4.5
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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 657 Reviews
Fabulous restaurant and grounds
Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here for a two night business stay and would probably come back if I was in the area again.

The Devon View restaurant is superb for both breakfast and dinner. The staff are lovely and the food excellent. Highly recommended.

I was initially in the rooms in the outbuildings. It was a superior double from memory. I was moved there to another room by the hotel because there were maintenance issues with my room. The room on the second night ( replacement room) was called The Loft and it was superb. This was in the main house.

The transfer from my faulty room to the new room was very well handled by reception and the general manager. They couldn’t have been more helpful. However as there was an awful smell in my first room - it smelt like sour milk on the carpet when I arrived I don’t think the room should have been let to me in the first place.

I have seen other comments that suggest the rooms are better in the main building. From what I have seen this is probably true. My original room ( smell aside!) was also quite tired and would have benefitted from a refurbishment some time ago.

The restaurant stands out as the star of the show! Other aspects of the hotel’s service need a bit of polishing up. I ordered a daily paper, it didn’t turn up on both days but appeared on my bill. This was corrected when I pointed it out.

Overall - very beautiful but maintenance of the rooms need definite improvement. If I was to stay again I would definitely want to stay in the main house.

A lovely Hotel
Reviewed 7 days ago

Great place to stay and relax and also pamper yourself. Great food and lovely staff. Nice rooms and you can use all the facilities only paying extra for treatments in the spa. Set in lovely ground with several bars. Fantastic breakfast which will set you up for the day

Dinner for two
Reviewed 7 days ago

HIgh Bullen Hotel and Restaurant is hidden away some 8 miles south of South Molten.
The dining room shows off splendid views of the Devon landscape and Mike the Maître'd has the skill to present the menu and experience very well.
The cosy cellar bar is ideal for a drink, only bottle beer but a good wine selection.
We enjoyed our meals with an amuse bouch to start followed by Carpaccio of venison and lamb rump for main.
Only criticism is that rosti potato cannot be cooked in a big pan then divided as this was. It must be cooked individually to order. The chef knows this but was short cutting.
The puddings were excellent with crème brulee and wonderful orange and treacle tart.

Haven't actually made it
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were due to stay here in July for a 2 night stay. However, we haven't recently had an email saying that the hotel has overbooked and our stay has been cancelled.

When we called the hotel for an explanation we were met with an unapologetic person who said "yes that can happen, if we have a wedding they take priority." When explained that we had booked a month ago it was just met with I'll feed that back.

We are now left with no room.

Fabulous
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just had 3 wonderful nights at High Bullen. We were slightly concerned as it was the half term holiday and wondered if it was going to feel extremely busy but not at all, it was the most peaceful, tranquil stay imaginable, the countryside views are fantastic, the rooms were lovely with comfortable beds. The restaurant food was very good and the staff very helpful. We made use of the golf course and leisure facilities, the gym is very well equipped, jacuzzi great, areas to sit and relax around the hotel also great. We had a couple of maintenance issues in our room which were immediately dealt with. There are improvements that could be made but the only one I feel worth mentioning is the lack of toiletries in the rooms, loved the choice from the white company but very lacking in quantity. As with probably the majority of places you could make comments re this could of been better, that could of been cleaner BUT as we genuinely thoroughly enjoyed our stay the positives completely outweighed any possible negatives and we will definitely be returning. We had a fantastic family break, thank you.