Wisteria-clad manor in the heart of north Devon
A long driveway climbs up through 20 acres of grounds to wisteria-clad Northcote Manor – a handsome Georgian country house in an idyllic setting surrounded by woodland and lawns.
- Outstanding cooking from Richie Herkes and his brigade
- Stunning views of Exmoor from the rear
- True country house cossetting.
Hit the Spot
Tucked into a wooded hillside near Barnstaple.
There's a croquet lawn, tennis courts and 20 acres of grounds to wander through. There's also a therapist on call for in-room aromatherapy and beauty treatments.
Good to know
This pleasing country house is not without touches of shabby chic.
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportExeter – 40 miles.
TrainPortsmouth Arms station - 1 mile. Exeter - 40 miles, for InterCity services.
PetsDogs welcome by arrangement.
LocationBurrington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9LZ, United Kingdom
16 rooms and suites
Rooms are all individually styled and enjoy a high level of comfort. All have bathrobes, a flatscreen TV, L'Occitane bathroom products and home made shortbread.
We especially liked the Azalea suite, with its bathtub open to the bedroom.
Eat & Drink
Northcote Manor's restaurant is strikingly muralled with a huge painting depicting its recent history. During the evening it’s aglow with candlelight. Look forward to a great selection of modern English dishes: pavé of Cornish crab, local Aylesbury duckling and fresh blueberry tartlet. There's a great selection of dessert wines, too.
Served until 10am. The range of cooked options includes a full English, kippers or smoked haddock .
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
Take to the hills on Exmoor and Dartmoor, or for more cultivated greenery spend a sunny afternoon admiring the RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Riding, fishing and golfing are easily arranged, while Exeter and Bideford are great places for a day out. Exeter has some lively bars and cafes around the old quayside, and a fine cathedral.
Reception can arrange for a local therapist to provide a range of in-room treatments.