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.