Hazel Gap Barn is set on its own in lovely countryside some distance away from the well-visited Welbeck Village. The Estate have submitted a Planning Application and, subject to approval, they hope to open for weddings and events from April 2017.
There are two traditional red brick farm buildings - the Barn itself and the Farmhouse - which stand either side of a walled farmyard, destined to become a stunning courtyard with water-features, seating, trees and planters, sheltered from the wind and perfect for post-ceremony drinks. At night, this will become a magical place lit with fairy–lights, flares, fire pits and lanterns, so the evening party can spill outside.
The Farmhouse and Barn are fronted with two rather unusual and striking towers with wonderful tall arched entrances, providing a dramatic view to greet approaching guests. Between these runs the original farm wall, forming the front of the courtyard, while at the rear a new Oak Room will form the link the barn and farmhouse, containing both a light-filled Dining Room with spectacular country views across the lawn and into the woods, and a fabulous bar opening into the courtyard.
The Barn will be re-roofed with traditionally-crafted Oak timbers, and a giant brick fireplace added to make the most perfect Ceremony Room. After the evening meal, this room will be transformed into the dance floor.
Completing the package will be Cripps Barn Group's inimitable menus. Their formula is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”. They like to make their food dramatic as well as delicious, with rotisseries and large BBQs.