We have 100 acres of working farmland set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, with a central courtyard of sympathetically renovated traditional buildings. The entire site is available for exclusive hire or you can choose individual spaces.
Our 18th century barn is the hub of a wide variety of celebrations and events. It is suitable for meetings and conferences, product launches, cookery demonstrations, communal feasting and private parties. The barn can accommodate up to 64 seated or up to 100 standing. During the summer we are able to add a further 30 guests for dining on our adjoining decking under a permanent timber framed canvas marquee.
With panoramic views out across the valley, our award-winning cookery school has been purpose built with our signature courses in mind. Whether you and your colleagues are amateur cooks, food enthusiasts or looking for a fun team building activity, there is a course to inspire you. The cookery school is suitable for bespoke cookery days for up to 20.
The heart of our home and the backdrop of our many TV series. Our 17th century Devon longhouse can host meetings, intimate lunch/dinner, private parties, cookery demonstrations and bespoke cookery days. The Farmhouse Kitchen can accommodate up to 6 for a cookery session and up to 18 can be seated in the dining room. There are also 3 double bedrooms available for B&B or the entire house can be booked. The farmhouse leads onto both our beautiful courtyard and walled kitchen garden. Both peaceful, picturesque spaces for pre-event drinks. Light and calm in the summer or dramatic in the winter when dressed with braziers, it is an idyllic spot no matter the time of year.
Wood Fired Cookery Area
We have created a year-round space where we can cook outside on wood fires but still be protected from the elements. Here you can learn how to safely, confidently and successfully cook on open fires working with some of our renowned recipes for the best results. Suitable for hands on cookery for up to 12 or cookery demonstrations for up to 20.
Duck Pond Decking
Our alfresco platform, attached on one side to the barn, overlooks the stream and a family of happy ducks. It is the perfect spot for drinks on a summers evening or a delicious lunch and can seat up to 30 guests.
Tucked above the courtyard, sheltered by the established Devon hedgerows and quince trees, our Mongolian Yurt is the cosiest setting for welcome drinks. There is a wood fire, lit for chillier days and chestnut roasting and sheepskin covered hay bales to relax on. It can accommodate up to 40 standing with an outside area to spill out onto.
Interested in learning more?
Please don’t hesitate to contact the team if you would like any more information or to arrange a visit to River Cottage.
Tel: 01297 630300
Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm