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Entrance to the Quadrangle yardShepherd's Barn living room (open plan with kitchen)
Shepherd's Barn- The Quadrangle
Shepherd's Barn- The Quadrangle
16 guests
1 bedroom
16 beds
2 baths
16 guests
1 bedroom
16 beds
2 baths
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The Quadrangle, a large Victorian farmstead built in 1870, is now used as a place for exploring sustainable living and the arts, 40 mins from central London. The converted barns have access to a large garden, orchard, beehives and a river.

The space

Shepherd's Barn has a large dormitory, which sleeps up to 17, one double bedroom, and a cosy living room/kitchen, which can fit between 8-10 people. The Main Barn is the biggest space, about 15m x 8.5m with very high ceilings, a timber floor and a gallery at one end. It’s great for games, workshops, talks, exhibitions, screenings and shows. It’s not heated or insulated so you need to be pretty active in the winter to keep warm! In the summer the Main Barn can be used as a giant dining room or extra living space. There's a table tennis table, skateboards, pogo stick, unicycle and other stuff for kids. There are extra tables and seating available for events.

The camping field has a cosy yurt with a wood burning stove, double bed and futons for kids and has been planted as a permaculture forest garden, with fruit trees, a pond and space for lots of tents. Outside the yurt there are steps down to the Darent River, which is great for wild swimming.

There are converted stables that open onto a shared courtyard (we only own half). These are used by local crafts people and as a general space for mending things. There's a vintage tractor, which seems to always need fixing and even an Airstream caravan, which we have been renovating for quite a while! (Should be ready by summer, fingers crossed).

Guest access

Staying in Shepherd's Barn, or when camping, you have access to the Main Barn, the large flat lawn outside the double barn doors and the forest garden - all of which are shared with the family if we are there.
Part of the garden is family-only but otherwise you are free to roam around. We have close next-door neighbours so have noise restrictions in the Main Barn - so we generally only host eco and acoustic parties and weddings.

Interaction with guests

Our extended family stay in the Granary from time to time and you might bump into workshop tenants and our neighbours in the courtyard.

There are lots of courses, workshops and events throughout the summer. You can find more info on what's happening on the Quadrangle Trust website.

Other things to note

For Shepherd's barn it is £30 a night a head (minimum two people during the week) with a minimum charge for weekends of £300 during the winter (from the beginning of October until the end of April) and £550 in the summer. We also have charity rates; just get in touch.

The Quadrangle is large and spacious and there is plenty of outside space. One half of the space, and some of the fields, is owned by lovely neighbours so it is crucial that large groups respect their privacy and peace. Very sorry but that does mean no parties or weddings.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people $53 CAD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $53 CAD
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking inside please. This is a relaxed, informal space, still a family home, which you will share bits of with our neighbours, visitors and family – bare that in mind when deciding to book!

2 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Antonia User Profile
October 2017
Really great stay!

Sidique User Profile
July 2017
It was the perfect place for our first holiday with our 5 week year old baby. The grounds was great to walk around and have lunch. There is a public footpath close by which was very handy. There was no issue with accommodation, excellent space for baby stuff and nappy changing :) Jess was very helpful too. In summary its a great break for some country air!

Alberto User Profile
September 2016
We spent two days we will always remember, such an astonishing place and atmosphere! Everything,starting from the barn to the surroundings belongs to a peaceful and lost atmosphere,ideal to escape for a weekend from the super fast London!

Allie User Profile
September 2016
Wonderfully remote (yet so close to London and 20 minute walking distance to train stations) farm experience....even though i was stay for two nights while moving and working during the day, made me want to stay at the weekend for a proper R&R! Wifi not working was a bit of an issue for my partner though I got full mobile signal so was OK, but dont think the space is designed to sit on your (URL HIDDEN) wish I had had time to get out and see the rest of the surrounding land! Jessie was super super responsive and helped with our handful of queries!

Matt User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 12 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Natasha User Profile
September 2016
Jessie gave fantastic directions and provided a map of the surrounding land that you could explore. The grounds are glorious and the place itself is lovely and cosy - the perfect escape from the city! Kitchen was very well equipped and there are lots of games in the main barn to amuse yourself with too.

Imogen User Profile
May 2016
What a peaceful and wonderful sanctuary, thank you so much for a fabulous weekend and letting us be a part of your beautiful farm and charitable ethos

England, United KingdomJoined in October 2013
Jessie User Profile

I'm the projects director at the Quadrangle Trust- our family home that we've set up as a centre for sustainable living and creative arts.
I live between the Quadrangle and north London.

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