Welcome to the Rankins Farm Website
 
Linton Hill

RANKINS FARM is situated on the A229 in Linton.

Linton is possibly one of the smallest village in Kent, it straggles along the A229 on the south facing hill between Staplehurst and Maidstone.

The village provided labour to the quarry which is to be found in nearby Boughton Monchelsea, but has grown up from the 1700's to provide living quarters for the workers on Linton Place.

Rankins Farm has been farmed by The Sunnucks family since 1965.

 
Lord Cornwallis who lived at Linton Park once owned the farm. Lord Cornwallis was a kind and charitable man who let his tenants buy their farms for much less than they were worth. The Sunnucks now enjoy extending that same level of hospitality to their holiday guests that stay in The Old Wagon Lodge.
 
The farm is 250 acres of which 53 are apples both dessert and cooking, 50 pears, 25 plums, 10 rhubarb and 12 raspberries, the remainder of the acreage is pasture. There is cold storage for 500 tons of fruit and we pack all of our own fruit for supermarkets such as Tescos, Sainsburys and Morrisons, we also supply the wholesale market and local farm shops.

The packhouse is located on the farm and forms part of the integrated grow and supply service.
 
The Crook, Rankins Farm
 
Green apples
Plums
Rhubarb in seed
Red apples
 

Old Wagon Lodge patio

The Old Wagon Lodge is a newly converted barn with all modern conveniences but retaining the charm of a period building.

It is a self contained luxury holiday home with its own garden and parking area.

It offers modern self-catering accommodation and sleeps four people.


The Sunnucks family are pioneers in developing new farming techniques and through a partnership with Orchard World have established some revolutionary methods for growing fruit.

Visit the farm and experience the vibrant atmosphere of new technology in a traditional industry.

 
 

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