Taylors Farm Retreat B&B
Beautiful picturesque country house bed & breakfast in a rural location close to the Surrey/Sussex border. The property is only 15 minutes from Gatwick airport.
Taylors farm is the ideal location for exploring Surrey and Sussex.
All apartments are equipped with flat panel TV, Sky, DVD, full internet access and more.
Taylors apartments are grade II listed conversions of the original coaching houses and stables with extensive grounds and long term car parking.
Taylors records date back to 1255, around the time of King John and the Magna Carta. Taylors is a beautiful picturesque house, still retaining as a nucleus the timber open hall of the mid 13th century and also an oak screen of roughly gouged-out timbers and moulded beams of the same exceptionally early date.
There are beautiful panelled rooms of later date and the 15th, 16th and 17th century additions all present very interesting features.
It's west wing is Medieval Dendro dated c1345 which was an extraordinary 2 bay open hall with apparently no floored ends, which is now a service wing to a later build.
Taylors main range c1457, a fine 2 bay open hall between cross wings of different builds.
Taylors east wing c1635, a 3 bay, jettied parlour wing with dropped tie construction and stair turret.
Taylors barn e16th century, a 3 bay 16th century barn, 1 bay added, then 2 bays added to the other end in the 18th century, opposing wagon entrances with an unusually complete frame with arched bracing on main posts, gunstock posts, queen post clasped purling roof.
The outer 18th century bays have queen struts and diagonal bracing. Amongst past residents are the Broadwood family of Piano fame and dating much further back into history Taylors has an association with the famous Knights Templar.
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This page was last updated: 19 July 2013