History

The Sissinghurst Estate is located 4km east of Cranbrook in Kent at the junction of the High and Low Weald. It lies within the High Weald Landscape Character Area and the edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Farmhouse is a unique and special place, just 100 yards from the World famous gardens of Sissinghurst. The Gardens were created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson between 1930 and the early 1960's. Sissinghurst has always been more than just it's gardens. Today it is a garden in the ruin of a great Elizabethan house, set in the middle of its own woods, streams and farmland with long views on all sides across the fertile fields and meadows of the Kentish landscape. 

The Farmhouse was built in 1855, by the Mann Cornwallis family as "The Castle residence" with what were the "remains of Sissinghurst Castle close-by". Built in the era of High Victorian Farming, The Farmhouse was the centre of a thriving and modern farm producing high quality timber (Chestnut and Ash), game, beef, lamb, pork, hops, wheat, barley and fruit orchards. That same diversity has now been re-established by John Hickman and his family at Sissinghurst under the National Trust umbrella so that the sustainable farm produces food for its own thriving community.

The Farmhouse can be found at the heart of the Estate and we look forward to welcoming our guests to come and be a part of this unique setting, even if only for a few days. The Farmhouse offers luxury accommodation, first class hospitality and much more. We aim to become an integral part of what is being produced on the Sissinghurst estate and we are passionate supporters of the outstanding producers in The Garden of England.

We are really proud to be part of the unfinished history of Sissinghurst and we look forward to welcoming you into our home. Our job is to ensure that the specialness of the environment is reflected in the level of service and quality of help and hospitality guests will experience, from fresh flowers, seasonal fruit bowls and food so fresh and local you can taste the difference, to the quality of the bed linen and the feeling of being in your second home.

 

 

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Built in 1885 Sissinghurst Castle Garden View from Dog Field Sunrise from Farmhouse