About Us

We’re a friendly, family-run business. Our family has farmed at Court Lodge for five generations, moving from dairy farming in the 1980s to a mixed farm currently. Over the past 20 years, we have converted our traditional hay barn into an events space, and our old farm courtyard into award-winning office units. The farm now operates from a modern yard beyond the house.

17th Century Barn

The Black Barn is a very special wedding and party venue that lies in the heart of the pretty village of Stansted in rolling North Kent downland. Surrounded by apple and cherry orchards, with grass kept short by our small flock of Shetland sheep, the barn opens on to a traditional English garden. It can feel as though you’ve stepped back in time in our hidden valley yet we are within easy reach of London, Sevenoaks and the Medway towns. We only run a small number of events each year to ensure you get an exclusive service in a location that feels like a well-kept secret.

Award-winning offices

The Court Lodge Centre is a completely refurbished courtyard development of former farm buildings. It consists of five comfortable office units with period features giving you the best of both worlds – beams and superfast broadband! The tranquil North Downs setting can be deceptive: we are only 25 miles from central London, with convenient access to the motorway network (M25, M26 and M20 within 10 minutes) and excellent rail links (including Ebbsfleet International).

Varied and accessible film location

Court Lodge Farm has a number of interesting buildings and varied landscapes that are ideal for filming and photo shoots. We are in the heart of the countryside yet only 25 miles from central London.

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