My first is a hidden niche within our house. This is the right hand base of a desk in the conservatory and the leg of a piano stool that lives by it. I suspect most people who come wouldn't notice this little corner.
And for the suspicious amongst you - Yes, I admit I did have to dust it before I took the photo!
My other hidden niche is a craft centre and retail outlet that is hidden away in the tiny village of Brimstage in the middle of The Wirral, Cheshire, on a little side road.
Brimstage Hall and craft centre is based around a medieval pele or fortified tower. Almost certainly the original house was a compact, fortified, building of the pele tower type, standing at the centre of a fortified area of some sixty acres, the whole being enclosed within a moat and high embankment. Expert opinion concerning the date of the original building range from 1175 to 1350.
The retail outlets are in buildings in the form of a square courtyard surrounding a wonderful willow tree.
This is Saqqara, one of the retail outlets. It has a huge range of beautiful ethnic fashions and irresistible gifts from faraway places. We always manage to spend money we haven't got when we visit Saqqara.