Fairfield
Fairfield
A medieval manor house and the family home of the Acland-Hood family for over 8 centuries, Fairfield has its roots back in the 12th century. The first manor was built as early as 1166. In 1446 William Verney was granted a license to fortify the manor, enclosing it within a stone wall with guard towers.
That 15th century house was partly rebuilt in 1589, and it is this date which appears on the date stone above the porch. The house is built to a traditional Elizabethan E-plan, with lime rendering over rubble, dressed by Bath stone. Near the house stands a barn and granary, stable block, and dovecote, all Grade-II listed.

Near the house stands beside a 15th century deerpark. Closer at hand is an 18th century walled garden which gives way to an 18th century landscape garden.

Fairfield is listed in the popular Simon Jenkins book 'England's 1000 Best Houses'.