We’re always amazed at how many beautiful places can be found on our doorstep. We’d been wondering about Clevedon Court every time we passed the National Trust road signage while on our way to the seafront. We finally made the decision to go and check it out on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
The 14th century manor is still lived in by the descendants of Abraham Elton, who bought the property in 1709! This probably explains why the house only opens to the public three days a week from April to the end of September.
We didn’t know what to expect but were delighted to discover a gorgeous stately home nestled amongst the trees. Built by St John of Clevedon in 1323, it saw a lot of additions to its structure in Tudor times. Although it is packed with beautiful furniture, drawings, paintings and a collection of intricate glass objects, Clevedon Court has a homely feel about it. Maybe simply because it is lived in.
We really enjoyed our visit to Clevedon Court and particularly liked its great hall. The terraced garden is definitely the cherry on the cake and you can grab a hot drink and a scone at the little cafe. It’s a lovely place for a family day out!