kitchenteam1Equipped to offer both catered and self-catering events, our dining room comfortably seats about 28 people, and can accommodate 60 or more for buffets. In fine weather there is a terrace with outdoor tables and chairs, and ample space elsewhere in the grounds for outdoor eating, barbecues and picnics.

For catered groups we normally provide a continental style breakfast,including fruit, yoghurt, cereal, toast, etc., although full English breakfast is available at an additional cost.

Lunches typically include home-made soup with a variety of breads, home-made quiches, cold meats and salads or jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings, followed by fresh fruit or yoghurt.

Afternoon tea is served with home-made cakes.

Dinner is normally two courses, consisting of a meat-based or vegetarian dish accompanied where possible by local fresh vegetables, and a home-made pudding, dessert or fresh fruit.

Tea and coffee is available as required. Given advance notice, we are happy to cater for specialised diets or any other specific needs.

For self-catered groups we can offer a fully equipped catering kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, a six-burner stove and oven, two large refrigerators and a chest freezer. All cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are available.


Please get in touch to discuss your particular requirements.


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  • "B.Y.", one of the Baobab Centre's young people, on their retreat at Barns House in August 2015

    "For someone like me who is depressed, it is good to be outside with friends. I was really happy and delighted about this trip because it gave me lots of relief.  It was good to learn a lot of things.  There were lots of different people and different feelings and we all respected each other.  I think it was good for me.  Being with people in the same boat and leaving our stress outside and feeling good and happy for life.  I've been through bad things and the retreat made me feel good and calmed me and made me strong.

    "The reason why I liked this trip was I met people who have been in the same situation as me and when I saw a smile come on their face I felt really relieved. I liked the place because of the environment, with good views, fresh breeze and also the rooms. Everywhere was perfect for a retreat."

    Further information about the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile