The Big Barn
A grand hay barn is the centrepiece of the Quadrangle. Built in 1870, it opens directly onto the courtyard and garden. It is ideal for talks, workshops, conferences, yoga, and dining.
The Big Barn is impressive and welcoming. Its solid oak beams, Victorian brickwork and wooden floorboards register the history of its uses. It is well suited for presentations and talks, and we offer a full AV setup including projector, screen and speakers; and folding chairs for up to 80 people.
In the morning, the sun streams in from the large open doors to the lawn – the barn is ideal for movement exercises and yoga classes as it feels both sheltered and connected to outside. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served on long wooden tables, creating a natural banquet hall for large groups.
The barn was built in 1870 and has been thoughtfully restored. We’re always happy to discuss the architecture and history of the building with visitors – you can read more on our About pages.
Image credit: Callum Teggin