Bonham Manor House is a major and substantial part of a collection of buildings, built of local green sandstone. It is mentioned in Pevsner’s Buildings of England and is linked with Botolph Stourton, a Saxon thane who fought beside Alfred the Great at the Battle of Eddington (AD 878).
The house has some fantastic period features including open fireplaces, Elizabethan plaster ceilings and a wonderful great hall with oak floor, full height vaulted ceiling and an open fireplace with a stone surround inset with a Jetmaster grate and Mistrel’s Gallery. To the rear of the Gallery is a stained glass window dated 1640.
Bedrooms are well proportioned with excellent second floor space. The accommodation comprises: entrance hall, great hall, dining room, sitting room, study/family room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakrooms, master bedroom suite and five further bedrooms and three further bathrooms.
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The house also has a one bedroom annexe and an oak framed triple garage as well as a garden store and a greenhouse. The house comes with just over two acres and the gardens are very attractive including a large stone paved terrace and a fine herbaceous border as well as some good mature trees. There is also a kitchen garden which has raspberries and strawberries.
There are local facilities in Mere just over three miles away and more extensive shopping can be found in Gillingham which is seven miles, although Yeovil, Bath and Salisbury are also within easy reach. Castle Cary has a direct service to London Paddington and there are wonderful walks and bridleways in the area.