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Blake House Craft Centre

Blake House Craft Centre


Rachael Banham

01376 552553


Blake End,
CM77 6RA



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.

Christmas Parties and Christmas Packages available.

Coach Park: Yes

Drop Off: Yes

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups


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.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep Essex Heats of British Lawnmower Racing
Sat 9 Sep Hog Roast & Torchlight Maze Night
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Oct Halloween
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec Christmas Winter Wonderland Weekend



Plan route to Blake House Craft Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 702231  Lat: 51.88132 Long: 0.47251

By Road:
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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Braintree station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair


  • YesEntrance is well lit