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Home of Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The 17th-century cottage was home to Coleridge for three years, from 1797. It was during his time here in Somerset that Coleridge wrote his finest works, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Frost at Midnight, The Nightingale, Cristabel and This Lime Tree Bower my Prison. Both Coleridge and Wordsworth are seen as crucial in the development of the literary Romantic Movement.
Coleridge Cottage has a rich and fascinating history, from a humble Georgian home to its transformation into ‘Moore’s Coleridge Cottage Inn’ during the Victorian era. As a result of a major redevelopment project in 2011, you can now explore parts of the cottage never previously open to the public, and explore atmospheric cottage rooms which have been recreated as though the Coleridge family had just walked out.
Celebrate Christmas at Coleridge Cottage
Sat 7, Sun 8, Sat 14, Sun 15, Sat 21 and Sun 22 December, 11am to 3pm
Discover the sights, sounds and smells of a Georgian Christmas this year as we deck the rooms with garlands of evergreens and unravel some Christmas myths.
On Sat 7 only, enjoy some traditional carols from a local choir and pop over to the Village Hall for Nether Stowey's annual Christmas fair.
- Explore a Georgian Christmas with traditional decorations throughout the cottage
- The chance to make a Christmas wish as you add a ribbon to our tree
- Traditional spice bags to make and take away with you
- Festive treats in our courtyard tea-room
Volunteer with us
We are looking for new volunteers to join our team.
We've got roles for everyone, and would love to hear how you would like to help us bring Coleridge Cottage to life.
To find out more, please email us