Situated in the picturesque Scottish Highlands close to the Moray Firth is the ideallic Conservation village of Cawdor, home to the Historic Cawdor Castle. Just a short distance from the Castle is Villagegreen, offering a variety of gifts and homewares inspired by country living. We also like to promote local artists and crafts people. Come and enjoy table service in our small relaxed Coffee Shop situated to the rear of our Gift Shop. We offer freshly prepared soups and sandwiches aswell as delicious cakes made by our local French Pattissiere. We have a selection of teas and coffees from Brodies of Edinburgh alongside a variety of Organic beverages. So why not enjoy a winter walk on Cawdor Estate then warm up with a Brodie's Hot Chocolate. Or, if you prefer, in the summer months sit at one of our outdoor tables where you could relax over one of our light lunches and Capaldi's of Brora ice-cream in the Scottish sunshine.

Vanessa Arbuthnott

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

New Stock

Following a recent trip to source some new lines we have some new stock to show you, we have some great deliveries coming over the next couple of weeks. Some favourites from our existing suppliers like Powder, Susie Watson and Emma Bridgewater, and some new items for you to chose from. At the moment we have some handmade clocks, rustic wooden mirrors and lamp bases, some pretty cupcake notelets and corsages.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Valentine Gifts

With only a few days left, here are our ideas for Valentine gifts ....

Monday, 8 February 2010

More Snow Forecast ...

With the cold weather set to continue, I thought I would share my photos of a recent walk in the snow. There are some really lovely walks in Nairnshire and Morayshire, as you can see this was a beautiful day, crisp snow and bright sunshine . Perfect soup and Hot Chocolate weather!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Hours for February

Just to let you know that our opening hours for February are a little reduced -

They are, Wednesday to Saturday 10 am 'til 4 pm and Sunday 11 am 'til 4 pm.

Friday, 29 January 2010

Handmade Furniture

One of our new 2010 suppliers are a small Morayshire company specialising in Handmade Wooden Furniture. Until I have some good photos, here is a link to their site.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Open once again

After an extended break it was business as usual today. It was nice to see some familiar faces aswell as some new ones in both the coffee shop and the gift shop today. We received some new stock whilst we were closed, East of India and Susie Watson both sent some new stock. Emma Bridgewater cards are a new line for us and Powder scarves are due any day.

As mentioned before Christmas we are now in a position to order Vanessa Arbuthnott fabric and wallpaper. We have 2 gorgeous sample books that are well worth a look.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Re-opening 27th January 2010

An update, as promised. We shall be re-opening after our Christmas and New Year break next Wenesday. Unfortunately this was break was a little longer than planned due to the recent terrible weather conditions but as of Wednesday the 27th January we shall be open once again. We hope to see you then.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Goodbye 2009

We hope all of our customers had a very Merry Christmas. Our opening hours have altered slightly this week due to the very wintery weather and poor road conditions . We hope that normal business will resume shortly. We will as we did last year close for a wee while at the beginning of January. I will keep you posted.

Very best wishes for a Happy 2010.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Snow in Cawdor

Just to let you know - We will close if Cawdor Primary is closed due to
bad weather. Please take care if you are on the roads.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Last Minute Gifts

Come an visit us if you are trying to tie up some loose ends and getting those last presents organised before Christmas. Perhaps you are looking for something for yourself - we have some beautiful pearl jewellery, evening bags and scarves. All perfect for your Christmas parties.

Monday, 14 December 2009

20 % off Maileg Elves

We have a special promotion of Maileg Toys at the moment. All of our Christmas Elves have a 20 % reduction. Our Maileg Christmas Stockings are also included in this offer.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Christmas Opening Hours

We thought it would be helpful for you to know our Christmas Opening Hours.

23rd December - 10 am until 4 pm.
24th December - 10 am until 3 pm.
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
27th - 30 th December 10 am until 4 pm.
Hogmanay -10 am until 3 pm.

