The Barnyard

The Barnyard lies at the heart of South Farm, acting as a quaint central point for outdoor weddings. Ancient timber framed barns form three of its sides and a wing of the house is the fourth. Divided into two spaces, one is still a traditional animal farm yard, the other a pretty courtyard. Its outstanding merit is the integrity of its buildings, dating from the 16th to the 19th century.

The Principal Buildings

To one side is the Bridal Suite, the Stable bedroom, the Granary and the Old Dairy. On the other lies the Tudor Barn, the Horse Barn, still in its original state, and the Tack Room and Dovecote bedrooms. The House is at one end and the animal barn at the other.

The Farmyard

Dividing the Barnyard is a Wisteria and rose clad walkway, linking the Old Dairy on the west with the Tudor Barn on the east. To the north of the walkway the Barnyard retains its rustic past, home to our collection of rare breed poultry and nursery to our piglets, housed in the open fronted animal barn. They come and go as they please, adding to the delight of our wedding guests and adding to the charm found at our rustic wedding venue.

The Courtyard

This where you’re sure to regard South Farm as one of the most decorative, picturesque outdoor wedding venues. On the house side is a gravelled courtyard lined with lavender beds, numerous flowering pots and tables and parasols for guests. A towering plane tree planted in 1974 shelters and shades the guest entrance to the Tudor Barn. All paths lead to the Courtyard, whether via the house and gardens and around to the Old Dairy, or direct from the car park.