Call us – 01460 241062

Email us – francis@flaxdrayton.co.uk

1 Potting Shed

Imagine, Learn & Create (www.imaginelearncreate.net)

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 differences. The quality of what they produce is truly inspiring.
T: 07779 222996;  E: jesshyslop@hotmail.co.uk

The Shippens

Marc Wood Bespoke Joinery (www.marcwoodfurniture.co.uk)

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: marcswood@hotmail.co.uk

Flaxdrayton Farm

Livestock Buildings

The Dairy

​John Adamson (www.johnadamson-woodcarver.co.uk)

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: info@johnadamson-woodcarver.co.uk

The Cider Cellar

Heather Burrell Fine Art & Metalwork (heatherburrell.co.uk)

Heather Burrell is a sculptor and fine artist, creating beautiful and bold sculptures in metal for both public spaces and private commissions. Having moved to Crewkerne from London a few years ago, she couldn't believe her luck when the Cider Cellar (660 sq ft) became available!  Heather puts her creative skill and imagination into her pieces but she says "it's the meaning it has for the viewer that is most important".

T: 07714 263659;  E: heatherburrellsculpt@gmail.com 

1 Stock Yard

SHQ Miniatures (www.shqltd.com)

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: armstrong242@btinternet.com

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: 3rcalderbank@aol.com

2 Potting Shed

Marc Wood Bespoke Joinery (www.marcwoodfurniture.co.uk)

Marc Wood has just taken over this unit, which is right next to the Shippens, his existing one, to give him more space for his expanding joinery business.

T: 01460 53377; E: marcswood@hotmail.co.uk

2 Stock Yard

Upholstery Studio (www.facebook.com/Upholsterystudio)

Linda Whatley has moved her Upholstery Studio from the Cider Cellar to 2 Stock Yard (412 sq ft) after she decided to downsize a bit and reduce her inclination to take on larger projects.  Linda can bring back to life your old chair or stool with meticulous attention and great skill, making all necessary repairs on the way.  She can also whizz up curtains and attend to any of your haberdashery needs.
T: 07896 987024;  E: upholsterystudio@hotmail.co.uk