Not got a car? Don’t worry, you can get to Hacklands by train. Trains leave London Bridge and Victoria Station at regular intervals on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, trains run regularly from Oxted to London Victoria.
If you’re not staying over on Friday or Saturday night, the last train to Central London leaves at 23.16.
You can usually pick up a taxi at Oxted station, but if there isn’t one there, or you would prefer to book in advance, try these local taxi companies who cover the area.
- Westerham Cars http://www.westerhamcars.co.uk/ Tel: 01959 562091
- Century Cars http://www.centurycars.net/ Tel: 01883 723 717 Freephone: 0800 311 2130
- Oxted Taxis http://www.oxtedtaxis.com/ Tel: 01833 338 027 Freephone: 0800 298 4353
- TrainTaxi http://traintaxi.co.uk came up with these two numbers: Station – 01883 722 999 Direct Line 07885 868 085
The train journey takes about 40 minutes from London Victoria or London Bridge. You can also get direct trains from Clapham Junction, East Croydon and East Grinstead (if you’re coming from the other direction).
There are 2 or 3 trains an hour from London Bridge and 2 trains an hour from London Victoria.
Trains home on Sunday go into London Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction. They are every half an hour. An off-peak day single ticket is £10.50 on a week day or £9.00 on Sunday. If you have a network railcard, you may be able to use that to get a third off the price.
Check your train times and prices at http://traintimes.org.uk or http://nationalrail.co.uk
Oxted station is in the town and there are cashpoints and a Little Waitrose and a Sainsbury’s nearby if you need to pick up any supplies.
Coming by car? The postcode is TN8 6RA for your satnav. The full address is Hurst Farm, Dairy Lane, Crockham Hill, KENT TN8 6RA There is another farm nearby – Dairy Farm. It’s not that one, it’s the next one along!