- £2260 per week
- £323 per night
- 14 Guests
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 3 Pets
Beds & bedrooms
- Bed linen provided
- 4 king/super-king beds
- 1 double bed
- 4 single beds
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- 1 WC
- Towels provided
- En-suite bathroom
- Open fire or woodburner
- Travel cot
- Garden, courtyard or patio
- Enclosed garden
- Private parking
- Rural Location
- Pony trekking/horse riding
- Ground floor WC
Important - please note
- No more than 3 pets
- Check in: 4pm
- Check out: 10am
As featured in The Times article '20 big houses to book for Christmas' in October 2018.
Dreams of that country retreat start here. The grand entranceway. The farmhouse kitchen. A library for optimistic reading time. Sweeping lawns and a brook at the bottom of the garden. What are you waiting for...
32 acres of rural serenity await you on the Hutchinghayes Estate. The farmhouse and the barn combine to accommodate 12-14 guests in gorgeously presented and sumptuous surroundings.
Open the sturdy front door on the farmhouse and you’ll be greeted with a spectacular mahogany staircase and wood panelling. The warm boldness of the walls and the huge flagstones underfoot simply add to the grandeur. A picture perfect farmhouse kitchen complete with AGA and fit-for-all-the-family farmhouse table awaits the rest of your crew. The barn kitchen is part of an open plan layout sociably incorporating living and dining space. Come together in the formal dining room of the farmhouse with its crossback chairs and garden outlook for a memorable dinner party or two. Your downtime spaces are plentiful, whether you seek the tranquility of the library, the buzz of the billiard room or sink-me-in and relax sofa in one sitting room or another.
The fully-restored farmhouse oozes all of the effortless ambience and elegance that you would expect from an ancient country manor. Exposed beams, oak floorboards and thick stone walls complemented with modern furnishings promise a truly relaxing break in comfort and style. The barn is no less impressive, equally impeccably presented. Together, large families come here to celebrate big birthdays and anniversaries. Groups of friends and groups of families come to share downtime and quality time in the lush grounds that fulfil the wild and adventurous curiosities of the youngest in the party while the grown ups switch off and relax too.
Nearby Combe Raleigh and Honiton will amply sate the foodie in your party with their plethora of eateries. The Jurassic Coast is within easy reach should alternative entertainment be required in the form of sea air, fossil hunting and ice creams on the promenade. It’ll take you a weekend to soak it all in and unwind. A week might be just enough to enjoy its every offering, or you could also come back again next year…
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The farmhouse has four fabulous bedrooms including two wings. The first private wing present a beautiful king size bed and extra single bed as well as a heavenly en suite with roll top bath and separate shower. The second wing is home to two king size bedrooms, one of which has an extra single bed. There is also an en suite double in this part of the house. The family bathroom has a tub with overhead shower.
The two bedrooms in the barn are a king and a twin, and guests have shared use of a bathroom with its beautiful slipper bath and separate shower.
Security deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £500, which is payable to Niche Retreats 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.
We have very much enjoyed Christmas at Hutchinghayes and are sad to leave.
The house and grounds are beautiful and the twelve of us have enjoyed the most wonderful holiday here. Thank you.
Seldom have I been to a place that I really just did not want to leave. It became home so quickly and the time we spent there together was so special. We will all keep Hutchinghayes in our hearts.
This was the first time we have used Discovery Holiday Homes and we wish to inform you of how impressed we have been with the service, and what a wonderful holiday home Hutchinghayes is. The house and separate cottage were perfect in every way. On arrival we were met by the friendly owner Liz, who immediately made us feel welcome. She lives on site in an adjoining conversion, her presence throughout the week was very discreet however. Both the house and cottage were beautifully furnished. The bed linen and towels were of high quality.The kitchen had everything a large family needed to cook and dine with. The enclosed patio behind the house was great for our dogs. The stunning lake was spectacular and the wildlife (ducks, fish & pet pigs) kept us amused. The elevated boat house was the perfect hideaway to relax and enjoy the environment. We loved our week together and Liz’s home could not have contributed more to the fantastic experience we had.
A UK and US family gathering. EVEN better than the brochure...
Thank you for providing a perfect setting for our family Christmas. We travelled from all around the world to spend this special holiday together. You have created a beautiful setting -it feels like home, only better.
We’ve had the most wonderful stay, constantly remarking on the beauty of the house and garden. Hope to be back!