Seftons Barn

Sefton's Barn

Sefton’s Barn is a stunning Grade II listed tithe barn that has been lovingly restored, retaining original features, while providing modern function facilities for training groups, conferences, seminars, meetings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, wakes, celebrations and events.

23/09/20 – Sefton’s Barn is now OPEN to host functions in line with government guidelines. Please click here for our COVID secure policy.

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Sefton’s Barn is located at The Horse Trust’s Home of Rest for Horses between Princes Risborough and High Wycombe. Set on a 200 acre farm within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Seftons’ Barn provides a unique setting for any event. The Horse Trust is the oldest horse charity in the world specialising in retirement and respite for working horses and care for horses, ponies and donkeys that have suffered from cruelty or neglect. The Barn is named after famous Army horse Sefton, who was critically injured in the IRA bombing in Hyde Park in 1982. He recovered to return to active service and became a national hero. In 1984, Sefton retired from the Household Cavalry, and moved to our Home of Rest for Horses where he was a popular resident for his remaining years. By hiring Sefton’s Barn you will have access to one of Buckinghamshire’s most beautiful and exclusive venues and will be helping horses by supporting The Horse Trust’s work.

  • Mrs Norma Williams
    'What a delight it was to have my party at Sefton's Barn last Monday. Everything was marvellous, the barn, the kitchen facilities, which my caterer was absolutely thrilled with, she actually cooked a dish for 60 people on the day, which was quite a feat. Thank you to everyone involved' 
    Mrs Norma Williams

Events & Functions

Sefton’s Barn is the perfect venue for daytime lunches, receptions, anniversaries, christenings or wakes. The Barn is available to hire Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Sunday hire may be available at our discretion. You will understand that as a Home of Rest, we are unable to cater for evening events. The Barn can seat 60 guests for formal dining or accommodate up to 100 people standing. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further details.

Sefton's Barn at The Horse Trust


Sefton Barn WEDDING We are thrilled to announce you can now celebrate your special day in our stunning Sefton’s Barn and grounds. Please see our wedding page for more details.

Sefton's Barn at The Horse Trust

Sefton’s Barn Floor Plan

Sefton's Barn Floor Plan at The Horse Trust

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General Information

Meetings & Training

The Barn can seat 20 people board room style or up to 75 people conference style. Our herd of 140 horses, ponies and donkeys and top class equine facilities also make us the perfect venue for workshops and training courses for vets and equine professionals.

Exhibitions & Special Events

The Barn is also available to hire for exhibitions. The idyllic setting and natural lighting provide a stunning venue for art exhibitions or special events.


Price includes: room hire, parking, toilets, tables and chairs, AV equipment and use of
commercial kitchen – including crockery, cutlery, glasses and serving dishes. Linen hire can be arranged for an additional cost.


A small fully-fitted catering kitchen is available at Sefton’s Barn. We can provide a number of catering options or you are welcome to arrange your own catering for your event.

To arrange a viewing please call us on:

01494 488464 



Please note: Viewings are strictly by prior arrangement only.