BLAKE HOUSE CRAFT CENTRE
Situated near Braintree in Essex, Blake House Craft Centre is one of the region's true hidden gems. Once a traditional farmyard, with buildings used as stables, cattle sheds and cart lodges, this wonderful site has been transformed into a vibrant and flourishing craft centre which houses a wide range of small local businesses.
A beautiful Essex barn forms the centrepiece of a cluster of sympathetically restored 18th and 19th century listed buildings. This delightful environment hosts a variety of individual shops and workshops where you can buy unusual and attractive wares.
Bring your group to wander around the fine variety of art and craft shops in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, where there really is something for everyone! There are so many shops offering products that you just won't find anywhere else, from a basket of flowers to ballet shoes, from dolls houses to designer kids clothing and from electric guitars to elegant fabrics, you can treat yourself or find the perfect gift. Once you've looked around the shops, enjoy a bite to eat in our restaurant and then test your wits against the maize maze challenge! Open 19th July - 14th September 2014 (weather pending). Join us on facebook for regular updates: www.facebook.com/greatmaze
You can also test your putting skills on our fantastic Minigolf course. Challenge your friends and family to a round of crazy golf on our 9 hole course. Clubs and balls are available for hire along with your own score card.
Our licensed restaurant "Timbers' is housed in an 18th century listed corn barn and like the other buildings, has an 'olde worlde' charm that you are sure to fall in love with. If you're after a morning coffee, lunchtime snack, afternoon tea, a full restaurant meal, live band, themed night entertainment or a private venue, Timbers is the place to choose. Please call 01376 552553 for bookings and details of coach party menus.
For further information about any of the stores at Blake House Craft Centre, please telephone 01376 344123 or visit the website at www.blakehousecraftcentre.co.uk or keep up to date at www.facebook.com/blakehousecraftcentre
Christmas Parties and Christmas Packages available.
Free entry to the craft centre, plus ample free parking.
Maze admission: Adult £4.50, Child £2.50, Senior £3.50, Pushchairs & wheelchairs free entry.
Please contact Timbers Restaurant for booking & coach party menus & costs.
TL 702231 51.88132 0.47251
Follow the brown tourist signs from the A120. Situated between Braintree & Great Dunmow, Essex. There is parking both inside the centre with marked disabled bays and also an overflow car park to the side.
By Public Transport:
From Braintree station it is 4.5 miles to Blake House Craft Centre.
: 4 miles from Braintree station
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for groups
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Accepts groups
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Is flat (i.e. without steps)
- Seating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
- Entrance is well lit