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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.
The birth of a poem
Listen to James Grasby, Curator for the National Trust, set the scene for Frost at Midnight, one of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's best loved poems, at Coleridge Cottage.
- 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
Calling all crafters
Sat 24 - Mon 26 May
Due to popular demand our craft weekend is fully booked for stallholders, but we are still looking for demonstrations of traditional crafting.
For more information please email us.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the Gold Award for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, as part of the 2013-2014 South West Tourism Excellence Awards.