About Charlotte


Charlotte is the creative mind behind The Scarlet Hen, she started her career in art and design with a degree in Fashion and Textiles at Liverpool University back in the ’90s where she met and married Darren Hughes who was the founder of the super club Cream. Charlotte was thrown into designing and building the merchandise brand for the club and Creamfields Festival. Launching a Cream clothing range for Littlewoods Catalog and opening The Cream Shop in Liverpool & Ibiza. After appearing on BBC Changing Rooms she changed direction and retrained as an Interior designer and after a successful design career in London, Charlotte and Darren started a family. They moved to Charlotte’s home town in Yorkshire after having their two boys Hugo & Jasper. The Family spent their Summers in Ibiza running We Love Sundays at Space. Once the kids started school Charlotte went back to Uni to do a second degree in teaching and currently teaches Art and Design at colleges in Yorkshire. 

Listen to her story here on  the Northern Lass’s Podcast

We are a small family business (even the kids help!!) who embrace and support other local business. All our suggested suppliers are small independent local businesses who we select for their attention to detail, customer service, and five-star products. Check out our links page to see the fabulous range of local restaurants and activities which The Scarlet Hen highly recommends!

Our ethos is Love Local, Embrace our Community and Provide our guests with a unique, bespoke, luxury venue. We guarantee our guests will leave raving about our beautiful hometown of Huddersfield.

Do you have an amazing property which would be suitable for The Scarlet Hen? Get in touch and we can chat about a collaboration. 

Charlotte is the founder of The Scarlet Pen Life Drawing Experience and delivers the session at Norfolk House or a venue of your choice.