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.
Entertaining owner gave us an interesting tour of most of the amazing property built-in 1486 (1486?! amazing) Beautifully restored by a very enthusiastic owner now run as B & B With good cafe and farm shop. I stayed the night, despite its age the house had a warm friendly feel..no ghosts! And whilst the long drops have been kept the rooms also hade modern bathrooms and WC's. The tour also included delicious home made cream tea which meant I didn't venture to the locall pub for supper! Very enjoyable and welcome change from stately manorial houses.
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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
Car park on site
Broadway Taxis, Bridgwater. 01278 422442
- Access statement available
- Accessible parking
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible toilets
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.
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.
All Bedrooms are well appointed with full central heating and en-suite facilities. Accommodation includes:
Main House - 3 double bedrooms, one with private sitting room and 2 with 4 Poster Beds.
Cider Press Barn Conversion - 2 bedrooms and large open plan Living/Kitchen Area.
Wagon House Barn Conversion - 8 bedrooms, 3 with Kitchenettes, and many with tremendous views to the Quantock Hills.
Shepherd's Hut in the Garden with Double Bed and en-suite Bathroom.
Breakfast is taken in the Great Hall.
Main Hall, seating maximum of 24 delegates in Board Rooms Style.
Cider Press Barn conversion seating maximum of 15 in more informal setting.
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner available.
An opportunity to organise your event in a unique venue with history and character which will be a talking point for your guests, providing great food and hospitality.
Blackmore Farm offers historical tours of the house for schools.