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Country Ways, Little Knowle Farm

£900 - £5470 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
14 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Country Ways is a unique bespoke venue where you can create your own perfect wedding for 2 to 120 guests. You have exclusive use of the whole venue and facilities for a weekend or mid-week break.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Our pricing is for the hire of the venue only and is based on the time of year and number of guests on site for the celebrations. Please...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Rural farm with cottages
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
04:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
10:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

We also offer Handfasting and other bespoke outdoor alternative ceremonies with wonderful local Celebrants in our gardens and grounds, including the farm with our tame and friendly animals.
Full Description
Do you wish you could break away from the traditional hotel-style wedding and reception? Just not your style? Country Ways is a totally bespoke venue where you have the whole complex to yourselves and the freedom to create your own dream wedding from the day you book to the Big Day itself. Whether you dream of a relaxed gathering of family and close friends seated on haybales with tasty pasties, Devon cider and a cream tea, or a Country Chic or Vintage Extravaganza with 5* Fine Dining in an exquisite tipi, vintage marquee or circus Big Top... your Wedding dreams can come true at Country Ways. During the peak season from April to October with warm, sunny days and long summer evenings what could be better than exclusive use of the whole complex of 6 self catering cottages, the Wedding Barn licenced for Civil Ceremonies and the beautiful grounds for a whole weekend from Friday to Monday? Country Ways gives you the opportunity to share a wonderful getaway experience with up to 120 of your friends and family members in a stunning and very private location. With extensive gardens and large level lawns for a marquee, tipis or yurts you can celebrate in style with the magnificent North Devon scenery as the backdrop for your festivities.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sue
From the moment you book until the day of your wedding we are here to support you... sometimes this can be just to literally leave you alone to plan using your own creative ideas, we can offer suggestions for suitable local suppliers and if you need it, we can help with planning and dressing the venue. Whatever your needs, we will help you create the perfect bespoke wedding.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Nicki and Neil
Married in September 2018
November 2018
The happiest day ever
We had our wedding at Country Ways on the 1st September 2018. It was quite simply the best day ever. It was the perfect venue, it was relaxed, stunningly beautiful and ex...
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Laura and Nigel
Married in August 2017
November 2018
We still remember it like it was yesterday
We had an amazing wedding at Country Ways ❤️ What a beautiful and down to earth place to celebrate the day that partners and family’s can come together as one and that’s ...
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Grace & Rob
Married in July 2018
November 2018
The most magical day of our lives
Thank you so much to Sue and all at Country Ways for helping to make our dreams come true. I cannot recommend Country Ways enough. It allowed us to have a private, intim...
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Roy and gem
Married in May 2018
November 2018
Perfect day
Honestly sue made it for us. Always on band with anything. Best day of our lives and the venue speaks for itself.
Jo & Shaun Newman
Married in September 2017
November 2017
Amazing wedding weekend!
Well, what can I say about this venue? We got married here over a wet September weekend but despite the weather we had the most awesome time of our lives! Sue and the Cou...
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Lesley Williams
Wedding: March 2017
November 2017
Amazing weekend.
Fabulous weekend, super venue. An unforgettable weekend.
Location & Contact Details


Little Knowle Farm, Umberleigh, High Bickington, Devon, EX37 9BJ, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 27

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Bridebook Gold Award 2019
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every single wedding is unique because the couple are able to choose everything they love to make it special and personal to them... from the suppliers to the decorating of the venue and grounds and even the style of ceremony.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Aim for what you want and don't compromise... the right venue will accommodate your wildest dreams... at least, we do!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A Bassett Hound was the Best Man and spent the weekend wearing a smart black bow tie... we are a very dog friendly venue!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

breath-taking, magical, personal, bespoke, friendly

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Right in front of the wedding barn there is an uninterrupted panoramic view of the beautiful North Devon countryside.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

a team from children TV CBeebies

What’s your favourite canapé?

mini roast beef and yorkshire pudding with horse raddish

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

a locally made Devon pastie

What is your venue's most unique feature?

you have your own little 'village' of 6 cottages for 3 nights

What part of your business are you most proud of?

every single part of it, it is unique and very, very special

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferFree use of extensive collection of rustic decorations normal cost £75
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