Hutchinghayes promises the perfect year-round escape for couples and groups of 4, Hutchinghayes Barn in Devon offers something truly unique. Here the four seasons dance and play out before your eyes - in enchanting semi-rural grounds that captivate, inspire and replenish the senses.
Lovingly renovated throughout, the immaculately presented 2 bed cottage was once a barn, and today retains many of its original features alongside welcome new additions, including toasty underfloor heating throughout.
Composed of a beautiful open plan sitting room with kitchen diner to the entrance floor and 2 spacious bedrooms with family bathroom to the 1st floor, the Wi-Fi enabled interior basks in effortless country charm and sumptuous modern day convenience.
Located close-by the charming village of Combe Raleigh and the well-serviced market town of Honiton; Hutchinghayes Barn promises a carefree Devon stay; where the indulgence of a classic country break can be yours.
At home in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the 5* farmhouse setting is located within easy reach of the A30 and M5, as well as Taunton, Exeter, Sidmouth Beach, the Jurassic Coast and Dartmoor. In every way, Hutchinghayes Barn places guests in a genteel yet enviable location for making the most of the South West region’s year-round leisure pursuits and top visitor highlights. So come and explore!
Relax & Dine
Combining effortless country charm with 21st century home comfort, the handsome open plan reception features wide wooden floors and original beams. Complemented by toasty underfloor heating and a classic family-friendly ambience, guests can easily kick off their shoes to relax and entertain.
• A pair of plush fabric sofas, a flat screen SAT TV, DVD player and a book-games library.
• Beautiful farmhouse kitchen/diner fitted with solid wood buttermilk cabinets and large Belfast sink.
• Equipped with an oven, cooker hob, microwave, electric kettle, a cafetière, fridge & dishwasher.
• Complemented by a dresser and an oval country-style dining table for 4.
• All the must-have utensils and crockery, including a pretty Emma Bridgewater dinnerware set.
• From the spacious open plan reception, a wide central staircase leads to the first floor gallery above; where the sleeping accommodation and bathroom await.
• The large wooden entrance door leads out onto the sunny Italianate courtyard.
• A romantic-style bedroom featuring a beautiful four poster bed and beamed ceiling.
• Offers the perfect setting for enjoying a good night’s rest; with the sumptuous king size bed complemented by plush bedding and a romantic vista of the Italianate courtyard and top lake.
• Complemented by a pair of marble topped bedside tables with lamps, a wardrobe and a dressing table with mirror.
• A delightful second bedroom featuring a beamed ceiling and a classic country-style interior.
• The solid wood twin single beds easily enable guests to unwind during their stay; with luxurious bedding and views of the courtyard and top lake to take in.
• Accompanied by a bedside table, an antique wardrobe and dressing table.
Perfect for taking a moment out of your day to enjoy a replenishing morning shower or a relaxing evening soak in the tub, the elegant family bathroom is fitted with a Victorian slipper bath, a contemporary separate shower cubicle, a wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Further benefits include free Wi-Fi access and a hair dryer. A personal welcome by the owner is provided on arrival.
A private garage features to the ground floor level of the cottage.
Nestled in a romantic Italianate-style courtyard with a lovely upstairs lake-vista, Hutchinghayes Barn promises pure escapism the minute you walk out the stable door! The shared 32 acre grounds invite guests to come and explore; with lush sweeping lawns, two romantic lakes, tucked-away streams, sun-speckled bluebell woods and gentle rolling pastures to take in.
Guests can enjoy reading a book on one of the many pretty benches or enjoy the company of idyllic rural lake views from the terrace and grounds. The Italianate courtyard leads to a covered barn with lake view alfresco dining terrace with BBQ and steps leading down to the lakeside lawn. A stable yard gate to the other side of the courtyard, leads directly to the sweeping lawn and romantic ‘Monet’ bridge that leads to a small island, where two pretty bridges grace a gushing stream and lead towards the lower-tier lake.
The top & bottom lakes both offer a timeless sense of wonder and escapism, with far reaching views of the Blackdown Hills to serve as a gentle backdrop. Mallard Ducks and Koi Carp frequent both lakes and on the bottom lake, guests can sit back and enjoy a picnic-perfect moment by the rustic boat house, gazing out towards the pretty folly feature on the island.
Please be aware that Hutchinghayes has a 5 foot deep fountain in the courtyard and the property is surrounded by a private open plan garden of lawns which extend to the upper and lower deep water lakes. Because of the nature of the property, its grounds and its wonderful views, the lakes are not fully fenced off. It is not therefore suitable for young children; swimming, boating and fishing are not permitted and visitors are asked to take the utmost care when in the courtyard or garden.
The fields around are also home to a flock of sheep and a friendly pig; enabling guests to easily soak up the charm and appeal of country life. With all this natural beauty and enticing flora and fauna to see on the doorstep of Hutchinghayes Barn, couples and family or friend groups will savour plenty of memorable moments’ outdoors, whichever splendid season you choose to come and stay.
Hutchinghayes Barn is conveniently placed for reaching the charming village of Combe Raleigh, as well as the throng of highly-recommended eateries, restaurants and antique shops found in the well-serviced market town of Honiton. The historic market town of Honiton so well known for its lace, also offers Allhallows Museum; where visitors can take a reminiscent journey through its manufacturing heritage.
For those seeking action whilst away, a wide selection of golf clubs, walking routes and bridle ways can be found around this surrounding natural beauty spot. Classic beach days, water sports and walks await your enjoyment at nearby Sidmouth and along the Jurassic coast, whilst bird shoots and fishing can be found along the River Exe and Barle.
The racing opportunities at nearby Wincanton, Taunton, Exeter and Newton Abbot, the many shops and cosmopolitan distractions of Taunton and Exeter and the leisure pursuits of nearby Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park, all promise to keep everyone happy too.
Honiton offers easy access to the A30 (for London, the South West and the national road network) as well as to the M5 motorway.
Serviced by a train station too; Honiton can easily be reached from London Waterloo in 2 hours, 45 minutes. Nearby Taunton (17 miles) offers a London Paddington service that takes just 1 hour 45 minutes. The holiday cottage is also easily accessible for those arriving by domestic or international flight; with Exeter and Bristol Airports nearby.