Over the winter we have been refitting our original farmhouse built in the 1800’s.  It has been such a rewarding project and one we are thrilled to share with you.  So let us introduce The Barley House an activities and event space for hire at Lindores, Fife. 

Located in our working farm it has become a centrepiece. It was built with local stone 2oo years ago. It has had multiple uses in its lifetime and more recently it contained our grain dryer for drying our barley crops. The space is cosy, and with its high ceilings it feels airy and light – a lovely space to be in.

The walls ooze character and this is part of its charm. During our upfit we wanted to let the walls sing and tell their story and years of history. There are floating fireplaces from the original 1st floor bedrooms. You’ll see exposed copper pipes and conduit which give a sense of functionality and fun. The orange windows pop and make your smile.  

The Barley House space is open plan, furniture can be reconfigured for different styles of events. There is a large log burning stove with complimentary firewood which we will have burning and cosy for your arrival.  

Three solid oak tables with bench seating for seating 2 – 24 guests. Tables and benches can be moved should an activity require more floor space and less seating.

The solid oak worktop and cabinetry at the end of The Barley House is equipped with coat hangers, fridge, crockery, plates, mugs.

The steps lead to a cloakroom toilet, disabled toilet, an equipped community kitchen. Same level access to the disabled toilet is possible via another entrance door.

The Barley House is multifunctional and will lend itself to a variety of events, foodie experiences and will be the base for our Farm Tours.

It’s new and so far we have hosted equine talks and dinner with our catering partner Chef Andrew Wilkie. A family of 18 from Australia and Scotland booked The Barley House for 4 hours for a private lunch, they brought their own food and drink and just wanted a space where they were with their own and no others. We had the table for 18 set for their arrival and they left the venue as they found it.

The Barley House will no doubt be used for a variety of things and we look forward to sharing this special place with special people.

Get in touch to enquire.


Women’s Wellness Day – 20th April 2024

Guests parked at the farm and were welcomed into The Barley House for refreshments.  The guests then relaxed and sat on our large oak benches covered with sheepskin rugs for a presentation by lifestyle coach Alice Thomson. Alice presented her an inspiring talk on mindset, nutrition, movement, goal setting while ladies were able to hear and see the power point slides with ease in privacy with no distractions. 

Following the morning session.  Our guests enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Andrew Wilkie.  All the kitchenware and crockery you need is on site.  On the menu this day was:

  • Homemade cauliflower soup
  • Chef’s slaw with ‘@lindoresabbeydistillery Aqua Vitae dressing
  • Cypress salad
  • Crudites with homemade hummus and pitta
  • Soudough from Wild Hearth Bakery
  • Butter from Edinburgh Butter
  • Homemade Macarons

After lunch the group ventured from The Barley House for a guided hike through the farm, passing Highland cows and calves in neighbouring fields, then we walked to The Hide our other unique venue.  The Hide was the location for an afternoon of sauna bathing, meditation and fireside chats. 

The mobile sauna was a new hired in facility for Lindores on this Womens Wellness Day and is not alway on site. Willowgate Activity Centre who we work with regularly to create activities on site for guests were on hand ensuring the sauna was stoked and cosy for our women to relax in while overlooking the longest river in Scotland. 

After a short hike back to The Barley House base – we said goodbye and our guests left with goodie bags.  

The Barley House can be hired out exclusively or can be supplied hosted.  Get in touch for more information and to start brainstorming ideas.