Sheepskin and Cowhides from the Heart of Devon
Barnscroft of Devon is a company with a simple vision of "providing beautiful natural products to the home".
We love the way natural sustainable products can enhance any home and are dedicated to designing and supplying striking products from our base in Devon.
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We are committed to delivering outstanding customer service to ensure our customers recommend us and come back time and again. Our values are “Making sure everyone who comes in contact with us feels part of the Family”. We want you to trust our service, our ethics and our products. We also believe that beauty is not the same as expensive and running an internet based business allows us to keep our business overheads as low as possible to ensure we are able to offer you the best possible price for our products.
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Natural Materials at the Heart of Your Interior
The driving force behind Barnscroft of Devon is Steve Upperton. Steve spent many years working with some of the world's most iconic brands in the decorative products market and developed a deep love for the use of natural materials in contemporary interior design.
I believe that natural products not only compliment but in fact sit at the heart of any contemporary modern design. The use of wood in flooring or blinds, cotton hemp or sisal soft furnishings or, my personal favourite, wool and sheepskins, add a comfortable and timeless quality to any room
If you want the country theme, a conventional sheepskin rug lifts a room with a touch of traditional luxury. However, I love mixing a traditional and modern look with a long wool rectangle in front of the fire-place on a wooden floor. If you have a modern theme you should still be able to soften the room with judicial use of soft rustic accessories including fluffy woollen cushions or our carved geometric shorn wool rugs to add comfort and texture.
We have a deep understanding of our chosen natural materials and the infinite ways they can be used to enhance our everyday lives. We supply a wide range of Sheepskin Rugs, Sheepskin Mosaic Rugs, Designer Sheepskin Rugs and Sheepskin cushions as well as Cowhide rugs and Cowhide cushions.
The materials we use are mainly from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Different countries produce hides and sheepskins fleeces with very different characteristics depending on the breed, grazing and predominant weather. We carefully select the right raw materials so that your final product remains beautiful, and will give you pleasure for many years to come. Cowhides and fleeces are a natural sustainable by-product of farming.
Natural is Healthy
We use a lot of sheepskin and wool products in our ranges, the natural beauty of sheepskins, which offers a luxurious tactile texture, can be used in so many ways. We love it! Wool has many amazing properties. It is non-allergenic and non-irritating and asthma safe . Most wool fibres are too long and too thick to be inhaled, wool carpet and rugs will not irritate the respiratory system or cause sneezing and other unpleasant allergic reactions.
Allergens produced by dust mites can trigger asthmatic and other allergic reactions. Dust mites do not feed on wool, relying mostly on dropped skin flakes. Wool acts as a natural filter, trapping allergens in the pile, away from the breathing zone. Vacuuming and shaking out your product controls the build-up of the mites’ food source and their allergens. Scientists have found no evidence of any increase in allergens or asthma symptoms in homes with woollen carpets or rugs.
Cowhide is both a beautiful and hardy material and easy to maintain. Our Cowhide Rugs have been imported from South America where the cows are reared on open pasture producing the world's finest quality hides.
Barnscroft and the Environment
Barnscroft HQ is based in rural Devon on a working farm surrounded by sheep and cattle. We believe we are part of the environment and work towards minimising our impact on it.
Wherever possible we support local products and the local community.