the well-lit sheepdrove barn

Let There Be Light!

The rustic pole barn on the central courtyard that is home to the gypsy caravan can now lit up at night for evening weddings and events.

Our caravan is Reading “van” (named after the town in which the style was first built) made by Stubbs of Barrowden in Huntingdonshire and masterfully restored by Peter Ingram, renowned restorer and painter, in the late eighties. The carved porch brackets painted in a caramel base colour with bright highlights are apparently typical of a Reading style “waggon”.

As well as the gypsy caravan, you’ll find two vintage tractors (an orange Allis-Chalmers Model B and a “grey fergie” Ferguson T-20) plus the original courtyard animals sculpture carved from Sheepdrove oak and ash by chainsaw carver and sculptor Patrick Bateman of HB Studios Design who also created our iconic plasma cut steel sheep.

Many thanks to local electrician Callum Whelelan of CJW Electrical Services Ltd.

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