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

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The Coleridge Suite B&B - the very room in which Coleridge stayed!
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The Old House Garden - Where better to relax on holiday!
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The Old House - 300 years old and steeped in history

Key Cottage Information

£295 - £595 weekly price range
Sleeps  2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms 
1 bathroom(s)
pets welcome
Pet Friendly (0 dog welcome)
Family-Friendly: Cot, High Chair available.
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Rating: Not assessed
Accessibility information: - Easy access in Garden Wing
Number of units of accommodation: 3
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£295 per week
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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!

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Property Facilities

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
  • Washing Machine
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Open Fire
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Enclosed Garden: A truly delightful 1 acre of walled garden
  • Parking

More Information

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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.

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Local Attractions

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 TWO INDEPENDENT COTTAGES SUITABLE FOR SELF-ISOLATION IN VERY SMALL VILLAGE WITH AN ACRE OF PRIVATE GARDEN IN A WONDERFUL WALKING LOCATION

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