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Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries the house was leased, by Henry VIII to Anthony Busted, however this was revoked and the estate given to Robert Radcliffe, 1st Earl of Sussex for his services to the king.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. Meet intrepid owner, Jeannie Wilkins, who has taken on the beast and is trying to make it pay, for real life views on the problems of big, old houses.

This property is viewable only through Invitation to View

Tour features

Tour of the house led by owner Jeannie Wilkins.

Directions

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.

Refreshements

Tea and cakes.

Access notes

There are steps into the house.

 

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Opening
Opening

2019 tour dates

  • 9 April
  • 14 May
  • 11 June
  • 9 July
  • 13 August
  • 10 September

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Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £16.00 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.


Upcoming events

14 May 2019

Chapel Cleeve Manor, nr Minehead, Somerset

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 Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries the house was leased, by Henry VIII to Anthony Busted, however this was revoked and the estate given to Robert Radcliffe, 1st Earl of Sussex for his services to the king.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. Meet intrepid owner, Jeannie Wilkins, who has taken on the beast and is trying to make it pay, for real life views on the problems of big, old houses.