Made from the famous honey-coloured Hamstone, and in view of Ham Hill across the River Parrett our farm buildings are arrayed around a courtyard, along with our house and some stables. Aided by the wonderful range of tenants who work here, this produces an intimate, vibrant feel and a very friendly atmosphere - there is a lot of cross fertilisation between the tenants, and a spirit of creativity.
The 20 units in our
Victorian farmyard range from 210 to 1300 sq ft, and from characterful workshops to comfortable offices, some with outstanding views. All are well insulated and most have kitchenettes and toilets (with communal facilities, including a shower, for those without). There is ample parking, and the area is quiet and peaceful, but surprisingly well connected.
During the coronavirus crisis, our farmyard remains open for business. Whilst some businesses are working more or less normally, some are primarily working from home.
If you're intending to visit the farmyard, please ensure you maintain social distancing and the other measures to safeguard your own safety and that of those working here.
Thank you and stay well.
My family owns the farm across the road from Flaxdrayton and it has recently become vacant after a long term tenancy. Not wanted for farming, we are currently giving priority to a Co-housing initiative to be developed there. Of a similar vintage to Flaxdrayton, it comprises a farmhouse, extensive traditional and modern buildings that are ideal for conversion to around 12 residential units, plus some communal buildings as meeting/creative space, dining area, kitchen, utility, etc, together with about 8 acres of agricultural land.
There is also space for workshop units so there is also scope for live-work options on the site.
We think this would be an ideal complement to Flaxdrayton and are very excited to be enabling something so innovative to take shape next door!
The project is looking for people who might be interested in living there and who wish to participate in its development, including joining the core group. If you are interested in finding out more, please go to www.facebook.com/groups/817621858818340.
Flaxdrayton Farm is in beautiful rural South Somerset, surrounded by lush farmland and gentle countryside, and just 1/2 a mile from the A303. South Petherton is 2 miles away, Crewkerne and Ilminster are 5 miles, Yeovil 10 miles and Taunton 16. Both the Paddington and Waterloo lines to London are in easy reach, Bristol Airport is an hour away and Exeter Airport is 40 minutes.