Stonham Barns Traditional Sunday Car Boot
Family run Independent Car Boot.
EVERY SUNDAY #carboot
HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR : )
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
ended with a fizz. My apologies for anyone that did turn up expecting to sell or buy but at 5.30am there was a blizzard, the field was soggy and we didn't even contemplate putting the covered stalls up. Previous weeks we may have persevered but, the forecast was grim all day and my car was stuck in the mud. I think it was probably the right decision in the end. This Sunday is the Craft Fair
at Stonham and it's inside, warm and on hard ground. These are always busy days so, go and have a browse. We will start the Car Boot again in the New Year in March and I will put an early event list up soon when I have it to hand. We will also have some additional Hard Ground at Stonham so, this would be a great addition. I will keep you up to date with everything as soon as I know myself. Thanks again to everyone that came and sold at the Car Boot this year and thanks a lot to all the great buyers we get every week. See you in the New Year.
If the weather's good Stonham is a great place to sell & you won't find a friendlier Car Boot and such a friendly buying crowd plus there are always great bargains as we are renowned for our one off novice sellers. We are also on the Coastal Route & in Summer have the Campsite and Holiday Homes full up and filled with Car Boot lovers and so many visitors to the Attractions and shops. We have moved sides at Stonham so we have more room for sellers with no width restrictions. If the sun comes out Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is so popular.
We have been asked to start a Tuesday morning Car Boot and i'm interested to know what everyone thinks. Stonham are getting daily coach trips stopping there and also there isn't one locally on a Tuesday, so far, so your thoughts appreciated. If I get enough interest I will start one. Thoughts from sellers and buyers welcome. Text or email me.
Remember, you can just turn up and sell from £5
. Covered Stalls (£10)
can be booked on 07817539168
(these come with a table). Bookings are held till 8.30am. When the events
are on please note that you can still sell at the Car Boot from £5
! and we are next to where all the buyers and visitors to Stonham
park. Also, if it rains we have the covered stalls so, we always try and open. You can see the Car Boot from the road.
Something I will add, which I think is important, is the fact that you can sell without the fear of things being stolen or being pestered whilst setting up. I hear that this is a problem at so many Car Boots but, we have a friendly Traditional Car Boot which attracts all ages and a great atmosphere.
Everyone is welcome to sell at the Car Boot but we have a slight restriction whereby we don't allow Vans just full of flowers. We allow small vans/cars selling plants grown from home but, they will need to be part of a variety of things sold. Anyone selling old gardening tools etc is fine. Call me if unsure. It's just common sense you just need to bring a variety rather than a van full of just flowers.
Stonham Barns Car Boot is still the one to go to if you want a completely stress free day without the buyers climbing into the back of your car. We pride ourselves on the fact that you can set up without being hassled by buyers. It isn’t allowed at Stonham. The atmosphere is great and for a Car Boot that is only four years old it is probably the only Traditional Car Boot that attracts so many Antique and occasional sellers. We start slowly but, once all the shops and attractions are open you get a good steady crowd. Dogs are welcome and we get a great mix of all ages. Make sure you pop by whatever you are doing as we do get some great bargains. Everyone loves the atmosphere of the Car Boot and it’s a good crowd that actually pay the asking prices…
As you all know we do have the Covered market stalls (see picture on facebook adverts
) at Stonham
which have been a huge hit as you don’t need to bring a table. As well as restricting rain they also offer welcome shade in the sun. You can book them by texting me. Something that may also appeal to sellers is the fact that we allow sellers as much space as they wish. You only pay for vehicle size not space taken. £10 is the most we charge for a large van. We are different to most other Car Boots as we have people coming to Stonham to visit the other attractions and we all know that no one can visit without peeking at a Car Boot.
Sellers tend to arrive at 8am onwards (although you are welcome earlier if you must) as Stonham really wakes up after 9am with the shops and attractions also opening at 10.
The covered stalls are great as you can pull up & set up on the provided stalls (table included) and sell and then pack up (hopefully lighter) and leave the stall behind. The Covered Stalls are £10.
Alternatively, we are still the cheapest Car Boot in Suffolk
so, we still offer the normal pitches. So turn up at 8am onwards set up and sell for £5 a Car, £7.50 a Van or £10 a Large Van (Car and Trailer is £7.50). Visit the links for details as we have so much more going on at Stonham with regular events
, attractions and shops. Bring a gazebo or your own covers and join in the guaranteed Car Boot. The Car Boot always runs when the events run.
Stonham is very different to other venues as we have so much going on as we are not just a Car Boot. There are lots of Shops, Golf, Fishing, Camping, a Garden Centre, Owl Sanctuary, Holiday Park, Men & Ladies Fashion, Serpent House/Pet Shop and lots more with a whole range of new exciting things opening in 2016. We also have two showgrounds with regular events, permanent loos and free parking for all.
If you want to sell at Stonham Barns just turn up. Please call the organiser if you have any questions because we are a Traditional Car Boot where anyone can sell and sell well. 07817539168. Every Week you can now book covered stalls by texting me your Number plate.
Can I say again a big thankyou to Radio Suffolk
who constantly advertise our Car Boot on the radio on Sunday mornings. This is really appreciated by all at Stonham Barns.
Don’t take my word for it come and see for yourselves.
We are outdoors only but offer covered stalls.