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Coleridge Cottage

35 Lime St., Nether Stowey, England
01278/732662
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
63 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On a rainy morning, Mrs Too and Ben set out with friends, from Ottery St Mary, where Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born, to visit Watchet, the situs of a moving statue depicting the ancient mariner, and to Nether Stowey where S.T. Coleridge’s cottage home and garden from 1797 to 1800 are located. Two of those friends with us were brother... More

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loughborough
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65 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The volunteer staff were very welcoming and friendly eager to tell us all about coleridge and his time at Nether Stowey. The rooms are small so pick a quiet time (afternoons seem quieter) There are opportunities to try your hand at writing with a quill and listen to some of his poeetry. The cottage gardens are a delight and the... More

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Lovely historic cottage with plenty of information and lots to see for visitors. Volunteers very helpful and knowledgeable. Very busy when we arrived on a Thursday morning, apparently this is quite usual as centre is closed on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Recommend going after midday. Beautifully restored with lovely gardens. Tea rooms on site serving a selection of beverages and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Volunteers/staff were really knowledgeable and friendly. They made the visit. Lovely cafe area, great icecream (recommend the lavender one).

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Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Coleridge Cottage, home in the small Somerset town of Nether Stowey to poet Samuel Coleridge for two years or so is very evocative. Coleridge kick started the Romantic movement in England , the values of which are still not lost in modern society, especially the emphasis on sustainability. The cottage is presented as a series of rooms that evoke what... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We loved the garden and the listening post s in the garden. We had gorgeous tea and cake. We loved the informal lounge where you could listen to the poets. A big thank you to all the volunteers who run this place.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I am a National Trust Member so have visited lots of their properties but this one was a bit lack lustre. To be fair we arrived when a large party were being given a tour so we had a very long wait to see each room. At one point we went and had a coffee and cake and when we... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I went to the cottage with fairly low expectations but...was pleasantly surprised. Plenty of staff and lots of information about the poets life made the trip well worthwhile. There is not a great deal of the original contents of the cottage, but lots of contemporary furniture and effects added much to the atmosphere. It's a national trust property, so free... More

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Watchet, Somerset
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

An hour here and you will feel the vibrancy of this little cottage on Lime Street and your journey through the reconstructed rooms will enlighten the visitor not only about Coleridge but Sara his wife and their young family. The cottage was opened three years ago after an ambitious upgrade and whilst the furnishings are not authentic they do create... More

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Southsea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Friendly and informative National Trust staff. Well presented information. The house and garden give a good feel for what life would have been like.

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