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There’s nothing like having a really impressive backdrop to an antiques fair – even when costs are high.

Set in 100 acres of grounds, Chateau Impney Hotel, in Worcestershire, was built in the 19th century in the elaborate style of a French chateau by local saltworks magnate John Corbett for his French/Irish wife, Anna O’Meara.

This location has been a winner for Stephanie Castell and Ben Cooper of Two Cs Antiques Fairs since the launch here of their biannual two-day Worcestershire Antiques Fair five years ago, usually held in May and October.

Castell said: “As every fair organiser knows, finding dates with venues is a challenge. Due to Chateau Impney’s increasing popularity, the autumn date for our fair has had to move into November with the upcoming fair scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12.

“The success of the fair still means a full house with 90 dealers, and by moving into that month, Christmas is just around the corner.”

She adds: “With gifts in mind, our dealers here in November will include Scottish silver specialist Scotia Silver and jewellery specialists Thomas Glover and Plaza.

“Furniture also does well at this fair, so we have Shine On Design with Art Deco pieces and for those with more traditional tastes, Sage Antiques is making its debut with mahogany and oak pieces, including rolltop desks and extending dining tables; perfect for Christmas lunch with all the relatives.”