Highbullen Hotel is the perfect location to gather family and friends and enjoy wonderful moments together. Located in North Devon, the hotel combines an interesting history dating back to 1879 enhanced with contemporary touches and modern luxuries, set within a sprawling 127-acre estate with magnificent views across the Mole Valley and Exmoor National Park.
Here are 10 moments to enjoy at this independent hotel:
Afternoon Tea in the Laura Ashley Tea Room
Highbullen recently opened Laura Ashley The Tea Room. Designed in the distinctive Laura Ashley style, the room accommodates 74 covers, providing guests with unrivalled views bringing together the quintessence of England: the timelessness of afternoon tea, elegant country living and one of the most iconic English brands. Available is delicious homemade Devon Cream Tea, Full Afternoon Teas, Brunch and specifically designed afternoon teas for children.
Dinner in the Devon View Restaurant
Formal dining takes places in the AA 2 Rosette Devon View Restaurant, under the careful watch of head chef Stephen Walker. The elegant dining room features floor to ceiling windows, granting spectacular panoramic views across the Devon countryside over to Exmoor. The menu showcases seasonal and local produce with a modern British theme across all dishes. An extensive wine list offers wines from the old and new worlds and staff can suggest wine pairings.
Games and a drink in The Billard Room and The Bar
The Billiard Room adjoining The Bar, with full size snooker table, luxurious sofas and other games, is an ideal place to relax, enjoy good company and perhaps a few traditional games. The Bar is open throughout the day offering a wide selection of drinks and bar snacks. Both rooms are perfect after either after a day out exploring or when the weather changes.
Golf with stunning views of Dartmoor and Exmoor
Fans of golf can enjoy an 18-hole USGA specification golf course set in wooded parkland with breath-taking views across both Dartmoor and Exmoor. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy golf at Highbullen. There is a balance of challenging and rewarding shots to please everyone from confident hitters to complete beginners.
Tennis for every level
At Highbullen Hotel there are 7 all-weather courts, 4 full size and 3 half size. Tennis coaching is available from the hotel’s local LTA qualified coach. A Tennis Pavilion offers non-playing guests an opportunity to sit and relax on the veranda as well as offering refreshments.
Time for a dip in the Swimming Pools
The Pool Hall at Highbullen Hotel offers guests a relaxing experience with some of the best views on the estate. Facilities include a Heated Indoor Swimming Pool with Panoramic views over to Exmoor (20m x 8m x 1.1m), a Sauna, a Steam Room and a Jacuzzi. In the warmer months, Highbullen Hotel open their outdoor pool which is also the perfect spot for sunbathing.
Unwind with ELEMIS Spa Treatments
Highbullen Hotel has partnered with leading skincare brand, ELEMIS to provide a wide range of wonderful spa treatments. Facials, massages and holistic therapies are available. All the treatments are designed to support great skin health; to respect that skin is alive.
North Devon Gardens
North Devon has some excellent gardens to visit. RHS Rosemoor and Castle Hill are two great local gardens to explore, but you will also find Hartland Abbey and Gardens, Tapeley Park Gardens and Marwood Hill Gardens all in the local area.
A local Pooch Friendly Walk
Highbullen Hotel welcomes dogs and offers dogs toys and pooch bedding. Dogs are allowed in the bar and more casual Cellars dining area. Dogs can enjoy the 127 acres but also explore the local village of Chittlehamholt which is a lovely place to wander around, learn about the local history and meet the local community.
Head to the Beaches
The wonderful beaches of North Devon including Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, Putsborough are all good for surfing or family days out and within quick driving distance from the hotel.
At Highbullen Hotel, the main building Victorian Arts and Craft Manor House is home to 12 beautiful bedrooms, including the spectacular award-winning Loft Suite complete with its own steam room and infrared sauna, whilst a further 30 bedrooms can be found throughout the Estate in The Courtyard, Gardener’s Row, Golf View and Stable Cottage. Comfortable lounges to relax in can be found in the Manor House with large open fires and stunning views across to Exmoor. Highbullen also offers four luxurious self-catering cottages – Fairways East, Fairways West, Stable Cottage and Deer View – ideal for families or friends looking to benefit from the privacy and flexibility of self-catering whilst making the most of everything that Highbullen has to offer.
B&B is priced from £110 per room per night
Highbullen Hotel, Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9HD 01769 540561