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

Other opening

Overview

Chapel Cleeve Manor started life in the 1450s as a hostel for pilgrims attending the chapel of St Mary, which was built by the monks of Cleeve Abbey in the mid 15th century.

Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries the house was leased, by Henry VIII to Anthony Busted, however this was revoked and the estate given to Robert Radcliffe, 1st Earl of Sussex for his services to the king. In the early 17th century the property was owned by the Stewkley family, who used it as a family home until 1723. It was then purchased by Sir James Langham, 7th Baronet. In the early 19th century woods were planted on the estate, when the house was extended following designs by Richard Carver.In World War I the house was occupied by the Lysaght family who added the current main entrance and a ballroom, which is now used as the dining room. It was enlarged in the 19th and 20th centuries when it was a private house and then a hotel. It is a Grade II* listed building and was featured on Country House Rescue.


Opening
Opening

Open by Private Tour only.

Find Us
Find us

From the A39 Williton to Minehead:  At Washford (nasty left bend, West Somerset Steam Railway station on right) take next right turn to Old Cleeve, Chapel Cleeve. Pass Binham Grange on left. Take second left (look for SLOW on road). Drive bears to left, metal gates open on right. Follow drive to front of house.

Large coaches cannot get through the gate.

Forthcoming Tours

14 Apr 2020
2PM - 4PM | £16.00

13 May 2020
2PM - 4PM | £16.00

18 Jun 2020
2PM - 4PM | £16.00

17 Jul 2020
2PM - 4PM | £16.00

6 Aug 2020
2PM - 4PM | £16.00

14 Sep 2020
2PM - 4PM | £16.00

Tour Overview

Meet intrepid owner, Jeannie Wilkins, who has taken on the beast of owning Chapel Cleeve Manor and is trying to make it pay, for real-life views on the problems of owning big, old houses. She will tour you around the house.

Tour duration

1.5 hours

Tour prices

£16 per person

Refreshements

Tea and cakes.

Access notes

There are steps into the house.

 


Opening
Opening

Open by Private Tour only.

Find Us
Find us

From the A39 Williton to Minehead:  At Washford (nasty left bend, West Somerset Steam Railway station on right) take next right turn to Old Cleeve, Chapel Cleeve. Pass Binham Grange on left. Take second left (look for SLOW on road). Drive bears to left, metal gates open on right. Follow drive to front of house.

Large coaches cannot get through the gate.

Other opening