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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.

Writing Places

While in Somerset Coleridge wrote his finest work, including Kubla Khan

While in Somerset Coleridge wrote his finest work, including Kubla Khan

Coleridge Cottage is part of the 'Writing Places' project in partnership with Literature Works. With workshops and masterclasses from summer 2015 until autumn 2016, it explores the links between place and creative inspiration.

Check out the Coleridge Cottage events page to find out more about the planned workshops and events.

You can watch a short film featuring Andrew Motion made at the launch of the Writing Places project at Max Gate.


Writer in residence

 The Cottage will have its first ever writer in residence in over a century of care by the National Trust with Author Rose Collis who will aim to engage visitors with writing.




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Don't miss

  • Get to grips with the life and times of Coleridge - literally, with hands-on interpretation
  • Immerse yourself in our intimate garden
  • Indulge in a tasty treat in the tea-room
  • Try your hand at writing with a quill
  • Enjoy breathtaking scenery on the nearby Quantock Hills and explore the Coleridge Way


Coleridge Cottage won two tourism awards in 2014. Gold at the South West Tourism Excellence awards and Silver at the National Visit England Awards for Excellence.