Rooms Available

Welcome to our house

Hill House is a beautiful Georgian-style Country House once home to Lord and Lady of Sidmouth. Located in the rural location of Blackdown Hills overlooking the Otter Valley with stunning views of the beautiful Devon countryside. 

We have 30 en-suite rooms, 12 on the ground floor and 18 on the first. Rooms which are part of the original building are generous in size and full of character. Each room has a private en-suite toilet and wash basin. Rooms are furnished however you can bring along your own furniture to create a home from home atmosphere if you wish. 

For residents wishing to socialise or relax outside of their room we have a large comfortable lounge area and spacious dining room with conservatory, plus level access to our substantial grounds.

Completing our home is a hair salon available for residents use when they feel like a bit of pampering. 

We have 24-hour support available with individual care plans for each resident and a call bell alarm system, giving you extra peace of mind. Our local Doctor and District Nurses visit regularly. 

Home cooked meals are provided to all residents with meals planned to suit our residents tastes and meet any dietary requirements. 

Although we are set in a rural location we have excellent links to Honiton, known for its antiques and lacemaking and Exeter, a stunning cathedral city full of restaurants, shops and attractions. The house is easily accessible by car, just a few minutes off the A30 with Honiton train station a short car journey away. In Honiton you will find a hospital right next to the station, plenty of local farm shops and places to enjoy a cream tea. 

Parking for visiting guests is available.

Talk to us about respite stays

We’re proud to offer respite stays at Hill House, a short-stay that can be planned ahead, or in the case of an emergency, last-minute. Suitable for individuals seeking support following post-operative or hospital care, or whilst their regular caregiver takes a break, respite care can also be used as a way of introducing long-term residential care to a loved one.

At Hill House our respite stays include:
- 24/7 care support from our qualified and friendly staff
- Daily activities
- Nutritious meals served daily (dietary requirements can be catered for)
- Housekeeping and linen service

*Respite prices may vary depending on needs.

Meet the team

Care Home Manager

I really enjoy working at Hill House, Abbeyfield is like being part of a one big happy family.

Deputy Home Manager

Hill House is a great place to work, I really enjoy working here.

Activities and Wellbeing Manager

Hill House is full of character, it is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful caring home.

Care Assistant

Knowing I am making a difference to people’s life’s is such a great feeling.

General Assistant

Everyday is different working at Hill House. I love getting to know the residents and making them smile.

General Assistant

It's a pleasure working with the residents at Hill House. The atmosphere of the home is second to none.



We have laundry facilities included at no extra cost.

Respite stays

We are pleased to offer respite, should you need a short stay.


Our home is wheelchair accessible and has a lift meaning you can access every floor.

Safe and secure

We provide residents with a personal pendant alarm to give you and your loved ones with peace of mind.

Hair Salon

Our hairdresser is available for you to have your hair done without leaving the house.

Car parking

We have a car park available for you and your guests.

What's happening at the house

What's the cost?

Care fees are based on a personal assessment, please contact us for guidance.

Hill House


per month

Included in the cost

All meals daily

All household bills

Council tax


Alarms and personal fobs


Testimonials from residents and their families

Life got so much better when I moved into Hill House. I appreciate all the help you have given me.

Resident at Hill House

Nothing is too much trouble at Hill House - everyone is always so nice to us and so helpful. The cooking is wonderful and the care is second to none.

Resident at Hill House

Staff could not have been nicer to Mum or us during the last few days of her life, we will miss being here. I recommend Hill House wholeheartedly if someone you love is in need of care.

Daughter of past resident

Contact our retirement home

Contact us to enquire about moving in or for more information about our retirement home

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Visit us

Dunkeswell Road,
Combe Raleigh,
EX14 4UQ

Call us

Hill House

0808 1699871

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