It would be helpful if large parties could book in advance. Please call us on 01667 404455 and we would be happy to accomodate you.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Gingerbread Latte

Come and enjoy a real Festive treat while Christmas Shopping.
Brodies Gingerbread Latte with
Homemade Mince Pies.

On Sunday 13th and 20th December we shall have Live Music.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Clever Hannah - Mark Owen's Wedding

Look what our clever Hannah managed to capture. She definitely had the best seats.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Countdown to Christmas - Newton Hotel Nairn

We have been invited to attend an event hosted Jelly and Cream, a local business in Nairn. Countdown to Christmas will showcase over 30 trade stands. Some of the great products on offer include children’s gifts and stocking fillers from Jelly and Cream, clothing, lingerie (including measuring service), jewellery, beauty essentials, cards and wrap, handmade Harris Tweed products and original hand-painted artwork. Beauty, Cookery and Fashion Demonstrations will also take place throughout the evening.
Tickets cost £6.00 and include complimentary mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets can be purchased from Jelly and Cream T: 07796 045 123 or T: 07940 132 620.For more information please contact: Jan Ashton T: 07796 045 123 or Beverley Simpson on T: 07940 132 620. Email: We shall be at the Newton Hotel in Nairn on the 26th November, between 7 pm and 10 pm. This event will support HAPIS (Highland Antenatal and Postnatal Illness Support).

Sunday, 8 November 2009

WOW !! Take That were in Cawdor.

What a day.
Mark Owen from Take That got married in Cawdor today.
We have been looking forward to the excitement all week and would like to send Mark and his new wife Emma our congratulations. They chose a beautiful setting for their special day and had the most perfect Autumn weather. We hope they and their friends and family had a lovely time.

We have had visitors all week-end, including local Moray Firth Radio and STV. Go to to see Hayley chatting to their news team.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Cawdor Wedding Excitement

We are very lucky to have something very special happening in our village this weekend........ Watch this space.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Nkuku & Powder

As promised, our Nkuku and Powder deliveries arrived this week. We have some new wooden picture frames, eco-friendly note books, wonderful leather bags and eye-catching chunky jewellery from Nkuku. Powder sent us some gorgeous textured ladies scarves in bright pink and turqoise and some stunning ruffled scarves in a heather shade of purple contrasted with lime green. All definitely worth the wait and definitely worth a visit.

Drumossie Hotel

I thought I would show the photographs of our stall at The Drumossie Hotel this week. A big thank you to Chris for spending the day there on Thursday.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Christmas Stock Updates

We closed last Monday so that a few of us could decorate the shop ready for Christmas. We are waiting for a few more bits and pieces but as you can see we already have lots gift ideas aswell as plenty of decorations for your home. So far we have new Susie Watson, East of India, Poppy Teffry, Maileg and Retreat. We have suffered a little with courier delays but hopefully all will be well by the end of this week........ I will let you know when our next deliveries are here.

Children 1st Christmas Fair @ Drumossie

What a busy week ....
We are very pleased to have been invited to take a stall at this event held in the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness. The Christmas Fair will take place on the 4th and 5th November. Entry £2.50 which includes coffee and Shortbread.
4 November 5pm - 8 pm
5 November 10 am - 4 pm
There will be plenty of opportunity to start your Christmas Shopping early with stall holders coming from all over Scotland. So come along and get some gifts organised at the same time as supporting a very worth-while charity.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Warming Drinks to Take Away

As the weather turned very autumnul today we thought we should take the opportunity to remind you of our Take Away options. We offer Fresh soup daily, aswell as Hot Chocolate, Various Teas, and a wide range Coffees (Americano, Capuccino, Espresso, Mochachino, and Latte - plain or flavoured). All are very tempting throughout the year but even more so now, during these colder months.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Maileg Toys

While we wait for our lovely new Christmas toys to come from Maileg we have decided to reduce our existing stock by 20%. These special toys come from one of our favourite suppliers so if you are fond of them too, now is the time to grab a bargain. This offer will be for a limited time only. Offer Ends : Monday 26th October.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Freshwater Pearls from Heaven

As promised, our Heaven Jewellery has arrived , as has our latest Susie Watson delivery.

