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Coleridge Cottage

35 Lime St., Nether Stowey, England
01278/732662
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this place by accident when stopping for a bite to each at the Ancient Mariner pub opposite. The volunteers were so informative and helpful, but left you to look around at your own pace as a guided tour isn't necessary as the exhibits are all well labelled. It was like being stepping back into the past and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

NT members so no fee. Excellent information from the volunteers, lots of objects and very good reading materials. Lovely garden - too. Code breaking fun for the kids with different age appropriate levels of difficulty and a lovely guided tour for us. Would thoroughly recommend the Ancient Mariner pub opposite the cottage for parking and a great family lunch.

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Stone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I like the fact that you could touch and feel all the exhibits. The tea room was lovely. The guide very informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So nice to be able to get a feel for the period - items in the rooms could be picked up, try on the clothes if you want to! Really lovely cottage garden where you could sit and listen to Coleridge poetry

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to this property and it was enjoyable, informative and fun. The 'new breed' of NT volunteers were there to make sure all had a memorable time from first walking in, the welcome talk from a wonderfully enthusiastic Coleridge lookalike, the lady in the kitchen and the guys in the garden. The cottage is quite small but the... More

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Somerset England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We must congratulate the voluntary staff who engaged us with a fascinating view of the way of life for the Coleridge family. On entry you are immediately drawn in to the history with good talks and objets d'art. This is our third visit to this fascinating well displayed National Trust cottage.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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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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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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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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