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Highbullen Country House Hotel

Umberleigh, United Kingdom
  • Arts & Crafts-style manor house, set in 125 acres of North Devon countryside
  • Named Large Hotel of the Year in the 2014 Devon Tourism Awards
  • Facilities include an 18-hole golf course, indoor & outdoor pools, tennis courts & 2 croquet lawns
  • It's less than an hour's drive from 2 National Parks & North Devon beaches

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Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9HD
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Highbullen Country House Hotel is an Arts and Crafts-style property, set in a 125-acre estate overlooking Exmoor's verdant valleys. The property was named Large Hotel of the Year and won the bronze Taste of Devon accolade at the 2014 Devon Tourism Awards.

The hotel, positioned halfway between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, is in a great location, is just an hour's drive from Exeter on Junction 30 of the M5. The property is a 40-minute drive from Westward Ho! beach, a "magnificent swathe of sand" (Rough Guides), and just under an hour's drive from Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe -- three of North Devon's top surfing beaches. Torquay and Paignton on the English Riviera are an hour and a half away by car.

The hotel has a fine-dining restaurant, which is open every evening for locally sourced meals accompanied by panoramic views of the Devon hills. In the mornings, guests can feast on a continental buffet spread, and there is also the option of a cooked breakfast. More casual meals, including burgers, pies, pizzas and pasta, are available in the Cellars restaurant and bar, or grab a sandwich at the Club Bar.

There is an 18-hole golf course in the grounds, which has "excellent greens" and a number of "outstanding holes" (The AA). Hotel guests can play at the reduced price of £10 per person, and buggies and clubs are available to hire. Other activities include tennis, fishing and shooting. There are also two croquet lawns, a fully equipped gym, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools on site.

Standard Rooms are cosy and have free Wi-Fi. Deluxe Rooms are more spacious, and Superior Rooms are larger still. Bedrooms were refurbished in 2013 and are in the main manor house or in the neighbouring estate buildings, with views of the lawns. Superior Rooms in the Forrester's Rest are more secluded and overlook Exmoor. These rooms can accommodate dogs -- quilted beds and treats are laid on, and kennel accommodation, dog walking and grooming can be arranged.


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Butler service
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Infant's cot/crib available on request: £10 per night for children aged 3 and under. Extra bed available on request: £30 for children aged 12 and under. This includes breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • Pets are allowed on request and in specific Family Rooms only, and will be charged at £10 per night on checkout. Please inform the hotel if you are travelling with a pet.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is near the village of Chittlehamholt, 25 minutes' drive from Barnstaple and 45 minutes from Exeter, at junction 30 on the M5. It is three and a half hour's drive from London, or two hours by train to Tiverton, which is 30 minutes by taxi from the hotel. The nearest train station is at Kings Nympton, 10 minutes by taxi from the hotel. The hotel is an hour and a half by car from Bristol Airport.


  • Chittlehamholt
  • Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9HD
  • United Kingdom

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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