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Cedar Falls Health Spa

Cedar Falls Health Spa

Bishop's Lydeard, Taunton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago

Located in Bishops Lydeard, this spa country house is within 9 miles (15 km) of Fyne Court, County Cricket Ground and Combe Sydenham Hall. Bakelite Museum and ...

£165

£165
Dunster Castle Hotel

Dunster Castle Hotel

5 High Steet Exmoor National Park, Minehead
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago

Located in Dunster, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. Minehead Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

£56

£56
The Ancient Mariner

The Ancient Mariner

42 Lime Street, Bridgwater
4.5 out of 5.0

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

£49

£49
The Notley Arms Inn

The Notley Arms Inn

Monksilver, Taunton
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Monksilver, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bakelite Museum. Nettlecombe Court and Cleeve Abbey are ...

£60

£60
Fitzhead Inn

Fitzhead Inn

Fitzhead, Taunton
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
3 others viewing this property now

Located in Fitzhead, this inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Combe Sydenham Hall, Nettlecombe Court and County Cricket Ground. Bakelite Museum and Fyne Court are ...

£35

£35
White Hart

White Hart

West Street, Taunton
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Wiveliscombe, this inn is within 12 miles (20 km) of Combe Sydenham Hall, Bakelite Museum and Nettlecombe Court. Church of St. Stephen and All Angels ...

£30

£30
The Rock Inn

The Rock Inn

Waterrow, Taunton
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Waterrow, this inn is within 12 miles (20 km) of Church of St. Stephen and All Angels, Combe Sydenham Hall and Tiverton Golf Club. Nettlecombe Court ...

£71

£71
Wick House

Wick House

2 Brook Street, Taunton
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago

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

£60

£60
The Castle at Taunton

The Castle at Taunton

Castle Green, Taunton
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
5 others viewing this property now

Situated in Taunton, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from County Cricket Ground and within 12 miles (20 km) of Fyne Court and Wills Neck. Coleridge Cottage and ...

£111

£111
Corner House Hotel

Corner House Hotel

Park Street, Taunton
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago

Located in the heart of Taunton, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from County Cricket Ground and within 12 miles (20 km) of Fyne Court and Wills Neck. Coleridge ...

£41

£41

Pocket Guide: Combe Sydenham Hall Combe Sydenham Hall Hotels

Combe Sydenham Hall was built in 1580 and is a fine example of a Tudor mansion. It actually incorporates an earlier gatehouse and was entirely rebuilt after the Restoration, in around 1660. It is mainly of interest because of its connections with Sir Francis Drake, although the house itself has interesting architectural details and is situated in some beautiful woodland scenery in an Exmoor valley.

Somerset Hotels for Sir Francis Drake

The Sydenham family resided here from the 1400s to the middle of the 18th Century, and George Sydenham's daughter married Sir Francis Drake in 1585. Folklore has surrounded this relationship ever since, and most of the stories of course feature cannon balls! In one of them, Drake disappeared on his Pelican soon after the marriage and his young wife understandably thought he must be dead and decided to remarry. Almost at the altar, however, a cannon ball fired from the other side of the world shot from the sky and the wedding was called off.

In another story, the girl's father tried to force a remarriage and again a cannon ball showed up as proof that Drake was still alive. A meteorite on display in the house is supposed to be that very ball. Visit the Hall from your Somerset B&B or hotel for slice of Elizabethan history, laced with a healthy dose of good, old-fashioned West Country hokum!

Combe Sydenham Hall Attractions from Somerset Hotels

There's another local legend about George Sydenham himself, as he apparently haunts the B3188 nearby. The story goes that during his lifetime he committed so many crimes that he's doomed to ride a headless horse forever towards Monksilver. It seems that in this part of Somerset the dead are not allowed to rest in peace, and Drake too is supposed to make his reappearance when the nation is under threat, beating his drum as he sails up the Thames to the rescue.

Combe Sydenham Hall is set in attractive gardens and is perfect as a summer destination if you're based in a nearby Somerset hotel or B&B. There's a great choice of these right across the region, from family-run guesthouses to smart historic hotels.