‘Serendipity’ was first set up in 1999 by Frances and Clive. Their passion for patchwork laid the foundations for the haven that exists today. Myriam started working and teaching in the shop in 2008 but it was after a serendipitous comment to the owners that she was able to take over the business upon their retirement. Unable to buy the premises, she took ‘Serendipity’ to a newly established Hannah’s at Seale-Hayne.
… a year and a very serendipitous visitor later she moved the business back to Bovey Tracey and back to station Road where it had all started. In these premises, Sunny, her daughter joined with ‘Past and Presents’ selling gifts and gorgeous 1950s dresses. 4 successful years passed but towards the end, the internet took its toll and ‘Past and Presents’ could no longer survive. Luckily, the patchwork side of the business was blossoming so Sunny and Myriam joined forces to create ‘Serendipity – Patchwork and Quilting’, a mother and daughter team with a serious passion for all things fabric and sewing.
Fast forward 5 years and their Station Road premise was beginning to burst at the seams. Luckily this coincided with the landlord wanting to sell up and a pub called ‘De’Tracey’s’ wanting to close. Within seconds Myriam and Sunny knew that this centrally located and much larger space would make a beautiful new ‘Serendipity’. And this is how this ‘small’ business now makes a big impression on the Bovey Tracey high street.
If you are planning a trip to Bovey Tracey, ‘Serendipity’ is situated right in the centre of the town on Fore Street, opposite the Tesco Metro. Parking is available just behind the shop in Mary Street Car Park (a convenient alley way leads you from the car park right into the centre of the town) and there are cafes, tea rooms, pubs and delis aplenty to keep hunger at bay.
Bovey Tracey offers a wide variety of independent shops and businesses. If you would like to know more or plan your visit, please head to www.boveytracey.gov.uk