Our plans to establish a new events venue on our farm near Culross have taken a step forward after securing planning permission to turn a former byre and barn into a stunning versatile space for celebrations including weddings.
We have secured £150,000 funding from the Fife LEADER programme and an additional £175,000 from the AMC to invest in the project.
The idea for the venue arose after we secured £25k match funding from LEADER two years ago to transform a farm cottage into a luxurious two-bed hideaway. The luxury cottage will lend itself to providing accommodation for the events venue.
The success of the cottage, which has had 90% occupancy January to August this year, spurred us on to look for other diversification projects; and after speaking to the local community we identified two of our empty barns as a potential events venue.
Once converted the versatile space will lend itself to a range of events, making it an ideal location for weddings and other celebrations as well as music, food and drink festivals and community events. The space not only has the capacity to seat up to 450 people for dinner, it can be subdivided to accommodate smaller events.
As you will see from the floor plan the venue comprises of 3 different areas. The ‘Byre’, the ‘Barn’ and the ‘Courtyard’.
The ‘Byre’ is full of character and forms part of the traditional courtyard steading. The exposed timber roof trusses and sandstone walls are some of the original features which makes this space unique and an ideal area for a wedding ceremony or smaller events such as burn suppers.
The ‘Barn’ is larger and adjacent to the byre. There are 3 areas within the barn that create a wonderful rustic space that will allow you to have a bar area, dance floor and dining area. The size of this space provides huge scope for a variety of many different kinds and size of events from corporate events, barn sales, fayres and small festivals.
The ‘Courtyard’ is a wonderful outdoor space with many traditional features such as pan tile roofs, and sandstone walls. This is a lovely area to create an outdoor wedding ceremony or an area to allow guests to sit back and relax and enjoy the outdoor space.
We are very centrally located and within easy reach of many of the major cities by car or rail. We have excellent road links with easy access to the motorways, making us an ideal venue for guests to reach.
The venue will be available for hire to allow you to create your own unique event and have the freedom to choose your own suppliers. A space to create many special memories.
We hope to start work on the conversion early next year and be open for next summer. We would be delighted to give you a guided tour and to show you our plans.