Halsway Manor is a unique residential centre for the folk arts (traditional folk dance, music, song,
storytelling and arts and crafts) on the western slopes of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset. Set in
grounds with formal gardens and wild areas, with wonderful views across to the Brendon Hills, a truly
beautiful place. The Manor, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, was at one time used by
Cardinal Beaufort as a hunting lodge and thereafter a family home until the mid 1960's.
History of Ownership
The entrance hall with its oak panelling, impressive staircase and very fine barrel ceiling has a
wonderful fireplace which welcomes our guests with a huge log fire on chilly days. From our
comfortable panelled lounge you can open the secret door in the panelling and you are in the library
which houses a collection of more than 5000 books and recordings about traditional music and folklore.
Halsway Manor puts on a year round programme of residential courses, events and activities for
people of all ages and abilities. It is also occasionally available for private and business events such as
weddings, training days and conferences. The staff welcome you to share the friendly atmosphere of
this old traditional Somerset Manor House.
The Manor is open all the year round. You will find it just off the A358 Taunton / Williton road, just
past Crowcombe. The staff welcome you to share the friendly atmosphere of this old traditional
Somerset Manor House.
Telephone Office:01984 618274
Fax Office:01984 618324
Telephone Residents:01984 618365
Web Site: Halsway Manor
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