Welcome to Higher Mullacott Farm Holiday Cottages
Characterful country cottages, steeped in history, overlooking the
North Devon Coast
Higher Mullacott Farm sits peacefully hidden, amidst an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, high in the hills overlooking the beautiful coastline around Woolacombe and Ilfracombe.
The farm consists of the owner’s 17th century farmhouse, and further traditional farm outbuildings, two of which have been tastefully converted into beautiful self catered holiday cottages. (A further lynhay barn is listed in the Domesday Book) All of these buildings are situated to create a picturesque and historic courtyard.
Ideal for larger family groups and celebrations, Dolly’s Barn (sleeping 11 plus cot) is full of character with sloping ceilings, beams and stone walls. It also caters for people with disabilities having a ground floor bedroom with en-suite ‘wet room’.
Aggie’s Cottage (sleeping 6 plus cot), is the smaller cottage (formerly stables). Retaining many of its original architectural features but still offering modern home comforts.
If cooking is too much to consider during your holiday, a catering service is available, by prior arrangement – from home made dishes for you to simply ‘pop in the oven’ to more formal dinner parties. Beautiful, celebratory cup cakes can also be baked if you are marking a special occasion. Please enquire when booking.
Both cottages benefit from their own gas barbeques with tables and seating area plus shared use of gardens and paddocks of 3.5 acres (including a children’s play area with swings, climbing frame and slide) and a field for ball games including football, volleyball, and swing ball.
Ideal Location for Country or Coastal Break
Higher Mullacott Farm is in an ideal location within easy reach of many of the North Devon attractions. Holidays here can be either incredibly relaxing or completely fun-filled – you decide!
For guests that prefer to get away from it all why not experience the peaceful country landscape of Exmoor’s National Park or explore the many beautiful coastal footpaths nearby.
For family fun on the beach, Woolacombe Sands is just 3 miles away - a Blue Flag beach and a surfing paradise. There are further stunning beaches at Croyde and Saunton within 8 miles.
The Victorian town of Ilfracombe (1 mile) has a great selection of shops, pubs and restaurants (including The Quay Restaurant and White Hart Bar owned by Damian Hirst) located around a pretty harbour. This is also an ideal spot for the fishermen amongst you with a choice of either fishing from the rugged coastline or off the pier. A selection of deep sea fishing boats also leave the harbour daily. A visit to the Tunnels Beach is a ‘must’ - a unique place steeped in history where visitors reach the beach via four tunnels carved through the rocks in the 1820’s. This Blue Flag beach has a tidal pool which is popular with children who can enjoy inflatables and snorkelling in safety.
For the more adventurous there are three golf courses within 4 miles; Tennis courts and a swimming pool are within easy reach located in Ilfracombe Town Centre. Local stables also offer horse riding, quad biking and paintballing. For a spot of retail therapy, the larger historical market town of Barnstaple is just 12 miles away.