The Lowdown

Nestled on the eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park, Windout Barn forms part of a working farm that dates back to the 11th Century. Steeped in 900 years of history, this peaceful corner of Devon countryside offers lush landscapes, soaring views and the kind of solid warmth that can only come from a place with a truly old soul. Anyone looking for rustic charm and un-spoilt beauty for their wedding or event will find it in abundance among the fields and orchards of this wonderfully English idyll. We don’t mean to boast but it really is a bit special.

With a select calendar offering limited bookings between April and October, Windout Barn is able to offer each group a level of exclusivity rarely achievable by most venues. Owners Sam and Felicity feel strongly that a Windout wedding or event should feel very personal – it should not be rushed or replicated – which means that guests have time to prepare and enjoy their day.

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"Superbly unique…. an absolute gem nestled amongst the Devonshire countryside!"

The Little Feast Company

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The Barn

A wonderful place to bring people together, Windout Barn is the ideal space in which to hold any event or special occasion. The beautifully restored cob and stone barn offers a rare simplicity that few venues can rival, with every wobbly wall and hand-tooled rafter a testament to its age. Spectacular in its own right, the space is a blank canvas in which to hold a unique wedding reception, training day, pop-up event or celebration.

Seating up to 75 people at trestle tables or 60 at rounds, the barn is at its best when event organisers embrace its rustic charm. Split into two rooms, guests can enjoy a drink at the hand-built bar when they arrive, before moving into the multifunctional main space which can be set up for dining, dancing or meetings.

Tucked away into one ancient cranny is the famous Ursell coffee temple. Offered as part of the barn experience, ‘Wanda’ is manned strictly by Sam, whose deft barista skills can coax delicious hot beverages to order from its idiosyncratic pipes.

Outside, steps lead up to a lawned terrace offering spectacular views over the Teign Valley. This area is great for a marquee – giving you the flexibility to invite more lucky guests or perhaps to keep the dining away from the dance floor should Great Uncle Tony’s legendary dance moves prove plate threatening! Alternatively, you could choose to have welcome drinks and canapés here, or to capture a wonderful group shot.

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The Food Heroes

Sam and Felicity love the idea of ‘field to plate’ when it comes to quality and freshness of food and will happily provide their very own chickens, eggs and lamb for your event. Being situated in such a produce-rich area means that just about anything can be sourced locally – from honey to venison, cider to Salmon – which nods appreciatively to the great work being done by local farmers and food heroes. If you would like something in particular, please speak to Sam or Felicity who will probably know someone who knows someone.

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Directions: From Exeter, take the A30 towards Cornwall and Okehampton. Turn off at the Tedburn St Mary/Pathfinder junction crossing over the central reservation. Follow signs into Tedburn St Mary. As you enter into the village, head straight over the mini roundabout. Take the next left (just before Fry’s Garage on your right) signposted Dunsford. Meander through the residential area and along the windy lane and just after you pass over the dual carriageway, you will reach a T-Junction. At the T-Junction turn right, we are about a mile up this lane. As a landmark you will pass through a cluster of houses, continue until you reach the next house on your right (called Exeter Lodge). Opposite Exeter Lodge is the track to our farm. The track will become a concrete lane and will take you over a cattle grid. Follow the driveway down to the farmyard.

If using Satnav use Postcode EX6 6DP, which brings you to Exeter Lodge. Windout entrance is opposite on the left.