Sunny Cawdor

Cawdor welcomed lots of visitors again today as the Castle hosted their Living Food Fair. The weather was fantastic, we have been so lucky lately. Fortunately we did not need the marquee for rain cover, however the extra space came in very handy. We were kept busy throughout most of the day and gave out lots of our Discount Vouchers. Thanks for stopping by, we look forward to seeing you all back soon.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Coffeeshop Discount Voucher

The Cawdor Castle Living Food Fair is this Saturday. As a special thank you to our customers that day, we will be offering '10% off your next visit' vouchers. These will be valid for for up to 2 people returning to the Coffeeshop during the month of October.

Monday, 21 September 2009

New Collections

Exciting new collections due at Villagegreen next week:

Catherine Rayner cards.

Bath House soaps etc.

Suzie Watson ceramics, dressing gowns etc.

HEAVEN jewellery.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Cawdor Castle Living Food - 26 September 2009

This year, we shall not be at this event which is held at the Castle anually. However we shall be open as usual. Aswell as extra seating, we plan to extend our opening hours for the day - offering service between 9.30 am and 5 pm.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Cawdor Gathering Update

Our objective for the Cawdor Gathering was to bring the whole Cawdor community together, and judging by the crowds of people that came along on Saturday we certainly acheived it. On the whole the weather was kind, which was a bonus -the sunshine was interrupted briefly by only the odd shower.

So a very big thank you to all who made the effort to take part. Thanks should also go to the many volunteers who gave up their valuable time, beforehand and on the day itself. We think all of your hard work paid off. The Charity stands and side shows looked great and were kept busy, as was the refreshment and BBQ tents. The main arena was also busy and host to a number of events all of which were well supported throughout the afternoon.
Local involvemnet included:
Capital Consultants Ltd
Cawdor Bowling Club
Cawdor Castle
Cawdor Estate
Cawdor Hall Committee
Cawdor Heritage Group
Cawdor Guides, Brownies and Rainbows
Cawdor School Parent Council
Cawdor SWRI
Cawdor School
Croy Scouts
Nairn Rotary Club
Nairn Young Farmers
Nairn Pipe Band
As well as Villagegreen local sponsorship came from:
Association of Nairn Businesses
Highland Regional Council
Cawdor Estate
Classroom Restaurant
Cranford Builders
Capital Insurance
Harry Gow Bakes
North of Scotland Marquees
Walkers Shortbread Ltd
3 D Plans
Very many thanks to all who came along and got involved.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Catherine Rayner, Award Winning Illustrator

We are very happy in the shop. Catherine Rayner, award winning illustrator and children's author has started to supply us with her delightful cards. Catherine is based in Edinburgh and as you can see from her designs, she gains a lot of her inspiration from her pets and her love of animals. Each of her little characters is named on the reverse of the card which we think adds to their charm. We hope you love Eva, Gladys, Madeleine, Theo .... as much as we do.

East of India Gifts

We have some lovely new items to add to our East of India range this week. For example, we have beautiful ceramic hearts embossed with inpirational messages priced at £4.90, mugs at £9.90, and a stunning wooden Noahs Ark set priced at £70.00. We have also increased our East of India ribbon assortment and cushion collection. These are just a couple of ideas. We have lots to choose from, why not come and see for yourselves and if you're looking for a special gift, we are happy to gift wrap your purchase.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Cawdor Gathering - 29th August 2009

Preparations are well and truly underway. Tickets for the Evening Marquee Dance have been very popular and have now SOLD OUT. Sorry to anyone who has been dissapointed. Please feel free come along the the family event in the afternoon.

