Rural splendour at Highbullen Hotel in north Devon
For those seeking a dose of rural reinvigoration, Highbullen Hotel offers the tonics of fresh Devon air, rolling countryside and edible pleasures.
Swathed in unspoilt greenery, the off-the-beaten- track hotel and restaurant is a popular retreat with foodies who want to escape the urban grind. Guests can choose between beautifully furnished bedrooms in the main manor house or self-contained holiday cottages dotted around the well-kept grounds.
Whether days are spent unravelling stresses on the massage table or blowing away the cobwebs with a woodland walk, come evening, guests are treated to a decadent dining experience in the Devon View Restaurant. The smart furnishings and contemporary decor make it a refined yet relaxed setting for a special meal.
Chef Stephen Walker centres his seasonal menus around the South West’s abundance of quality produce: Exmoor lamb, Cornish mackerel and Devon pork feature throughout the year. Ask the front of house team for their pick of the wine list to best match your courses.
Trencherman’s tip: afternoon tea is a ritual at Highbullen Hotel. Round up the gang and indulge in Champagne, finger sandwiches and warm-from-the-oven scones.