Highbullen Hotel

Luxury country hotel in North Devon with swimming pools

Member since 2017

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Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club is set in a 125 acre estate in the heart of North Devon. The hotel boasts enviable leisure facilities, including a 20m indoor pool, outdoor pool, as well as many other country pursuits. Highbullen is a destination in its own right, or also the perfect base to explore Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks.

  • 4 star rated luxury hotel
  • Extensive leisure facilities
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Award winning restaurant
  • Stylish contemporary bedrooms
  • Close to Exmoor and Dartmoor
  • Easy access from M5
  • Laura Ashley Tea Room

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Stay in an Estate Deluxe Double room and receive:

  • A chilled bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival (value £29.50) or a cream tea for two (value £8.50 pp) during your stay*
  • 3 course dinner for two in the Devon View Restaurant on the first evening (value £45 pp)
  • A £25 pp dining allowance is included on additional evenings towards either the restaurant or tea room
  • Full use of the leisure facilities during your stay
  • Full breakfast daily and a noon late check out
  • Stay 3 nights+ and receive a complimentary bottle of house wine (value £21) with dinner on one evening
  • *Please advise upon booking

1 night stay

Package Price: £100 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £200 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £185 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £370 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £269 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £538 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £351.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £703 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £434 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £868 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £526.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,053 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £629 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,258 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £711.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,423 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £794 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,588 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £876.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,753 per room

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11 night stay

Package Price: £959 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,918 per room

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12 night stay

Package Price: £1,041.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,083 per room

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13 night stay

Package Price: £1,134 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,268 per room

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14 night stay

Package Price: £1,236.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,473 per room

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Facilities at Highbullen Hotel


Across the Highbullen estate there is a huge range of things to do including outdoor tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, croquet, fishing, shooting, plus there is plenty of walking locally or nearby on Exmoor or the South West Coast path.

Just off The Cellars Bar is the Billiard Room, with full size snooker table and other games, an ideal place to relax, enjoy good company and perhaps a few traditional games.

Highbullen Hotel is surrounded by our 18-hole USGA specification golf course, set in richly wooded parkland with breathtaking views across to both Dartmoor and Exmoor.
The 5600 yard, par 68 course is an excellent test for any golfer and is perfect for a round with friends, clients or just a chance to practice your golf skills.  Testing but not intimidating, it is little wonder that golf guru and BBC presenter Alex Hay describes Highbullen as "an absolute gem".
Golf is available on a "pay and play" basis for £25 per person for 18 holes on Fridays, Weekends and Bank Holidays; £20 per person from Monday to Thursday and £15 at all times for hotel residents. Golf Buggies and Clubs are available to hire also for an additional fee.

Highbullen Hotel
Highbullen Hotel
Highbullen Hotel
  • 37 Bedrooms
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Health Spa
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Children Welcome
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement
  • 2 AA Rosette Dining

Home truths

The hotel is set within it's own estate and therefore the rooms and facilities are spread across different buildings.

You can walk or drive to the different locations / buildings


Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Ample complimentary parking is available

Parking spaces are also located close to the rooms around the Estate.

Disabled Access

1 ground floor Manor House room is appropriate for guests with limited mobility, plus 12 Estate Rooms are located on the ground floor (6 with walk in showers).

The hotel does not have a lift. 

History of the hotel

It was in 1879 that William Moore, a prominent architect and builder from Exeter built the impressive mansion from stone quarried from within the estate.
Highbullen is a fine example of the architecture that emerged from the "Arts and Crafts" movement.  It is easy to see the influence of Philip Webb, who is often referred to as the father of the "Arts and Crafts" architecture.  The solid, well proportioned forms, steep roofs and deep porches of Highbullen are all typical of Webb's style and the intriguing marble fireplace in the drawing room is of particular note.  Highbullen remained the Moore family's home for over 40 years.

Jumping forward to World War Two a new and exciting chapter opened in Highbullen's history.  The substantial ground floor rooms became classrooms when a private school was evacuated there and during this time the grounds were maintained by German prisoners of war.

