Northcote Manor

Umberleigh, Devon
+44 (0)1769 560501

A pretty country house with ten-mile views stretching east from the croquet lawn - lovely food, pretty rooms and friendly staff wait


16 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

A small country-house hotel built on the site of a 15th-century monastery. Those who want peace in deep country will find it here. You wind up a one-mile drive, through a wood that bursts with colour in spring, then emerge onto a lush plateau of rolling hills; the view from the croquet lawn drifts east for ten miles. As for the house, wisteria wanders along old stone walls, while the odd open fire smoulders within. There’s an airy hall that doubles as the bar, a country-house drawing room that floods with light, and a sitting room where you gather for pre-dinner drinks. Super food waits in a lovely dining room, steps lead down to a pretty conservatory, doors open onto a gravelled terrace for summer breakfasts with lovely views. Bedrooms are no less appealing – more traditional in the main house, more contemporary in the garden rooms. Expect padded bedheads, mahogany dressers, flat-screen TVs, silky throws. You can walk your socks off, then come home for a good meal.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Light dishes from £6.50. Lunch £22.50-£25.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £45. Tasting menu £90. Sunday lunch from £28.50.


Nightly price
from £170
Singles from £120. Dinner, B&B from £130 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £15-£25 per person per night.
9 Twin/doubles
From £170
7 Suites for 2
From £170



This is truly a 'special place' and guests are looked after in a manner that is seldom encountered now-a-days. The service from all the employees we encountered was beyond reproach, friendly and helpful, from the house-keeping staff to the very top. The building itself is comfortable, well equipped and meals were excellent and varied, especially for longer stay guests who, after the first couple of evenings, benefitted from a personalized menu.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Luke Marriott

  • This area is famous for its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. Explore the Exmoor National Park which covers 265 square feet. Dotted with historical towns, villages and harbours there’s plenty to do!
  • There is golf nearby or fishing on the river Taw. Riding stables are close by and we can recommend great cycling or walking paths.
  • There is an abundance of historic National Trust buildings and also RHS Rosemoor and Dartington Glass Factory.