessible for customers.”

Landlord Andrew Mear, Managing Director of property development company Eagerlux, which also owns Skipton’s medieval High Corn Mill, 11 shops in Victoria Square and High Street House, said: “It’s great to see tenants expanding. The High Street has generally seen an uplift over the past 18 months and the new premises will allow Hattie to make the most of that.”

The store offers a selection of contemporary homewares and gifts, including lighting, small furniture, exclusive prints and cards – bringing the best of Danish and Dutch design to the Dales.

The move has also allowed Hattie the space to display her stock of handmade ceramics by UK makers such as Tilly Hemingway and Paige Mitchell; cards by award winning illustrators shipped from California; Swedish soft furnishings; hand poured soy wax candles made in East London; ethically handmade baskets and rugs; decorative hardback specialist books; unique baby-wear and baby shower gifts; and natural skincare products made in England.