Under the tall chimney is the Engine Room (277 sq ft), where the steam engine that drove all the farm equipment was. Friends, Andy and Steve, are setting up their stall together to provide a 'one-stop shop' for all their customers' guitar and amplifier repairs.
Steve's Amps was established twenty years ago in Surrey, and has gradually moved West. Steve repairs all musical instrument amplifiers, also valve hi-fi, and also modifies and builds bespoke amplifiers.
Andy is a luthier and vintage guitar enthusiast, and he services and repairs guitars of all ages to bring out the best in them. He makes them too!
Below the Apple Store is ... the Cider Press (500 sq ft), housing Lynda and Dave Styles of Veelyn Ltd. They love the press (which is still there but sadly not usable) as they specialise in up-cycling and restoring, and they sell antiques and collectibles. mostly to the trade but their website always has interesting items for sale.
T: 07990 041417; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The end room of the Apple Store, up the stairs right be the entrance, is the most interesting room in the whole farmyard, with quirky angles and big windows. Sarah Osborne has just moved here from the Stockyard. She is an award-winning, specialist new-born photographer, but she also covers weddings, families, maternity and much more. She can shoot on-location or in the multi-faceted studio she has created here.
T: 01460 240123; E: email@example.com
Above where the old threshing machine was and accessible from the archway is the Flax Studio (667 sq ft) and iOme Fitness. Founder, Charlie Fardon, takes a "personal and holistic approach to helping you get and stay fit, feel healthy and find balance in life". She runs a range of classes at convenient times (before and after work, etc) offering Body SMART fitness for weight loss and body toning, and also personal training with ongoing support and mentoring.
In place of the old stationary threshing machine next to the archway, now resides Ken Peterkin and son Fergus at Arttus. They specialise in designing and making period interiors and furniture, including bespoke architectural joinery services and historic restoration, conservation and consultancy (with clients including Historic Scotland, CADW and English Heritage).
T: 01460 240690; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the aptly named Polishing Room, Julia is an award-winning jeweller & silversmith. She uses traditional hand fabrication techniques to create bespoke pieces of art jewellery. She also runs make-your-own wedding ring courses (our daughter and son-in-law were delighted with theirs). Her ethical policy means she recycles gold and uses lab-grown gemstones.
T: 07886 906262; E: email@example.com
The main part of the Mill building houses Take Art, where the stone-ground flour mill was. It is a lovely airy unit of about 1075 sq ft on both floors. Take Art move here in 2003 and they quickly helped turn our farmyard into an arts hub. A pioneering arts charity serving the towns, villages and rural communities of Somerset, Take Art provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to experience, participate and work within the arts.
T: 01460 249450; E: firstname.lastname@example.org