14th January 2019

For more than 300 years the Ayling family have farmed at Houghton. At A Barn we are now creating a bespoke and interesting barn conversion that can be enjoyed by everyone. We are passionate about working with our farming assets to move the farm forward with this exciting new enterprise. We are looking forward to […]

6th June 2017

Progress on the building of the A Barn to date.  

16th May 2017

Views close to home of a wooded leith adjacent to the barn and downland pasture for grazing cattle. Views over part of the River Arun Valley –  the northern reaches of the village of North Stoke surrounded by water meadows that follow the east bank of the river. Views across to Arundel Park where it […]

2nd March 2017

There has been a barn on this footprint with similar proportions since the early 1800’s and probably earlier, particularly given the provenance of the adjacent house(s). The neighbouring cottage(s) is one of the earliest surviving in Houghton, probably from the early 14th Century, but the age of the barn suggests that when it was built, it […]


24th April 2010

The main barn frame was repaired in 2010. As many of the original timbers as possible were used and will be visible internally joining together with new oak to form the main structural support for the restored building. 20 March  2017 – 2 June 2017 – Groundwork The groundwork and foundations have now been completed […]