Country Ways, Little Knowle Farm

(38)
£900 - £5470 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
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

Prices Start At
£900
Maximum Price
£5,470
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 see our website for the full price list for 2018. During the off peak period of November to March we also offer 'Kiss Me Quick' weddings for up to 35 guests staying for 1 night in our own cottages, these weddings include many extras including the ceremony on site and start at £900.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
80
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
10
Sleeps No. of People
35
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
04:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
10:00 AM

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
External Catering Permitted

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 150 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: Tracey and Meghan
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2019
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
7
Reviews
(38)
Lottie and Phil Pettit on Trip Advisor
Married in October 2018
December 2018
it truly was the most amazing place.
We had our wedding at Country Ways in September and it truly was the most amazing place. From Thursday lunchtime we took over the entire place, the houses full with family and extended family and some campers on the fields too - it was like we created our own little village for four days with one massive party in the middle. If you want to get away from the wedding machine this really is the place to do it, there are few rules (the ones which are there make perfect sense) and you get to really make it your own and do you what you want. It's entirely do it yourself (with some helping hands on the day for serving etc) - but that's what makes it amazing. Every detail is yours to make or do and when your guests arrive they'll know it was your day. The view over the valley is really special, and if the sun makes an appearance it's only improved! Sue is so helpful helping to answer all our questions and give as much information as possible. And the helpers that we had on the day were amazing too. When you first visit Sue will give you a list of suppliers who have regularly worked at Country Ways, and from our experience [the ones we used] were brilliant. So happy to help and knew the venue better than us so that they could give us all the advice that we needed. If you're thinking of coming here for your wedding absolutely do it, you, your family and friends will have the best day.
Lottie and Philip Pettit by email to Country Ways
Married in September 2018
December 2018
we picked the best place possible to have our wedding.
We just wanted to pop you a message to say thank you so much for everything over the last few weeks and months. All our family and guests couldn't believe the place when they arrived, and the messages that we have had pouring in since have only cemented the fact that we picked the best place possible to have our wedding. Please pass my thanks on to Sophie and the team, they were all fantastic, and helped the day run smoother than I could have hoped it for.
Gemma and Daniel Hearn, email sent to Country Ways
Married in September 2018
December 2018
It was a fabulous weekend and everyone had a lovely time.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the staff at Country Ways. It was a fabulous weekend and everyone had a lovely time. The girls were amazing and went above and beyond what I had asked them to do.we certainly wouldn't have been able to pull it off without there help.
Nicki and Neil Goodman review by family on Trip Advisor
Wedding: September 2018
December 2018
Sue and all the staff at Countryways were phenomenal at helping and being available
Could not be more thrilled with how the weekend went for my mum and step dad's wedding - we had all the family and friends staying on site which was fantastic, and the same location for everything meant people didn't have to drive or travel once arriving. The weather was (luckily) in our favour and the kids and adults alike all had an absolute blast; particularly with the gardens, hot tub in one cottage and farm animal feeding in the mornings. All the cottages were well equipped, warm and comfortable, and the overall facilities and location absolutely stunning for a wedding event. Sue and all the staff at Countryways were phenomenal at helping and being available, and hopefully they also enjoyed the weekend as much as we did. A weekend to remember, would love to return in future and couldn't recommend more.
Hayley and Tony Cole, email sent to Country Ways
Married in September 2018
December 2018
everyone keeps saying how perfect it all was
Thankyou I have nothing but great feedback for your venue since we left xx everyone keeps saying how perfect it all was so I know every other couple will have the same brilliant experience You are an amazing host and helped us every step of the way !
Nicki and Neil
Wedding: September 2018
December 2018
A beautiful venue
A Beautiful venue, amazing set up and brilliant guests! We had so much fun at Country Ways .
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Nearest Town

Barnstaple

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 Junction 27

Nearest Train Station

Umberleigh

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Press & Awards
(3)

Industry Awards (3)

Bridebook Gold Award 2019
Regional Finalist for The Wedding Industry Awards 2020
Shortlisted for Best Newcomer for The Wedding Industry Awards 2020
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FAQ
(10)

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?

If it's not in your heart then it's not right for you ... Never compromise when it comes to your wedding day!

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 Scone with Clotted cream and Jam

What is your venue's most unique feature?

You have exclusive use of the venue, with use of our 5 cottages

What part of your business are you most proud of?

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