Starting from January 2018 Ockenden Timber will be trading online only. Unfortunately we have been given notice from our landlord that we need to vacate our Woodyard & Shop premises as it is going to be developed. After looking at many properties on the market we have been unable to find a suitable location to both retail and process timber from. All of our products will continue to be available online at competitive prices. Our timber blanks will now be produced at our mail order site in Shropshire. Shipping is available throughout Europe and new products are being regularly added to the website.
We will be having a shop sale from the 7th to the 21st December on our usual opening times (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 10am – 3pm). Discounts of up to 40% will be available on all excess stock including timber, tools, accessories and ex-display machinery.
Our Woodyard & Shop is situated in the picturesque countryside on the Powys/Shropshire border. The shop and timber store has over 1800 square feet of display space which includes an extensive range of native and exotic timbers, with over 7,500 woodturning blanks/carving blanks on display for self selection. Blanks are processed on site to the highest standards and subject to individual quality checks.
A range of short boards are available for self selection, as well as shop exclusive special offers and 2nd grade blanks (discounted blanks which have knots, small splits or insect holes). A large variety of tools and accessories are also on display from many well known brands such as Robert Sorby, Chestnut Products, Flexcut, Saburr Tooth, Titebond and ZAP.
We’re proud to be official Jet lathe specialists - See the excellent quality and design of the Jet lathes for yourself at our Woodyard & Shop. As well as offering a range of woodturning lathes, we also supply Jet dust extractors and air filtration systems to provide you with a clean and safe working environment.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer any technical questions you may have on any of our products. Many of our staff are woodturners and carvers so we are able to offer honest advice from first hand experience.
Shop Opening Times
Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm
Shop sale from 7th - 21st December. (Last opening date 21st December)
How To Find Us
Our Woodyard & Shop is situated beside the A489 on the Powys/Shropshire border, approx. 2 miles east of Church Stoke.
There is free parking in the woodyard, and disabled access to the main part of the shop.
Tel: 01588 620884
Last opening date 21st December
Many of our customers combine a visit to our Woodyard & Shop with a trip/holiday in the local area. Below is some information on the most popular local attractions.
Bishops Castle - a small market town in South Shropshire. An area of outstanding natural beauty; it is much loved by visitors who want to experience unspoilt countryside dappled with small villages and hamlets.
The Three Tuns Brewery - the oldest brewery in the UK, part 17th century and part 19th century featuring a miniature Victorian tower brewhouse with a gravity process still in use producing fine, traditional beers.
Powis Castle - a National Trust property that contains a world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants.
Roundton Hill – a national nature reserve where an Iron Age hillfort was once sited - the vantage point offers great viewing across the surrounding countryside.
Mitchells Fold – a Bronze Age stone circle, the focus of many legends, set in dramatic moorland on Stapeley Hill. It once consisted of some 30 stones, 15 of which are still visible.
Where To Eat
The following all serve fresh local produce and traditional ales. They are situated in Bishops Castle, just a few miles from our Woodyard & Shop.
The Castle Hotel – has three bars and an oak panelled restaurant serving local produce.
Six Bells – serves quality food and prize winning traditional ales brewed on the premises.
Where To Stay
The Castle Hotel - an eighteenth century four star inn with good food, panoramic views, fabulous gardens and one of the finest selections of real ales in Shropshire.
Daisy Bank - adult touring caravan park on the Wales border with glorious views of the Shropshire hills.