Somerton Court Country House

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Somerton Court, ,, Somerton, TA11 7AH

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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

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Showing Wednesday 1 April 2015 to Thursday 2 April 2015

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From 17:00 hours
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Until 10:00 hours
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86% would recommend it to a friend

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  • Paula P

  • March 2015

Not sure of the 4*

Great location in a wonderful old property.

Very quiet in a beautiful country setting. Host very welcoming and friendly. Room comfortable and clean. Had a twin which was plenty big enough but could do with a little modernisation d├ęcor wise. En-suite very small, just a loo and shower, in, shower and out. Hand basin in the bedroom.

Would recommend but with a caution re bedroom being dated and provision of "en-suite". Didn't bother us, but not a place to stay if you don't like dogs, hallway & stairs quite hairy, or if you don't like stuffed animals and birds, many on display. Value for money given a 3 on comparing other rooms locally on offer at the same price.

  • Ron and Terri Ganczar

  • September 2014

Beautiful Garden

Was a great place to stay.

owner was very graceful and helpful.

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