Wreath Making Workshop

We are so over the moon with the success of our festive wreath making workshops .  We are loving our new space at The Shepherds Purse.

The Monday after Goth Weekend we set straight to work clearing the space in the courtyard, we have been very busy sanding , sawing and painting. We have a wonderful large banquet table and lots of natural light in the workshop. We used salvaged windows, doors and scaffolding boards, the rustic reclaimed finish sits perfectly in our courtyard.

The Shepherds Purse guest house was a group of old Jet workshops so we feel we are bringing some of the old charm and character back to the old building. 


The Dove Loft

Our romantic hideaway for two nestled in the heart of the old Town


The Dove Loft is our first Boutique Suite , Set in a light and airy Attic space with Luxurious Linens, open plan bathroom, contemporary slipper bath, large Moroccan bed with a hint of eastern promise. Roof top views, situated in the heart of the old town in a galleried courtyard garden - close to the shops and restaurants.

Sleeps 2 comfortably with ample space to relax and a great base to explore the ancient sea port of Whitby

£130 Per Night

with a minimum of two nights stay

Complimentary petals on the bed and cruelty free Organic toiletries

For more information please feel free to contact us

email bookings@theshepherdspurse.com for details or ring 01947 820228

We only take direct bookings for the Dove Loft as we do not use an agent at this time.


Stunning photography by Ceri Oakes  


Whitby Streampunk Weekend

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrialsteam-powered machinery.

Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk may, therefore, be described as neo-Victorian. " 

We are delighted at the news of another festival in Whitby,  our home town. 

The steampunk weekend is held 4th & 5th February at Whitby Pavilion 2017 .  

Our accommodation is set in the old part of town , in a private galleried courtyard just opposite the old market place , we are hidden just off the cobbles leading up to the 199 steps to the Abbey . We are so in love with our location. Church Street is so full of mystery and the little alleyways are a jumble old roof tops, fishermens houses , old stables and delightful tiny stone cottages. 

Our accommodation is set in a beautiful quiet courtyard surrounded by our galleried building. The rooms have balconies overlooking this secret garden and in its day was The Old Jet Workshops  . We have also been told they used to make sails for the Victorian sailing ships . 

We are a stones throw away from the beach and 10 paces away from the busy shopping street of Church Street, which is home to some beautiful jewellery shops , and boutiques. Pubs and restaurants close by and a short walk to the 199 steps to St Mary's Church and the historic Whitby Abbey . 

If you would like more information please feel free to look at our bookings page  . Or simply ring us on 01947 820228 



Cruelty-free bridal kit

Sneak peak inside our professional makeup artist kit. Brands we use - Illamaqua , Urban Decay , Sara Hill , Makeup Geek , Neal's Yard Remedies, Korres , The Body Shop , GOSH cosmetics, LUSH cosmetics, Nars & Charlotte Tilbury. We have a selection of vegan products and try to keep up to date , watching and researching the best cruelty free and vegan brandss. All our products are high quality and without the need to harm any animals. We do not use brands that sell to China . As we don't agree on the Chinese cosmetics system that test on all products that are sold in their country. We have boycotted many brands that we love .. we feel in this day of age , we can not support companies that test on animals. 


Antique Peach hydrangea & Ivory Rose Crown

We first met Heidi when she travelled over the flowering North Yorkshire Moors for a little shopping trip in Whitby. She visited our shop then' 95 Church Street and fell in love with our Lantern display, which was brimming with our velvet and organza flower crowns at the time. She asked us if we could make her a bespoke bridal crown for her Wedding.

She chose Vintage Peach and Ivory in a full halo with pale sage leaves. We were over the moon and so pleased that she had chosen such a beautiful colour scheme. Which complimented her hair beautifully. We added tiny vintage millinery flowers and knew it was a truly special piece.

 We really loved working with her and when we saw her Wedding Photos we were just blown away. She looked stunning,  and her crown really sad perfectly with her wild bouquet of Eucalyptus, pale peach spray roses and large soft blooms. She later sent us a beautiful card and framed picture to say thank you .

This is one of those weddings that will continue to inspire us and hold fond memories .  

All images by the talented Kat Mervyn  

"I love photographs that show spirit, and connection."


Wreath Making Workshop

The Old Workshops

To get you into the mood for Christmas we are offering a Wreath Making Workshop with the lovely Shepherds Purse Girls. We will be using the traditional method of moss and wire, offering decorations from a gorgeous array of interesting foliage, seed heads, fresh fruit, berries, dried flowers, fresh flowers and a lot of Eucalyptus !

We have some stunning ribbons and trims for you to purchase to add extra beauty to your Wreath.

The Workshop will take place in our courtyard garden around a large banquet table, all materials are supplied by us, We will stop for delicious hot soup in Sanders Yard with Mulled wine and Fire pit for warmth. 

Luxury Handmade Fresh Flower Crowns

All our bespoke flower crowns and hair accessories are hand made in our courtyard at Shepherd's Purse.  Custom designed for brides and any other special occasion, we have a beautiful selection of flowers and a wide rage of vintage style beaded trims and ribbons. 

Beautiful hand crafted Fresh Floral Flower Crown made to last the day. We work together to find the best options to suit your wedding theme and colour scheme. Your fresh Flower crowns are made up on the eve / morning of your wedding and hand delivered to the local area. Flowers are delicate and our Flower Crowns are made on the day to assure quality and freshness. Therefore we do not post this item out but can make beautiful Flower Crowns from our popular silk and velvet flowers. Feel free to email us with a custom order. 


Dunsley Hall Hotel Wedding Fair 🌿🌸💗