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

£7, 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

* • Friday 14th April
• Saturday 15th April
• Monday 24th April
• Tuesday 25th April
• Wednesday 26th April
• Thursday 27th April
• Friday 28th April
• Monday 8th May
• Tuesday 9th May
• Wednesday 10th May
• Thursday 11th May
• Monday 15th May
• Tuesday 16th May
• Wednesday 17th May
• Monday 12th June
• Tuesday 13th June
• Wednesday 14th June
• Monday 28th August (BH)
• Tuesday 29th August
• Wednesday 30th August
• Thursday 31st August
• Monday 4th September
• Tuesday 5th September
• Wednesday 6th September
• Monday 9th October
• Tuesday 10th October
• Wednesday 11th October
• Thursday 12th October

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