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 and an electric log burner for cosy autumn and winter evenings.
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 in effortless country charm with 21st century home comfort, the handsome open plan reception features wide wooden floors and original beams.
Complemented by toasty under floor 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 cafetiére, 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.
Bathing 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.
Additional Further benefits include free Wi-Fi access and a hair dryer. A personal welcome by the owner is also provided on arrival.
Please note The property resides in the same grounds as Hutchinghayes Farmhouse (Sleeps 8-10) and for guests who wish; this property can also be booked alongside the Barn to offer more flexible accommodation for further guests (12 - 14 guests in total).
Parking A private garage features to the ground floor level of the Barn. Please note that whilst other parking may be available, day guests are permitted by prior arrangement with the property owner only.
Outside 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 three friendly pigs; 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.
Location 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.
This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.
Notes: For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our 'At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 2 Single beds
- Bed linen provided
- Central heating
- Travel Cot
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Boat mooring
- Rowing boats
We had a really lovely stay at Hutchinghayes. Beautiful autumn colours reflected in the lakes, fantastic walks around the grounds and wider afield. Young, old, two or four footed, we all agreed we love this place and are sad to leave it’s cosy, welcoming arms. Ms Libby Callaway, Welwyn Garden City - 7th November 2019
We loved Hutchinghayes Barn, it was so cosy and loved the grounds.Mrs Inge Reniers, Belgium - 26th October 2019
Thank you for a wonderful time at Hutchinghayes, we would love to come back again. Dr B Moser, Penarth - 19th October 2019
A visit to this place had been high priority ever since I laid eyes on it on the internet. Naturally we had steeled ourselves for disappointment as we approached our dream holiday, but it was as glorious and comfortable as we could ever have hoped for. Hutchinghayes is such a naturally beautiful and serene place.Karin Ryan, Australia, 7th September - 7th September 2019
I am going to miss sitting by the lake house and writing, and everything else has been marvellous too. Becca Miles, Winchester, 23 August - 23rd August 2019
The property and the setting are outstanding. The whole process was straightforward and the location absolutely amazing!Mrs Paula Stewart - 8th August 2019
Thank you for letting us share your amazing grounds... we saw buzzards, bats, hawks, glow worms, lots of fish and loved the pigs, Treacle and Marmalade.The Stewart’s, Merseyside, 1st August - 1st August 2019
We had a wonderful holiday in beautiful Devon and living in the Barn has been like being on a movie set. Thank you for sharing your amazing place with us.Robert Goldspink, USA, 21st July - 21st July 2019
A UK and US family gathering. EVEN better than the brochure... Elizabeth Iron - 1st June 2019
I had a really nice time playing in the garden with my puppy Kitty and my new friend from the big house! Thank you Liz Savi, aged 6 - 22nd April 2019
Wonderful family holiday in beautiful surroundings. The house and Barn are stunning. Would love to come again. Linda Snell, Dorset, - 14th January 2019
Very cosy barn, beautifully decorated. We also stayed at the main house. The grounds are stunning and the property, lakes and gardens are wonderfully maintained. Great communication with host. We would love to go back one day. Thanks very muchMs Sara Alsaraf - 31st October 2018
A truly idyllic cottage in beautiful grounds. The attention to detail and high quality of bed linen, towels etc made it special but especially the warm welcome and hospitality of Liz, the owner. We will be back. Mr Mary Byford - 12th August 2018
Beautiful and very special! Our second time there and we'll come back!Mrs Katja Defranceschi - 7th August 2018
Hutchinghayes is the most lovely holiday house ever!Mrs Brigitte Smits - 9th July 2018
Our first visit to Hutchinghayes and this part of Devon and it did not disappoint. The Barn had everything we could need and the gardens/grounds were amazing. Liz was very welcoming and helpful. We hope to return sometime soon!the Bradbury family - 25th May 2018
Amazing place!! Wouldn't hesitate to rebook when returning to Devon! Loved it. Great hosts, very friendly and very helpful . Mrs Fiona Marandola - 31st October 2017
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in these totally idyllic surroundings and wonderfully hospitable accommodation. Every day has been an adventure and the Barn and grounds such a pleasure to return to each evening. Thank you.Melissa Tills - 30th September 2017
Wow! What can we add to other reviews? We agree with so much that has been said, specially about the peace and restful atmosphere at Hutchinghayes. We would give this experience a resounding 10/10.Handford Family, Epping - 12th July 2017
Stunning house and location, with large and extensive gardens. The perfect place to relax and recharge, with easy access to the Devonshire coast for those wanting to explore. Liz was an excellent host, making us feel at ease, and giving us great insight into the surrounding area. Could not recommend highly enough.Duncan Lodge - 30th May 2017
