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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.
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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.
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