4.5
Very Good 714 Reviews
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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
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Overview

A golf and leisure resort with a gourmet restaurant in the Devonshire countryside - includes breakfast, a dinner and a golf option

The Lowdown

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.

How to Get There

Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Umberleigh, United Kingdom

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 714 Reviews
Wedding weekend
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Highbullen as the venue for our wedding weekend and could not fault a single thing. Maddy and Wayne were absolutely amazing at their jobs as events organiser and manager and their advice and guidance from start to finish was second to none. We stayed at all four of the holiday cottages and the accommodation was stunning in each...thanks to Sue. All thirty of our guests had an amazing time and all have commented more than once on the high standard of the hotel and it's staff. The Laura Ashley Tea Room was loved by many of us as was the leisure club and spa. We honestly can't praise The Highbullen enough and will be returning regularly. Thank you also to all the staff particularly Alex Roberto and of course 'Buggy' Ben. You made our weekend so memorable. Mr and Mrs Davies

Wonderful afternoon tea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked afternoon tea deal at the Laura Ashley tearoom at the hotel.What a wonderful experience.The setting is superb with exceptional service from our waitress Lorna who was so friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much bother and the ingredients in the afternnon tea were amazing.

one night stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the third time we have stayed here and can honestly say it gets better every time, very welcoming receptionists, spotless warm rooms and comfortable beds, the meal in the restaurant was excellent and the staff there were really good efficient but friendly, breakfast was fantastic, very nice touch to be offered a bag with water and sweets in for our journey home, highly recommend this hotel and shall be returning

Going downhill rapidly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed here a number of times for the past 30 years I am very disappointed to say I will be returning.

On my latest stay we had booked a cottage for 7, including my infant Nephew. On the Wednesday night in our stay the staff clearly had some sort of party and were unbelievably loud until nearly 4am, keeping our whole group awake, including the baby. They were shouting vile comments at the top of their lungs and it was extremely upsetting for my 91 year old Grandmother.

The following day the group were again noisy, however only until 1am. These were not rowdy guests but staff and at no point did they quieten down, which raises further issues of - 1. Are there no night porters or security? 2. If there are why did they not get involved?

Upon leaving we mentioned these issues to the receptionist. After waiting a number of weeks we didn't hear back from the hotel so our complaint was emailed across 3 times over a 2 month period and did not have a single response. We then called the GM who said they would email us back ... still waiting and that was over a month ago.

Very sad, as what used to be an incredibly well run family hotel has now turned into somewhat of a disappointment with little care for customers.

Relaxing 3-night break
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used a Travelzoo voucher and extended by an extra night for a wonderful relaxing break. This is our 4th visit over the last few years and it was just as good as usual.

We also had an excellent afternoon tea and 2 lunches in the new Laura Ashley tea room (see separate review on their page). The food and staff were wonderful and very friendly, please try when you visit!