In the tranquil countryside inland from the east Devon Jurassic Coast, lies this lovely and secluded detached farmhouse. It sits within its own idyllic six acre grounds comprising lawned gardens and fields all nestled within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The grounds feature a large renovated games barn with pool table and table-tennis. There is also a treehouse, zip wire, trampoline, tree swing and even an outdoor boules court.
This is an excellent family choice offering spacious and very well arranged accommodation and extensive outdoor leisure facilities. There is a huge farmhouse kitchen/dining-room complete with a wonderful double Aga, a classic farmhouse table, small sofa and wood-burner.
Hussey’s Farm offers truly flexible accommodation with two living-rooms, one with a wood-burner, and a snug for children with table and chairs and shelves full of games and books. One bedroom and a shower-room are downstairs, and four further bedrooms and two bathrooms are upstairs.
Hussey's Farm is just outside the tiny hamlet of Millhayes in a sunny south-facing position with a huge terrace for summer breakfasts or evening drinks. There are two sunken fire-pits also on the terrace which are more of a feature, but you are welcome to use them, providing your own wood/kindling, however we advise they are not used when there are small children around. This traditional farmhouse has a fabulous kitchen extension which is glass fronted with high beams creating the most sociable of holiday living spaces.
The extensive gardens wrap around the farmhouse on two sides providing a wonderful environment for children to explore. The separate games-room has a pool table and table-tennis, and next to it is a pretty tree-lined boules area and a trampoline. As if this is not enough there is an outside kitchen on a raised deck, with a wood-fired pizza oven and a large covered barbecue.
There is a great picnic field beyond and for the very adventurous at the top of the field there is a wooden tree house with a long zip wire – great fun but please always supervise children when using this.
Back inside the farmhouse, as well as the open plan kitchen/dining-room, there are two further living-rooms, one with a wood-burner, TV and DVD player. For younger children there is a snug just off one of the living-rooms, with a table for games, jigsaws and drawing.
One of the double bedrooms is on the ground floor and across the hallway there is a convenient separate wet-room style shower-room. On the first floor there are four further double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Three of these bedrooms have very high quality truckle beds so that you have the flexibility of having the bedrooms set up as singles, twins or of course you are welcome to push them together, although please note that the bedding is for single beds not doubles.
This is an excellent location for a holiday, easy to reach from the main A303/A30 into east and south Devon and just a short drive inland from some wonderful unspoilt beaches. Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton are traditional seaside towns with Jurassic pebbled beaches. Exmouth has miles of sandy beaches. A little further to the east but within very easy reach is Lyme Regis just on the east Devon/Dorset border.
Just up the road is an excellent farm shop and cafe, Royal Oak, for some lovely local produce to bring back to cook up a feast in the spectacular kitchen; another well-known farm shop and cafe is called Millers, less than ten minutes’ drive away. If you want to go out for a treat there is a renowned pub at Dalwood, five miles away – booking is essential.
Kitchen/Dining-room with oil-fired Aga, microwave with grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and wood-burner
Living-room 1 with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Living-room 2 with ornamental wood-burner and piano
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 2 with super-king double bed (6')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 5 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom 1 with bath, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom 2 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Games-room with pool table and table-tennis table
For large groups it is advisable to shower and run the baths at sensible intervals so that the hot water tank has time to refill and reheat. The baths are very deep and can use up the hot water supply very quickly.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Garden and patio furniture, 2 barbecues (1 built-in) and pizza oven
- Full oil-fired CH
Hussey's Farm is a perfect combination of traditional and contemporary in an idyllic setting with not another house in sight.
The double height extension houses the wonderful kitchen/dining-room.
The kitchen/dining-room even has a wood-burning stove and sofa, just out of view, so that you can all enjoy this most sociable of rooms.
There is a huge farmhouse kitchen table that will seat 10 very comfortably for the most memorable of feasts. Please note there are 3 steps from the entrance hall down into the kitchen
The Aga is a delight and you will really enjoy using it for cooking up wholesome family meals using local produce from the farm shop up the road.
Nowhere could be more perfect for a complete get away with family and friends. This place is totally secluded, an oasis of peace and quiet.
The island, the double Aga, the sink with a view... what a kitchen! Two sets of French windows lead to the terrace as well.
The grand entrance hall will set the scene for your holiday.
What a way to start the day!
.... or to end it.
This sitting room has an the original inglenook fireplace - the wood burning stove is ornamental but you can light the two other wood burners in this wonderful house.
There are two sitting rooms - this one has a wood-burner and TV. There is a lovely stack of DVDs for you to enjoy if you have a wet day.
The little snug has a games/jigsaw table and an amazing choice of games, puzzles and toys.
The ground floor bedroom (1) with its king-size bed is so spacious. Dual-aspect with views over the gardens to the front and to the grounds at the back too.
Another view of the ground floor bedroom to give you an idea of the space. There is a little wet-room/WC just across the corridor.
This is the first floor master bedroom (2), also with a king-size bed and wonderful views across the gardens.
The first of the family bathroom is just across the landing through the door to the left. The other door is the built-in wardrobe.
This is bedroom 3. All three of the other bedrooms have twin beds but you are welcome to push them together of course. These truckle beds are very high quality and have fully sprung mattresses.
Another view of this bedroom with the beds pushed together.
This is bedroom 4 - shown with the truckle bed tucked away - this room will normally be set up as a twin.
This is another of the twin bedrooms. Bedroom 5 - this image shows the room set up as a single. It will normally be set up as twins.
This is one of the wonderful family bathrooms. This one has a roll-top bath and a separate shower cubicle, with lovely polished wooden floor.
The second family bathroom also has a roll-top bath. Remember there is the wet-room downstairs as well.
In a separate purpose building at the back of the farmhouse is this great games-room.
Another view of the games-room. Excellent for all ages, especially if there is a wet weather day.
This is the setting for the games-room, with the boules court next to it.
Have a go at boules on this lovely tree-lined court.
There is so much space for children to explore. This paddock is next to the gardens and at the top is a tree house with professionally installed zip wire (a Disclaimer is provided for you to sign)
Another view of the farmhouse in its stunning setting - there is not another property in sight.
This is the outside cooking-area, a lovely al fresco deck with a built in barbecue and pizza oven.
You will have fun using the pizza oven
This paddock comes with a tree house and properly fitted zip wire. Please supervise children at all times - a Disclaimer is provided for you to sign.
The East Devon Coast is a short drive away. This is Sidmouth.
Lyme Regis on the Devon/Dorset border is a great place for a day out. This is the iconic Cobb Harbour.
Lyme Regis has a pretty harbour, a long curving beach with sand one end and pebbles the other, a long promenade and a lovely high street of independent shops and cafes.