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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 2, 2016

My husband and I have visited Country Ways 3 or 4 times before, but this time brought the family with us. We had an awesome time and my two granddaughters, aged 4 and 7, loved every minute of our visit, so much so we had synchronised sobbing when we left!! Sue, Andy and Anna have worked so hard since our...

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Braunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

thank you for the most perfect weekend at your beautiful home. To say it was perfect really is an understatement - countryways filled with our fabulous family and friends was the most magical back drop to our reception. All of our guests commented on how beautifully it was kept and maintained, gorgeous the views were, and how it offered something...

2Thank nmaull5
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Cottage represented good value for money, being three star. Grounds were lovely, with lots to do for children. The setting is very picturesque but for us it rained most of the time we were there which meant we aren't able to get the best out of the stay. A few minor points. There was no basic information/welcome pack in the...

Thank John B
Sue-Countryways, Owner at Country Ways Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and I acknowledge your comments. It is such a shame the weather was so poor for your stay, most guests are able to enjoy exploring the venue on arrival and discovering where everything is... following the paths and alleyways and signs to the dog field, wildlife pond and farm, it is all part of the...

Reviewed August 18, 2016

Lovely setting for a wedding I attended though a wee bit of the way. A number of family members stayed here in this very lovely rural setting which is picturesque. The cottages I saw needed a wee bit TLC though and the public area only had the one toilet through the kitchen! There was a definite "smell" half way down...

Thank PaulineGlasgow
Sue-Countryways, Owner at Country Ways Holiday Cottages, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and I do take on board your comments. However I think in view of the circumstances of your stay I need to clarify a few key points. Country Ways was chosen by the wedding couple as their dream venue, they loved the remoteness of the location, the stunning views, the...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Country Ways in North Devon was the setting for our Darling Buds of May wedding in July of this year. After meeting Sue and her team we knew that the search for our perfect wedding venue was finally over. You get a warm and fuzzy feeling when things are just right! We both fell in love with the place. It...

Thank mrslstone
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 1, 2016

We recently got married at Country Ways and cannot say enough good things about it. It's an absolutely beautiful, unique venue that feels incredibly special. Hidden away in North Devon, you feel a million miles away making it perfect for an intimate, relaxed ceremony. The cottages are clean, cosy and extremely comfortable- we stayed several times in the run up...

Thank OliviaStewart49
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Friends of ours had their wedding here and what a little hidden gem it is ... Most guests travelled down from London so we all stayed for a three day wedding . The cottages are all very well equipped with everything you'd need . We stayed in Orchard cottage it was huge with one of the rooms with a mezzanine...

Thank Angie p P
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We recently had our wedding here, and it was more perfect than we could have imagined. We hired the venue for the whole weekend, and even though there were weddings either side of us, we didn't feel rushed at all and the whole weekend felt so special!! The venue is beautiful, with views at every turn. we enjoyed wedding photos...

Thank Ross C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding at Country Ways on 11 June, it could not have been more perfect! Sue was really helpful in the lead up to the day and we were able to stay at one of the cottages a few times before the wedding which helped a lot with the planning as we are London based. The cottages on...

Thank Cyn3011
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This has been our 3rd visit and it just gets better each time we return. We took our 8 month old baby and mentioned it before we came. When we arrived there was a high chair in the kitchen a travel cot if we needed it and bedding. A cute little bed fit for a princess in the main bedroom!...

2Thank Mandy S
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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Country Ways nestles amid its own pastures and woodland with lovely gardens and breathtaking views. Barnstaple, Exmoor and the wonderful sandy beaches of the North Devon coast are within easy reach. The 6 beautifully converted stone cottages are well equipped and include a flat screen tv, X-box, dvd player, iPod dock and Wifi and provide generous accommodation for couples and families. We are wheelchair friendly with one cottage category 2 wheelchair access and we welcome families with children and dogs. We encourage children to help with our friendly animals which include miniature shetland ponies, miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, reindeer, alpacas, pet sheep, rabbits, ducks and more! The Corn Barn offers fun for all ages and includes table tennis, table football, a pool table and range of giant traditional garden games, whilst the outdoor Play Area with a trampoline, playhouse, climbing frame and sand table is popular with children of all ages. The whole complex can be hired for bespoke wedding weekends with the Corn Barn providing a unique venue for up to 120 guests. There is a full sound system with iPod dock, kitchen facilities and a marquee lawn and terrace which are perfect for outdoor catering,live music and dancing. We are open all year round with off peak and late/special offers. We look forward to welcoming you to Country Ways and sending you home relaxed, refreshed and revitalised! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Country Ways Holiday Cottages

Address: Little Knowle Farm | High Bickington, Umberleigh EX37 9BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Umberleigh
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Country Ways Holiday Cottages Umberleigh, Devon
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“Even though the cottage that I saw was labelled "accessible" it needed less furniture and TLC.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulineGlasgow, Aug 18, 2016 | Read review
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“Orchard was lovely and the Warren is lovely too for bigger groups”
 of 5 bubbles WeaWobble, Oct 14, 2015 | Read review
“The warren and The orchard are our favourite cottages, but there is no bad cottage”
 of 5 bubbles 873elainek, May 19, 2015 | Read review
“we emailed our requirements and they choose us a perfect cottage”
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