Higher Mullacott Farm Holiday Cottages

character self-catering cottages, steeped in history, overlooking the North Devon coast near to Woolacombe and Ilfracombe

Higher Mullacott Farm Holiday Cottages sit peacefully hidden, amidst an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, high in the hills overlooking the beautiful coastline around Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. The former Saxon farm, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book, is ideally located for visiting many of North Devon's beaches and popular attractions. The four self-catering cottages onsite are wonderful places to enjoy a relaxing break surrounded by delightful views and open countryside.

Situated around a picturesque and historic courtyard, the three character holiday cottages include; Dolly's Barn, a lovely large six bedroom barn conversion which accommodates up to 11. The original five bedroom Farmhouse which sleeps up to 10. The former stables, Aggie's Cottage that is perfect for groups of up to six. And the couple friendly Poppy's Barn, a recently rennovated one bedroom cottage. All of the properties are tastefully decorated and well-equipped, and can be rented together.

Start your holiday off with a welcome Devon cream tea on arrival

(for week long bookings)

The Grounds

  • 3.5 acres of gardens and paddocks
  • Fully equipped play area
  • Large field for ball games
  • Table tennis table
  • BBQ per cottage
  • Picnic area per cottage
  • Volleyball net
  • Swingball posts
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Higher Mullacott Farm Holiday Cottages are surrounded by 3.5 acres of landscaped gardens and feature a children's play area complete with swings, climbing frame and slide. There is also a large field where you can play ball games or enjoy a game of table tennis. Each self-catering cottage at Higher Mullacott Farm has its own private picnic area, as well as its own BBQ.

Higher Mullacott Farm Location

Thanks to its central yet quiet location, holidays at Higher Mullacott Farm 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 rural landscape of Exmoor’s National Park, or explore the many beautiful coastal footpaths nearby, including the South West Coast Path. Alternatively, just sit back and relax in the Higher Mullacott Farm gardens, which enjoy spectacular views of rolling Devon hills gently falling away into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Victorian town of Ilfracombe is within a mile of the cottages and has a great selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Located at the harbour is 'Verity', a large bronze statue, donated to the town by contemporary artist Damian Hirst.

In recent years, Ilfracombe has become more popular with visitors, especially around the harbour, where you can enjoy freshly caught seafood and locally produced ice-creams in a colourful and bustling environment. It is also the ideal spot for any fishermen amongst the group to experience fishing from the rugged coastline or off the pier. A selection of deep sea fishing boats also leave the harbour daily, as does the MS Oldenburg en-route to Lundy Island, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

One of Ilfracombe's hidden gems is the Tunnels Beach, a unique spot 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 playing with inflatables and snorkelling in safety.

The beach at the Tunnels is also licensed for weddings and many wedding parties, families and friends have stayed at Higher Mullacott Farm Cottages, which are only a short car drive or taxi ride away. Previous guests staying at the cottages have taken advantage of the beautiful gardens for some amazing photos pre and post wedding.

The Beaches

For family fun, the beach at Woolacombe is just four miles away. As the winner of England's Excellence Gold Award for best family resort, Woolacombe has for many years been seen as one of the main attractions for North Devon, with its Blue Flag quality beach and waters, and excellent conditions for surfing and other water sports. Further stunning beaches can be found at Croyde and Saunton within eight miles of the cottages.

  • Woolacombe - 4 miles
  • Croyde - 7 miles
  • Saunton - 8 miles


For the more adventurous, there are three golf courses within 4 miles; as well as tennis courts and a swimming pool located in Ilfracombe. Local stables also offer horse riding, quad biking and paint-balling.

For a spot of retail therapy, the larger historical market town of Barnstaple is just 12 miles away and Exeter can be reached in less than an hour, either via the Tarka Railway line or by car.

Ocean View Penthouse

Looking for a beachside apartment? Check out The Penthouse at Ocean View in Woolacombe, North Devon. This stunning, two bedroom seaside apartment comfortably sleeps up to four and boasts some of the best sea views in Woolacombe, it is also only a short walk from the award-winning beach. More information can be found on it's own seperate website woolacombepenthouse.co.uk

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