Child Policy

There are 6 family rooms available and children are welcome to dine in the Cellars Bar

Dogs Policy

There are 4 dog friendly rooms, well behaved dogs are welcome in the Cellars Brasserie.  Dog charges are applicable at £10 per dog per night.

Other Information

Leisure Club Times

Monday - Friday 7:30am-8pm

Saturday & Sunday 8am-8pm

Children are nor permitted to swim in the Adults Only Lane

Under 16's are not permitted to use the Jacuzzi, Sauna & Steam Rooms

You will need a £1 coin for the lockers

The Rooms at Highbullen Hotel

Estate Deluxe Double room

The Estate Deluxe Double Rooms can be found in The Courtyard, Sportsman's Lodge, Stable Cottage and Gardner's Row. (Ranging in a 5 - 10 minute walk from the main building) 
All have seen a significant modernisation and offer comfort and elegance in the peaceful surroundings around the Estate. All the rooms have a contemporary country design, plus Smart TV's and Free WiFi throughout. 
The Estate Rooms are located in different buildings around the Highbullen Estate, but all within a short distance of all the other facilities.
Deluxe rooms may have a four poster bed or be larger than usual.
 

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Estate Deluxe Double room, Highbullen Hotel

Highbullen Hotel - Lodge Deluxe Room

The Loft suite

The Loft Suite is the brand new, two roomed, high-spec'd, luxurious accommodation. Located within the Manor House and above the billiards room, features include

Infra-red Sauna with music player
Steam room with seat
Monsoon shower
Roll top, double ended bath in the master bedroom
Nespresso machine complete with Aeroccino and fridge
3D 42? LG TV with glasses
Underfloor heating
Electrically controlled blinds
Bang and Olufsen Beoplay music system
Separate lounge which can be twin beds, with Nintendo Wii, 3D Blu-ray player and 32? LG 3D TV with glasses
Iron and Ironing Board

The Loft room, Highbullen Hotel

Highbullen Hotel - The Loft room

The Devon View Restaurant

The Devon View Restaurant at Highbullen Hotel is the fine dining restaurant.  Now fully refurbished, the panoramic windows offer stunning views across the rolling Devon hills, down the Mole Valley and towards Exmoor, creating an unrivalled setting to enjoy the best of Devon's local produce.


The team of Chefs has created menus using ingredients sourced from the extensive variety of local produce to create a wonderful dining experience.  
 


Opening Times

Breakfast

Served form  7am to 10am on Monday to Friday, and from 7.30 am to 10.30am on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Dinner

Served in the Devon View Restaurant from 6.30pm to 9.30pm every day.

The Laura Ashley Supper room is open from 6pm until 10pm daily

A traditional Sunday Lunch is served in the Devon View Restaurant from 12.30 until 2.30pm each Sunday.

Afternoon Tea is served from 12pm to 5:00pm each day in the Laura Ashley Tea Room. 


Dress Code

Devon View Restaurant requests smart attire only


The Devon View Restaurant restaurant, Highbullen Hotel

The Devon View Restaurant restaurant, Highbullen Hotel

The Laura Ashley Tea Room

Tea room by day and Supper room by evening.

Indulge in the best Afternoon Tea that North Devon has to offer. Experience this great British tradition in the sumptuous surroundings of our new tearoom, designed in the distinctive signature Laura Ashley style.

Offering a delicious selection of homemade Cream Teas, Full Afternoon Teas, Brunch throughout the day and Children's Afternoon Teas, you will be spoilt for choice.
To tempt you ahead of your visit, take a look at the our wonderful Food Menu. From Eggs Benedict and Home Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs, to Savoury Afternoon Tea, offering a range of delicious dishes from Hot Fish Goujons with Tartare Sauce to Homemade Warm Duck and Quail Scotch Egg.

