October - March
At The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse, we specialise in intimate rustic weddings and events that are heartfelt, relaxed, and deeply personal. Our beautifully restored Cow Shed Barn, Old Milking Parlour and 18th Century Farmhouse offer unique rustic elegance in a picturesque country setting, only minutes from the breathtaking cliffs and beaches of the Cornish Coast.
Perfect for any couple looking for an alternative to the traditional big wedding, and who want something more rustic, relaxed, intimate and less formal in style. Whether you’re planning a romantic elopement for two or two plus a few, a small wedding with up to 20 of your closest family and friends, or an intimate celebration with up to 100 treasured guests, we can help you create a unique and exquisite wedding with all the warmth, magic and charm you’ve ever dreamed of.
If you choose to have your wedding at The Cow Shed, from the moment you arrive you’re sure to notice life slow down and the pace skip a beat. We think you’ll be amazed at how quickly you begin to unwind and in no time at all, feel completely calm and at home.
We take great pride in our personalised and individual approach to all our couples. The Cow Shed is not a purpose built wedding venue and we do not book back to back weddings. This means that we are able give each wedding couple our undivided attention. We approach every aspect of the planning and hosting of each wedding in a warm, relaxed and loving style, with the aim of helping each couple to create the exact wedding they want while allowing them to relish every moment of their intimate and blissfully carefree day.
If you choose one of our elopement, small wedding or rustic wedding packages, which include a 2 night stay in our 18th century farmhouse, you’ll have full and exclusive use of our venue and gorgeous tree lined grounds for the entire duration of your stay. This means you’ll have the freedom to relax and unwind, take unhurried photos, and truly absorb the magic of your special day. And if you book a ceremony only package, you can enjoy full and exclusive access for our venue for up to 4 hours.
To say we were pleased with our wedding at the Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse is an understatement. Sarah and Jeremy have made what was already a fantastic location into a stunning venue that blew away our guests, who came from all areas of the globe.
From the moment we saw the Cow Shed and Freathy Farmhouse, we knew that it was the perfect place to hold our wedding. In addition to the farmhouse, which was made to feel like our own, the Cow Shed and Milking Parlour added an extra notch to the country garden wedding that we desired.
Sarah and Jeremy were extremely professional, hard-working and understanding of our needs, and with this understanding they often went above and beyond the call of duty in adding (making) extra tables and a bar, redistributing bales of hay, and having the foresight to accommodate guests who were previously not able to access areas within the grounds. The service provided by Sarah and Jeremy put us totally at ease and allowed us to fully appreciate and enjoy the day which, so I’m told, isn’t often attributed to other venues.
With a number of ‘outside agencies’ involved – caterer, waiting staff, flower arrangers, dance (ceilidh) caller, wholesalers and the like – both Sarah and Jeremy remained in-tune to our needs and sought to take the pressure off at any given opportunity. We revelled in this freedom and really felt that Freathy was rooting for us to have a successful day.
The personal details and touches provided by Sarah and Jeremy were so welcome and thoughtful, in particular the brides basket choc full of delicious treats and goodies that added an element of excitement to the build-up. Breakfast in the morning was sumptuous and just what the doctor ordered after an energetic day packed full of laughs and joy. Our families were treated like old friends, which added to the intimate family style wedding that we hoped we would have.
Jim & Tash
The longer you stay here, the more you don’t want to leave…
We had our wedding here recently and it will never cease to amaze us just how much dedication, and hard work has gone into making this place feel as peaceful and look as beautiful as it does. Go there, spend some time relaxing in and around the Old Milking Parlour. Eat some amazing home cooked food, drink coffee, listen to the birds in the trees and the wind over the ocean. If you’re looking for more reviews, I can point you in the direction of over a hundred people that will all say the same as I just have, and in their own little way, will have come away with the Cow Shed and Freathy Farmhouse etched in their minds for a very long time!
Rachel and Steve