A beautiful manor house with sprawling gardens in the English countryside
Newton Surmaville Manor is a stunning Jacobean manor house in Somerset, near the border with Devon. Set upon 62 acres of gardens and parklands on the banks of the River Yeo, this Grade 1 listed 17th-century manor house offers the ultimate escape to the country.
Guests can arrive in style with the on-site helipad and then while away their days strolling through beautiful English gardens with manicured flower beds, well-tended lawns, and colourful lily ponds.
The sprawling grounds are also perfect for a host of outdoor activities, from croquet and archery to fishing and kayaking on the river. For younger guests, there is a trampoline and football nets.
The manor was built in the 1600s and lived in by the same family for almost four centuries. It has now been expertly restored and transformed into a luxury villa with 21st-century amenities and designer interiors perfectly blended with classic period features and old-world charm. High ceilings, oak panelling, stone fireplaces, and flagstone flooring are complemented by stylish decor.
The manor boasts five impressive reception rooms with plush furnishings and cosy fireplaces. From the spacious great hall with bay windows and colourful sofas to the intimate cocktail lounge to the cosy study, there is plenty of space to relax and socialise.
Perfect for teens seeking their own space to relax, there is a large games room with a pool table, table tennis, table football, a dart board, a large screen TV and a selection of pub games. Moreover, there is a cinema room to keep all ages entertained.
Dinner parties can be enjoyed in the elegant dining room, which features ornate ceilings above a beautiful wooden dining table.
Nine well-appointed bedrooms sleep up to 20 guests in comfort. The master suite boasts a beautiful four-poster bed, two separate dressing rooms and a stunning en-suite with a standalone bathtub. There are five more double bedrooms with king or queen-size beds, one twin room, and one family room with a king-size bed, twin beds, and an adjoining single room perfect for a nanny or a teen looking for their own space.
With its many indoor and outdoor spaces, the manor is also ideal for celebrating special occasions such as family reunions or anniversary celebrations. There is also an elegant coach house, perfect for hosting events. It features several large rooms inside, plus a large, open space outdoors, perfect for a marquee.
With its vast grounds and elegant interiors, Newton Surmaville Manor is perfect for a luxury countryside escape or a memorable celebration or event with loved ones.
- Landscaped Gardens
- 17th-Century Property
Bedroom 1 (Master) – super-king-size bed, sitting area, 2 x dressing room, and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower
Bedroom 2 – super-king-size bed, sitting area, and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower
Bedroom 3 – king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower
Bedroom 4 – queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bathtub + external shower room
SECOND FLOOR – REAR STAIRCASE
Bedroom 5 – super-king-size bed and separate bathroom with shower
Bedroom 6 (Family) – 1 x king-size bed + twin beds and separate bathroom with bathtub & separate shower
Bedroom 7 – single bed (nb. This room is accessed via Bedroom 6, suitable for a child or nanny. This room must share a bathroom with either Bedroom 5 or 6.)
SECOND FLOOR – MAIN STAIRCASE
Bedroom 8 – twin beds and separate, shared bathroom with shower
Bedroom 9 – king-size bed and separate, shared bathroom with shower
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Games room
- Cinema room
- Children’s playroom
- Original artworks
- Pool table
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Dart board
- Countryside views
- 62 acres of grounds
- Landscaped gardens
- Walled garden
- Outdoor living areas
- Event spaces
- Football nets
- Water features
- Gated entrance
- House manager
- Concierge service
- Welcome flowers
- Welcome bar
- Soft drinks & mixers
- Daily housekeeping service
- Garden maintenance
- Luxury toiletries
- Meals & catering services
- Additional alcoholic beverages
- Activities & excursions
Newton Surmaville Manor is on the outskirts of the traditional market town of Yeovil in the south of Somerset, very near the border with Dorset.
Set in a valley with the River Yeo running through it, the manor is ideal for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. The rivers and ponds are filled with newts, water voles and otters; the woodlands are home to deer, foxes and badgers; and buzzards, kingfishers, and other birdlife patrol the skies.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy on the grounds of the manor. Guests can enjoy a game of quintessentially British croquet whilst sipping on a glass of Pimms, try their hand at archery or clay pigeon shooting, or go kayaking, paddle boarding, or fishing on the river.
In the surrounding areas, visitors can wander through vast wildflower meadows, visit other historic manors and heritage-listed buildings, or enjoy a tour and tasting at Thatcher’s Cider farm.
The area also has several noteworthy historic sites, including Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral, Montacute House & Gardens, Sherborne Castle, and the 95-mile-long Jurassic Coast.
Next door to the manor is the 27-hole Yeovil Golf Club, or for younger guests, there is an entertainment venue offering bowling, arcade and table games, and a cinema.
Yeovil Golf Club – 8 minutes’ drive
Yeovil – 12 minutes’ walk / 3 minutes’ drive
Stonehenge – 1 hour’s drive
Bristol Airport – 1 hour, 15 minutes’ drive
London Heathrow Airport – 2 hours, 15 minutes' drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.