The Great Hall is the heart of Athelhampton House. Built in 1485, it would have served as the entire accommodation.
The Great Hall was then greatly added to throughout the centuries as the house became domesticated.
With its linenfold paneling heraldic stained glass, large fireplace and historic furnishings, the Great Hall is a fine example of Tudor architecture.
From the Great Hall you can enter the various rooms that make Athelhampton House. The Great Chamber and Library in the East Wing, through the The Kings Room, past the Wine Cellar and then upstairs to the Library. Then upward into the second floor to the Gallery, showing examples of the work of the artist Marevna, a Russian artist who painted in the cubist style and lived at Athelhampton from 1948 – 1957.
The West Wing houses a fine dining room, The Yellow Bedroom & State Bedroom, The Dressing Room and a Bathroom with a copper bath.
The glorious award winning Grade 1 listed garden, dating from 1891, is full of vistas and gains. The walled gardens include the world famous topiary yew pyramids, Ham Stone courts, and 15th-century Dovecote. The Kitchen Garden began it’s restoration in 2014 and is being restored to it’s former glory, starting with fruit trees, herb borders and vines and continuing evolve over the next few years.
Athelhampton is a Historic Houses/Christie’s Garden of the Year Award winner.
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