Northcote Manor Country House Hotel

Umberleigh, North Devon

The 18th century Manor, and the grounds located high above the Taw River Valley. This traditional Devon hotel combines an atmosphere of timeless tranquillity and traditional standards. North Devon is one of the few UK regions to be officially described as 'tranquil', and Northcote Manor Country House Hotel offers an opportunity for complete relaxation and fine cuisine within the country restaurant. Exmoor and Dartmoor are close by; so too is RHS Rosemoor and several National Trust properties. 

Hotel Details

Northcote Manor consistently win awards for their 18th century Manor and restaurant and much-loved holiday 'hidey-hole'.

They've created an air of relaxed, quiet sophistication in all 16 rooms, with thoughtful touches of crisp red apples, mints and home-made shortbreads, as well as luxury toiletries...

Establishment Features                     

  • 24hr return laundry service                                    
  • Available for wedding receptions                        
  • Central heating throughout            
  • Conference facilities                        
  • Event venue            
  • Garden patio for guests use            
  • Ironing facilities            
  • Licensed for civil marriages                                                
  • Dog friendly                      
  • Real log / coal fires                        
  • Separate guests lounge           
  • Christmas / New Year Programme                                    

Leisure Facilities                        

  • Access to golf course            
  • Arrangements for riding / pony trekking
  • Spa Treatments            
  • Wet Room Available            

Family Friendly                                                           

  • Food bottle warming available            
  • Highchair            
  • Special mealtimes for children                                           

The Manor House Restaurant at Northcote Manor

Manor House Restaurant

Dining at The Manor House Restaurant is a feast of seasonality set in a remarkable Manor House perched high above the Taw Valley. Head chef / General Manager Richie believes strongly in the concept of seasonality and supporting local suppliers. The meat comes from Heal Farm five miles away in King's Nympton and the fish from the shores of Cornwall and it is all so delicious that thoughtful balanced dishes are a staple on their menus.

They serve well balanced and freshly prepared food in their slate roof conservatory and intimate candle lit restaurant. For the ultimate in romantic dining they have completed 'The Sanctuary at Northcote Manor' a summer house where up to 6 guests can enjoy dining under the star by torch light and candle light with the Manor House as the perfect backdrop. They also offer private dining in our Oak room for up to 20 guests.


A Beautiful Wedding Venue in North Devon

What makes the perfect wedding day?

At Northcote, every wedding is special to them. They promise to take very good care of your day; catering from 2 to 120 guests, they will be there when it matters most!

Exclusive use of Northcote Manor, with its 300 years of history, will add substance and importance to your wedding day. The skilled Wedding Coordinators will be with you every step of the way, to ensure your desires are not just met, but exceeded.

Making Your Wedding Vows

They have 3 very different and individual licensed ceremony rooms from which to choose, so your entire day can be a Northcote Manor event!

The Oak room and Conservatory allow the splendour of Manor’s interior to be enjoyed, whilst the Sanctuary uses ‘nature’s bounty’ as a glorious and natural environment in which to make your commitment to each other.

Wedding Menus

Their 2 AA rosette award for fine dining, reassures you of the high standards to be expected from such an accolade. The Head Chef/Manager, Richie Herkes has devised special wedding menu's for you to choose from ; providing yet another important reason to choose this lovely hotel.

Northcote Manor Devon Wedding Packages

Set in beautiful North Devon, Northcote Manor offers a romantic and idyllic setting to make your special day perfect in every way. They offer a range of wedding packages from exclusive use for all your family and friends to extremely intimate occasions.

  • Exclusively Yours
  • Intimate Weddings
  • Bespoke Weddings


Devon Conferences and Business Meetings

In the heart of glorious countryside, Northcote Manor affords the perfect ‘away from it all’ meeting place. From small team-building events, to larger 24-hour conferences, their experienced and professional team will work with you to organise your tailor-made event.

The Oak Room

Great for smaller meetings, accommodating 10-20 delegates, with a choice of room layouts in either Boardroom or Theatre style.

The Conservatory

Beautifully renovated and ideal for larger meetings and conferences, this area has two dining rooms and a perfectly positioned sun terrace. Enjoying stunning views overlooking the gardens, the conservatory can accommodate up to 80 delegates in Theatre style layout.

The 24 hour Day Delegate option includes an overnight stay in one of our luxury en-suite bedrooms.


Why not incorporate an activity to motivate your conference delegates. They have a number of great activities right on their doorstep, such as clay pigeon shooting, fishing, golf, kayaking and much more.

Day Delegate Rate

£40pp to include:

  • Tea/Coffee, Croissants, on arrival
  • Tea/Coffee, Biscuits, mid-morning
  • Choice of Lunch to be either:
    • 2-Course Lunch.
    • Hot or Cold Finger Buffet.
    • Working Lunch.
    • All served with Orange Juice and Water
  • Tea/Coffee with home-made treats! Mid-afternoon
  • Meeting Room hire
  • Flipchart & pens
  • Delegate Stationery
  • Dedicated Conference Advisor, who will manage your event.

24 hour Delegate Rate

£170.00 (includes Daily Delegate Conference Facilities) plus:

  • Overnight stay in a luxurious en-suite bedroom
  • 3-course dinner, in our 2 AA Rosette Restaurant
  • Full English ‘Northcote’ Breakfast
  • Complimentary Newspaper


A comfy base from which to explore

With all the natural beauty surrounding Northcote Manor, many guests set the scene for relaxation and gentle leisure, making the most of the lawns, gardens, and views over the Taw River Valley. Take a gentle ramble through ancient fruit orchards; following paths that lead to open lawns with magnificent views. On sunny days, sip a glass of bubbles on the terrace or on chillier days, curl up in front of roaring fires with a good book and a delicious cream tea.

It may be tucked away in the Devon hills but there is plenty to explore within North Devon, and Northcote Manor is within easy reach of most attractions in the area, including the wild beauty of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks.

Just 30 minutes’ drive to stunning coastal walks, revealing rugged and dramatic North Devon coastline.  These little meanders will take you past quiet, sandy and pebbled beaches, which can be enjoyed from both an aesthetic and geological view point.

The green patchwork of countryside; with high hedgerows, streams and rivers which flow through quaint villages and towns like Great Torrington just 15 minutes away, most  brimming with cafés, shops and places of interest.  

The Royal Horticultural Society Gardens (the closest being Rosemoor) and National Trust properties such as Arlington Court, just outside Barnstaple and only 25 minutes by car.