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Welcome to The Island. We're a family business. We're proud to be originally independent and grown from hard work and imagination.

Perched on an Island, former residents include an elephant and steel rolling mill workers. Curious you might say. What is this red brick house, home to historic fishy tales, items of oddity and intrigue? What is this much talked about marvel of the modern world?

Forged by the steel workers, proud surveyor of roof tops and guardian of feathered high flyers, humble in architectural perfection and a catalyst for thought and excellence. A keeper of secrets and maker of more. A true pursuer of a delighted intake of breath. A home to creation and a family for keeps.

You'll be welcomed over ancient thresholds by The Chimney House custodians and event specialists, House Manager, Kirstin (pictured right) and House owner, Sally (pictured left). You'll also meet Kath and the rest of the team.

The Story

Of Elephants and Victory. Traced back to 1886 part of Sheffield's important historic industrial heritage with the enormous wonder of having housed an elephant named Lizzie during World War One. The Chimney House stands on the banks of the Mill Race as a reminder of the time when the Steel Rolling Mills ruled the City and elephants answered the call of a City in need and lifted and shifted their way to victory.

English Provenance. In 2006 we took owner and custodianship of a near derelict building in the ex industrial heartland of Sheffield and have restored and brought back to life the magnificent red brick building with the iconic 93ft chimney soaring through the floor and out of the roof. The name? Well that was simple!

We recycled original building materials and sought out true Sheffield artisans and craftsmen to complete the transformation in brick and timber. We paid homage to the skill and care from the past and placed reverence and respect in equal messages when it came to addressing how we moved hand in hand with heritage and today.

We know where every bit of furniture and antique curiosity has come from, we know the whispery voices from the past and the tales they tell. We fill our building with quality, with English provenance and are proud to welcome the thousands through the door who take note and give their seal of approval.

Moving Forwards. Keeping things real! Our priorities are firmly rooted in friendly service and deep set, creative love of creating ambiance and environment suited to time of day and occurrence.

However, as the clock ticks and the time unveils the next stage of our journey we reveal a new, friendly room, The Living Room complete with fireside arm chairs, log burning stove and a living wall of plants and panoramic views and light to boost the senses and the soul.

We are also on the cusp of entering into the first stages of our second full scale restoration project which will see the destiny of Two House Tales revealed.

The Chimney House is designed, brand managed and maintained by the award winning, Sheffield living, 93ft.

House Style

The Food. Inspired by global travels and the curiosity of creative licence. Our musings and love of food bring us back to the irresistible Englishness of Yorkshire and our home county of South Yorkshire. Over the years we have teamed up with a team of like minded kitchen creatives, Peter, John and Matt who share our thoughts that the best food is reared and grown on Sheffield soil and picked, baked and eaten local.

The Service. We feast! We don't stand on ceremony we want you to feast too! Our food is served in big pots, little pots, pots with lids and dishes without. Come on, take plenty, indulge and have seconds. Let us press upon you a third slice? We believe food should be social, plentiful and really really tasty. We'll wait on you hand and foot and manage your drinks for you as well. Naturally.

The Presentation. Set a top of antique timber, the friendly glow of well appointed brass candle sticks casts shadows and beauty. Food takes its place amongst well chosen House curiosities and living plants. We love styling and tiny attention to detail and travel near and far to make sure what ends up on our table is intriguing and beautiful! That's what makes our customers return to us time and time again.

We are proud to own two of the most striking and iconic Sheffield buildings in the City. Both The Chimney House and The Mowbray are steeped in history and have been restored by our award winning design team 93ft. We are proud to be able to offer you the luxury of using both spaces together or individually. A short walk alongside the waterways of the River Don connects The Mowbray in Neepsend and The Chimney House in Kelham Island.

Visit The Mowbray

Make an Enquiry

We are very happy to arrange viewings, to talk about prices and offering to suit your event. Please fill out the form below or call us on The Chimney House Hotline on 0114 276 7885.

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