Set in 8 acres of peaceful pastures and gardens on the edge of East Grinstead, Great Harwoods Farm has seen some dramatic events and changes since its beginnings at the end of the 19th century.

Originally the homestead for a small 100-acre farm, the house sits directly on the Greenwich Meridian, with half in the Western and half in the Eastern Hemisphere. In some ways, it is lucky that the farmhouse is still standing at all, after a narrow miss by a German bomber in the Second World War. At least three bombs landed just to the north of the house in what is now the front paddock (two of the craters can still be seen).

Thankfully, times are much calmer now and Great Harwoods Farm offers its guests a cosy and relaxing base away from the hustle and bustle. The farmhouse and surrounding barns have been lovingly restored and extended by Ailsa and David Giles, your hosts, who have lived here since 1988.

I agree with Tim. From the moment I walked in the door I had such a warm genuine welcome, my stay felt like a home from home. Aisla is a wonderful host. My room was lovely, warm and clean with little touches that make the difference. The breakfast was hearty with lots of homemade, local and organic produce. Would definitely recommend and would like to come again. Thank you.

Michelle Lee Barker

I had the pleasure in staying here for a few days.. From the minute I walked in the door I was taken care of as if I was at my own home with my own family..I was made to feel very welcomed and would highly recommend Great Harwoods farm to anyone.. Thanks again guys for giving me such a lovely few days and going out of your way for me.. I hope to stay again one day.. Even just for the breakfast…


Thanks for a very pleasant stay last weekend. It was the ideal situation for our family needs and everyone so hospitable.

Martinus Rance

A beautiful location, an excellent reception upon arrival, really nice furnishings throughout the house and room, wonderfully friendly service, and a lovely breakfast. 5 out of 5!

Chris Graham

For a special weekend we can highly recommend Great Harwood for the warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and delicious breakfast. The homemade jams and bread were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing massage which Ailsa is able to offer in house. Location was very quiet but convenient for visiting East Grinstead and Nation Trust properties nearby. Thank you for a great weekend!

Jane Morrish

We had a wonderful weekend in September 12 at the farm and cannot speak highly enough of everything. Ailsa was so welcoming and friendly and we felt like we were at home there.Our room was perfect with everything we could need and there was a big variety of food for breakfast.We would have no hesitation about recommending it to anyone and hope to go back ourselves soon. Perfect B and B.

Jan Jolly