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Humble Bee View, near Brailsford

My studio is at Humble Bee View, a light warm and airy space set in a beautiful rural location near the pretty village of Brailsford in Derbyshire.

Located on a non-working farm and nestled down a quaint country lane, Humble Bee view is just a 20-minute drive from the city of Derby and the three local surrounding market towns of Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Belper.

How to find me

I strongly advise that you put "Godfrey’s Ear" into Google Maps as your destination, and this will bring you straight to the studio.

If you enter the postcode, it will more than likely direct you to Crystal Springs, a neighbouring farm on Cuscas Lane. If this is where you find yourself, don’t worry!

If Crystal Springs is on your right, keep going: we are a little further down the lane on the right. If Crystal Springs is on your left, you have driven past me. You can either turn round or continue to the end of Cuscas Lane, then turn right into Carper Lane (you will see a pretty cottage on the right-hand corner), continue on Carper Lane to the end, then turn right into North Lane which will bring you back towards Cuscas Lane, turn right into Cuscas Lane and we are the first property on the left.

When you are in the right place you will see the Godfrey's Ear A-board, as well as as "Burton Shutts Farm" and "Neil Ellis" signs on the gates.

As you enter the farm you will see Humble Bee View and another A-board outside the studio door so you know you're in the right place to park. Then just come on in!

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When I'm open

I'm open on weekdays (with the exception of Thursdays) between 11 am and 3.30 pm, and on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm.

The nature of a small business though is that I can't guarantee to always be there, as I sometimes have to run errands, do quotes or nip to the post office. I therefore strongly recommend that you call ahead to make sure I'll be in.

I also offer flexible opening times. If you can’t get to me during my standard opening hours, give me a call and I'll be more than happy whenever possible to arrange a convenient time to pop along and meet you at the studio. I have found this arrangement has been really popular with my customers.