The Polishing Room

Julia Thompson Jewellery (www.juliathompson.co.uk)

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: info@juliathompson.co.uk

The Flax Studio

iOme Fitness (www.iomefitness.com)

Above where the old threshing machine was and accessible from the archway is our newest tenant, in the Flax Studio (667 sq ft).  Founded by Charlie Fardon, iOme Fitness takes a "personal and holistic approach to helping you get and stay fit, feel healthy and find balance in life".  They run a range of classes at convenient times (before and after work, etc) offering yoga, pilates and other disciplines, packaged in flexible 'live well' plans, and also personal support and mentoring. 

T: 0800 9788158;  E: info@iomefitness.com

The Engine Room

Portable Floors (www.portable-floors.co.uk)

Under the tall chimney is the Engine Room (277 sq ft), where the steam engine that drove all the farm equipment was.  Now Graham Colyer makes quality woodwork, including portable dance floors for sale and hire.  Graham has made several doors and windows for us and we have also enjoyed dancing on his excellent floors at our own parties!  

T: 07884 025211; E: graham@portable-floors.co.uk

The Old Mill

Arttus (www.arttus.com)

In place of the old stationary threshing machine next to the archway, now resides Ken Peterkin and his team 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: design@arttus.com

Flaxdrayton Farm

Mill Building

The Cider Press Room

Veelyn Ltd (www.veelyn.co.uk)

Below the Apple Store is ... the Cider Press (500 sq ft), housing our newest tenant, 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 sell antiques and collectibles. mostly to the trade but their website always has interesting items for sale.  

T: 07990 041417;  E: lynda@veelyn.co.uk

The Apple Store

John Wratten Architects (www.johnwratten.com) 

Chartered architect, John Wratten, occupies the end room of the Apple Store. It has quirky angles and big windows - very appropriate for an experienced architect whose projects range from small extensions to new commercial developments, all planned with good design, environmental care and economic prudence.    
T: 01460 241122;  E: info@johnwratten.com

Call us – 01460 241062

Email us – francis@flaxdrayton.co.uk

The Mill

Take Art (www.takeart.org)

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: info@takeart.org