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The Notley Arms Inn
The Notley Arms Inn

Monksilver, Taunton TA4 4JB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bakelite Museu …

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Catwell House Bed & Breakfast
Catwell House Bed & Breakfast

Catwell, Taunton TA4 4PF

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Williton, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Bakelite Museum and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Cleeve Abbey. …

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The Stags Head Inn
The Stags Head Inn

10 West Street, Minehead TA24 6SN

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Dunster, this inn is steps from Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. The Chocolate House and Dunster Doll …

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Glendower House - B&B
Glendower House - B&B

30-32 Tregonwell Road, Minehead TA24 5DU

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (70 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Dunster …

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Northfield Hotel
Northfield Hotel

Northfield Road, Minehead TA24 5PU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dunster Castle. …

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Highertown Cottage B&B
Highertown Cottage B&B

Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9NL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in Brompton Regis, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Caratacus Stone, Church of St. Stephen and All …

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Apple Tree Hotel
Apple Tree Hotel

Keenthorne, Bridgwater TA5 1HZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Located in Nether Stowey, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coleridge Cottage, Oatley Vineyard, and Walled Gardens of …

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Overstream Guest House
Overstream Guest House

Parsons Street, Minehead TA24 8QJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (113 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Dovery Manor Museum and Exmoor Adventures. Greencombe Garden …

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Hunters Lodge B&B
Hunters Lodge B&B

Sparkhayes Lane, Minehead TA24 8NE

3.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this bed & breakfast is steps from Exmoor Adventures and Dovery Manor Museum. Greencombe Gardens and …

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Tarr Farm Inn
Tarr Farm Inn

Exmoor National Park, Dulverton TA22 9PY

5.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (38 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this luxury inn is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tarr Steps Clapper Bridge and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from …

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Pocket Guide: Exmoor National Park Nettlecombe Court Hotels

Exmoor National Park is one of the most attractive parts of Exmoor, and in one of the secluded valleys on its eastern edge you'll find Nettlecombe Court. As Tudor and Georgian mansions go, this is a fine example, home to generations of families from the 16th Century onwards. It is now given over to Outward Bound activities and environmental protection training courses for students from around the country. On a break in this part of the United Kingdom take a trip along here from your hotel in Somerset to enjoy this historic house and its attractive surrounding parkland.

Visit Historic Nettlecombe Court with Somerset Hotels

The manor of which Nettlecombe Court forms a part has an interesting history. It was actually owned by a son of King Harold before the Norman invasion of 1066. After the Anglo-Saxon defeat it passed from Earl Godwin to the crown, which meant of course the usurping King William, known as 'the bastard' for various reasons! The Sherriff of Devon, Hugh de Ralegh (another Norman) took it over in 1160 and from that point it passed down a direct line of families to the present owners in 1943.

The grand house was first turned into a school in 1945 and it remained as such until the mid-1960s. The Field Studies Council (FSC) has been leasing it since then and it is now known as the Leonard Wills Field Centre. The FSC conducts various programmes of environmental training using old Nettlecombe Court as a base, and countless students have benefited from the opportunities on offer.

Somerset Hotels Close to Nettlecombe Court

In addition to providing an attractive centre for outdoor learning for schools and colleges, Nettlecombe Court runs courses for teachers and more advanced courses for environmental professionals. There are also shorter courses on offer for families and individuals, so ask for a copy of the syllabus when you come here from your Somerset hotel or guesthouse and you might find something to suit your own tastes. This part of Exmoor is rich in wildlife and the training on offer for biologists and botanists is first class.

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