Pool, Sauna and Steam Room

At Highbullen there is a wonderful 20m indoor heated swimming pool, which is available all year round and suitable for all ages. The swimming pool, which is located just a short walk from the holiday cottages at Highbullen has stunning panoramic views of the local North Devon countryside, which makes it a great place to relax or exercise. Lessons and classes are available throughout the week and can be booked in advance. As well as the indoor swimming pool guests can also use the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, which are all located in the main leisure complex.

The facilities in the main leisure complex include the following:

  • Heated indoor swimming pool (20m x 8m x 11m)
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Jacuzzi

Monday - Saturday between 11am and 1pm the pool is reserved for adult only swimming.

When the weather warms up, Highbullen Hotel opens its outdoor swimming pool, which is situated close to the main building. This lovely pool, which is a nice size is surrounded by sun loungers perfect for topping up your tan on a sunny day.

Please note the indoor swimming pool is not available for swimming during the Aqua Aerobics class, which is held on Monday and Friday between 10:45am and 11:30am, and Mondays from 6:45pm and 7:30pm.

Child Admission Policy

All swimming pools are not designed or operated the same way. Here at Highbullen Hotel, Golf & Country Club we regularly review our Health and Safety policy, Normal Operating Procedure’s and Emergency Action Plan, in line with current regulations and best practice.

Our child Admission Policy has been written with the following two factors as our main directive, [1] there are no lifeguards for our pools – pool depth less than 1.5 metres and/or surface water area less than 160m2 – cctv surveillance covering the entire pool hall is in constant operation. [2] Due to the design of our pool, there is no designated safe area – segregated section of a pool specifically for non-swimmers.

The following adult to children ratio and level of supervision applies at all times during public swim sessions, [1] One adult aged 16 and over is responsible for a maximum of two children under 16 years. [2] Children under 8 years and non-swimmers aged over 8 years must be accompanied in the pool by a competent swimmer aged over 16 years and over, children aged 8-15 years can be supervised from the poolside by a competent swimmer aged 16 years and over. [3] All children under 8 years are allowed in the same changing room as the adult they are with.

Adults have a specific responsibility for the safety of the children that they bring with them to a swimming pool. Pool operators are responsible for ensuring that the admission policy adopted for their facility is communicated to current and potential users effectively.