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The Ancient Mariner
The Ancient Mariner

38 yd from Coleridge Cottage

42 Lime Street, Bridgwater TA5 1NG

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (63 reviews)

Located in Nether Stowey, this inn is 0 mi (0 km) from Coleridge Cottage and within 9 mi (15 km) of Wills Neck and Fyne Court …

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Apple Tree Hotel
Apple Tree Hotel

1.5 mi from Coleridge Cottage

Keenthorne, Bridgwater TA5 1HZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Located in Nether Stowey, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Coleridge Cottage and within 9 mi (15 km) of Wills Neck and …

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Wick House
Wick House

6.1 mi from Coleridge Cottage

2 Brook Street, Taunton TA4 3SZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Bakelite …

£72
Crossways Inn
Crossways Inn

8.1 mi from Coleridge Cottage

Withy Road, Highbridge TA9 3RA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (121 reviews)

Situated in Highbridge, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Admiral Blake Museum, Brean Golf Club, and Brean Splash Waterpark. …

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The Bower Inn
The Bower Inn

8.2 mi from Coleridge Cottage

Bower Lane, Bridgwater TA6 4TY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated in Bridgwater, this inn is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Admiral Blake Museum and within 12 mi (20 km) of Fyne Court and …

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Springfield House
Springfield House

8.9 mi from Coleridge Cottage

Walford Cross, Taunton TA2 8QW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of County Cricket Ground, Fyne Court, and Admiral Blake …

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Meryan House Hotel
Meryan House Hotel

9.5 mi from Coleridge Cottage

Bishops Hull Road, Taunton TA1 5EG

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (18 reviews)

The hotel is in a quite village one mile from Taunton. we have within 30mins drive various tourist attractions.

£95
Cedar House
Cedar House

9.5 mi from Coleridge Cottage

Old Cleeve, Exmoor National Park, Minehead TA24 6HH

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Minehead, this guesthouse is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Cleeve Abbey and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Bakelite Museum. Dunster …

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The Castle at Taunton
The Castle at Taunton

9.8 mi from Coleridge Cottage

Castle Green, Taunton TA1 1NF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from County Cricket Ground and within 12 mi (20 km) of Fyne Court and Will …

£114
Corner House Hotel
Corner House Hotel

9.8 mi from Coleridge Cottage

Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DQ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (147 reviews)

Located in the heart of Taunton, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from County Cricket Ground and within 12 mi (20 km) of Fyne …

£64

Pocket Guide: Nether Stowey Coleridge Cottage Hotels

Any visitor passing through Nether Stowey on the way to or from their Somerset hotel or B&B must be sure to pay a call at Coleridge Cottage. It's owned by the National Trust and is a showcase for the great philosopher and poet, his life and times. He lived here between 1797 and 1800 and wrote the dream poem Kublai Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner during that period, two of his most famous pieces.

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You can find Coleridge Cottage in Lime Street. It was built in the 17th Century and consists of a serving room, kitchen and parlour on the ground floor and three bedrooms above. It's remarkable that Coleridge could write about vast seas, mariners and dream cities in such cramped conditions, even if opium famously lent him a helping hand! The rooms all survive exactly as they were at the time the poet resided here, and behind the cottage there's a small courtyard with a well which Coleridge noted in his journal as 'a nice well of fine spring water'. It's little authentic touches such as this that bring us closer to the great man, and any fan of his will be delighted with the place.

A Trip with Coleridge from Somerset Hotels

The building goes back to earlier than Coleridge's time, however, as it was refurbished around 1800, when the old casements were replaced with the modern sash windows. It was in the 19th century that the whole building was enlarged and turned into Moore's Coleridge Cottage Inn. In 1908 it was acquired for the nation by a society of Coleridge enthusiasts and scholars, and the following year the National Trust took it over. Unlike most protected dwellings of the great and the good in Britain, you're free to pick things up, sit in the original chairs, open the drawers and generally rummage around - within reason, of course! You won’t find 'hands off' notices at every turn, so it's even a good place to come with the kids from your Somerset hotel or B&B base.

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