Country House Venues, a two-generation family run business, bought Broadfield in August 2017 from the owners of the surrounding farm. Previously known as Broadfield Court, the venue’s gardens and grounds have been used for many years to host weddings and events, but it was purchased with the vision of sympathetically renovating the house so that others could enjoy its history and beauty. Renovation is currently in its final stages, with the ground floor complete already and accommodation available from January 2019, but Broadfield is very much open by appointment for those interested in booking with us. Please do contact us to arrange a viewing.
Broadfield’s story: Broadfield has a long and illustrious history in the county, having been mentioned in the Domesday book. At that time, it was likely just a large acreage of land, but by the fourteenth century it had become a house of importance, complete with its own private chapel. By the Tudor period it had fallen into disrepair, but was given a new lease of life as a large farmhouse, incorporating the portion of the still beautiful fourteenth century building still standing. Fast forward to 1825, and once more the house needed some restoration, and was extended and converted into a Gothic mansion with gargoyles, coats of arms, finials and stucco. Now, in the 21st century, we are restoring Broadfield once more, keeping nearly 1,000 years of history going.