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Following an ‘interesting’ early history after being built, The Manor remained in the same family ownership from 1853 until 1993 when the last owner from that family, Marjorie Graves-Knyfton, died.Uphill Manor was then purchased by the Palmer/Kennedy families who have a long history of business in the area, including retail butchery, pubs and hotels and cheese processing.Extensive works have been undertaken to preserve the property's architectural and historical character both within the main house and the adjoining Monks Cottage.

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Building History Owners Location A detailed history of Uphill Manor is available in the Library to any guests who maybe interested in reading about it.

By way of a brief introduction, when built in 1805, The Manor was known as Uphill Castle; it is one of the most historic buildings in the area and serves as ‘one of the most unusual urban hotels in the country.’ Purchased in 1853 by Thomas Tutton-Knyfton, he added the Drawing Room and Octagonal Hall and Tower in the Victorian ‘High Gothic’ style – striking architecture with intricate stone work and stencilling.

Location SITUATIONChapel Cleeve Manor is situated between the beautiful West Somerset Coastline and the Exmoor National Park, in a small hamlet of Chapel Cleeve.

Nearby towns of Minehead, Watchet and Williton provide everyday amenities and facilities, whilst the County Town of Taunton, about 19 miles to the East offers a wider range of shops and schooling facilities.

The Somerset coast line boasts several quaint seaside towns and villages.

Worth a separate mention is the fact that The Manor is situated virtually on Weston-super-Mare Golf course!

Further afield are the Mendip Hills, historic cities Bath and Wells and the interesting area around Cheddar including the famous caves.

Further south and within easy reach of a ‘day trip’ you will find the delightful county town of Taunton and the Quantocks and Exmoor.

Although Uphill Manor does not offer a restaurant facility, we are always delighted to recommend local eating places and offer advice to suit your requirements.

Uphill Manor is easily found, being close to M5 junction 21 from the North and very convenient for junction 22 to the South.

High speed wireless internet connection is available throughout the building at no extra cost.

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