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About The Barn KT9

A brief history of Rushett Farm


18th Century Farmhouse

The listed farmhouse was built over 300 years ago and retains all the original beams inside. 

For the last century, the farm has been run by four generations of the Woodall family, who have over the years farmed both beef and dairy herds on site, as well as cereal crops such as wheat, barley, oats and beans.

An aviation hotspot

In the mid 20th Century, the farm became a hub for light aircraft under the management of the late Geoff Masterton. Several of the barns became dedicated to the restoration and storage of a mixture of planes which came from around the world to be serviced. 

Today the grass runway remains active throughout the summer, so keep an eye out for any aerial action.

There is also a helipad on site, the nearest one to Central London to the south which is used for private charters.


A haven for wildlife

There are several rare bird species on the farm across the year. Bring binoculars or your camera to capture the Nightingales, Red Kites, Buzzards, Kestrels and more. Keep an ear out for the sound of the skylarks in spring. There is more excellent bird watching across Epsom Common, particularly at the Great Stew Pond.

Check our blog for the lowdown from expert local photographer, Isaiah Rowe, who shot this Kestrel on the farm last year.

The modern era

Since 2019, Emily & Charlie Woodall have been living at the farm, and they were joined by daughter Olive in November 2020.

Emily is a personal trainer who runs classes and individual training from the farm, and when not working on the farm, Charlie is a videographer.

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