Roundhill Barn

The courtyard in front of the barn is 320 sq m. For large events the courtyard and a level grassed area above the barn can be covered with marquees.

Roundhill Barn is a quiet rural location: simple, welcoming and very different. It’s suited to celebration, reflection, transformative conversation and a range of creative and artistic purposes.

Internal floor space is 132m², and the courtyard 360m² (see floorplan). It works for meetings from a dozen or so people up to 80 seated formally indoors, or several hundred if you add external marquees. It has an uncluttered main open space, domestic kitchen, two loos and showers and a “green room” or break-out area.

“It’s not just having the right people in the room; it’s having the right room.” Roundhill Barn being used for a health and social prescribing awayday.

The space is used to very good effect by

  • community groups wanting to open up new conversations
  • small businesses, NGOs and public services for strategic awaydays
  • schools and universities for learning and training
  • faith groups for days of quiet (see our guidelines for faith groups)

The surrounding landscape and working dairy farm provides a peaceful and tranquil context.

Roundhill Barn set out for a celebratory meal for 80-100 people

There is also a limited capacity to hire Roundhill Barn out for wedding or anniversary celebrations for clients who are comfortable with the guidelines below.

To enquire about booking please email us: kelstonroundhill@gmail.com (Lorna MacDougall, bookings manager).

Guidelines for using Roundhill Barn:

  • Countryside code applies everywhere
  • Dress and plan appropriately for an unheated barn on a working farm
  • Take all litter home – #LeaveNoTrace
  • No fires or camping unless by prior permission
  • Dogs not admitted (except guide dogs)
  • No horses or bicycles

Roundhill Barn is off grid and there are no main utility services. There is a borehole for fresh water, and a diesel generator providing a 9kVA electricity supply. All rubbish must be taken off site; there is no council collection service.

Directions are here.

After the fete: an August Bank Holiday sunset at Roundhill Barn (photo: Paul Clarke)