In 2017 Barry and Elaine Martin left their busy lives in the Surrey Hills and moved into their Chateau “project” full time.

“Grandchamp gave us the opportunity to develop our creativity. In this sleepy part of France nothing happens quickly. It gives us stillness and space to develop our ideas. “

Chateau de Grandchamp with it’s 30 acres of parkland Is a massive restoration challenge.

“It has 16th century origins and it’s amazing history means we have to restore it with care. It is such a privilege to live here and comes with a huge responsibility to do a good job and preserve it’s heritage.”

“The best thing about living here is the huge variety of wildlife living on the grounds.”

Now the base for Chateau de Grandchamp Studios creating beautiful handcrafted products and the home of Oakleigh Bear!


Heritage Collectables at Liberty of London!

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Liberty.

A selection of our vintage pens will be available to purchase at the Liberty store in London and on the Liberty website from

September 2023.

Same Quality, same guarantee.

An opportunity to purchase in the beautiful surroundings of the

iconic Liberty store in Regent Street.

Our regular customers will notice a small change on our website.

Some items will now say,

“Available at Liberty”.


Picture By Luis Villa del Campo