Spring flowers, vintage bicycle and handmade rustic wedding sign at The Cow Shed Cornwall






Our beautifully restored Cow Shed barn, Old Milking Parlour and 18th century farmhouse offer unique rustic elegance in the picturesque and tranquil Cornish countryside, only minutes from the sea. Perfect for elopements and smaller weddings, and intimate rustic weddings with up to 80 treasured guests.

Rustic, Relaxed, Intimate

The Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse is a delightfully different venue. Ideal for any couple dreaming of an intimate, romantic and rustic wedding held in a tranquil, relaxed and less formal style.


Whether you’re planning a romantic runaway wedding for two or two plus a few, a smaller wedding with 20 to 30 of your closest family and friends, or an intimate wedding with up to 80 cherished guests, we can help you create a magical and deeply personal day that celebrates your unique love story.


We care deeply about ensuring you have the wedding of your dreams and making it one of most memorable and enjoyable days of your life. A unique celebration that is all about you, and just as joyful, charming and enchanting as the wedding PHOTOS you see on our site.

Spring Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

Perfect for a Romantic Rustic Wedding or Any Special Occasion

Set in an acre of mature grounds with a small stream running through it. You’ll find wild flowers and swathes of frothy cow parsley dancing in the hedgerows, and The jewel coloured ocean only minutes away


Our faithfully and elegantly restored Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse provide a stunning range of ceremony and reception options, creating the perfect backdrop for a truly rustic and romantic occasion.

Summer Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

“Moments that matter most linger longest in the heart when shared in exquisite settings with those we cherish deeply…”

You’ll experience our warm, relaxed and loving style in every aspect of the preparation and hosting of your special day. This ensures you can relish every moment of your rustic wedding from the first planning session to ceremony and celebrations, without stress or fuss.


From the moment you and your guests arrive at the Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse, you’ll notice life slow down and the pace skip a beat. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you begin to unwind and in no time at all, feel completely calm, relaxed and at home.


You’ll also get to experience why Freathy Farmhouse and the spectacular Cornish Coast have been charming and enchanting couples for centuries. There’s even a popular local legend about Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton enjoying frequent rendezvous at Farmhouse in the early 1800’s. While we don’t know for certain if those famous lovers passed through our doors, we are certain that you’ll be able to appreciate the Farmhouse’s enduring romantic allure.

Winter Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

The Cow Shed Cornwall-Romantic half timbered intimate wedding barn with wildflowers and hay balesOur exquisitely restored Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse are all licenced for civil marriages and partnerships, so you can hold your ceremony in the setting that best suits you.


The Cow Shed is an extremely popular backdrop for rustic wedding ceremonies. The half-timbered venue embraces a host of country and nature inspired elements, complete with blanket covered hay bales for seating.


The Cow Shed can also be transformed into a dance venue after your reception. While a barn dance is a popular choice to compliment a rustic theme, you can choose any style of entertainment that best suits your personality and wedding.

Winter Wedding - Rustic Reception in the Cow ShedWe have one of the few remaining old style milking parlours in existence, which we have lovingly and sympathetically restored. The original feeding troughs have been given a new lease of life as seating, and you can still see the metal dividers that once separated the cows during milking. The result is a rare and exquisite venue, ideal for a wedding reception or any special occasion.


We can dress our Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse for your wedding in a bespoke rustic theme using a range of home made and upcycled props, and select items from trusted local suppliers. Our photo galleries provide real life examples of the way we can transform our venues and we hope they provide inspiration for your dream wedding. You’re also welcome to add some of your own handmade or special items for a uniquely personal touch, or even dress our venues yourself.

Rustic Winter Wedding - Bride with the Spectacular Cornish Coast as the BackdropOur Rustic Farmhouse and Country Classic packages include exclusive use of our venue and grounds, giving you the freedom to ensure every aspect of your ceremony, wedding breakfast, photography and entertainment is exactly how you want it to be. You’ll never be hurried along or asked to compromise for any other wedding party. Our focus is entirely on you.


