South West Finalist 2015-2017

Comfort and luxury combine at Highbullen where four cottages sleeping six to eight are excellent places to enjoy a short break or longer holiday with friends and family. Situated on the Highbullen Hotel, Golf and Country Club Estate, Fairways East, Fairways West, Stable Cottage and Deer View are ideal for those guests looking to benefit from the privacy and flexibility of self-catering, but continue to take advantage of the excellent onsite leisure facilities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, an 18-hole golf course and much more.

Nestled in the heart of the North Devon countryside the four luxury cottages enjoy beautiful views of the Mole Valley across to Exmoor, and are surrounded by peace and quiet. Set in the quaint rural village of Chittlehamholt, the cottages are ideally located for not only exploring the wonderful local countryside with its excellent footpaths and streams, but also the area's outstanding beaches that can be reached in only half-an-hour.

Fairways East is a large family and group friendly holiday home that can comfortably sleep up to eight in four en-suite bedrooms. This beautifully decorated house wonderfully captures the early morning sunshine in its large conservatory, and by the afternoon and early evening the sun is ideally set above the south-facing terrace and garden.

Next door to Fairways East is its newly renovated sister cottage, Fairways West, which can accommodate up to eight in four bedrooms and enjoys wonderful views over its colourful garden. The two cottages can easily be rented as one thanks to double internal doors which link East and West, allowing groups or multiple families of up to 16 to take advantage of these charming holiday homes.

Like its sister, Fairways West has been tastefully decorated throughout with splashes of subtle colours beautifully complimenting the neutral tones used throughout. The cottage also has a lovely contemporary feel with its modern kitchen and stylish bathrooms but hasn't forgotten its countryside roots, which are still felt in its warm and cosy lounge, home to a large open fire.

Both of the Fairways cottages have large gardens where children and adults alike can play games or enjoy an alfresco meal. Don't feel like cooking? Then why not order a take out from the Highbullen Hotel.

Situated a little closer to the main hotel is Stable Cottage, a fabulous three bedroom holiday home, where guests can enjoy all the luxurious qualities that the Highbullen Estate has to offer. This modern and elegant cottage, sleeping up to six, has three deluxe bedrooms, which can be set up as either a double or twin, allowing guests to have plenty of flexibility. Overlooking the wonderful gardens is a rear terrace.

Stable Cottage is the ideal home-away-from-home for either a small family or large group, with wonderful spacious rooms and quality fixtures and fittings. As well as a cosy lounge with big sofas and smart TV, there is a nice dining area and a well-equipped kitchen.

In 2016, Deer View Cottage was fully refurbished into a luxury five-star property, which can comfortably accommodate up to six people in three bedrooms: two doubles, which can be made into twins if required, and a fun bunk room, ideal for youngsters. The dog friendly cottage is nicely located on the edge of the estate and therefore enjoys some wonderful views over the local countryside. The cottage is also only a short walk from one of the outdoor swimming pools.

Guests staying at any of the four cottages can take advantage of the excellent onsite Highbullen Estate leisure facilities, including an 18-hole golf course, which guests can enjoy for a discounted rate of £10.00 per round. There is also a luxury spa area with 20m indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym, which are all free to use. Just a short stroll from the cottages are seven new all-weather tennis courts, which guests can hire for £5.00 per hour per court. There is also a selection of restaurants and bars onsite for guests to enjoy.

Fondly nicknamed the Tarka Country, North Devon is a wonderfully diverse location to enjoy a summer holiday or long weekend. Home to spectacular sandy beaches, a dramatic coastline, bustling market towns and sleepy villages, the area has something to offer everyone. The countryside's green rolling hills and dramatic rural moorlands of Exmoor offer stunning landscapes for walkers and cyclists, whilst the golden beaches and secluded coves provide surf for water sports enthusiasts and lazy beach days for families looking to relax and play in the sand. Highbullen is also only a short drive or walk away from the centre of Chittlehamholt, where there is an excellent family friendly pub and village shop selling a variety of products.

If Highbullen is all booked up, you can find more of our North Devon properties at

Fairways East

Relax and unwind at Fairways East, a luxury four-bedroom cottage sleeping up to eight guests. This beautiful cottage is family friendly, and has wonderful views over the Highbullen golf course.

Fairways West

Fairways West is a beautiful, four-bedroom cottage with lovely garden and beautiful views. Sleeping up to eight, the cottage, which was refurbished in 2016, is perfect for families or friends.

Stable Cottage

The pretty cottage is able to accommodate up to six in three deluxe double bedrooms, which can be set up as either a twin or a double.

Deer View

Deer View Cottage sits on the edge of the Highbullen Estate, just a short walk from one of the outdoor swimming pools. The cottage sleeps up to six and is both child and pet friendly.