Flaxdrayton Farm

Waggon Shed

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The Waggon Shed

Just beyond the archway and heading out towards the paddock is the Waggon Shed.  In fact it's two buildings now joined together with a central stairwell.  The left hand was a granary above and the waggon garage below, which was then converted into airy loose boxes where we fattened our pigs.  The right hand building was the flax retting shed (where the flax was soaked so that the fibre could be combed out) - we kept our flock of free range hens in here.  Both buildings were converted by John Wratten, our longest standing tenant who, sadly for us, has now retired.

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Mell Oliver  (www.thesunshinebindery.co.uk)

The old flax retting shed, then where we later kept our free range hens, this lovely little unit now houses Mell Oliver of the Sunshine Bindery.  Mell's aim is to spread sunshine through delightfully joyful illustrated paper goods, hand crafted journals and eco friendly stationery.  She designs, sources and makes as much as possible by hand, celebrating locally, ethically and sustainably sourced materials and eco friendly businesses.
​T: 07538 489297; E: thesunshinebindery@gmail.com

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Cook House (www.facebook.com/sueforemanatthecookhouse)

Where the farm waggons were kept, this fine unit has just been taken by Sue Foreman, a renowned cook from the area. This is Sue's new base kitchen for event projects, outside catering and a collection spot for her homemade takeaways. Inspired by street food, traditional classics and international time-honoured dishes, Sue’s food fuses innovation and comfort, with a fresh and contemporary spin.  

T: 07883 852724; E: susanforemancatering@gmail.com

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Lynn Brookes Art (www.lynnbrookesart.com)

Lynn Brookes is our newest tenant in this 350 sq ft delightful upstairs unit. As a contemporary abstract artist she says her work is about stimulating feelings to evoke an emotional response that connects with the viewer. She enjoys the process of creating lively paintings that have texture, strong contrasts, and bold energetic mark-making within them.
T: 07813 339295;  E: lynn.brookes@hotmail.com​

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Avalon Elf Coats (www.barefootalchemy.com) 

This biggest unit in the Waggon Shed (at 1045 sq ft), with great views over the River Parrett to Ham Hill, is the original granary sitting above where the farm waggons were housed.  Now our newest tenant, Annabelle Mellifera of Avalon Elf Coats, makes wonderful, one-of-a-kind, patchwork coats and other creations, using almost entirely upcycled materials. 

T: 07722 366980; E: avalonelfcoats@gmail.com