CANDLE SHOP & THE SECRET TEA GARDEN
DRUMBEG - SCOTLAND
"What appears from the roadside to be just a small shed, let your curiosity get the better of you" ...
Autumn opening times (Sept / Oct) SUN - THURS (closed Fri & Sat) 10:30am - 4:30pm (last serving 4pm)
Run by Mum & Son team Helen & Danny. A warm welcome waits at our wee Highland Candle Shop where we produce our own products. Come along to discover a shop packed with a luxurious handmade range you cant buy anywhere else and a beautiful hidden Tea Garden You will find plenty of ideas for presents for friends and family or for yourself.
HANDMADE WITH LOVE
AROMATHERAPY CANDLES - NATURAL ARTISAN SOAPS - ORGANIC BODY CARE
Take a look out of the back door of our Candle Shop and you will discover The Secret Tea Garden @ Assynt Aromas.
Sheltered and covered with a canopy of rain proof parasols our garden is a great place to relax in all weathers. Enjoy a clotted cream scone or choose from a great selection of delicious cakes. For those looking for something savoury try our choice of Highland Cheeses, Smoked Salmon with cream cheese or pate with Scottish Oatcakes, for vegetarians and vegans we have delicious roasted red pepper houmous ... Coffees, Tea and cold drinks including our deliciously refreshing Homemade Lemonade are all on offer PLUS our 'famous' fully loaded hot chocolates pilled high with whipped cream and finished with a chocolate flake and chocolate sauce ... a must for you chocoholics out there!
Eat and drink your refreshments in our Secret Tea Garden or take away, the choice is yours.
Browse or smell your way around our wee Candle Shop. Packed full of our beautiful natural products. We have lots of 'testers' for you to try, and samples to smell.
Taking our inspiration from the breathtaking area we live and work in. We use the finest ingredients nature has to offer, including pure essential oils for their glorious scents, real herbs, flowers and fabulously nourishing skin loving oils and butters.
Our candles are hand-poured 100% soy wax. Soaps are handmade using a cold process tequnique and our creams & lotions contain beautiful organic ingredients.
Our products are exclusive to us - we don't make our range for anyone else or supply other shops.
"The Coast road north is absolutely eyes on stalks beautiful. This is - and I will take no argument on the matter - by far the most beautiful place on earth." Jeremy Clarkson while filming the Grand Tour in Assynt, Spring 2018
Find us in the tiny highland village of Drumbeg, half way along the B869 coastal road, part of the 'famous' NC500 route. We are a perfect ‘stopping off’ point along the 23 mile single track road. Situated in the North West Highlands, you can find us on the part of the map where the land breathes magic and the sea starts to flow over the edge of the world. Surrounded by remote unspoiled white sand beaches, breathtakingly beautiful mountain scenery and magnificent coastal views.
"A warm reception, excellent service and delicious cake - what more could anyone want? (Well actually I decided I wanted a bar of fragrant Highland Flower soap as well)"
" Soul-warming - As soon as I stepped inside, I felt welcomed and relaxed"
"Their warmth and character come through in everything they do here, from the delicious cake to the inspired candle designs. A special place"...
"One of the delights of the north-west highlands, these days, is coming across small businesses like this one!"
When are you open? - We open our Candle Shop & Secret Tea Garden to visitors seasonally from April - Oct.
Spring / Summer 6 days a week, SAT - THURS (closed Fri). 10:00am - 5:00pm (last serving in the Tea Garden 4:30)
Autumn (Sept / Oct) 5 days a week, SUN - THURS (closed Fri & Sat) 10:30am - 4:30pm (last serving in the Tea Garden 4pm).
Winter (Nov - March) Closed to visitors - Our Online shop remains open year round.
Where do I park? - Roadside parking for cars and small camper vans is just across the road from us, (follow our sign). For those with limited mobility we have room for a couple of cars directly outside our shop but please be aware there is no turning area so you will need to reverse in or out, there is also space here for motorbikes and cycles. More parking (suitable for motor homes) and the public loo's can be found at Drumbeg Viewpoint a 300m walk away.
Is the garden sheltered if its raining? - YES! Our garden is covered with a canopy of waterproof parasols over every table and we have a covered patio area, we even have blankets for your knees if it's chilly!
Do you accept credit / debit cards? - YES. You can pay with most major cards (min spend applies). We do not accept cheques.
We are a large group, can you cater for us? - We work on a first come, first served basis and do not reserve tables. We would appreciate prior notice of your visit, please Contact Us.
Can my 4 legged friend come in the Tea Garden? - Our business is also our home and also home to our feline companions who are not doggie friendly! We don't allow dogs (except guide) into the Shop or Tea Garden - however we do provide a water bowl, dog bed and somewhere for them to wait for you just outside the shop. There is also a table and chairs here if you prefer not to leave them.
I would love to buy some gifts but I will be cycling / flying and weight is an issue - Simply choose and pay for your gifts when you visit our shop, we charge just £3.95 towards P+P (UK) We will parcel them up and post them home for you.
How do I buy your products when your Candle Shop is closed for the winter? - Our online shop remains open year round offering worldwide delivery. We have a 'click & collect' service available Oct - March for 'out of season' visitors to our area.
Where else can I buy your products? - Our range is exclusive to us and available from our Drumbeg shop and our online shop only. We don't supply other shops or sell wholesale/trade.
What's the weather forecast? - We don't know! These things are very unpredictable in our part of the world. It can be wall to wall sunshine, it can be horizontal rain, it can be howling a gale, it can snow in May! it can be four seasons in a day. Take your pic ;)
Do you offer treatments? - We are often asked if we provide any treatments such as massage, we don't, but we know someone who does .... Indulge yourself during your holiday and book a massage with local therapist Helen Acreman Dip.SBM http://aroma-therapy.net/treatments