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Coleridge Cottage

Nestled in Nether Stowey this National Trust property explores the role of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the birth of Romantic poetry.

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Coleridge Cottage entrance sign.

Best time to visit

Great to visit all year around - the small garden, split between a traditional cottage garden, a wildflower meadow and orchard is best enjoyed spring, summer and autumn.

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Facilities nearby

Toilet & refreshment avaliable on site

Transport and parking

Parking at the Ancient Maniner by kind permission of the landlords or Castle Street car park, 500 yards Bus service - Bridgwater to Williton, which also passes close to Bridgwater train station


Three steps to entrance. Unsuitable for wheelchairs due to small rooms and doorways. Uneven floors. No accessible parking. Cobbled areas outside. Short, steep slopes in garden.

The atmospheric cottage nestled in Nether Stowey was the home to Samuel Taylor Coleridge from 1797 - 1799. Though only living in the cottage for three years, it was during this time that Coleridge wrote his finest works including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' Kubla Khan' and ' Frost at Midnight'. Working with William Wordsworth and influenced by Dorothy Wordsworth they often walked and sought inspriation from the amazing landscapes of the Quantock Hills and wider Somerset. Together Coleridge and Wordsworth produced the Lyrical Ballards, a collection of poetry which is considered by many to mark the beginning of the Romantic literary movement.

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