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Records show a farm on this site going back to the fourteenth century. The current farm, built in Victorian times, includes a Sussex barn, a farm house, farm buildings and the stables. The stables are entirely individual with fenced garden, lawn and pretty flower beds overlooking the owners wildflower meadow and woodland, all maintained for environmental sustainability.

yellow rattle home farm meadow and the woods

The woodlands, farm and surrounding area are typical of the High Weald Area of Natural Beauty with ancient woodlands, small streams in deep gullies (the ‘ghylls’), meadows and pastures. Small country lanes link the farms and settlements that dot the local area. These were created by the end of the 14th century - the High Weald is essentially a medieval landscape.

The owners have been active in developing the land as an eco-friendly environment. There is a wild flower meadow with over seventy varieties of flowers and grasses including orchids and wild rattle. In the woodlands we have planted over 5,000 oak, ash, and cherry. We are constantly thinning and replacing trees to ensure sustainability and are developing the log selling business. Piles of wood has been left to form habitat piles for woodland insects.

The woodlands have been opened up to provide more opportunities for walks from the Stables and joins up with a public footpath. Within the woods you will see many species of animals, birds, plants and flowers. We regularly see up to 20 deer and in the spring there is a marvelous display of bluebells and you may see ducklings on the pond.

The historic former Royal hunting forest of Ashdown Forest is less than a mile to the north-west of the property.

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