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This Grade II* listed manor house is a large family home that dates from the early 19th century. Constructed in Ham stone ashlar, it is arranged in a series of bays and sits in an estate of approximately 12.3 acres. The site also includes a coach house, pool house and workshop outbuildings. A decorative semi-circular stone wall links the coach house to the main house, creating an enclosed courtyard.
Panter Hudspith Architects were engaged in 2012 to restore and refurbish the house and unique curved orangery, which was in an advanced state of disrepair. We sought to sustainably bring this historic structure back into use as a large fully functioning home, as it was originally intended.
Where appropriate to the listed structure some of the internal layout was reconfigured to form new bathrooms, install a new kitchen and a summer kitchen within the orangery. Services were removed and completely renewed along with wholesale redecoration, including new flooring to the ground floor. The original flooring to the upper levels was retained and restored.
The orangery roof was completely rebuilt, reusing the original wrought iron trusses and building a new timber framework to receive the new glazed panels. Traditional techniques of stonemasonry, metalwork, French polishing and ceramic repair were used to bring this building back from dilapidation.
The refurbishment of the main house was featured in House & Garden Magazine
along with the OrangeryPhotography
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2016House & Garden Magazine - Here to StayHouse & Garden Online - At Home: Somerset Country HouseHouse & Garden Online - I want to live in this room