We love receiving comments from our guests and hope they encourage others to choose one of the cottages on the Highbullen Estate. Please find below a selection of our testimonials left by some of our past guests who have enjoyed a holiday at either Fairways East or Fairways West. As well as writing in our guest books, you can also send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We stayed at the Stables and were very pleased with the accommodation. The bedrooms were large and each bedroom had it's own bathroom. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked for ourselves every day. The mezzanine floor for the children (aged 8 and 6) was perfect. We were extremely lucky with the weather and spent a lot of time on the patio. The swimming pool was lovely and some days we swam twice a day - never over crowded and at times we were the only ones there. My 2 sons used the golf course which they said was a great course. We had a boat and because the weather was so good we were able to water ski etc launching the boat at Appledore. The staff at Highbullen were always friendly and very helpful. The only reason I have rated this holiday 4 stars and not 5 is purely location. Due to the excellent weather it was a good half hour to the coast. A great holiday was had by all.
November - Christine J
Stable Cottage is a great place from which to explore North Devon whether you're walking, riding, cycling or driving. It is set in incredibly beautiful and peaceful surroundings with wonderful facilities on site particularly if you have children. The cottage is really well kitted out and was very clean. The hotel staff were very friendly and gave us really good advice about things to do. We'd love to go back.
August - Helen H
We very much enjoyed our stay. All the staff were so welcoming and went out of their way to help. The cottage was clean and well prepared. The cream tea on arrival was an unexpected touch, delicious. We had three meals in the hotel & the food was excellent. The Golf Course was in good condition & the family enjoyed the large indoor pool. We found plenty to do on the estate.
July - Susan Y
The Cottage was beautiful. Most amazing views. Only thing is it is secluded from any supermarkets and they close at 8pm. Other than that, very clean, equipped cottage. Would definitely visit again!
June - Minal R
We had a great fortnight here, beds very comfy, lovely big sitting room and dining room. Staff at the hotel very helpful. The downstairs bedroom is down 2 steps with no handrail which makes it not ideal for disabled or elderly. Good quality crockery and cutlery but horrible bendy plastic serving spoons! On the whole though, lovely.
June - Janet H
Lovely cottage, well appointed. The best part being Susan and team bending over backwards to meet our families changing needs. We felt very well looked after and the cream tea you supplied was delightful. Thank you very much.
June - Paul E
The property was lovely for our stay,the facilities were very good best holiday pool I've tried lovely and warm, their restaurant is good and to the lady at the golf club( sorry don't know your name ) thank you for your help, if you are looking for places to go in the area the Corn dolly is a must their cakes are amazing and the Bell inn Chittlehampton words fail me you need to book and my advice don't eat the day you go.
May - Susan G
We stayed for a long weekend at Fairways East. The house is recently refurbished, has 4 double rooms with ensuite plus a further double ensuite annexe. The house is ideally situated with fabulous views across the hills, just a short walk from the hotel and leisure facilities, and from the village where there is a delightful pub and community shop Our party of mixed ages all enjoyed the house, grounds and facilities and we were well looked after by the manageress and the estate operations manager who introduced us to the property and its facilities on arrival. All in all a great place to gather the family. We ate at the hotel restaurant for Sunday lunch which was delicious, had a good selection and was served in a timely manner - but we were not hurried and had an enjoyable long lunch in great surroundings.
May - Sheila B
Fairways East is furnished to a high standard. It has a beautiful conservatory that overlooks the green of the first hole on the golf course. All staff that we met were welcoming, friendly and attentive, they went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. It was great that our dog was also made very welcome and she thoroughly enjoyed her walks around the Highbullen grounds. Our children loved the pool, tennis courts and other game facilities. We had a super week and would certainly recommend it particularly to dog lovers and sports enthusiasts!
April - Sue P
Lovely house, excellent weather. Thanks for everything.
March - James and Judy Stanley, Cambs
Great base for a family New Year break. Have loved exploring North Devon.
December - Andrew, Sarah, Olivia, Jessica Barnett, Kent and Michael, Kim, Monika and Finlay Barnett, New Zealand
My husband (Alan) organised a surprise for my 40th birthday (Rachel) - closet family and best friends in the most perfect setting. We loved the house and the owners were SO helpful and friendly. We're coming back for our next special occasion too. Thank you.
September - Alan, Rachel, Katie, Kay, Clive, Lindsey, Dawn, Dean and Bump from Cardiff and London
Thank you for a lovely memorable stay. A beautiful house with beautiful views. The Big Sheep is AWESOME fun for all ages.
September - Susan, Andy, Peggy, Alf, Erika, Ollie, Holly, Freddie and Theo, Essex
We just wanted to say a very big thank you from all of us. It was a fantastic house and location and we have enjoyed every moment. You were so warm and welcome and would love to have another visit again soon. Thank you once again for your super house and wonderful, helpful and friendly welcome. Thank you.
September - Nicky, Simon, Oliver, Kathryn, Kerry, Jeff, Ellie, Gabby, Pam, Paul and River and Kiera
Lovely week enjoyed by all. The weather could have been a little better (not your fault), wonderful accommodation. Superb.
June - The Jones, The Hickmans, The Whyborn Jones and The Newtons
We have all had a wonderful time here. Beautiful surroundings and grounds. Spacious, comfortable and relaxing. Thank you very much.
June - The Boyes, Moodys, Maymans and Kreylings
Spacious, comfortable accommodation with friendly ever helpful hosts. Time here enjoyed by everyone.
May - Taylors, Smiths and Coopers
Great place in a beautiful spot. Love the board game selection, especially because we are the champions. Thanks.
May - Helen, John and Bump Wootarp, Nottingham
Had a very relaxing break - friendly welcome, spacious accommodation making it a lovely family time together.
May - Di and Dave Wooton, Birmingham
Lovely break. Great place for a family get together. Lovely accommodation, en-suites all round, no fighting for the bathrooms. Thank you for a lovely welcome.
May - Gill and Derek Wootton, Falmouth
Biscuit loved the rabbits; we loved the club and conservatory. Exeter Inn is a lovely pub. Had a great time - thanks.
May - Wootton, Lee and Biscuit, Bristol
Had a lovely week, lovely location, friendly hosts, perfect family group gathering. Woolacombe is a must as is the carvery at the golf club on Sunday. Give fish and chips at Exeter Inn a miss (not good!). Very spacious and well equipped. Thank you.
May - Mitchells, Wickman, Garside, Gould and Spencer
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a very comfortable and welcoming house. Everyone has gone home feeling relaxed. Thank you.
April - Judy Kelley, Berkshire
Wonderful break … bracing weather, but wow what views. Superb house which really made it so relaxing. Many thanks.
April - Niall, Linda, Emily, Abi, Becca and Flynn, Hampshire
Had a great week. Lovely spacious cottage with loads to do. Shame that the indoor bowls and tennis were unavailable but made good use of pool and gym.
March - Miltons, Hamiltons and Deans of Surrey and Sussex
Excellent in every respect. Wonderful welcome and delightful house. Appledore, glass museum, picnic by the Taw, Devon cream teas and plenty more.
August - Freemans of London, Bristol and Bath
Lovely house - great hosts. Superb location - lots to do. Stags Head, Fileigh good for food.
August - Confliffe/Morgan Family, Guildford, Surrey
Beautiful house, beautiful surroundings and beautiful weather. We look forward to coming back.
July - Potter Family, Hove