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A quiet retreat of woodland and pasture only 30 seconds from Haslemere High Street

The hidden gem of Swan Barn Farm nestles behind Haslemere’s bustling high street. It is the gateway to some of Surrey and Sussex’s finest countryside.

You can enjoy a picnic and catch a glimpse of views down into pastures cloaked by a wooded valley. For keen walkers there are three major walks nearby. The first is the 64-mile-long Serpent Trail, which starts here. It was designed to showcase some of the finest views and breathtaking countryside in the south east. The footpaths also link to the nearby Sussex Border Path and Greensand Way.

At Swan Barn Farm, we've long-term volunteers living in a specially designed eco-house built with locally sourced, sustainable wood from the Black Down Estate. We also have the Hunter Basecamp, where people on our working holidays stay while helping us with our work. The basecamp is also available for private hire.

Important info:

The buildings are only open to visitors on special open days, but you're welcome to view them from the outside from the public footpath and the orchard.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

You can tick off these here:

9. Eat an apple from the tree at our apple event in October.

13. Make a mud pie by the stream or try 14. damming the stream.

15. Go sledging in the winter.

32. Find frogspawn in spring.

Swan Barn Farm charcoal

Charcoal made at Swan Barn Farm

We now selling charcoal produced on site. You can buy it for £6 for a 5kg of charcoal. It's made from sustainably sourced wood from our land.
Pop into the estate team's office if you'd like to buy some

Archaeology exhibition

A new National Trust exhibition opens at Haslemere Educational Museum this February. It showcases research into the archaeology and earliest human use of Black Down.

Events and activities at Swan Barn Farm

Green Woodworking Day

 © Cotehele Mill

Saturday 26 July, 11am - 4pm

Bring the family on a visit to the farm and enjoy the various traditional craft demonstrations on display, some of which you can try for yourself. There will be a selection of wildlife displays including a barn owl nest box webcam and falconry flights at intervals throughout the day. Refreshments and hog roast baps will be on sale, plus a bouncy castle to keep the children entertained.
Free entry.