The Old House self-catering cottages - Nether Stowey, Somerset, England

suggest friend
Favourite
Sitting Room
cotatge with additional accommodation in B&B for extra guests cotatge with additional accommodation in B&B for extra guests
The Coleridge Suite B&B - the very room in which Coleridge stayed!
holidays in Somerset with charming garden to relax in holidays in Somerset with charming garden to relax in
The Old House Garden - Where better to relax on holiday!
Sta at the Old House and cottages for history, comfort and a big welcome Sta at the Old House and cottages for history, comfort and a big welcome
The Old House - 300 years old and steeped in history
Booking and Enquiries
phone 01278 732392 or
email Click here to email owner
payment options Payment Options: cheque, bank transfer, credit card
Contact: Mrs. Ann Scourfield
Booking Advice!

  • Stay safe and never complete a Bank Transfer to outside of the UK or Ireland without emailing Country Cottages Online first to check that the bank details are correct first. Most holiday home owners featured on our sites are based in the UK or Ireland so requests for foreign bank transfers should be verified via email with us first.
  • You should always call the owner or agency on the phone number given on the site and check over any bank details and payment methods quoted in email before placing a booking.
  • It is recommended that you take out appropriate holiday insurance.

Key Cottage Information

Price range from £295 to £595 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 3
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 1 
Short Breaks: Yes - The minimum number of days for a short break is 2
Suitable for the disabled:  yes - Easy access in Garden Wing
Children are welcome:  yes Cot, High Chair available.
Pet Friendly:  yes
Rating: Not assessed
Membership Badges
The owner/agency for The Old House self-catering cottages has been advertising with Country Cottages Online for more than 10 years. Read More
The Old House self-catering cottages in the village of Nether Stowey nestle on the edge the Quantocks. These hills were the first designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain. In this peaceful setting the holiday properties are all 4 star graded and newly refurbished. Across the courtyard from the Grade 11 listed main house lies the rose covered Stable Cottage. This charming and extremely characterful cottage sleeps four and is well suited to suited to families with two children. The well equipped galley kitchen lies to side of the cosy sitting room with an abundance of original features. Upstairs lie two bedrooms and the bathroom. One twin bedded room overlooks the courtyard and garden whilst and the double has attractive timbered features of great character. Small pets are most welcome!

This owner/agency has featured on countrycottagesonline.com since 2007

more
Special Features:
  • Historical Property
  • The poet Coleridge stayed many times in this house. It was also visited by Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Thomas & Josaih Wedgwood. We have wonderful ghosts!
  • With Exposed Beams
  • WiFI access available
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Laundry Facilities
Bedroom(s):
  • Bed Linen Provided
Bathroom:
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
Heating:
  • Central Heating
  • Open Fire
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Enclosed Garden: A truly delightful 1 acre of walled garden
  • Parking
The Old House self-catering cottages  - Nether Stowey,  The second property steps back in history to the Old House keeper's Quarters. This very spacious apartment occupies the entire second floor of the Old House with far reaching vies across the village to the countryside beyond. This property has the benefit of a private staircase directly from the courtyard. The well equipped kitchen is central to the apartment whilst the spacious and quite unique barrel roofed sitting room which rests in the eaves of the house has enchanted so many of our guests. The apartment enjoys two large bedrooms. The twin overlooks the village whilst the double room has a wonderful view onto the clock tower by the village cross. As with the rest of the property original beams feature throughout. The newly refurbished interior is of a high standard with attention to detail in character with the nature of the property. Regretfully, since the apartment is on the top floor we are unable to welcome pets.

The Garden Wing as it suggests lies on the ground floor and overlooks the lovely garden. This property was once the old kitchen to the main house and still enjoys a very characterful sitting room with an original Tudor inglenook fire for those chilly evenings. The double bedroom looks directly onto the lavender path and garden and lies next to the bathroom. As with all the properties the kitchen is very well equipped and has been refurbished throughout this year. This property is often selected since it has easy access from the courtyard with no steps. It also small pet friendly! BED & BREAKFAST in The Coleridge Suite The new owners have created an elegant bedroom suite in the Book Room' which was frequented by Coleridge when stayed with his great friend Thomas Poole. This is a very special room and always delights our guests both with its style and wonderful view over the garden.

One of the most attractive features of the properties is the access to the acre of walled garden. We bought the house because we fell in love with the grounds! Although in the centre of the village the garden really does offer such an air of tranquility. It has been established for centuries and records confirm that it has been visited by many famous historical figures over the years. It was in this house that the post Samuel Coleridge is said to have written his famous 'Recollections of Love' after the sad break down of this marriage. Nether Stowey is also well renowned as the place in which he wrote 'The Ancient Mariner' and many others of his inspired works whilst often in the company of William Wordsworth who also lived in the area for a number of years.

Do visit our own website at the bottom of the page for a pictorial tour around the house.

Please visit http://www.theoldhouse-quantocks.co.uk/ to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Somerset.

Terms
Please view terms and conditions on website www.theoldhouse-quantocks.co.uk

Changeover Day: Flexible

Please contact us for availability, prices and bookings

The beautiful Quantock Hills lie to the east of Exmoor yet only four miles to the north coast so famous for walking. As an area of outstanding natural beauty visitors delight in the unspoilt countryside and charming villages which almost always host an excellent pub for eating out. The perfect place for get away yet in close proximity to a number of very interesting historic towns to include Dunster, Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells.

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Bridgwater Station and Bristol airport

Recommended Places to Visit: Dunster Castle Bishops Lydeard to Minehead Steam Railway Tropiquaria - Watchet The beach at Minehead and Blue Anchor Porlock Wier Lynton & Lynmouth Clarkes Village in Street Glastonbury & Wells

Annual Events: The delightful 'Dunster by Candlelight' falls on the first weekend in December. A wonderful place to Christmas shop and to be entertained at the same time.

Recommended Places to Eat Out: The The Hairy Bear Bistro in Nether Stowey, 25 yards from the cottages! Great value and quality! The Castle of Comfort at Donnington - 2 miles The Malt Shovel at Cannington - 3 miles The Blue Ball at Triscome - 4 miles The Rising Sun at West Bagborough -4 miles Combe House Hotel- 3 miles

Local Sports: Coleridge Way, 36 mile walking route. Popular local riding stables. Golf and water sports on coast.

Nether Stowey

Delightful historic village set in the foothills of the Quantocks notably where the poet Coleridge was inspired to write some of his most famous poetry


Similar English Country Cottages

Dobbie's Barn England, Somerset, Spaxton
Rock Farm England, Somerset, Taunton
Smokeham Farm England, Somerset, West Bagborough
Secret Garden England, Somerset, Bridgwater
Apartment Two at Quantock Hills Apartments England, Somerset, Crowcombe
Crowcombe and Thorncombe England, Somerset, Taunton