The Treasurers House, Martock, Somerset
Small it may be, but that does not mean that The Treasurers House (NT) in Martock is not worth a visit – go there and you can proudly say you’ve been to the second oldest house in the entire country (the oldest is The Bishop’s Palace in Wells).
Once a priest’s house, The Treasurers House dates back to 1293 and has a fascinating Great Hall with enormous roof trusses, as well as a 15th century kitchen, and in the Solar Block, a very unusual wall painting uncovered beneath 16th century limewash.
This is a little different than the bigger National Trust houses as it’s tenanted, so you get a very informative guided tour but there’s no tea room and no loos.
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T: 01935 825015 All information correct at the time of writing