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English / Bayleaf Farmhouse and Farmstead

Bayleaf is a timber framed hall house, dating from the early 15th Century.  This property is often used by history re-enactment groups and costumed interpreters.  With it's authentic interior and beautiful garden, the atmosphere of medieval times is recreated and encourages enthusiastic and critical work in drama, literature, prose and poetry. We use this property for Tudor Textiles and Period Workshops.  The house is part of a bigger complex known as the Bayleaf farmstead.  The farmstead group consists of the farmhouse with its extensive garden; a barn and farmyard, orchards and shaws (small woodlands) and is intended to have the character and detail of the original setting of the house in the 16th century.

Maps of the Bayleaf Farmstead

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This house provides a wealth of creative opportunities for drama, literature, prose and poetry and is often use as a set in professional TV and film productions.  There are also opportunities for non-fictional writing, e.g.  Write a possible description of the farmstead for a guidebook or write a set of instructions for carding and spinning.

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The Wealden House Bayleaf is an example of this type of house, common in South Eastern England. Details
Gardens , Orchard and Shaws Landscape features surrounding the Bayleaf House with the character and detail of its original 16th century setting. Details