the barn

The barn has been designed with imagination and sensitivity to reflect its natural surroundings and its history whilst being as flexible, practical and exciting to use as possible.

It measures 17m x 4m (55ft x 13ft) with its walls a mix of original stone and white plaster. The floor is oak and three huge windows provide wonderful light with views to the east and south over the valley.

Two-thirds of the room is double height to the roof establishing a wonderful sense of scale and space. The remaining third is lower ceilinged and incorporates the main design feature – a rise and fall flooring system: three curved platforms that can be raised and lowered at will.

When it is up, the platforms are flush with the first floor allowing the whole of the ground floor to be used as one large space. In this position the barn is ideal for classes, workshops and rehearsals.


When it is down, the platforms are each lowered to a new level. Staggered seating is thus created that transforms the space into an auditorium. In this position the barn becomes a venue for performances, presentations, screenings and talks.

The barn has been fully equipped for audio-visual work with a digital projector, CD/DVD player, Quad speakers and cinema type screen. Your computers can access this system and there is wireless broadband. There is an upright piano and the whole barn benefits from underfloor heating.

A small kitchen is hidden in one wall of the barn so that it’s very easy to break for coffee. There is also a shower and WC built into the rockface. The separate utility room is the place to wash off your dirty brushes.


barn prices

The barn and stable workspaces can be hired separately or together, with house guest or self-catering accommodation, depending on the size of your group.

Groups of 1–4 can rent the holiday cottage at the seasonal rate (£295 - £625 pw) with an additional charge for their use of the barn (£150 for 1–2 people, £250 for 3–4).

Groups of 5–12 can be accommodated in the farmhouse and cottage for £490 per person per week, £390 per person for five nights, £250 per person for a three night weekend stay or £195 per person for two nights. This includes all meals and full use of the barn and stable.

For those who want to use the barn without accommodation there is a sessional rate of £65 (am/pm or eve) or £135 for the whole day. Catering can be arranged on top of this.

using the barn

The barn is incredibly versatile, and can be used for almost any purpose.

• rehearsals
• art studio
• seminars
• lecture theatre
• movement work
• development work
• presentations
• performances
• screenings
• oh, and the odd party

You can be as quiet or as noisy as you like.
You can be as private or as public as you like.
You suggest it, we'll try and make it happen.