A wonderful idyllic setting. A perfect place to relax and chill. We will be back.The Seal family - 8th March 2017
We had the best time at this beautiful cottage. It was stocked with everything we needed including lovely comfortable bed sheets and towels. The grounds were stunning and kept immaculate. The owner Liz was so inviting and truly looked after us on our arrival and thereafter if we had any queries on the local surroundings. Our dog was also made very welcome. I highly recommend staying here and won't hesitate in returning with my family or maybe next time with friends. We thank you for such a delightful experience. Claire and family :-)Richards Family - 14th February 2017
Had an amazing weekend here celebrating my mums 70th birthday. The house lake and grounds were stunning and the owners very friendly and helpful. Will definitely come backHannah Ganio , Surrey - 1st February 2017
The cottage and surroundings are both beautiful and stunning. It is comfy and cosy with everything to hand. Liz was truly fabulous and looked after us from start to finish.The Mangleshot family - 23rd January 2017
Just returned from a fantastic weekend away at Hutchinghayes Barn. An idyllic location where you feel away from it all but still within easy reach of places to visit and things to do.The barn itself is fantastic and very comfortably sleeps four adults. It is set in beautiful grounds with two lakes, a boathouse and even a pet pig! The grounds are perfect to go for a stroll in or just sit on one of the many benches and take in the view.Liz was the perfect host, always on hand but never intrusive, she had some great recommendations for places to eat nearby which we would never have found without her assistance.I would recommend this location as the perfect break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life... you wont be disappointed.Gerry Turner, Kent - 1st November 2016
Marvellous! Perfect location, clean luxurious rooms, extensive welcome pack and the owner was helpful and informative. The grounds are beautiful and extremely well-maintained. Plenty to do and good food available nearby. Easy to get to beach or Dartmoor. All in all a great holiday.Pat Sargnt, Kent - 1st September 2016
Stunning base for our archery extravaganza. A luxury to return to Hutchinghayes after a hard day shooting in the woods.Stephanie Davies - London - 1st August 2016
Thank you Liz for sharing your home, a lovely relaxing time was had by all. Lovely setting, garden and views and very clean (thanks Hazel). Great location for seeing the surrounding area, and would love to come back again.Colligan Family - Oxfordshire - 1st August 2016
We have spent a wonderful week here and wish we could stay longer! We've had a really warm welcome and Liz has always had time for helping with information or just for a chat. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant.The Defrancheschi Family - Austria - 1st July 2016
Beautiful house and garden, warm welcome, tasteful interior, the owner was very helpful and particularly friendly to childrenDaniela Susewind, Hutchinghayes Barn - 1st July 2016
We had a really wonderful holiday here in Devon. We enjoyed the scenery, the beaches, your hospitality and friendliness, and the beautiful cosy house. The girls also had fun visiting Honey the pig several times a day!The Susewind Family - Germany - 1st July 2016
We were in the area for a family wedding and could not have chosen a better place to stay. Stunning property, lovely walks, fabulous location and most of all, a friendly and helpful host. Thanks Liz, we will certainly recommend Hutchinghayes to any friends and family who are planning a visit to Devon!Victoria Reeve and Family, Manchester - 1st June 2016
Amazing stay at an incredible venue with a fantastic host! We stay at a lot of self catering places and in all honesty, this beautiful barn with it's incredible gardens has set a new standard. Liz was also amazingly helpful. We could not have asked for more. Can't wait to go back!Julie Barrow-Read, Marlow - 1st June 2016
Fabulous view - can't wait to come back again another time. Very warm welcome, beautiful barn and grounds. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place. Holly really enjoyed seeing Honey the pig, the geese, goslings and all the other animals. Also I had fun playing fetch with the dogs. Thank you for an amazing holiday!Dave, Nicola, Cerys & Holly, Brentwood, Essex - 1st May 2016
A perfect Easter weekend in this beautiful place - not even the rain could ruin it!Endoresed by Xavier, aged 4: Mummy, I don't want to leave; I really like this house!Dawn, Nick, Xavier and Olivia, London - 1st March 2016
We had a lovely weekend in this wonderful place. Stunning views, a very lovely and warm house. Thank you!David and Malvina from London - 1st February 2016
Absolutely lovely - a beautiful setting. Thank you!Merlitt and Robert from Hanley-Swan - 1st February 2016
We had a lovely long weekend at Hutchinghayes for a family birthday. The barn was beautifully decorated and well equipped, also having an excellent view over the lake on the stunning grounds. Sadly the weather left a bit to be desired but the barn was so cosy that we were happy to wait it out indoors next to the fire. The barn is well situated for exploring the Devon/Dorset border and we hope to visit again in the future ~ just wonderful; not even the rain could dampen our stay!Genevra and Robert from London and Malvern - 1st February 2016