Location: Chittlehamholt, North Devon, England, UK
Name: Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club
No. of Keys: 39
The Property: The hotel, golf and country club are set on a Victorian estate occupying circa 116.5 acres and feature considerable accommodation, events and leisure facilities, all of which have benefitted from extensive renovations and improvements since the current owners purchased the hotel.
The hotel and wider estate comprise 39 well-appointed en suite bedrooms in excellent condition, four self-catering cottages, two restaurants, Laura Ashley – The Tea Room, a billiard room and spacious guest lounges.
There are excellent facilities for events and weddings; catering for up to 400 guests in the main Palazzo function room which is served by its own kitchen and bar. In addition, the Palazzo contains two further meeting rooms for smaller conferences or events.
Leisure is at the heart of Highbullen with a range of facilities including an 18-hole USGA specification golf course, outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa facilities, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, croquet, ¾ mile fishing beat (Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout) on the River Mole, fully-equipped gym, multi-sports simulator and club bar.
Outline planning permission has been granted for the erection of 58 holiday home lodges within the grounds and an extension of 16 bedroom suites to the existing hotel. Reserved matters applications have also been submitted for four guest accommodation tree houses and 15 holiday lodges.
David Tearle, Resort Director at Highbullen comments, “We are extremely proud of Highbullen’s achievements during the Chapman family’s tenure, from the incredible feedback we continue to receive from our many guests to our numerous accolades and awards. We are grateful to our team who have worked so hard and with such passion to provide the best level of service to our customers and we are incredibly proud of the work we started in creating one of the foremost resorts in Devon.
“With a planning application for treehouses and lodges in the final stages, the sale offers a fantastic opportunity for the full development of this exceptional resort. In the meantime, there will be no significant changes in the day-to-day running of our much-loved hotel as it is important we continue to maintain our extremely high standards and, as always, take pride in the hospitality and care of our guests.”
Main Photo: The Highbullen Hotel
Brand/Management: Management and Flag free
Financials: Available upon signing NDA
Current Owner: Private family.
Agent: Christie & Co and Savills
Guide Price: £5m
Guide Price per Key: £128,205
Date Posted: March 2020
THPT Comment: This is a great opportunity to acquire this a piece of English country-side, with some serious upside opportunity by adding both more bedrooms and holiday home lodges.
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