Be A Part of History

Explore our unique and ancient Tithe Barn set in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside

Manor Farm Bourn
Manor Farm Bourn

The Great Barn at Manor Farm, Bourn is an impressive, beautifully rustic venue available for hire. The perfect setting for celebrations, conferences, performance events, training & team building, filming & photoshoots, fairs & markets – it’s potential is endless! As a family run business we pride ourselves on being able to give you the highest level of care and attention to help you create your unique event at our wonderful venue.

The Great Barn

The Great Barn is one of the largest timber framed buildings in the South East, parts of which date back to the 13th century. Situated next to the Grade II* listed Manor House, the tithe barn has stood here for over 700 years and has now been recently opened up to the public to allow people the chance to enjoy such an inspiring and historic space.

The Stove Café

Set in the main courtyard in a converted 17th century stable block, The Stove serves delicious breakfasts and lunches, home baked cakes, and great freshly ground coffee. They are also able to offer catering for The Great Barn. Their contact telephone number is:  01954 713976.

Our Farm

We are very fortunate to be the third generation of our family who have taken care of this beautiful farm and its medieval buildings and though farming has changed a lot over the last seven centuries, the Great Barn still stands as a stunning reminder of much older times.


Our family has always loved the farm’s rich and diverse habitats, from the hedgerows and meadows to the ancient buildings themselves. Through careful management and determination we have recently seen successful breeding of Barn Owls and Little Owls on the farm. We have also maintained and encouraged a large bat population within the farmhouse and barns for many species, recently including the rare Barbastelle bat.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
    Through the Festive Season Christmas Tree Sales Book

    Christmas Trees will be sold in a socially-distant environment at The Great Barn. Covering various sizes, these locally sourced trees will look fantastic in your home throughout the festive period.

    Christmas Tree Sales

    Through the Festive Season

    Christmas Trees will be sold in a socially-distant environment at The Great Barn. Covering various sizes, these locally sourced trees will look fantastic in your home throughout the festive period.

Bourn Village

The picturesque village of Bourn, Cambridgeshire is the tranquil setting for The Great Barn which provides the best of both worlds – a rural location with excellent road links to nearby towns and cities 10 minutes to the M11, 20 minutes to Cambridge and around an hour to London.

Hiring the Great Barn
Hiring the Great Barn
Events, Functions, Filming and More

The Great Barn is a unique and breath-taking space available for private or corporate hire. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Events and Performances
The Great Barn is a totally unique space for any event or performance. It's huge Oak structure creates a stunning backdrop creating a dramatic atmosphere for any event. Keep up to date with what's happening in the barn on the events listing above.
If you have an event idea that you would like to chat to us about just drop us a line.
Being at the heart of our community, it is important to our family that the Great Barn supports as many great community events as possible, It also provides an important and inspiring space to benefit many charities and not for profit organisations. Please speak to us about how the Great Barn can help your community event.
Corporate away days and Conferences
The Great Barn is a unique and inspiring business venue available to hire for conferences, exhibitions, meetings and away days. Wifi, tea/coffee and refreshments can be provided for delegates and presenters if required. Ample car parking is always available.
Filming and Photoshoots
The Great Barn makes for a truly magnificent and authentically rustic backdrop for filming and photoshoots. The building has wifi and plenty of power to supply large filming and lighting needs. Catering for crews can also be supplied from the Stove café on the farm. The barn is also home a large amount of old farm props if needed.

Functions & Gatherings
With it’s beautiful rustic charm the stunning Grade 2 listed Great Barn makes the perfect setting for your celebration.
Set in the peaceful and pituresque village of Bourn, The Great Barn can comfortably host up to 150 guests in a truly unique venue.
It’s original and stunning cathedral-like beams create a breathtaking inside space. There is a private courtyard and restored cartsheds which provide a superb backdrop for welcome drinks & outside mingling with access to beautiful seasonal farmhouse gardens, orchards and meadows for your photographs.
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