ABOUT US


A bit of history… Coach House as a trading name was established in 1977 although it was in progress even before this. Diane Bovingdon together with her father started the business in Bingley, Yorkshire when she was just twenty-two. They dealt in antiques and bric-a-brac in an old barn attached to the White Horse Pub, known as the ‘Old Coach House’.

THE BEGINNINGS

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David Bovingdon in 1970, after years of farming, began stripping original pieces of pine furniture when the antique pine look was just becoming fashionable, this became quite the commercial enterprise. Shortly after David started selling to trade and opened a retail outlet in Skipton, North Yorkshire. When the pair met in 1984, they embarked on both a romantic and business adventure, and their decision to start trading in reproduction furniture together was the one that created and moulded Coach House in to the business as it stands today.

EARLY DAYS

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“I met my wife Diane in 1984. She was already in the antiques trade, dealing in fine antique and period pine. I became her stripper- not that kind of stripper of course! - and we established the beginnings of our wholesale business”, David Bovingdon.

WHOLESALE ADVENTURE

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Now the company is a full family business with David, Diane and their three children all involved, each with their own different roles.

“Having all three of our children in the firm all with their own individual strengths is the most exciting thing that has happened to CH in a long time. Watch this space!”, Diane Bovingdon.

ALTHAM SHOWROOMS

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The showrooms, which you can visit in Lancashire consist of 40 individually styled rooms, which hold our 12,000 product lines, you can also take a Virtual Tour of the showrooms. We also have a large logistics area where we have 600,000 square feet of warehousing, and our own fleet of lorries offering a free weekly delivery service. Our collections span from traditional to contemporary furniture, design-led accessories, artificial floral, Indian antiques and festive products; and if you’re struggling for directions we can help, ‘how to find us’

OUTDOOR SHOWROOMS

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Our landscaped garden area displays all of our outdoor furniture ranges, stoneware and ornamental items. We welcome all trade clients to come and see for yourselves our vast range of product in situ, and with the cash and carry service, you can even take your purchases away that day.

FUTURE GROWTH

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We pride ourselves in being one of the industries largest and most trusted names in the field, having established this over a number of decades we are only looking forward at how we can go from strength to strength. Recently we had made huge renovations on our warehousing system; we continue to source the best products for the most economical prices throughout the world and also to consistently inspire the designers, retailers, hoteliers and so forth, in the UK and beyond.

A MULTITUDE OF STYLES & LOOKS

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We exhibit at a number of home decor and design shows throughout the UK such as Spring and Autumn Fair at the NEC, Top Drawer in London and The Independent Hotel Show in London.


We hope you have a good buying experience and love our products as much as we do!
David and Diane Bovingdon.