Welcome to Higher Mullacott Farm Holiday Cottages
Characterful country cottages, steeped in history, overlooking the
North Devon Coast near to Woolacombe and Ilfracombe.
Higher Mullacott Farm 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 three cottages are also wonderful places to enjoy a relaxing break surrounded by delightful views and open countryside.
Situated around a picturesque and historic courtyard the three cottages include the traditional 17th century farmhouse, which comfortably sleeps up to 10 in five bedrooms; Dolly's Barn, a lovely large six bedroom barn conversion, which accommodates up to 11, and the former stables, Aggie's Cottage, that is perfect for groups of up to six.
Ideal for larger family groups and celebrations, Dolly’s Barn is full of character, with sloping ceilings, wood beams and exposed stone walls. The barn has something to offer all its guests, from a ground floor double bedroom with ensuite shower perfect for grandparents, to its large open plan living room where family and friends can gather.
Aggie's Cottage retains many of its original architectural features but has been sympathetically renovated over recent years to offer modern home comforts in a shabby-chic environment. The cottage is ideal for families or couples seeking a home-away-from-home in a peaceful corner of North Devon.
During the summer months, the Farmhouse is the ultimate luxury holiday cottage with plenty of space and character for every member of the family. Tastefully decorated throughout, the Farmhouse has a lovely blend of modern vintage elegance and period charm.
All three of the properties benefit from their own private BBQ and quiet picnic area with tables and seating. There is also 3.5 acres of shared gardens and paddocks to explore and enjoy, featuring everything from a children’s play area with swings, climbing frame and slide to a large field for ball games and table tennis.
Ideal Location for Country or Coastal Break
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.
For family fun, the beach at Woolacombe is just three 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.
The Victorian town of Ilfracombe is within a mile of the cottages and has a great selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, including The Quay Restaurant and White Hart Bar owned by contemporary artist Damian Hirst. He has has also donated 'Verity', a large bronze statue, to the town, which is located at the pretty harbour.
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.
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 paintballing.
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 hour, either via the Tarka Railway line or by car.