General Questions

Where should we park?

Excellent question! Signposts (and Sam) will direct you to the orchard where the orderly parking of up to 100 cars is supervised.
No one wants the vintage Rolls-Royce sliding into a ditch.

Is the farm suitable for the young or infirm?

There’s no denying that, this being a working farm, it’s not ideal for wheelchairs. The ground is uneven in places with steep bits and steps here and there. Much like mountain goats, children don’t seem to have any issue with the rough terrain.

Could we arrange babysitters?

If you would like to kiss the little urchins goodnight while you relax, Sam and Felicity can recommend local babysitters for those staying in the area.

Is there a curfew?

Even chickens need some sleep! So in order to ensure some shut-eye on the farm, we ask guests to down tools at midnight. This gives everyone plenty of time to relocate their car or find their seat on the bus.

Can we bring in our own caterers?

You are very welcome to bring in caterers of your choice. However, if you would like some help in this area, Sam and Felicity can highly recommend some companies who are familiar with the venue. Please see our dedicated catering section below.

Is there a local taxi company?

This is not just any taxi company, this is Babs of Christow Cars and she knows the local lanes like the back of her hand. Booking is essential so please call her on 01647 252227

Can you stay at Windout Farm?

For those with a bent for the outdoors, we offer camping at the farm complete with loos and a shower block.
Alternatively, you can stay in The Old Pigsty which is a suspended ceiling double en suite with kitchenette overlooking our orchard. All included in wedding package hire.

Should we source our own tables and chairs?

Yes, we recommend South West Event Hire. www.southwesteventhire.co.uk

Can you recommend any local accommodation?

Absolutely! Please take a look at our accommodation section below.

Do you supply staff?

Only our security man and on site Barister. We wouldn’t mess with him.

When can we access the venue?

For weddings you can access the barn on Friday morning for decorating and titivating, but we will allow earlier access for marquee companies. We would ask that everything be packed up and tidied away by Monday afternoon but, being good natured, there is always flexibility if needed.

For other events we’ll allow sensible lead in periods for preparations.

Catering

The Little Feast Company offer a wide variety of event catering, from small parties to large weddings. Only ever using sustainably sourced, handmade, artisan food. Sourcing meat from Pipers Farm, salad from Maddocks Farm and many other amazing local producers.

Twitter: @littlefeastcompany
Facebook: thelittlefeastcompany
Website: www.pipersfarm.com/event-catering

Bon Gout Delicatessen provide business catering and private catering in and around the Exeter area. Bon Gout has been established since 1987. Tristan and Nicola Clements took over in 2001 and as qualified chefs have built up and expanded the business to be one of the top caterers in Exeter.

Facebook: bongoutdeli
Website: www.bongoutdeli.co.uk

The Devon Food Fairy  is suitable for smaller occasions and holiday cottage catering.

Website: www.devonfoodfairy.co.uk

Accommodation

Weeke Barton – perfect for those who love the countryside but crave the urban edge of a casually slung cow skin rug. This luxury B&B is contemporary design meets chocolate box beauty and we cannot recommend it or owners, Sam and Jo, enough.

Website: www.weekebarton.com

Brook Farmhouse  – within shooting distance of Windout you’ll find this cosy thatched B&B run by our good neighbour. An Alastair Sawday’s B&B, expect roaring fires, freshly baked goodies and affordable comfort.

Website: www.brook-farmhouse.co.uk

Great Fulford – Those looking for an aristocratic twist to their digs will find eight luxurious double ensuite bedrooms on offer at the nearby Fulford estate. This is also a suitable venue to hold wedding ceremonies for civil marriages

Website: www.greatfulford.co.uk

Gidleigh Park Hotel – Ticking the box for guests with big appetites and deep pockets, this high-end country hotel is home to two Michelin-starred chef, Michael Caines MBE and is a real treat.

Website: www.gidleigh.co.uk

Lower Brook – the perfect hideaway for honeymooners and literally just down the road.

Website: www.greatfulford.co.uk/lower-brook

The Hide – A perfectly formed miniature Grand Design, this one bed luxury love nest comes complete with its own woodland hot tub.

Website: www.homeaway.co.uk

Barnfield Cottage – Award-winning cottage on the edge of Dunsford’s very own vineyard. Sleeps 4 in one double and one twin.

Website: www.cottages4you.co.uk