The Venue

Halsway Manor is a beautiful Grade 2* listed manor house, nestling on the slopes of the Quantock Hills.  It boasts a history going back over a thousand years and was mentioned in the Doomsday book.  The manor house is stunning with ornate panelling, ceilings and gargoyles.  The grounds are equally impressive and well worth a wander around during the weekend.

Despite having a long history, Halsway Manor has been sympathetically renovated for contemporary living. There is a new dining room and many of the rooms have recently been refurbished. It is well heated, supplemented by welcoming log fires in the hall and lounge.  All the bedrooms have washbasins and tea and coffee making facilities; many bedrooms have en-suite facilities.  There is a well-stocked bar in the lounge.  The food at Halsway Manor is excellent, from hearty breakfasts to the delicious cream tea to round off the weekend. Many products are purchased from local suppliers.

Halsway Manor is England's National Centre for Traditional Music, Dance and Song.  The Library, accessed through a secret door in the Lounge, houses a fascinating collection of folk-related material.  

Further information about Halsway Manor can be found on its website: