Country Rustic Chic
Our venue is full of charm. We have stunning views across the urban landscape of Northampton to the rolling countryside of the South Northants Nene Valley. Dating back to 1776, this former working farm comprises of a complex of farmhouse, 2 barns and several outbuildings. After a sympathetic conversion to modern use, the barns still retain a lot of their features, with exposed wooden beams, stonework and solid wood flooring creating a rustic, country styled interior that lends itself wonderfully to intimate events.
Sitting in 13 acres of land, from well tendered English styled gardens to dense woodland areas, the Barns at Hunsbury Hill are part of a ‘Hanoverian’ tradition and a rare and unique example of a model farm. The farm complex was built in 1776 as the Hunsbury Hill Farm by Edward Bouverie and along with two smaller farms in the area, provided food to nearby Delapre Abbey.
An octagonal grassed courtyard takes centre stage with the Farmhouse, two barns, the larger High Barn and the smaller, more intimate Low Barn, animal sheds and ‘hovels’ wrapping themselves around this focal point. Not only does the courtyard provide a great flow to your event, but also great shelter, enabling us to use the outside as much as possible to offer a ‘typical’ summer English event.
The Farmhouse itself is not only the ‘nerve centre’ to the organisation but is also the home of Northamptonshire ACRE, an independent charity that owns the Barns at Hunsbury Hill. The charity’s main work is to support rural communities across the county and especially the more disadvantaged in these areas. So not only do we run fabulous events here at the Barns, we are also supporting the charity in its work. It’s a nice thought that when booking with us at the Barns, not only are you putting something back into local communities but you are also helping Northamptonshire ACRE’s work to support the more disadvantaged groups in rural areas.