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Highbullen Hotel

3.0 of 5 Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9HD, England
#2 of 2 hotels in Umberleigh
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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North Tawton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On first viewing HighBullen I fell in love with the main house. It offered everything that I was looking for class, sophistication, stunning views, plenty of space, a comfy seat for the older generation and a back up plan in the event of bad weather. From first communication with Highbullen Leanne was on hand to offer advice and help in... More

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the third time we have stayed at Highbullen in 20 years and it has upgraded dramatically in that time. We were delighted to find that dogs were welcome and there was a choice of a dog friendly room or a kennel! The golf course has also grown and was in good condition. The food was excellent and the... More

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Knott End on Sea, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 5 wonderful days at the Highbullen Hotel. This was our first visit to the hotel but definitely won't be the last. We enjoyed every minute of it and were very well looked after. We had The Rose room in the main Manor house, which was a great size and extremely comfortable. The staff were lovely and friendly and... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I am thrilled to read your comments regarding the staff. I will ensure they are passed on to the team. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We all look forward to have you visit again in te. Best wishes and kind regards. James More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently attended a wedding at Highbullen, and stayed in the Forester’s Rest. The rooms were ridiculously comfortable, with incredible views. Staff could not have been more accommodating, and even though we managed to sleep through check out, they were not disgruntled, or even mentioned it. Fantastic staff, who were amazingly helpful to the wedding as it was all due to... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lilly. I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review. Your comments regarding the staff are fabulous to read. I will ensure they are passed on to the team. Best wishes and see you very soon. James More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted an escape from it all to celebrate my 50th birthday and booked this last minute. What a perfect find. Tranquil, picturesque, peaceful, comfortable, really friendly hotel. Could not fault a thing. Arrived to find that we had been given one of the best rooms in the hotel on the ground floor - The Lawrence Olivier room, huge beautifully decorated... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am thrilled that you had such an enjoyable time with us. I will pass on your feedback to the staff who will, I am sure, be as delighted as I am. I look forward to welcoming you back to Highbullen very soon. Regards, James More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With outstanding views over the Devon countryside, this golf orientated growing hotel provides outstanding food at reasonable prices. Take a brolly as you may have a wet walk from the tastefully renovated out buildings to the main house for meals, or other activities around the grounds.

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villajames, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is lovely to hear how you enjoyed your stay with us, and of course how you enjoyed the food. All our estate rooms have umbrellas for use while you are with us, there should have been one in your room. I will ask Housekeeping to carry out a check of all estate rooms. To... More

Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Castle Hill car festival last weekend, we stayed at this fabulous hotel. Location, Food, Service were all excellent together with professional friendly staff. The Owners and the Manager were at hand and extremely attentive. Thank you all for a super weekend. Anne B

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. We loved having you stay with us, there was a lot going on last week so it is pleasing to read your very positive feedback. We had a successful weekend at the festival, despite the weather, and hope you enjoyed it too. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes, James More

Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just come back from a week at Highbullen Hotel staying in the Stable Cottage with our family. The cottage was perfect for us and we had the privacy of a terrace. We ate in the hotel a couple of nights during the week and had excellent meals. Then Leanne and her team helped us put on a party... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit here. We were as happy to have you here, as you were to be here! It was our pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, James More

Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just returned from two nights at the wonderful Highbullen Hotel, and feel I must recommend this lovely sanctuary to anyone in need of relaxation in breathtaking surroundings. The staff were unfailingly attentive, both in the restaurant and on the estate generally. Even though I didn't make use of all the facilities, there really is something here for everybody. I... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. I am thrilled, as my colleagues are, to have read you lovely review. We very much appreciate you kind words. We look forward to being able to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes, James More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this as a late 'Secret Escape' offer for my son and I as a pre-holiday break. On arrival the receptionist was very friendly and we went straight to our room which was lovely. I didn't know that there was an outside pool and as it was such a hot day, we went straight there. (lovely - although a... More

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James H, General Manager at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for you review. It is always pleasing to read how we were able to "wow" first time visitors to Highbullen. I also find it interesting that we were able to surprise you with our facilities. I sometimes think we have so much for guests to do that elements get list in the message. However I am delighted you... More

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Address: Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh EX37 9HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Umberleigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Highbullen Hotel 3*
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Highbullen Hotel, Golf and Country Club is set in a 125 acre estate in the heart of North Devon, with far reaching views down the Mole Valley and across to Exmoor. Here you will find a warm welcome, comfortable and luxurious surroundings and the opportunity to enjoy an unrivalled selection of activities on site and nearby.Highbullen has been fully refurbished in 2013, including all the rooms, restaurant and all public areas.There is an 18 hole USPGA specification golf course and a extensive leisure facilities, including swimming (indoor and outdoor), gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and tennis.Nestled between Dartmoor and Exmoor and within easy reach of Exeter in one direction and the Atlantic coast in the other. Guests can take their pick of accommodation - from a luxury room in the impressive Victorian "Arts and Crafts" manor house, to a selection of peaceful rooms located around the estate.Nearby you can walk on Exmoor or the South West Coast Path, with breathtaking views, or enjoy all the activities and attractions of this beautiful part of North Devon. ... more   less 
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