The Barn Overview

The Corn Barn is a beautiful building, full of character and rustic resplendence, set in a secluded spot in the idyllic Devon countryside. A beautiful blank canvas to make your own. Easily accessible (we are just 5 minutes from the M5, yet deep in the Devon countryside) and with plenty of parking, the barn sits serenely in it’s own south-facing courtyard. Guests are able to mingle freely between each area of the barn and out in to the landscaped courtyard, creating a relaxed and sociable ambience perfect for any occasion or event.

Flooding the barn with natural light, large picture windows overlook our delightful south-facing courtyard, and for the colder months underfloor heating and wood burning stoves keep our guests cosy and warm. We have easy access for disabled, with a ramp and a chairlift. The Corn Barn oozes natural charm and it’s unique atmosphere never fails to make an impression on those who visit. It really is a special place to make your own.

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The Main Barn

The natural beauty of our main barn really speaks for itself.

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Original features such as a high vaulted ceiling, hefty oak beams and exposed stonework has created a simply stunning venue for all styles of weddings, celebrations and events. The natural cobwall, create a unique and relaxed feel

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Large picture windows flood the barn with natural light and offer pleasant views over the courtyard and countryside beyond. Large doors open out on to a raised terrace and garden area, the perfect spot for taking a break in the pretty natural surroundings, whereas the underfloor heating and wood-burning stove keep our guests cosy and warm in colder weather.

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The tranquillity of the main barn is impressive and leads many couples choose to conduct their wedding ceremony here, frequently exchanging vows under the gaze of the restored 17th century window in the raised area at the far end of the barn.

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With it’s integrated sound system and raised area that is perfect for use as a dancefloor or a stage, the main barn is also the ideal space for holding all types of events, from wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations, to birthday parties and business events and meetings. 

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When hosting a wedding or celebration, we find that this is the most popular place for evening guests to congregate – easily making their way between the Linhay bar and the dancefloor, out in to the courtyard or catching up with family and friends around the table.

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For business and meetings, the calm ambience and idyllic rural surrounds naturally lend themselves to creating the ideal environment for team building, productive learning and creative dialogue.

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The Courtyard

Picturesque Area

Our picturesque courtyard is a simply delightful place for guests to mingle and relax. It’s sunny, south-facing aspect also makes it the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony and photos.

Fully landscaped and complete with seating and terraces, we find that guests will naturally gather here in fine weather. All barn doors open out on to this delightful space, ensuring that guests are never far from the festivities.

Photography by Greg Solman Photography

The lawn

The pretty lawned area is perfect for outdoor activities and garden games, while the large entrance gates in and out of the courtyard can be shut to create a fully enclosed, safe garden area for any younger guests to run off steam.

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The Linhay

Great Area for Guests

Originally, the Linhay would have been used for housing cattle and feed but has since been transformed in to the most splendid welcoming space for guests.

Home to our well stocked bar and complete with large french doors that open on to the terrace and our pretty courtyard, the Linhay is the ideal place for drinks receptions and welcoming guests. Guests are able to relax and catch up over a drink or two as they prepare for the event or get set to celebrate!

The attractive rustic décor and homely wood-burning stove ensures that the Linhay offers a warm welcome whatever the season.

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The Loft

Sit back and relax

A superb balcony area, situated upstairs in the main barn, this is the perfect place to kick back and relax in the comfortable seating – it’s even sometimes used for wedding ceremonies.

Great for photography, this space is also ideal for musicians, singers and speakers during a wedding or event in the main barn, allowing maximum space and circulation for guests below.

With it’s fantastic view of the main barn, it is also a place to sit and quietly watch while soaking up the atmosphere from the celebrations and activities below.

Photography by Greg Solman Photography

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The Orchard & The Little Barn

Our Produce

Abundant with wildlife, our orchard boasts 40 acres of cider fruit which we grow under contract for Thatcher’s Cider – we have it on tap in the bar for those that enjoy a tipple! We grow a number of different varieties, giving an array of colours in the autumn and the benefit of a spread harvest season.

More than a fairy tale

The orchard is also home to our ‘Little Barn’, a fairytale setting for an alfresco wedding ceremony and the perfect natural backdrop for photographs.

In spring, the fragrant blossom looks simply stunning, whereas in the summer, the orchard is brimming with rich green foliage providing some cooler, dappled shade. 

Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter

 In the autumn, the apples are looking juicy and ripe and the winter, the shapes and outlines of the silhouetted trees add to the landscape around.

The perfect leafy loveliness to complement the rustic splendour of the barn.

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The Annexe

A peaceful retreat 

Tucked away at end of the Linhay, you’ll find The Annexe, a charming private room with a kitchenette, bathroom and sitting area that is suitable for a variety of uses.

Usually the place used for preparation, whether for a wedding, a celebration or other events, it is also a quiet place for the youngest of guests to have nap or for maybe for a guest seeking some peace and quiet!

It is yours to use, completely at your disposal, for the duration your day at The Corn Barn.

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The Farm

Our passion

Farming and nature is woven in to the fabric of our Batchelor family life and we have been running our small mixed farm for many years in and environmentally friendly way. Rotating grass and cereal crops with our grazing livestock promoting healthy soils for plants and animals

What happens on the farm

Our sheep provided the wool for the main barn curtains and the apples grown in our cider orchard are used in the production of Thatcher’s cider.  Prunings from the orchard also provide fuel for heating the barns in the colder months (and a little sustenance for insects and other wildlife too!).

With the help of our children we continue to run the farm alongside events at The Corn Barn. You can even grab a pint of Thatcher’s at The Corn Barn bar and taste some of the Batchelor family produce for yourself!