The Hutchings family have lived at Fisher Farm since the early 1940’s having moved up from the West Country. The farm was originally a mixed enterprise with Ayrshire dairy cows, pigs, vegetables and arable crops. Over time the number of enterprises has been rationalised and now operations are focussed around a pedigree herd of Hereford beef cattle which are sold both nationally and internationally for breeding.
Fisher Dairy is a converted Sussex Barn at Fisher Farm and was originally completed in 1862. For its 150th birthday and after a number of years of not being used, the barn was converted to provide residential accommodation, in doing so ensuring the long-term preservation of the building. Converting a barn has its challenges both in terms of the fabric and make – up of the building, but also in terms of trying to preserve its character and make the best use of space. We had help from a great designer and build team with the conversion being completed in two phases, the first in summer 2011 and the second during the monsoon of 2012.
Fisher Dairy is run by Stuart and Sally Hutchings who have two children Wilf (7) and Barney (5) plus three labradors, Flo, Doris and Nelly.
You can see a selection of pictures taken during the build here: