Please note: This house does not offer free entry to Historic House members.
For alternative options please see other opening options.

Other opening

Overview

Blackmore is one of the finest Manor Houses in Somerset, built in 1486 by Sir Thomas Tremayll.

On arrival you step into the Great Hall through the original 15th Century oak door, where there is a 20ft oak refectory table and walls lined with arms and armour. On the Ground Floor you can also view the Old Kitchen with its Fireplace, Iron Spits and Cooking Utensils.  And then through to the Private Chapel that is still in use.  The Main Staircase takes you up to the West Bedroom with it's extremely fine Oak Cruck Roof, and the Gallery Bedroom with Oak Panelling and Stairs leading to the original Servants' Quarters.  The Solar is complete with original Tudor Garderobe.

Invitation to View tour features: The tour will be led by the owner, Ian Dyer, and will include the great hall, chapel, old kitchen and ancillary rooms, as well as upstairs into the solar, west bedroom and gallery. Ian will give a detailed history of the house and its contents.

 


Opening
Opening

2019

Open by appointment or by Invitation to View tours. Log in to view the discounted rates.

 

Appointment

Please contact dyerfarm@aol.com for opening information.

Find Us
Find us

1/2 Mile West of Cannington on the A39 between Bridgwater and Minehead.

Bus and Train Station in Bridgwater, 3 miles.  Not on a direct bus route.  Taxi recommended.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Broadway Taxis, Bridgwater. 01278 422442

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups are permitted to view the house, but must be booked in advance. Please contact Ian & Ann Dyer on 01278 653442.

Light refreshments, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all offered if requested.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

Visit website

Forthcoming Tours

17 Apr 2020
11AM - 1PM | £36.00 (inc lunch)

10 May 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

14 Jun 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

24 Jul 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

16 Aug 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

20 Sep 2020
2PM - 4PM | £18.00

Tour Overview

Invitation to Stay

The West Bedroom

With views out onto the Quantock Hills the main features of this room include the original roof trusses with a cob and lime plaster wall. An oak four-poster bed forms the centrepiece of the room. This room encompasses a real feeling of the building’s history coupled with the modern comforts of today, including an en-suite bathroom with shower.
From £120 per night including breakfast.
Single Occupancy from £70 per night including breakfast.

The Gallery

This south-facing bedroom gives a pleasant aspect of the garden and features oak panelling and beams. The room is furnished with a double oak bedstead. There are stairs leading to an en-suite bathroom and a sitting room with colour TV, which makes this a lovely space to use with a bit of added mystery.
From £120 per night including breakfast.
Single Occupancy from £70 per night including breakfast.

The Solar

This room overlooks the front garden and is furnished with one double and one single bed. It is furnished in a traditional farmhouse style and perfect for families. There is a cot available and it has an en-suite shower room.
From £120 per night including breakfast.
Single Occupancy from £70 per night including breakfast.

All bedrooms have colour TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and full central heating.

The Great Hall

A delicious farmhouse breakfast is taken in the Great Hall around the 20ft Oak carved table. Other features of this room include mullion windows and the massive sandstone fireplace. You really do feel as though you are visiting a different era when eating in this magnificent room.


Opening
Opening

2019

Open by appointment or by Invitation to View tours. Log in to view the discounted rates.

 

Appointment

Please contact dyerfarm@aol.com for opening information.

Find Us
Find us

1/2 Mile West of Cannington on the A39 between Bridgwater and Minehead.

Bus and Train Station in Bridgwater, 3 miles.  Not on a direct bus route.  Taxi recommended.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Broadway Taxis, Bridgwater. 01278 422442

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups are permitted to view the house, but must be booked in advance. Please contact Ian & Ann Dyer on 01278 653442.

Light refreshments, breakfast, lunch and dinner are all offered if requested.

Other opening


School Visits

Blackmore Farm offers historical tours of the house for schools.


A word from the owner

The Dyer family came to Blackmore Farm at tenants in 1952 and bought the freehold in 1981. Ian and Ann, the current owners have developed a successful Bed and Breakfast business and Farm Shop and enjoy sharing their home with visitors from throughout the world. They have 3 children - Rachel, Hannah and John.

Things to See

Fun Facts
The house was built by Thomas Tremayll who was a Personal Attorney to Henry VII and was knighted at the wedding of of Catherine of Aragon to Prince Arthur (Henry VIII's older brother).