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Somerton Court Country House

Somerton, Somerset, United Kingdom

4 Star Guest House
Rooms from
£45 pppn
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Somerton Court is a large historic country house believed to date in part from the 12th Century. It is situated at Lower Somerton on the eastern edge of Somerton the royal town of ancient Wessex set in some 55 acres of parkland and gardens. Although believed to incorporate Roman remains or materials in its foundations the first known record of Somerton Court dates to an 1176 purchase of land by William de Erleigh. He presumably built a manor house here and the new holding - later known as the manor of Somerton Erleigh - remained with his decendants and their relations for over 350 years. The manor was a small one and was used for income and dowries rather than as a family seat. Most of its owners were rather quiet - other than in the 1400s when the manor was held by a number of people who were either slain or executed during the 100 Years War and the Wars of the Roses. Among these unfortunate owners were Henry le Scrope and James Butler Earl of Ormond and Wiltshire (both of whom married owners of the manor) who were executed in 1415 and 1461 respectively. Somerton Court's most famous owner however was undoubtedly Edward IV's brother the Duke of Clarence - best remembered for having been drowned in a butt of malmsey in 1478. The manor house was later owned by Henry Percy the sixth Earl of Northumberland who sold the estate in 1530 to pay some of his massive debts. After passing through a number of hands it was bought in 1597 by James Fisher. (In 1597 another part

Style:

  • Traditional
  • Secluded
  • Fairytale

Rooms Facilities:

  • Non-smoking
  • Colour television

Bed Details:

  • Twin (single beds)
  • Standard single bed
  • Standard double bed

Bathroom Details:

  • En suite

Amenities:

  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas

Parking:

  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Number of Rooms: 6

Number of Floors: 0

Smoking Policy: No smoking

Children Policy: Children welcome

Check In Time: 17:00:00

Check Out Time: 10:00:00

Reception Closing Time: 22:00:00

Pet Policy:

  • No pets

Recreation:

  • Shopping - outlet
  • River
  • Nature trail
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching

Business Facilities:

  • Internet connection (wireless)

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  • Elisabeth from Tonbridge
  • United Kingdom
told not to arrive before 5pm. Arrived 5.10 pm. Door notice Ring and Wait, I did until 5.35pm when owners turned up in range rover, no apology, no welcome, unattractive double bedroom, bed too close to the wardrobe door and door to the bathroom, had to sidle in and out. Pathetic mira shower. Too many notices inside and outside saying "private". Instant coffee served at breakfast. Put my key on the Hall table and fled. I assume that I was the only Guest staying which is interesting as there were two large weddings taking place in the vicinity together with the party that I was attending. Cannot reccommend Somerton Court.