Please contact the shop on 10667 404455 if you are able to donate Home baking in aid of The Children's Hospice. We would be very grateful.

All that is left is for someone to organise the weather - plenty of sunshine and no rain please.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Scottish Strawberries

We now have locally grown strawberries for sale. You can buy them either buy the punnet for £1.70 or as a dessert with cream for £2.00. A real taste of Summer.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

New Stock

With the outdoors in mind and the weather inproving we have some new stock to show you. Why not get busy in the garden with some of our ideas. Or perhaps you could encourage some wildlife to visit with these bird houses and feeders.


We have
experienced some gorgeous weather in Cawdor this week.

It was lovely to watch one of of today's customers making very good use of the sunshine. A pretty girl called Grace came for lunch with her mummy and her little brother James, afterwards she was very taken with the Maileg Bunnies in our old Victorian pram - the gravel was a little hard work though.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Gluten Free Byron Bay Cookies

We have always sold Gluten Free Coconut Crimbles in our Coffee Shop but we were recently able to add to our range. Byron Bay Cookies are now made in the UK which means we are able to offer them too. As well as the 2 Gluten Free varieties we have - Oat & Honey, White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut and ...Dotty (delicious and not just for the children).

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Jane Yeadon - SOLD OUT

We have sold all of the tickets for the event held at Villagegreen. Thank you to those of you that managed to get your tickets, we look forward to seeing you here in June.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Nairn Book and Arts Festival

A date for your diary is Tuesday 9th June. We shall be hosting an event during the very popular Nairn Book and Arts Festival.

New Arrivals - Poppy Teffry, Shruti and Susie Watson

We have lots of nice things for you to come and see this week. Beautiful hand sewn tea cosies from Poppy Teffry, contemorary fabric door stops and aprons from Shruti and pottery and fabrics from Susie Watson.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Cawdor Gathering 2009

Cawdor Gathering 2009

29th August 2009

An evening of fun and enjoyment for all the family followed by a BBQ and marquee dance in the grounds of the old school.

Further information to follow,
any locals willing to help contact the shop on 01667 404455.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Poppy Teffry

We are quite excited in the shop this week. We have lots of new deliveries due over the next wee while. So far we have some gorgeous greeting cards by Poppy Teffry who are a small company based in Newlyn, a fishing village in the far west of Cornwall. At the moment we have only the cards but we look forward to some tea cosies and fabric wallets and some framed pictures. We shall let you know as soon as they arrive.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Happy Easter

A very Happy Easter to all of our customers.

As of Easter Monday we shall be opening on Mondays.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Time for Tea?

Susie Watson has also chosen some delicate shades to paint her pottery.

Spring Bedding by Susie Watson

As well as our new Bunnies we have a new range from the talented Susie Watson in our Gift Shop. The pretty Duck Egg Blue bedding and cushions are accented with beautifully tactile Pom Poms and applique flowers and birds.

Easter @ villagegreen

We have some lovely visitors at the moment ... our Rabbit family have made themselves at home.
Coming in a variety of sizes, these lovely Danish toys come in the most beautifully finished outfits that can easily be removed for washing.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Great News

Thanks to the great response to our Sunday Newspaper proposal we shall provide this service from Sunday the 15th February.

Please contact the shop if you would like to be included.



Would you be interested in
ordering your Sunday Papers
for collection at
the Villagegreen in Cawdor ?
open 10am – 4.30pm.

If there is sufficient interest this service
will begin Mid March. Please call into the
shop for further information.

Villagegreen, Estate Office Road, Cawdor. 01667 404455

Monday, 2 March 2009

Friday, 20 February 2009

Spring is coming

We have a lovely new look to our coffee shop windows this week, beautiful bright home accessories in colours inspired by the Spring flowers that are slowly emerging in our gardens.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Meet Angus

It is so cold this week, we thought we would cheer you up with our Winter Special of Brodie's Hot Chocolate at £1.50.
This offer will run until the beginning of March.