Domesday Manor Farm, CO10
A rare find of a shoot location, Domesday Manor Farm wows with its remarkable period farm setting in a rural idyll, whilst offering an impressive collection of farm equipment, artefacts and props.
Take a step back in time amongst the lovingly preserved courtyard with its old village feel and cluster of characterful barns and outbuildings, full of olde English flair, history and textures. Sitting away from the old farmyard, there is also a collection of more modern agricultural buildings including sheds, stores and a silo offering present-day farming backdrops too.
The manor house, fronted by a spectacular ancient flower meadow, sits majestically at the heart of the farm and is also available to hire inside and out. Country garden extend behind it, then on to the wider landscape of farmland, grass fields, parkland, orchards, wild flower meadows and woodland. Further properties, ranging in size, style and age, are also available here on the farm, teaming up as an excellent choice of crew base options.
- Over 500 acres of farmland growing a mix of crops including wheat and barley, grass fields, parkland, orchards, mixed woodland and wild flower meadows including a spectacular ancient meadow in front of the main manor house
- Old farm courtyard featuring historic 16th and 17th century barns and outbuildings including the original Granary, the Wheat barn, a large Tudor barn (with its quirky interior furnishings) and a workshop
- Working farmyard consisting of more modern agricultural sheds, grain stores and a silo; all located away from the original farm courtyard
- Historic country manor house offering a range of internal rooms displaying interesting original features, furnishings and props (available for interiors)
- Main manor garden grounds featuring walled areas, vegetable garden, Victorian greenhouse, a thatched gazebo and a restored shepherds hut
- Small brick renovated farm building now used as a residence, located near the old courtyard (available exterior only)
- Modern lodge-style house (available for interiors) along with garden access and a renovated Shepherds Hut out the front
- A pair of restored farm cottages, which have now been converted into a single dwelling (available for interiors) along with access to its own garden and a garage
- Various structures in the woods including bell tents, an old wooden hut and a lock-up style storage shed
- Tennis court
- Private concrete roads, driveway and hard standing tracks
- Extensive collection of old farm props, equipment and artefacts
- Vintage and modern tractors, land rovers and farm machinery
- Sheep, rare-breed pigs, chicken, Labrador and a tabby cat
FACILITIES AT THE FARM
There is a large parking area at the farm offering space for 50+ cars. A crew base can be provided onsite either inside the Tudor barn or the holiday lodge, each providing access to a warm, downtime area, storage space, tea-making facilities and toilets.
The owners of Domesday Manor Farm are happy to provide catering depending on requirements, by prior arrangement. Alternatively, there are lots of good pubs selling food, along with cafes and restaurants within 4 miles of the farm.
The farm also offers a ‘Shoot and Stay’ option with its holiday accommodation; the Tudor Barn sleeping up to 25 guests and the holiday lodge sleeping up to 22 persons. Overflow accommodation can also be provided in three of the farmhouse rooms if required. Alternatively, there are further B&B options within 1.5 miles of the farm and hotels within 3.5 miles.
GETTING TO DOMESDAY MANOR FARM
Trains run from London Liverpool Street to Sudbury station via Marks Tey. The farm is approximately a 15 minute drive from Sudbury station.
Central London is approximately 2 hours by car.