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Flaxdrayton Farm

Waggon Shed

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.

1 Waggon Shed

Cook House (

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:

2 Waggon Shed

Mell Oliver  (

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:

3 Waggon Shed

Blackdown Greenroofs ​( 

Blackdown, part of The Alumasc Group PLC, offer a comprehensive supply and installation service for both hard and soft landscapes for roofs and podiums. This includes the installation of extensive green roofs through to complex intensive podium schemes including paving, decking, bespoke planters and fully automated irrigation systems.  Blackdown also install children’s play equipment, safety surfacing and artificial grass.​

T: 03335 771 500; E:   

4 Waggon Shed

Navtor UK Ltd (

On the first floor are NAVTOR UK Ltd, part of the global NAVTOR group which is headquartered in Norway. NAVTOR is a leading force in the provision of advanced and innovative e-Navigation solutions and a total supplier of navigational products and services for both commercial shipping and super-yachts. All of NAVTOR’s products and services, like NavTracker, NavBox and NavStation, are developed in line with the company philosophy of simplifying tasks, increasing efficiency and improving operations.  

T: 01460 241932 or 07747 02108;  E: