Northcote Manor

Surrounded by ancient fruit orchards and mature woodlands, quiet pathways and open lawns, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s 18th-century manor house in the Taw valley is ‘a very special place’, say Guide readers this year. More

Contact details

Northcote Manor
Burrington
Devon
EX37 9LZ
England
01769 560501
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

16. 5 in extension, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 20-acre grounds.

Background music

classical in public areas after midday.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-9s in restaurant in evening (early teas for children).

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in one lounge or restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

B&B per room £170–£280, D,B&B £260–£340. Set dinner £45, gourmet menu £90 (incl. wines).

Good Hotel Guide Review

Surrounded by ancient fruit orchards and mature woodlands, quiet pathways and open lawns, Jean-Pierre Mifsud’s 18th-century manor house in the Taw valley is ‘a very special place’, say Guide readers this year. ‘An oasis of calm and tranquillity’, it’s just the spot for guests in search of ‘comfort and relaxation’. The manor once belonged to Henry VIII; the history of the estate from its monastic days is told in murals on drawing room and dining room walls (with a certain artistic licence – spot the king and his croquet mallet). Choose among spacious bedrooms and suites, each individually styled, all with fresh fruit, mints and home-made shortbread. Victorian-inspired King’s Nympton has a four-poster bed, the Manor suite a mirrored canopy and a marble-finish bath. In the restaurant, chef/manager Richie Herkes’s seasonal menus – including, perhaps, slow-cooked pork belly, apple and black pudding gateau, honey-roasted parsnip purée – are praised for their ‘balance of ingredients and flavour’. ‘The tasting menu is not to be missed – the best we’ve had.’ The Lake, Llangammarch Wells, Wales (see entry), is under the same ownership. (Mary Coles). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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Northcote Manor
Burrington
Devon
EX37 9LZ

Guest comments

'Very special place for our anniversary celebration which was discreetly acknowledged by the staff with table decoration. The Tasting Menu is not to be missed: the best we have had for content, balance of ingredients and flavour. Although top end at £90 (includes wine),it is available at the moment as an upgrade on the first night which is a very special offer for lovers of fine food. Excellent staff, comfort and relaxation, and reasonably close to places of interest for active days. ' - Mary Coles - October, 2015
'A worthy addition to the Guide. We enjoyed a very fine dinner ' - Stuart Smith - June, 2012

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