The Pond-Corbridge is a ‘quirky’ gift shop which you will find next to the Tourist Information Center on Hill Street.
It sells a range of gorgeous gift items ranging from cute nautical baby-wear to stunning diamond dragonfly jewellery.
The shop was born from a local couple’s two obsessions – ‘dragonflies’ and ‘pond yachts’ which share the common home of the pond.
The theme is instantly clear when you walk in to find a beautiful pond along with Koi Carp & Water Lilies painted on the floor in the center of the shop.
Originally trained as a jeweller Cliff Grove now specializes in traditional pond yachts. He has built a reputation over the last 20 years for his beautifully hand-crafted pieces. The shop holds some of his stunning yachts priced from £120 to £1,200 and upwards. His gentleman’s racing yachts are built to sail but look equally stunning on display as they do in the water.
The shop also stocks ‘Skipper yachts’ which are a little more child friendly and start from under £20.
Jacqui has been sourcing dragonfly related gifts for over 10 years and the shop includes a culmination of beautiful items from all over the world. Trained as a designer, Jacqui has an eye for beautiful things and the shop reflects this in many of the unique items that have been designed and made exclusively for The Pond.