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Maunsel House

Magnificent thirteenth-century manor house set in 100 acres of parkland and at the heart of a 2,000-acre Estate.

North Newton, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0BU

Maunsel House in Somerset
Not free for members
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Maunsel House is a beautiful manor house steeped in history with more than a touch of eccentricity – a true reflection of its owner Sir Benjamin Julian Alfred Slade, 7th Baronet. The house was built in the 13th century and is the ancestral home of the Slade family.

Maunsel House is set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2,000-acre estate, including farms, lakes, woodlands, walnut groves, orchards, cottages and an ancient church.

Opening Times

Tours by appointment only due to the house being used for events and private hire. Any individuals who turn up without a prearranged meeting or tour will not be granted access.

Admission

Tours are £10 per person.

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Group Visits

Groups are welcome by prior arrangment, refreshments and meals can be provided.

Please contact us to arrange:

events@maunselhouse.co.uk

01278 661076

Accessibility
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Geoffrey Chaucer lived at Maunsel House for 10 years in the 1390’s while he wrote The Canterbury Tales in which he based his tales on local characters.

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