David lives on the farm in Cranbrook and farm 200 acres with two differing soil types – a heavy clay for arable crops and a light sandy loam for apples and pears.
The Cranbrook Barn Store building was originally a supermarket accredited apple pack house but the fruit now goes to a high-tech facility in Hampshire for grading and sales to all of the major supermarkets. The farm is allowed to use the Red Tractor assurance label and the Leaf Marque label [Linking the Environment and Farming] because of its high standards.
We are surrounded by 40 acres of woods and there is a lovely public footpath down through them. The woodland is designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) because the microclimate in the Gill [steep valley] nurtures rare moisture loving plants. The farm is located in the High Weald on the edge of the river Rother catchment area and enjoys splendid views to the south.
The conversion of the redundant pack house to a Barn Store facility has been assisted by a grant from DEFRA and the EU* to promote rural sustainability and local employment.
The farmhouse is a few yards from the Barn Store building, and we are available to help with your enquiries and show you around.
We are located about 30 minutes from Maidstone, Ashford or Tunbridge Wells, just outside Cranbrook on the B2086, heading towards Benenden.
Supported in partnership by:
*The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by Defra and the EU. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas
Simple and easy to arrange storage, staff really helpful and great value for money.
I was very pleased with the facilities at Barn Store, and would be quite happy to use it again.
Thank you once again for your courtesy during our ‘stay’. You have been most helpful and flexible, often at extremely short notice!
I would certainly recommend you and use your services again if the need ever arose.
Most useful for our house move enabling us to gradually dispose of items without cluttering up the house. Would use on any future move!
Friendly, personal service – very convenient, no hassle, good value. Definately recommend.
Cannot be matched for friendly, helpful management, good security and access, all at a very reasonable price.
Clean, easy access, no lifts, all on one level, trolleys provided. No problems at all. Worked well for us.
Dealing personally with the owner makes the whole process much simpler.
We have had items in storage at Barn Store for 4 years, we’ve had no problems. Thank you for the hassle free service!
I was entirely satisfied with the facilities and service and it exceeded a previous experience with another company.
It suited our needs just perfectly, free to come and go as we wished within a very secure environment. The owners on site and very friendly and helpful.
I was very impressed with all aspects of this storage company. Our needs were met with complete co-operation and friendliness. Highly recommended.
Stores with a toilet, a dustbin, coffee making facilities, trundle barrows and top security are rare!
The 24 hour access, seven days a week was a god send for us. Also to have Claire on site to call when there was an unexpected problem was so important.