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Flaxdrayton Farm

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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 residential units for up to 25 people, plus some communal buildings as meeting/creative space, dining area, kitchen, utility, etc, together with additional workshop units, and about 6 acres of agricultural land. More info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/817621858818340

We've just heard that part of the Stockyard, the free-standing unit in  the middle of the farmyard, is coming available for rent from  the 1st June 2024.  2 Stockyard is 412 sq ft and consists of one large room on the first floor under the eaves, plus entrance hall/stairwell.  The rent is £3500/yr, plus service charges for electricity (shared with the rest of the Stockyard - £1.69/sq ft) and the normal farmyard service charge (£0.47/sq ft), ie total £4390/yr or £365.83/month. 

 It would make a fine studio space or office.  We'd be happy to show you around if you'd like to come and have a look.  Just contact us on francis@flaxdrayton.co.uk or 01460 241062 to enquire.


Conveniently located

Great ambiance

Well appointed units

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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. 

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.   

Welcome!    What We Offer


We are delighted to announce that we raised a stunning £750 at our Open Day in September this year!

The sun shone and we reckon some 600 visitors came to enjoy the fun and games, music, food and drink and of course the open workshops of our wonderful tenants.

Thanks to everyone for coming and for being so generous with your donations for the three charities we were supporting: Somerset Wildlife TrustGuide Dogs, and Somerset Welcome Fund.  We were able to send them £250 each!


The buildings lend themselves to self renovation allowing people to purchase plots/shells and convert them themselves. With the workshop units 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, please contact Julian Brooks on jbrooks976@gmail.com

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UR Call us – 01460 241062

Email us – francis@flaxdrayton.co.uk​​