Penny Churchill visits East Lambrook Manor. It is a beautiful late-medieval house with some truly exceptional (and Grade I listed) gardens.
Few homes are as oretty or charming as the Grade II*-listed East Lambrook Manor in the pretty Somerset village of East Lambrook, a mile from South Petherton and five miles from Ilminster. The former Somerset Hall House, constructed of bricks and hamstone with a tiled roofing, dates back to the 15th century. Later alterations and additions were made in the 17th through 19th centuries.
Just as magnificent as the house — perhaps even more so — are the gardens, which were the subject of a feature in Country Life The date is January 2016. East Lambrook Manor stands in 2¾ acres of famous cottage gardens created by gardening legend Margery Fish between 1938 and 1969, and listed Grade I by English Heritage in 1992. Ashley Rawlings of Savills in Wimborne is handling the sale, at a guide price of £2.25 million.
East Lambrook Manor provides 4,340sqft of family-friendly accommodation over two floors. On the ground floor there is a Great Hall featuring a hamstone fire place, as well as a panelled living room, sitting room with fireplace, breakfast room with AGA and a fully equipped kitchen.