Fairfield House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Stogursey, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1PU
Fairfield House

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Fairfield is a medieval manor house and the family home of the Acland-Hood family for over eight centuries. The first manor house was built as early as 1166. The house has passed numerous times through the female line, so the family name of the owners has changed from Russell to Vernai (Verney), Palmer, Acland, and finally, Acland-Hood.

The house itself is built to a traditional Elizabethan E-plan, with lime rendering over rubble, dressed by Bath stone. The oldest part of the building is the west wing, dating to the medieval period and retaining its 15th-century roof. The remainder is Elizabethan except for a section of the rear which dates to the 18th century. Near the house stands a barn and granary, stable block, and dovecote, all Grade-II listed.

The house stands beside a 15th-century deer park. Closer at hand is an 18th century walled garden which gives way to an 18th-century landscape garden.

Fairfield is listed in the popular Simon Jenkins book 'England's 1000 Best Houses'.

Guided tours will show the main hallway and three principal rooms of the house, give the main known history of the family across almost 30 generations.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens at the end of the tour.


Guide Prices

£8.00, proceeds to local charities.
Children under 12 free.


Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs welcome in the gardens, though any dog mess must be taken with you.

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)


Opening Times

* The House is open from 2-4pm on the below days.

Guided tours available starting at 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

18 March 2024

11 April 2024

18 April 2024

05 May 2024

06 May 2024

14 May 2024

15 May 2024

16 May 2024

22 May 2024

23 May 2024

24 May 2024

04 June 2024

05 June 2024

06 June 2024

11 June 2024

12 June 2024

13 June 2024

18 June 2024

19 June 2024

20 June 2024

02 July 2024

03 July 2024

04 July 2024

05 July 2024

26 August 2024

27 August 2024

28 August 2024

10 September

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