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A traditional English landscape

Outridge is an 80 acre farm set on the side of Toy's Hill. It has an impressive grade 2 listed square oast house and piggery located in its centre and is home to the Octavia Hill basecamp.

This place gives a fantasic feel of openness and freedom in stark contrast to Toy's Hill. Outridge is a marvellous place to enjoy a peaceful relaxing walk, admire fine views over the north downs and discover the wildlife it supports.

Octavia Hill Bunkhouse

Fun in the sun at the bunkhouse

Fun in the sun at the bunkhouse

The Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent can sleep up to 14 people. For just £250 per night you get the complete hire of the building. Please call or emails us for more details.

Whether you're a group of friends wanting to get away or you're organising a residential trip, this is a great value option.

Two large dormitories and a large living/dining room, excellent hot showers, fully equipped kitchen, large garden and barbeque area make it a cosy place to stay to explore this historic corner of the country.

Please note

  • You are welcome to wander along the footpath past the buildings at Outridge, but please respect the privacy of the residents living/staying on site.
  • You are welcome to explore the bull pens underneath the oast houses but the oasts and piggery are closed for safety reasons
  • Outridge is a working farm, please keep all dogs on leads around livestock

Hop production

The oast houses were originally used for the production of hops for beer. The hops would be dried, crushed and then packaged ready to be taken to a nearby brewery.

Our buildings

The Octavia Hill bunkhouse on a sunny July afternoon

The Octavia Hill bunkhouse on a sunny July afternoon

All the buildings at Outridge are Grade II listed. The earliest dates back to the 15th century and the most recent is of 19th century construction.

The buildings at Outridge are all examples of vernacular architecture, which is a category of architecture based on localized needs and construction materials, and reflecting local traditions.