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Uphill Manor, located in the Victorian town of  Weston-super-Mare is a building full of history, dating back to 1805.

Uphill Manor offers traditional English Bed & Breakfast in a unique house that is warm and comfortable, elegant but not over powering. The Manor boasts a stunning Snooker Room (formerly the Drawing Room), a fine Library with carved and curved oak bookcases, an open fire, a licensed ‘Drinks Room’ operated as an honesty bar, and an oak panelled Dining Room where traditional English Breakfast is served.

All five guest rooms are of a good size with king size beds, and have en suite bathrooms with showers, televisions and all modern amenities you would expect to find.

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

The beautiful grounds offer 17 acres of privacy, space, mature ancient trees and rolling lawns.

Building History

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. The wallpaper used in the Drawing Room was designed by Augustus Pugin in the 1840’s and is also used in the Palace of Westminster.

The interior design of this new extension was carried out by J. G. Crace, a student of Pugin, and has been described as one of the ‘most complete Pugin inspired schemes in existence,’ the others being Abney Hall, near Manchester and Eastnor in Herefordshire.

Owners

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.

After a significant programme of refurbishment Uphill Manor was opened as a small Bed & Breakfast business in 1997 and has been operating successfully since that time.

Craig & Tina Kennedy remain happily living at Uphill Manor and offering traditional and sincere hospitality to our many and varied guests, both from Britain and world wide, whether staying with us for business or for pleasure.

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.

Location

Uphill Manor is easily found, being close to M5 junction 21 from the North and very convenient for junction 22 to the South. There are many local and regional attractions for leisure visitors, including miles of sandy beach, the new Grand Pier, a large choice of restaurants, pubs and hotels, The Playhouse Theatre and the well known Cribbs Causeway shopping mall. The major city of Bristol is within easy driving distance of Uphill Manor, and offers many interesting and historic sights and places of interest. 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. 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! Indeed, the previous owners of Uphill Manor still own the land on which the course is built. It is a challenging links golf course built in the 1890’s and welcomes visitors all year round.

For business guests, we are only five minutes drive from the main commercial and industrial area of  Weston-super-Mare.

"“If the Michelin Guide gave stars for breakfast Uphill Manor would definitely be a three star venue”"

Lynn, The English Tearoom, Stuttgart

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