Highbullen Hotel

Highbullen Hotel nr Umberleigh, Devon & Cornwall

Luxury country hotel in North Devon with swimming pools


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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.

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Temporary closure of health suite and pool Date: 12 June 2020

Due to Government advice the health facilities and pool are temporarily closed.

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Classic Devon Escape

From £84.04 pppn for a 14 night stay, to £100 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in an Estate Deluxe Double room and receive:

  • Complimentary chilled bottle of Prosecco 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 - for the forseable future the cream tea option will not be available and dinner will be served in the Pavillion restaurant due to Government restrictions
  • Please refer to the coronavirus tab on our website for the latest information on spa opening and access. 

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

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

37 Bedrooms 37 Bedrooms
tennis Tennis
fishing Fishing
health spa Health Spa
indoor pool Indoor Pool
outdoor pool Outdoor Pool
four poster bed Four Poster Bed
children welcome Children Welcome
Golf course nearby Golf Course Nearby
Internet Connection in rooms Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs may be accepted by prior arrangement Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
2 AA Rosette Dining
Rail Portsmouth Arms (3 miles) Kings Nympton (3.3 miles)

How to find Highbullen Hotel

Highbullen Hotel
North Devon
EX37 9HD

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

3:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

11:00 AM


Opening Times


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


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

The Cellars Restaurant 6.30-9pm

The Laura Ashley Supper room is open from 6pm until 10pm daily (this is closed in the winter months)

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. (this is closed in the winter months)

Dress Code

Devon View Restaurant requests smart attire only

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. 

Child Policy

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

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

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.

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.

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