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About The Barn KT9

A brief history of Rushett Farm

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Black and white photograph of the farmhouse

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.

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Kestrel

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.

The Barn KT9 was born between lockdowns across 2020 and 2021.

The Woodall family smiling together
People at the cafe watching a plane take off

How to find us

Access is by walking or cycling only, unless you're booked into a class or event.

For driving, the nearest car park is Epsom Common Car Park by the Stew Ponds.

For Public Transport, the 465 bus stops outside the farm at The Shy Horse.

More on our blog post here

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