History of The Cherry Barn
The Cherry Barn is a beautifully restored 17th – century oak-framed barn set on a working family farm where the owner’s family have lived for generations.
The farm is a mixed farm with a Romney flock of 640 ewes and apples orchards growing fruit for the fresh market, processing market and juices markets with a large proportion of the juice fruit going to Copella.
Up until recently the barn was still in use both as general storage but principally to store hay for the sheep during the winter.
The project to convert the barn began in 2015 with the drawing up of the plans by A&M Architects in Hastings. Planning was submitted early in 2015 but this took until well into 2016 to be granted.
In 2016 the project was awarded a Leader grant.
This project is to convert a redundant traditional Sussex barn into a wedding and event venue at Clayton Farm, Church Lane, Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6XS. It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
The restoration and development was undertaken by Patrick Osborne and Sons Ltd a local building firm based in Rye, owned and operated by two brothers Peter and Paul who have helped us on numerous projects over the years. During the renovation the roof remained completely untouched.
The main build was completed in March 2018 in time for the first events in the summer.