Enjoy Full Afternoon Tea where the combination of Homemade Sandwiches, Cakes and Buttermilk Scones is simply exquisite .Available daily from 3pm till 5 pm.

Supper is served between 6pm and 10pm. 


Opening Times

Breakfast

Served form  7am to 10am on Monday to Friday, and from 7.30 am to 10.30am on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Dinner

Served in the Devon View Restaurant from 6.30pm to 9.30pm every day.

The Laura Ashley Supper room is open from 6pm until 10pm daily

A traditional Sunday Lunch is served in the Devon View Restaurant from 12.30 until 2.30pm each Sunday.

Afternoon Tea is served from 12pm to 5:00pm each day in the Laura Ashley Tea Room. 


Dress Code

Devon View Restaurant requests smart attire only


Club Bar

The Club Bar, with a Coffee Republic coffee bar, is ideal for relaxing with a drink after a workout in the gym, a game of tennis or a round of golf, plus there is an 80 inch TV with all the HD Sky Sports Channels !

The Club Bar offers a choice of breakfast baps available through the morning, Panini's through the rest of the day and a selection of cakes and snacks.


Opening Times

Breakfast

Served form  7am to 10am on Monday to Friday, and from 7.30 am to 10.30am on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Dinner

Served in the Devon View Restaurant from 6.30pm to 9.30pm every day.

The Laura Ashley Supper room is open from 6pm until 10pm daily

A traditional Sunday Lunch is served in the Devon View Restaurant from 12.30 until 2.30pm each Sunday.

Afternoon Tea is served from 12pm to 5:00pm each day in the Laura Ashley Tea Room. 


Dress Code

Devon View Restaurant requests smart attire only


Highbullen Spa

Highbullen Spa spa, Highbullen Hotel

Highbullen Hotel - Highbullen Spa spa

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At Highbullen you can enjoy a complete workout or take time to restore, relax and refresh yourself.


The facilities include heated 20m indoor pool with panoramic views of Exmoor, Sauna, Steam Room and Jacuzzi.  In the gym they have a variety of cardiovascular machines including treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers and bikes plus a full range of resistance machines, free weights, boxing bag with gloves, functional exercise area with gym balls, medicine balls and stretching mats.


They have the only Kinesis One machine in North Devon, that allows you the freedom to explore an infinite range of natural movements and exercises.


Facilities include :

 Heated Indoor Swimming Pool with Panoramic views over to Exmoor (20m x 8m x 1.1m)
 Sauna
 Steam Room
 Jacuzzi

They also have an outdoor pool, great in the summer for lounging in the sun.
On Mondays and Fridays between 10.45 and 11.30, the pool is unavailable for swimming whilst the Aqua Aerobics class is on.

Tennis

At Highbullen Hotel there are 7 new all weather courts, 4 full size and 3 half size.
Costs for tennis court hire are :
Resident / members (Leisure and Golf) – Full Size Courts are £4 per hour and Half Size Courts are £2 per hour
 


Highbullen Hotel Location

Map & Directions

Address

Chittlehamholt
Umberleigh
North Devon
EX37 9HD

Ample complimentary parking is available

Parking spaces are also located close to the rooms around the Estate.


How to get here

It is easy to find the hotel near Barnstaple, at the very heart of North Devon. From the M5, leave at junction 27 and take the A361 towards Barnstaple. After about 20 miles of lovely driving across Exmoor, at the Bish Mill roundabout, turn left onto the B3227 towards South Molton.

Progress through South Molton and towards the end of the High Street bear left onto the B3226. Follow this road along the Mole Valley for about 5 miles until you see the brown sign for Highbullen Hotel, taking the right turn, up the valley.

At the top of the hill, turn left following the brown sign to the hotel and the signpost to Chittlehamholt. Go carefully through the village of Chittlehamholt and you will find the entrance to Highbullen Hotel on the left just after you leave the village.


