Whether you want to explore the many walking routes on the doorstep, visit some of the local attractions or simply relax in the beautiful scenery, Darent Hulme Barn is the perfect base for visitors to the area.
Just a short drive (or pleasant walk along part of the Darent Valley Path) out of Shoreham village, you will find Castle Farm– with its delightful Hop Shop and renowned annual Lavender Festival.
Keep going to nearby Lullingstone, where you can discover the Country Park with some wonderful walks and nature trails (and a zip wire!), the Castle and its much acclaimed World Garden of Plants, and even a Roman Villa.
In the next door village of Eynsford is the Eagle Heights Wildlife Park, one of the UK’s largest Bird of Prey Centres.
Travel south towards Sevenoaks and you will arrive at the charming village of Otford, with a great selection of antique and gift shops, restaurants and pubs, and the UK’s only listed heritage pond!
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Castle Farm – the largest lavender farm in the UK, with a fabulous shop selling local produce and unusual gifts castlefarmkent.co.uk
Lullingstone Country Park – great views, excellent visitor facilities and acres of woodland and grassland to discover. kent.gov.uk/lullingstone_country_park
Lullingstone Castle – one of England’s oldest family estates and site of the renowned World Garden of Plants from around the globe lullingstonecastle.co.uk
Lullingstone Roman Villa – discover spectacular mosaics and Roman artefacts
Lullingstone Park Golf Course -grab your clubs and play the 9 hole valley course or the 18 hole castle course in over 500 acres of Kent’s most stunning countryside sencio.org.uk/lullingstone-park-golf-course
Eagle Heights – birds of prey, plus an expanding wildlife park for many different animal species, including cheetahs, meerkats and snakes. eagleheights.co.uk
Darent Valley Path – follow the River Darent from the banks of the Thames at Dartford, through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the Greensand Hills above Sevenoaks
North Downs Way – follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrims from Farnham to Canterbury. nationaltrail.co.uk/northdowns