Country Ways is a peaceful converted farm surrounded by our own fields and woodland with spectacular views of the glorious North Devon countryside. Set in over 40 acres of private grounds, our six comfortable stone cottages have been tastefully converted from the original stables and barns to accommodate our guests. Each is fully equipped with everything you need to relax & enjoy your stay with us.

The Corn Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies & every DIY wedding is totally unique and very personal to each couple. French doors open onto a decked terrace with a DIY bar & lawns with spectacular views creating a truly unique & stunning backdrop for your perfect day!

Open all year round for relaxing getaways, perfect Wedding Days, short breaks or longer stays - our award winning venue has good accessibility for wheelchairs & we welcome your dog too!


Our six cottages vary in size and provide accommodation for single guests, couples, families with children, groups & well behaved dogs. The private grounds are wheelchair friendly & one cottage is particularly suitable for wheelchair users with a number of appropriate modifications.

Devon 'country-style' is combined with modern living, all cottages have flatscreen tv & dvd player, an x-box, iPod dock & free wifi to keep you connected.

Perfect Days

Offering a unique, bespoke wedding venue & welcoming up to 120 guests on site, the Corn Barn is a perfect setting for a Civil Ceremony and Reception, with full kitchen facilities, sound system, cloakroom, outdoor terrace, DIY bar & two marquee lawns... perfect for outdoor catering, live music & dancing.

Open all year round the whole complex can be hired for exclusive weekend & midweek weddings and celebrations with exclusive use of our beautiful gardens, lawns & ancient woodland.


The combination of the amazing setting, having your own little village of cottages, a beautiful Barn and the stunning views across the North Devon countryside makes Country Ways a spectacular, unique and versatile venue. Whether you are looking simply for a tranquil environment where you can relax, concentrate on fitness training or develop your creative or culinary skills, Country Ways is proving to be a very popular centre for personal development.

We have a growing programme of Retreats and workshops, so if you would like to see what is on offer or to run one yourself, please get in touch. A good place to keep up to date with the latest Retreats is on our Facebook page 'Country Ways'


Children love our non-working farm (grownups too) which offers the chance to interact with our gentle, friendly animals. We show how animals should be handled and treated with respect to gain their trust and friendship.

Miniature Shetland ponies & Miniature Mediterranean donkeys, reindeer, alpacas, chickens, ducks & geese... Everyone loves our wonderful tame animals at Country Ways, so come and join us for Farm Club or one of our Animal Experiences!


The Corn Barn doubles as a fantastic family games room with a full size table-tennis table to enjoy a family challenge, but be warned it does become very addictive!

Totally wheelchair friendly there is a football table, table skittles, a good selection of garden games & music system with cd player & iPod dock (so bring your favourite playlists!) There is a well equipped kitchen where you cn make a hot drink and a cloakroom with baby changing facilities.

The view from the Corn Barn is breath-taking & sitting on the terrace as the sun sets is truly magical... especially if you are lucky enough to see our resident Barn Owls. Only available to our guests, the barn is a warm, welcoming & engaging space everyone can enjoy.


We have acres of space for traditional outdoor activities such as rounders, cricket & croquet, while the trampoline bounces up to 30st & provides great entertainment (& exercise!) for all ages.

A lovely chunky wooden climbing frame with monkey bars, swings, climbing wall & lookout tower is fantastic for active play, while little ones can enjoy lots of sit in cars & ride on tractors!

There is seating for the grown-ups to enjoy the surroundings while they watch the children at play & there are purpose built decking paths & ramps for wheelchair users and baby buggies around the grounds. Open views & quiet tucked away spaces allow you to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

*View our wonderful Aerial Drone Footage!*


Country Ways is superbly located for an incredible range of activities and places to visit! From hiring a bike to cycle the Tarka Trail which is only a few miles from us, or trying your hand at a variety of watersports, golf, walking, fishing or horse riding! Our cottages have a North Devon Guide and a good selection of brochures of places to visit for everyone, whatever your interests!

Ideally positioned for AA's number one scenic drive with Exmoor & the sea, dramatic coastlines, open moorland & lots of quirky, interesting little villages waiting to be explored!

Our closest town Barnstaple, is home to the famous twice weekly Pannier Market and the pedestrian-only shopping centre. Close to Barnstaple is Braunton, the gateway to the magnificent sandy beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Ilfracombe and more... with Bideford beyond for wonderful Days Out with the children at The Big Sheep and The Milky Way. The Dinosaur and Wildlife Park at Combe Martin, Rosemoor Gardens and Dartington Crystal are just a few of the wonderful attractions nearby if you fancy a short drive.


Country Ways is well loved and very popular especially in the school holidays (which we are hugely proud of!) but it does mean we book quite quickly, especially for weddings.

You can check availibility & prices on each cottage page & make a reservation too, but we also welcome enquiries for last minute breaks & special offers so please do get in touch.
We'd love to welcome you!