Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club
What We Love
- A luxurious golf and leisure resort in Devon, with gourmet restaurant, tennis courts and indoor poolTreating yourself to a Devon cream tea in the cosy morning room
- Swinging some winning shots on the par-68, 18-hole golf course
- Exploring the hills and woods of the vast country estate before tucking into a sumptuous dinner
What To Know
- The hotel is set on 125 acres of rolling North Devon countryside
- The 18-hole golf course has sweeping views of Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks
- Fresh Atlantic fish is a must-try at the on-site Devon View Restaurant
Set in 125 acres of rolling North Devon countryside between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club is a Victorian estate and picturesque country retreat. Here you can relax in style among a green and peaceful setting, with a full range of outdoor and indoor country pursuits at hand for would-be lords and ladies, including a par-68, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool.
Highbullen Hotel has modern, luxurious and individually designed bedrooms in its manor house and beautifully converted outbuildings, each with their own unique character. Foodies will be spoilt for choice in the hotel’s fine-dining Devon View Restaurant or more casual spot The Cellars. Take time over the all-important Devon cream tea in the elegant drawing room. It’s no real surprise Highbullen Hotel garnered a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
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The building and grounds are beautiful.
The restaurant has lovely decor and a great outlook. The food is fantastic and the service is very good. The breakfast is also a real highlight with great variety and quality for the cold buffet and hot breakfast.
We have always stayed in the main house and the Neal room is very spacious and beautifully decorated with amazing views out of the large bay window. The bed looks very romantic but the mattress is very hard for us. There is a shower over the bath but low water pressure.
The Louis Seize room has a very large comfortable bed and again amazing views, the decor is quirky but not to everyone's taste. There is a separate shower cubicle and bath which is good.
The bar is a bit depressing as it feels underground and is always dark and a bit cold.
Overall we have really enjoyed our stays here when on a special offer onb travel websites it may be a bit expensive on normal rates.
This hotel has just stunning views over the Devon countryside and you feel at home as soon as you arrive.
The staff were very welcoming and nothing was a problem. We made great use of the fabulous facilities and loved the restaurant so much that we booked an extra dinner and their great value Sunday lunch.
If you want to immerse in the Devon countryside and enjoy a lovely stay - then head to Highbullen Hotel
We got married at the Highbullen Hotel this weekend, it was the most magical day of our lives from start to finish, this was totally down to all of the staff at the Highbullen and not to mention the stunning location, immaculate grounds, beautiful rooms, breathtaking views & delicious food.
Maddy who we had contact with throughout the planning of the wedding was absolutely brilliant, nothing was ever too much trouble, she’s so efficient and organised.
Wayne and Kay looked after us on our wedding day and we couldn’t have wished for better people, they’re true professionals. So calm, organised and have everything under control, which allowed us to thoroughly enjoy, and soak up every second of our day.
We have to give a special extra shoutout to Wayne, he is a true master of his craft at ensuring your wedding day goes perfectly. He is a gentleman and made us feel extremely special throughout our wedding weekend at the Highbullen. We can’t wait to come back and visit for our future wedding anniversaries.
We had a 4 night Half Board break, Tuesday - Saturday, in a Superior Garden Room. The hotel is very old with the decor and atmosphere matching perfectly. My only problem with the room was the shower, which could best be described as weak and only served to wet you down, not provide any invigorating power.
The Spa was really very good, with the Steam Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Pool all immaculate. The changing rooms were very clean and well equipped with showers. Good quality towels were provided but robes were at an extra charge if you wanted one.
The Devonshire restaurant has to be experienced to fully appreciate just how good it is. The food is wonderful and is presented beautifully. The cooked breakfast is served, which makes such a nice change from the usual buffets, and, I believe, freshly cooked. It provides ample sustenance unti; the evening dinner. Dinner itself is superb, with a fair choice of plates. Views from the table windows are over the open countryside and the golf course.
There is ample room to park, with our room having space for several cars. Due to the weather we did not explore the grounds and golf course as much as we would have if it had been better.
A very nice touch was to be given bottles of water at check out so that we would not be thirsty on our way home.
One bit of advice, follow the hotels directions rather than your SatNav. The SatNav will take you straight to the hotel but will use very narrow roads which can cause problems when meeting oncoming vehicles.
We spent 4 nights here in room 45. The room was a little tired especially the bathroom, the shower over the bath being inadequate and warm water coming out of the cold tap in the basin! When we arrived the shaver socket light over the wash basin was not working but was soon fixed. Slightly disappointed with the replenishment of the toiletries - only replaced once over 4 days. Luckily we had brought our own.
We were on half board and the food was sublime both at breakfast and dinner. The waiting staff were very efficient and polite.
The spa was immaculate and apart from the jacuzzi being out of order one day (too much foam) everything worked very well. I had an Elemis massage one morning which was excellent.
The grounds were lovely and we enjoyed our break away in this out of the way Hotel.