Max Rollitt

Yavington Barn

Welcome to Yavington Barn, our grainstore-turned-emporium. From the outside, it’s a timber-clad barn surrounded by fields and with an elevated view out onto the River Itchen. Inside, however, you’ll find a series of period rooms, including the naval-inspired Aubrey Room and a Regency drawing room, in which antique treasures sit side by side with Max Rollitt Bespoke furniture and lighting.

“It really is a dealer-designer’s dream because it gives me the space to play with the pieces we make, buy and restore – to see how they work, how to arrange them, and how to balance the overall effect by layering and adding depth.”

Yavington Barn is also home to all three Max Rollitt businesses, so incorporates office space, an upholstery workshop, and a polishing shop. The comings and goings of clients, restorers, couriers and fellow dealers and decorators creates the constant potential for chaos, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!

What’s more, it’s the most wonderful place to experience the season. From the panoramic window in the main office we can see wagtails bobbing about on the polishing shop’s pitched roof beneath us, birds of prey circling fields near and far, geese flying in formation, and, in winter, when the landscape is more exposed, you’ll see the odd procession of swans making their way down the river.

Visit Us

We welcome visitors throughout the working week from 10am to 4pm, or by appointment.