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Old Bowlish House

An unexpected tapestry of wool, wars, Huguenots and a ghost or two.

Bowlish, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5JA

Old Bowlish House in Somerset

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Today, the house is very much a family home, having been lovingly renovated by the Keys family and has been featured in both Period House and Period Living magazines as well as on BBC Radio Somerset. An unexpected tapestry of wool, wars, Huguenots and a ghost or two.

A visit which keeps on revealing. Built around 1618, this Grade II* clothier’s mansion was modernised by the Georgians c.1735 and the Victorians c.1860. A Palladian frontage and stone mullioned rear windows are two of the external features which enclose finely proportioned rooms, original fireplaces and a magnificent heavily carved Jacobean openwork scroll oak staircase which winds through all three of its floors.

Today, the house is very much a family home, having been lovingly renovated by the Keys family, and has been featured in both Period House and Period Living magazines as well as on BBC Radio Somerset.

Owner-narrated tour includes five moderate-sized gardens (each with its own challenges including a large ruin); workers’ homes; former industrial buildings and other remains in the hamlet; and the interior: lots of original features, fine furniture and memorable art, as well as a thoroughly researched architectural, locality and occupant history.

Tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

Restrictions: no dogs

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Old Bowlish House, Somerset

Old Bowlish House, Somerset

Old Bowlish House, Somerset

Old Bowlish House, Somerset

Old Bowlish House, Somerset

Old Bowlish House, Somerset

Old Bowlish House, Somerset

Old Bowlish House, Somerset

Old Bowlish House Christmas tour

Old Bowlish House Christmas tour