Home to The Duke of Somerset, Bradley House welcomes guests and businesses to enjoy a unique and welcoming experience


Bradley House night

Bradley House is the historic family Home of the Dukes of Somerset. The land was given by King Henry VIII in 1547 to honour his 3rd wife, Jane Seymour, the mother of his male heir, the future King Edward VI. Jane’s brother, Edward, was created 1st Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector of the Realm for his services as soldier, diplomat and brother-in-law. Edward Seymour’s brother, Thomas, was Lord High Admiral and married Catherine Parr after King Henry’s death in 1547.

The Family lived in Somerset House in The Strand, London, and at Berry Pomeroy Castle in Devon. In The Glorious Revolution of 1688, Edward Seymour met William of Orange at his Brixham landing site and after claiming the throne as William III, the new King made Edward Seymour Speaker in the House of Commons.

Bradley House was built at this date and was subsequently reduced in size in 1821 to its present configuration.

The House retains many historical and artistic heirlooms from the family’s past adventures.



Bradley House is a family home and all the individual rooms are furnished uniquely.

We sit 22 people on one table in the panelled dining room and offer 11 bedrooms.

The House is ideal for anniversary or celebratory parties where your friends and guests can dine and sleep in one place with exclusive use of all the facilities of the House.

The Coach House, situated in the garden, sits 64 diners and contains a dance, music hall and drinks bar. - See more at: 



House Specifications

Location – Wiltshire
Bedrooms – 11
Design – Stately Home
Parking – Ample
Catering – Yes
Exclusive use – Yes


Clay pigeon shooting
Heated swimming pool
Outdoor tennis court



Satellite Telephone
XM Satellite Radio
15ft Dinghy with 50 HP
Towing Tube
One, 2-Person Kayak
Deck Shower