The Shippens

Marc Wood Bespoke Joinery (

Next door is the Shippens.  In fact, the cattle sheds were all one originally, with the stalls continuing on round the corner. This is a more basic workshop but slightly bigger at 725 sq ft.  Here, Marc Wood follows the honourable tradition of fine joinery in this unit.  His hallmarks are designing, making and installing high quality, hand crafted furniture and other fittings using local and reclaimed timber.  
T: 01460 53377; E:

The Dairy

​John Adamson (

Along the far side are the old cattle sheds.  We converted the Dairy first (680 sq ft), removing the stalls and equipment and levelling the floor.  It is finished to office standard, but John is a highly skilled wood carver and he's turned it into a quality workshop, producing fine sculptures, friezes, carved panels and furniture.  He works on commission and also has pieces for sale. 

T: 07967 245349; E:

2 Potting Shed

JJ's Nuts

In No. 2, Andy and Debbie sell a wide range of nuts. olives and nibbles, herbs and spices and other goodies at markets and farmers markets around Somerset and further afield.
T: 07741 040521;  E:

Hackney Stable

Jonathan Calderbank 

Tucked into the corner of the farmyard is the Hackney Stable (210 sq ft), where the carriage horses lived.  It still has their manger and the wrought iron post and rail that separated them - and the feeding troughs are now growing flowers in the farmyard.  Here Jonathan Calderbank has set up his woodworking workshop, more for his own use and interest than for business.

T: ‭07889 887878;  E:

Flaxdrayton Farm

Livestock Buildings

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1 Potting Shed

Imagine, Learn & Create (

We have recently divided the Potting Shed and two existing tenants have moved there.  In No. 1, Jess Hyslop runs Imagine, Learn & Create, providing tailored art and craft tutoring for groups and individuals with learning disabilities. The quality of what they produce is truly inspiring.
T: 07779 222996;  E:

The Cider Cellar

Upholstery Studio (

Linda Whatley has moved her Upholstery Studio from Yeovil to the Cider Cellar (660 sq ft) after its recent major refurbishment.  Linda can bring back to life your old sofa, chair or stool with meticulous attention and great skill, making all necessary repairs on the way.

T: 07896 987024;  E: 

2 Stock Yard

Jenny Pithers, Tara Ulla Jones, Sophie King

At the far end, upstairs under the large apex roof is the smaller of the two Stock Yard units, at just over 410 sq ft.  Three friends, Jenny, Tara and Sophie run their three businesses: hand-printed wallpaper, fine art, textiles and dressmaking.  How they all fit in is quite a challenge but they manage it well and clearly enjoy the camaraderie along with their wonderful creativity.

T: 01460 241062;  E:

1 Stock Yard

SHQ Miniatures (

The Stock Yard is a fine detached barn in the centre of the farmyard.  We've divided it into two parts and the largest (1315 sq ft) houses Ian Armstrong and friends (Pete Edwards having retired) at SHQ Miniatures and Heroics & Ros.  They produce a huge range of miniature metal figures (15 to 25 mm), principally for miniature war games. They range from ancient Chinese armies to the Gulf War, and also include Middle Earth and beyond.  

T: 01460 241306;  E: