An exceptional Elizabethan Grade II* Listed manor house with outbuildings, set in approx 7.63 acres

Langford Manor is a superb Grade II* Listed Manor House that has been beautifully refurbished to create an exceptional family home. The property, dating from the early 15th century offers just over 8000 sq ft of immaculately presented accommodation configured over three floors. The house is constructed of local coursed and squared blue lias with Ham stone dressings and features mullioned leaded glass windows. Langford Manor was remodelled and extended in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century and underwent extensive restoration in 1905. Since then the property has been sensitively modernised to combine the amenities of modern living whilst retaining a wealth of attractive characterful features including generouslyproportioned rooms, high ceilings with fine cornicing and original fireplaces. The property has been enhanced by a number of stylish and modern fittings and has been presented to an outstanding standard throughout. Langford Manor is set in immaculate landscaped gardens measuring approximately 7.63 acres and features an attractive detached cottage, also believed to be dated from the fifteenth century, as well as extensive outbuildings. An impressive porch leads you through to the grand great hall that provides an impressive entrance and forms the heart of the ground floor. A generously sized drawing room and an adjoining library provide elegant reception space and feature exposed wooden flooring, attractive fireplaces and large windows that allow for plenty of natural light. The lounge provides further excellent reception space and features exposed wooden flooring, wooden panelling and an open fireplace with a wood burning stove. The spacious kitchen has a vaulted ceiling that provides an impressive space and features marbled worktops, bespoke wall to base units, modern integrated appliances, a large preparation table and space for a generously sized breakfast table. There is also a larder that allows for further storage space and French doors lead out onto the attractive courtyard garden. A formal dining room provides further welcoming reception space. The ground floor accommodation is completed by an integral study that provides an ideal space for home working and a boot room. A separate outbuilding provides space for utilities, laundry and a bin store.

From the ground floor, two grand staircases (one of Tudor origin) made from oak and elm take you up to the extensive first floor accommodation that includes five bedrooms, four of which are en suite including the principle bedroom. The first floor features an attractive galleried landing with vertical panelling of preElizabethan date. The generously sized principal bedroom features an impressive and unique detailed ceiling and a freestanding roll top bath tub. There is a separate spacious dressing room and a contemporary en suite bathroom with a walk in shower unit and a double vanity. The principal bedroom features a quadruple-aspect that allows for an abundance of natural light. A modern bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.

On the second floor there is a one bedroom self-contained apartment with an open plan living space and family bathroom with a bath tub and separate shower unit. The second floor also features an additional sitting room / study space and a large attic storage space. All of the accommodation on the first and second floors benefit from outstanding views over the gardens and the rolling Somerset countryside beyond.

The Cottage Langford Manor benefits from a detached cottage that provides further excellent accommodation options. The cottage is full of characterful features including exposed wooden beams and provides light-filled spacious accommodation configured over two floors. The ground floor comprises a sitting room, dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The ground floor benefits from an attractive garden room with a dual aspect and French doors that lead out onto the extensive grounds. There is also a downstairs cloakroom. On the second floor there is an en suite bedroom and a further two double bedrooms. This floor is serviced by a modern family bathroom.

This property has 7.63 acres of land.


Langford Manor sits proudly in its extensive grounds measuring approximately 7.63 acres and enjoys far reaching views over the neighbouring countryside. At the front of the house, a sweeping driveway leads through an imposing entrance gate, passing through parkland with mature cedar trees’ to the front of the property. The driveway also leads to the stone built outbuildings to the side of the property that include five garages with storage space above and parking space for multiple vehicles. A large courtyard found to the rear of the property provides excellent entertaining space and is perfect for al fresco dining. Within the properties extensive grounds is a wonderful formal garden, designed symmetrically with a central feature as well as a walled garden and a variety of well-established hedgerow, trees and colourful flowerbeds. Also within the grounds is a Victorian greenhouse that has been rebuilt to the original design as well as established fruit cages and a croquet lawn. The property also benefits from a tennis court. Also within the grounds is a further outbuilding known as the Lodge that provides further impressive entertaining space with the building currently configured as an entertainment room and a gym but could lend itself to provide further working space if required.


Langford Manor is set in a desirable position, tucked away in a peaceful position yet is within easy reach of amenities and transport connections. The village of Fivehead is located in the heart of Somerset and enjoys an enviable positon with views across Sedgemoor, the Somerset Levels and the Vale of Isles. There is a strong sense of community in the village that has three churches, a village hall and The Crown Inn public house. The nearby small towns of Langport and Ilminster provide amenities including supermarkets, banks, cafes and restaurants, churches, primary schools and medical centres. Taunton has a moreextensive range of shopping facilities and a thriving farmers’ market. There are also many excellent local producers and artisan farm shops. The Musgrove Park and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area. The dramatic Jurassic coastline is just 24 miles away and offers miles of stunning beaches and superb coastal walks including the South West Coast Path. There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages including Hazlegrove Prep School, Sherborne School, Taunton School, Kings College, Queen’s College and King’s Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield and Blundell’s, all within driving distance.


Exit the M5 from junction 25 and take the fourth exit at the roundabout on the A358. After 2.1 miles turn left onto the A378 and after 4.5 miles turn right onto Butcher’s Hill. After 0.3 miles take a left turn and then turn right and after a short distance the property will be found on the left hand side.

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Other features

  • Exceptional property that has been beautifully refurbished
  • Plenty of period features
  • Immaculate gardens and grounds
  • Approximately 7.63 acres
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Detached 3 bedroom cottage
  • Self contained flat
  • Extensive outbuildings
  • Idyllic location

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Ref: EXE220006

Lower Swell, Fivehead Taunton Somerset TA3

Guide Price

Ref: EXE220006

Lower Swell, Fivehead Taunton Somerset TA3

Guide Price