Garden Furniture Customer
Occasionally we interview an outdoor furniture client that has bought our products and we ask what the experience was like. This time we talk to Na Hansell who has a cookery school and superior holiday lets in Norfolk. In a previous life, Na was previously a chartered accountant and part of the food buying team of a well known supermarket chain but decided to take make a career change – now she runs this impressive family business with her husband Tim.
When did you first become an Outside Edge garden furniture customer?
We bought a metal bistro set from you some years ago at a garden show in Norfolk, actually I think it was the Royal Norfolk Show. We use to have wooden garden furniture but we just don’t have the time to oil and sand chairs or tables. We run a family business and time is precious to us. So we went for well made outdoor furniture that doesn’t need any maintenance work, of course it had to be comfortable too!
Why did you become a garden furniture customer again?
Well, the small metal set arrived pretty quickly and it has been outside for four years. We hose down it occasionally and the garden set looks like new. We needed a large patio set for our new holiday let in Fakenham, Norfolk, The Grange Farmhouse (www.http://thegrangefarmhouse.co.uk). The Grange is a beautiful property that was erected in the middle of the last century, the substantial gardens extend to some three and a half acres. The property can accommodate eighteen people as there are nine bedrooms the majority of which are en-suite. The accommodation is truly magnificent and all the fixture and fittings are of a very high grade – this is why we wanted your metal garden furniture as it is comfortable, robust and with a classic design.
What did you buy this time and were you pleased?
The house is very large and so are the gardens, there is even a beach hut that our guests can use at Wells! The large open plan kitchen opens out into a walled garden and for this we chose the 14 seater metal rectangular set. It arrived within 3 weeks and it is perfect for the space. The furniture has had a lot of use by our customers, but as yet we have had no problems! We were so pleased with the aluminium furniture that is now stars in our website video…
So you needed more metal garden furniture in 2014?
Yes, The Grange has been a great success and is full nearly all year, so we decided to open another holiday let at 3 Powell’s Yard in Brancaster! This spacious house can accommodate 12 people in great comfort and Brancaster is only 5 miles form the famous village of Burnham Market. The open plan 1st floor living area leads on to 2 patios where your metal garden furniture complements the landscaped gardens. This time we went for a rectangular patio set for 10.
So when are you opening your next holiday let?
Watch this space! We have 4 children, several hens, 2 holiday properties and a cookery school to run so there are no plans to expand again just yet. But thanks so far….
Garden Furniture Customer – 16/12/2014