The Quirky Cow shop and gallery is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales – Leyburn market town, full of independent shops it’s a lovely place to visit. The shop and gallery has been open over a year and even though we are only very small we have a big heart and lots of offer inside.
For those of you who have visited the shop and gallery before will known we are a ‘Mother & daughter’ team. Hannah Russell who is the best selling Author of the Little Alf adventure books has half of the shop and the herd of Quirky Cows have the other half. Although we are both very different business the products seem to work well together and the public love it!
What started as a very small products range the herd of Quirky cows and friends has expanded rapidly over the past year and you can now find a variety of products in store from Original paintings to glass chopping boards, thermal flasks and much much more.
Artist Sharron Russell is behind the Quirky paintings, there bright and vibrant colours draw you in and just put a smile on your face – there enough to brighten anyones day.
The shop is very much a family run business and you’ll either find Author Hannah sat behind the desk working on her next book, Artist Sharron Russell Painting her latest creations or Hannah’s Nanna & Sharron’s Mum ‘Eva’ who often enjoys catching up with the locals and putting the shop right…One of us will always be inside to help and chat with anything you made need – we love that people feel at home when they walk in to our shop!
If you are wishing to visit the shop than we are open 4 days a week, we’ve often been asked why we don’t open 6/7 days a week and the main reason behind that is we would rather have 4 busy days than 7 days which are what we call ‘Trickle’ days. Not only that there is a lot of behind the scenes work of both our business from Paper work, to online orders and managing stockists. Since there is only 2 of us we have to find what works best and the four days has always been great.
The shop is open every – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday -10:00am – 4:00pm! As the winter weather begins to set in we will have the fire on so it will be very cosy inside…
If you haven’t been to Leyburn before than it’s a lovely place to visit surrounded by rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales we know you won’t be disappointed.
Shop address – 1 Golden Lions Yard, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5AS