Heathland Farm, TN7
Reminiscent of an imposing Scottish wilderness or the open moors of the Lake District, Heathland Farm is a rare find for the South East of England. The farm’s unique scenery is rich in heathland and dense woodland; with meandering streams, woody dams, natural ponds, glades, mounds, rolling hill vistas, clearings and evergreen forest areas featuring ancient ewe trees and Scots pines.
This ruggedly breathtaking landscape sees ponies run free and rare-breed sheep grazing the moor grass, gorse and heather-covered ground. The newly built American lodge-style farmhouse sits secluded within the trees and is available to hire inside and out. A modern timber-clad barn, workshop, derelict Victorian greenhouse and old stables can also be found on location.
Located in East Sussex and within only 30 miles of London, the farm can easily work as a ‘day shoot’ location as well as longer term hires.
- 35 acres of rare heathland featuring purple moor grass, heather and gorse, along with heavily wooded areas including ancient woodland and evergreen forest areas
- Large modern American lodge-style farmhouse featuring an oak shake roof, oak cladding and original sandstone exterior
- Garden area with a productive vegetable patch, derelict victorian greenhouse and polytunnel
- Old unused stable block overlooking the vegetable garden
- Modern agricultural timber clad barn featuring a kitchen, shower room and loo
- Garage/ workshop
- Pond, woody dams and wild, meandering streams featuring a small bridge
- Private driveway and hardstanding tracks
- Rare breed Hebridean sheep, exmoor ponies, belted galloway cows, chicken and dogs
- Small green vineyard tractor
FACILITIES AT THE FARM
Heathland Farm is accessed via a private drive, which is not suitable for large artic lorries. There is an area onsite for the parking of crew vehicles, however if additional space is required, there is also a public car park within 0.5 miles of the farm.
A crew base is available on location; small crews are welcome to use the workshop building, which has access to seating, small kitchenette including sink and microwave. For larger crews, the modern barn would make an ideal base and storage area, which has its own kitchen, shower room, seating ‘downtime’ area and toilet facilities.
Within a short drive of the farm, there are various takeaway food options along with a pub serving food within 1.5 miles of the farm. If an overnight stay is required, there are a number of airbnbs in the neighbouring area including 2x self-catering cottages and B&B a short walk from the farm.
GETTING TO HEATHLAND FARM
Trains run from London Victoria to East Grinstead (approx journey time: 1 hour). The farm is approximately a 15 minute drive from East Grinstead station.
Central London is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes by car.