Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens in Somerset

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

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Tintinhull Court - Somerset
Tintinhull Court was probably started at the same time as Montacute Priory 1218. It was the Priors lodging for the church of St Margaret's Tintinhull and at that time it was church property. It then became crown property with Henry VIII and was sold to ... read more
 
Combe Sydenham Hall - Somerset open to public
Tudor E-plan house built in 1580 for Sir George Sydenham with earlier defensive gatehouse, and rebuilt following the Restoration in 1660, by which time it had also been reduced. Reminders of Sir Francis Drake's marriage to Sir George's daughter are kept h... read more
 
Orchard Wyndham - Somerset open to public
Orchard Wyndham is an ancient and rambling family home set in formal gardens and parkland containing considerable woodlands. The house, which has been much altered, dates from the late 13th century. It contains pictures and furniture of unusually high qu... read more
 
Poundisford Park - Somerset
Country house built in 1546 with later additions and fine plasterwork. Set in fields, formerly Deer Park for Taunton Castle. read more
 
The Priory - Somerset
Picture of The Priory A small early hamstone thatched manor house with many period features including a 14th century first floor chapel. The Priory is in the centre of one of the most beautiful villages in Somerset. read more
 
Maunsel House - Somerset
Picture of Maunsel House Set amongst 1000 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside at the end of a tree lined drive, Maunsel House is a wonderful setting for your dream wedding. Maunsel house offers you an idyllic setting with a relaxed and informal atmosphere. read more
 
Gatcombe Court - Somerset
Originally lived in during 13th century we show how house has developed through the centuries to the family house it is today. read more
 
Milton Lodge Gardens - Somerset open to public
Picture of Milton Lodge Gardens Grade II terraced gardens dating from 1900 and overlooking the city of Wells and Vale of Avalon. A separate early 19th century arboretum and orchard, known as the Coombe, contrast pleasantly with the formal gardens.

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Cothelstone Manor - Somerset
Picture of Cothelstone Manor Cothelstone Manor was given to Sir Adam de Coveston by WIlliam the Conqueror, and there has been a house on the site since, during which time it has been in the hands of only two families.



The present house, listed grade II*, is believ... read more
 
Hestercombe House & Gardens - Somerset open to public
Picture of Hestercombe Gardens The formal gardens, feature terraces, rills and an orangery, are the supreme example of the Lutyens/Jekyll partnership. The newly restored landscape garden, designed by Coplestone Warre Bampfylde in 1750, conatains 40 acres of Georgian pleasure grounds in... read more
 
Churchill Court - Somerset
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Number One Royal Crescent - Somerset open to public
Picture of Number One Royal Crescent The Royal Crescent was built to the designs of John Wood the Younger between 1767 and 1774. It is justly considered one of the finest achievements of urban 18th century architecture and represents the highest point of palladian architecture in Bath.
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Fairfield - Somerset open to public
Picture of Fairfield Elizabethan and Medieval house lived in by the same family (Acland-Hoods and their ancestors) for over 800 years. Woodland garden. Views of Quantocks and the sea. Described in Simon Jenkins' book 'England's thousand best houses' read more
 
Row Farm House - Somerset
Picture of Row Farm House This is a classic listed Somerset farmhouse hidden in peaceful country but very close to the pleasures of Bath. The only excitements here since the house was built in 1641 were the troops retreating down our lane after the Battle of Norton St. Philip and... read more
 
Rumwell Park - Somerset
Rumwell Park provides the perfect venue to any special event. For details please see the website www.rumwellpark.co.uk read more
 
Crowcombe Court - Somerset open to public
Picture of Crowcombe Court Crowcombe Court was built as a statement of wealth and a house in which to entertain by Thomas Carew. Completed in 1739 by Nathaniel Ireson, who also built Stourhead and Ven House, the style is described as Regional English Baroque and sits between the Qu... read more