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Location & Local Attractions

Locally there are beautiful nature trails and cycle paths like the Tarka Trail, hiking and wildlife watching on the moors or some of the best surfing in the UK at the nearby beaches like Croyde and Woolacombe.  You will also find access to hundreds of miles of spectacular walks along the North Devon Coast, following the South West Coast Path.  This all makes Highbullen Hotel an ideal base for your short break or family holiday.

Visitors favourites in North Devon include the historic fishing village of Clovelly, the twin villages on Lynton and Lynmouth linked by a Victorian water powered cliff railway, the Dartington factory in Great Torrington where you can see the hand made crystal being made, plus family visitor attractions like The Big Sheep. And our local village of Chittlehamholt is a lovely place to wander around, learn about the local history and meet the local community. Take a look at the Chittlehamholt Village Shop Blog for some local flavour.

The local area offers many visitor attractions, pretty Devon villages with country pubs, lovely gardens like Castle Hill and RHS Rosemoor, plus of course the beaches and spectacular North Devon coastline and the South West Coast Path and Exmoor for walking, riding or simply taking in the beautiful and wild landscape.

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Anon, stayed: August 2019

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Overnight stop

JP, Somerset, stayed: June 2019

Would have preferred to have been in main hotel but we were told beforehand we would be in a separate block. Wonderful views from the restaurant. Evening meal was nice but breakfast not so good, asked for full breakfast but with a vegetarian sausage, for some reason got no bacon, black pudding or hash brown, waitress went to sort out with kitchen, when they arrived, hash brown still frozen in the middle, black pudding not cooked properly, did tell the waitress who apologised but spoiled the meal. The staff in the restaurant seemed not particularly interested or happy. This was more apparent as we had 2 further nights in another hotel close by where the whole ambience at mealtimes was much more welcoming and friendly.

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Wonderful anniversary stay

Catherine M, Dorset, stayed: May 2019

My husband and I went here for our first anniversary and we weren t disappointed.
Lovely location and hotel with amazing views. Food was gourmet. Staff were exceptional. So peaceful!

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Relaxing break in the country

Martin, stayed: April 2019

My wife and I stayed here on DBB deal and stayed in a room overlooking the countryside (Deer View). The room was away from the main hotel itself in a sort of concrete complex but was comfortable, however the bathroom was a bit small and disappointing in comparison to the size of the room; I expected a decent shower but instead there was rather a small bath with a shower hose and very weak water pressure. The water wasn't very hot either. That's the worst bit of this review out the way. The rest was lovely. The food in the restaurant was exceptional, the staff very friendly and the spa facilities pretty good too - a decent sized pool for once! The changing rooms were a bit dated but not bad. Beautiful grounds and a wonderful view from the gardens surrounding the hotel. Would we stay again? Yes, definitely, but next time I will try to ask if they have rooms with any decent water pressure!

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Unforgettable weekend

BB, Somerset, stayed: March 2019

We loved our weekend at Highbullen and would thoroughly recommend it. Location was stunning, rooms were great, food and drink delicious. We made full use of the spa facilities. We look forward to returning!

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reat Little Break!

CC, Avon, stayed: January 2019

Stayed one night for our anniversary. Staff were very friendly and helpful, food in restaurant was delicious, room was lovely. Only negative (very small) is that the en-suite, although spotless was a little tired/dated. Overall we had a great stay and definitely hope to return!

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Golf and Spa

Michael, West Midlands, stayed: November 2018

This was the third time we have been to the hotel and it keeps us wanting to come back again. It is in a beautiful location with spectacular views all around the property. The breakfasts in the Devon View are excellent and freshly cooked to order. The spa and golf are a big plus and with the new Laura Ashley tea room there is much to enjoy at this hotel.

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Relaxing break in beautiful surroundings

JW, Avon, stayed: October 2018

The hotel is set in a beautiful valley, with lovely views from the restaurant complimenting the excellent food! The room was large and luxurious, a short walk from the main hotel. Excellent swimming pool and spa was a real plus. Lots of sporting activities available. Relaxed cellar bar and casual dining

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