NESTLING IN THE NORTH ESSEX COUNTRYSIDE BETWEEN THE MARKET TOWNS OF BRAINTREE AND HALSTEAD
shops | restaurant | farmers markets | bar | caravan and camping | antiques & collectables
Onwards and Upwards!
A treasure in the North Essex Countryside
ESSEX LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE 2021
Peterfield was originally a working farm,.
The owner Michael Butler transformed the farm to an antique shopping village Peterfield Village in 2005 and the centre wss opened by the Antique Expert Tim Wonnacot of Antiques Roadshow fame. The village consisted of the 12 original shops and they included a hardware store, a drapery, more antique shops and a mirror and fireplace shop as well as the antiques and collectables. What is now the cafe was a stable for 4 shire horses and the barns where the shops are was a grain and equipment store.
The Village also enjoyed a busy cafe, which soon became the heart of the village.
After a few successful years the centre changed hands and the name was changed to Gosfield Shopping Village.
More changes of management and the Village now enjoyed a Farm Shop and Animal Feeds Barn. This has continued until a couople of years ago. Unfortunately the site was starting to look run down and the cafe was closed and it was apparent that something drastic was required.
The Butler family and business partners are to take over the running of the village in February 2022 and will be investing money and time into making the village once again a great place for families to visit.
The Cafe will soon reopen and the whole centre will buzz with many events, markets, and more retail outlets as well as a harirdressers and wellness yurt.
There is also a new campsite for the caravanners and campers amongst you and we will soon have a dedicated shower and toilet block to make your visit even more of a pleasure!