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The Notley Arms Inn
The Notley Arms Inn

Monksilver, Taunton TA4 4JB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bakelite Museum. …

£72
Moonfleat Cottage
Moonfleat Cottage

22 Staple Hill Lane, Taunton TA4 4DQ

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this cottage is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Bakelite Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Combe Sydenham Hall an …

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The Stags Head Inn
The Stags Head Inn

10 West Street, Minehead TA24 6SN

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Minehead, this inn is steps from Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. Minehead Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

£75
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 (64 reviews)

Situated in Minehead, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Dunster Castle. …

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Beachside Suites
Beachside Suites

The Promenade, Minehead TA24 5QS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (17 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Dunster Castle. …

£80
Cedar Falls Health Farm
Cedar Falls Health Farm

1 Cedar Falls, Taunton TA4 3HR

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this spa hotel is 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Fyne Court and within 12 mi (20 km) of Bakelite Museum and …

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Apple Tree Hotel
Apple Tree Hotel

Keenthorne, Bridgwater TA5 1HZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated in Bridgwater, this hotel is 6.9 mi (11 km) from Fyne Court and 11.2 mi (18.1 km) from Bakelite Museum. Dunster …

£115
The Anchor Inn
The Anchor Inn

1 Staghound Cottages, Dulverton TA22 9AZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (61 reviews)

Situated on a river, this inn is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Church of St. Stephen and All Angels and within 12 mi (20 km) of Tarr …

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The Green Dragon
The Green Dragon

22 South Street, Wellington TA21 8NR

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

Situated in Wellington, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of County Cricket Ground, Diggerland, and Fyne Court. Tiverton Gol …

£64
The Castle Inn
The Castle Inn

High Street, Minehead TA24 8PY

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated in Minehead, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dovery Manor Museum and Greencombe Gardens. Allerford Museum and …

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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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