This 15th-century manor house in the quiet Somerset village of Ilchester looks across the River Yeo and farming countryside. It mixes original features and modern comforts including complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, tasty food as well as a cozy bar and lounge. The Northover Manor Hotel is family owned and run. Owners Mark and Melanie Haddigan pride themselves on offering a warm welcome, excellent food and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. All rooms are rooms with attached bathroom and are spread across the main original house , the added extension and the converted coach house. The rooms have tea/coffee facilities, irons, hairdryers and televisions. The stylish restaurant has original beams, stone fireplaces and contemporary walnut furniture.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 full bed
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Dominic
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    All of it good. Host and hostess were excellent and great chat. Felt at home. Food excellent
  • Laurence
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Full English breakfast excellent with no hesitation in supplying more coffee etc. One night we had dinner in the hotel which exceeded our expectations. Throughout our short stay the staff were very helpful. Note the courtyard rooms look out on a...
  • Lisa
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The hotel was welcome and friendly and helpful and it was very clean and nice to stay they I would stay they soon

Managed by Northover Manor Hotel

Company review score: 9.4Based on 301 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Mark & Melanie Haddigan have grown this business for 23 years as they grew their family, with all three of their children working here before their own careers took off. Their focus is always to keep a friendly, relaxed and professional environment for all guests and the team they choose to work with them is considered to add a personal experience for anyone visiting.

Property info

A charming, privately-owned and family run hotel in Somerset. Northover Manor mixes original features such as flagstone flooring and blue lias stone walls with modern comforts including complimentary Wi-Fi, free parking and a welcoming à la carte restaurant. Our tastefully decorated en-suite rooms compliment the period building without compromising on modern comforts. Our restaurant offers locally sourced food, freshly prepared by our team of chefs. A perfect stopover for travellers en-route to Cornwall or other West Country destinations and ideally situated just off the A303. Northover Manor is just 6 miles from the busy town of Yeovil – famous for glove and helicopter manufacturing - and 2 miles from RNAS Yeovilton. Located in the historic village of Ilchester there are plenty of nearby attractions including the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, the Bath & West Showground and many National Trust properties including Glastonbury Tor & Abbey.

Neighborhood info

Ilchester is a small but characterful town with a small museum and various country walks to enjoy. There are plenty of attractions in the area to appeal to all preferences. Fleet Air Arm Museum Haynes Motor Museum National Trust properties : Lytes Cary, Montacute, Stourhead Wookey Hole ad Cheddar Gorge Glastonbury Tor & Abbey, Wells Cathedral and historic town Clarks Village The Newt Jurassic Coast

Language Spoken


Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Northover Manor Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Private Bathroom
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Stand-up comedy
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM



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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note the restaurant is open Monday-Friday 18.30-20:00, Friday-Saturday 18:30-20:30 and one Sunday lunch per month. The restaurant is closed on Sunday evening.

Please inform Northover Manor Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

FAQs about Northover Manor Hotel

  • Yes, Northover Manor Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Northover Manor Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Northover Manor Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Stand-up comedy

  • Guests staying at Northover Manor Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • The prices at Northover Manor Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Northover Manor Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Northover Manor Hotel is 1,800 feet from the center of Ilchester. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.