Our restored rustic buildings provide a stunning backdrop for a ceremony and wedding breakfast, and our grounds and surrounding countryside offer an abundance of breathtaking scenery for photographs. This includes the spectacular cliffs and beaches of the Cornish Coast – an area of outstanding natural beauty that is only minutes away.

Rustic Wedding at The Cow Shed

We are delighted to offer a range of outstanding and flexible in-house menus featuring local and organic produce, where each dish has been carefully designed to compliment a rustic wedding. We have a variety of menus to suit a range of tastes and budgets, including our highly popular hog roast main. Our boutique wedding packages are flexible, so you also have the option to self cater or arrange your own caterers.


Our in-house menu is currently available for smaller weddings for up to 20 guests. If you have more than 20 guests, we will be happy to work closely with your chosen caterer to ensure you have a seamless and stress-free meal service. If using our table settings, you can choose between our Rustic, Country Vintage and Contemporary Classic settings for the option that best suits your style and theme.


Our flexible wedding packages give you the freedom to supply your own drinks, and our couples are typically delighted to learn that we do not charge corkage. This means you can make personal drinks choices that reflect your unique style and perfectly compliment your menu. You can also purchase from competitively priced suppliers. We will happily accept deliveries from your suppliers and take care of all aspects of your drinks service at your wedding. This includes chilling drinks, providing a bar service, and supplying glassware to match your drinks selection. Our approach allows you to have a lower cost, stress free and hassle free drinks service, all without corkage or service fees!

Host Your Wedding Breakfast In The Cow Shed or Old Milking Parlour

Our Rustic Farmhouse and Country Classic wedding packages include exclusive use of our luxurious farmhouse B&B for two nights for the wedding couple and four to six guests. This gives you and your wedding party the chance to relax and unwind the day before your ceremony, get dressed and pampered in the farmhouse, enjoy a stress free, intimate and highly personal wedding, then retreat to the sanctuary of your rooms at the end of your special day.


You and your guests staying at the Farmhouse will enjoy two gourmet breakfasts plus an evening meal with a glass of fizz prior to your wedding day. All meals will be lovingly prepared in the Freathy Farmhouse kitchen.


All of our wedding packages include complimentary chocolates, fruit, cakes and flowers in the bridal suite. Our Rustic Farmhouse and Country Classic packages also include a Luxury Wedding Hamper and couples massage to help you completely unwind.


If you require additional accommodation for more guests, we can host a number of happy campers in the Freathy Farmhouse grounds. We can also recommend other local accommodation to suit a range of tastes and budgets.

Wedding Preparations at Freathy Farmhouse

We’d Love To Hear From You

Here at The Cow Shed we want you to have the rustic wedding of your dreams and day you will remember for a lifetime.


If you love the idea of having a rustic wedding in our unique venue, and our relaxed, intimate and heartfelt approach, please get in touch. We’d love to find out more about you and share a little more about us to help you decide if The Cow Shed truly is the ideal place for your dream wedding.

We’d also love to welcome you for a complimentary viewing to see our beautifully restored Cow Shed, Milking Parlour and Farmhouse for yourself. Please contact us in advance to arrange a relaxed viewing over a cup of tea and one of our celebrated cakes, because as Julia Child once famously said…


“A Party Without A Cake is Just A Meeting”


If you can’t attend a viewing in person you can still have a virtual tour online. This means you don’t have to miss out on finding out more about the The Cow Shed, even if you’re a long way from us or short on time. Although this option does mean missing out on one of our homemade cakes, so you’ll just have to take our word for it that they’re delicious!

Want to See More Rustic Wedding Photos from The Cow Shed?

We’d be delighted to share more of our favourite wedding photos with you. To see more images, please select any gallery below. We hope these photos provide a sense of the rustic charm of our unique and exquisite venue, and the breathtaking Cornish scenery that surrounds us. Also the relaxed, intimate, joyful and deeply heartfelt experience of a wedding at the Cow Shed at Freathy Farmhouse.