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Somerset, England
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just stayed for 2 nights and loved it. We were in one of the rooms in the main building (Chinoiserie) and it was wonderful. A magnificent room with huge 4 poster bed, settee and entrance room. The whole hotel was very comfortable, We ate from the Cellars menu, in the Exmoor dining room (due to few guests) so...

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South West England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the main building of the hotel which is absolutely beautiful. The room was comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It was decorated in keeping with the hotel and was well maintained. Although grand the hotel has a very relaxed feel and we felt 'at home' as soon as we arrived. The staff are friendly and generally The standard...

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Oxted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel. Fantastic clean rooms and more importantly the staff were so friendly and helpful. We stayed over night after a wedding and the receptionist Susan was unbelievable in sorting our transport requests and went over and above what you would expect. They also allowed us to check in early as the room was ready . Both the bar and...

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Brockenhurst
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The hotel,staff,food,location,was first class BUT we paid extra for a signature room( Sir Laurance Olivier ) room very spaciase ,wonderful comfy bed But you couldn't open a window in the bedroom or bathroom,such a shame,I would defiantly recommend the hotel just don't book that particular room.

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RonnieOrr, Resort Director at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ch832 Thank you for your recent review; I was delighted to note your comments regarding the hotel, food, staff and location, but note your comments regarding the Sir Laurance Olivier room. I have checked the room and was able to open the bedroom windows, so there may have been a temporary problem with them during your stay. I do...

Reviewed 25 October 2016

We found this place when booking through great little breaks online. We got a great deal with dinner and breakfast included, tickets for RHS garden rosemoor and a bottle of prosecco in our room on arrival. It should be noted that the road to get to this place is 1 car width wide - if you come across an oncoming...

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RonnieOrr, Resort Director at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine W, Many thanks for your detailed review following your recent stay at Highbullen. Without commenting on all of the points that you raise, I am delighted that overall you had an enjoyable stay with us. I have discussed your comments regarding the changing rooms, which we were all most concerned to read. We are planning a complete refurbishment...

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Difficult to find, but worth the trouble. We had a fabulous room in a cottage. The dining room has a wonderful view and really good food. attractive gardens and good walks. We had a good couple of days.

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RonnieOrr, Resort Director at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Neville C, Many thanks for your brief but succinct review - glad that you had a good couple of days, and hope to welcome you back soon. regards, Ronnie

UK
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The hotel is in the most perfect setting if you want to be in the middle of nowhere. The staff were attentive and the room was clean. we had a feature room which was lovely, but I have seen reviews about having the snug, which we asked not to have. I would recommend (if you can), getting up at the...

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RonnieOrr, Resort Director at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sherlock50, Thanks for your kind words following your recent stay. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your room and that the staff were attentive. You are so right - the views of the sunrise are quite incredible. Hope to see you back soon, regards, Ronnie

Thame, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A group of us stayed in Fairways East Cottage, beautifully located in the grounds of the Hotel. As soon as we arrived everyone bent over backwards to ensure we had a great stay and were very friendly. We enjoyed using all the facilities of the hotel and sports complex. The cottage was spacious, well appointed and suited us perfectly. A...

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RonnieOrr, Resort Director at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane G, I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay in Fairways East - we are very proud of our four, five star self catering cottages which were completely refurbished earlier this year. On Thursday we are at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards where we have been shortlisted in the top three Self Catering Providers for 2016...

Fishguard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Starting with the positive - we booked direct with the hotel and reception couldn’t do enough for us and the rates offered beat those of the promotions found elsewhere. I thought we had been booked into one of the outside rooms but found on arrival we were on the second floor. It was a standard room but more than large...

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RonnieOrr, Resort Director at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear OppidanCardiff, Many thanks for your recent review; generally you appear to have had a most enjoyable stay at Highbullen, although I note your concerns regarding the Restaurant, both in terms of service niggles and portion control. I am sorry that those few service issues spoilt the enjoyment of the Restaurant, and I will review those points with Jose and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this hotel for the first time in Feb 2016 and have been back a further three times this year. You can find some really good deals for this hotel on great little breaks Uk. We have always eaten in the hotels restaurant and the food has always been great - drinks are not over price, breakfast is amazing...

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RonnieOrr, Resort Director at Highbullen Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen T, Thank you for your lovely review following your recent stay. It is great to hear that you have stayed with us so often; its fantastic when we can turn a first time visitor into a repeat guest! I note your comment regarding the dressing gowns - just between ourselves, next time you are coming to stay please...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Highbullen Hotel

Address: Chittlehamholt EX37 9HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Chittlehamholt
Price Range: $197 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Highbullen Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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“We enjoyed staying in the main hotel”
 of 5 bubbles AmandaP524, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You need to be in the main house BUT not Sir Laurance Olivier”
 of 5 bubbles ch832, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Louis Seize or any room in the main house overlooking the golf course.”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back have a more expansive view.”
 of 5 bubbles OppidanCardiff, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't rely on the map they give you to find your room, if you are not in the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles ataviste, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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