Garden Tours

There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage. Discover the stories of the poet's garden, and how it didn't turn out quite how he planned...

  • Booking advisable
  • Free event (admission applies)

Hidden behind the Cottage exterior, there is a garden and wildflower meadow. The garden has plenty of stories to tell about Samuel Taylor Coleridge, his poetry and his life at the Cottage. On these short tours, our knowledgeable guides will share these tales with you.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Coleridge Cottage

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.30 £6.60
Child £3.70 £3.30
Family £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £6.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £3.30

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Our little tearoom is inside the Cottage, so non-members will need to purchase a ticket in order to visit the tearoom.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01278 732662
Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Accessibility
Due to narrow corridors and steep steps, the Cottage is unsuitable for wheelchairs. Please see our full access statement under 'facilities and access' and 'accessibility' for more details.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
29 June 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
6 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
13 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
20 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
27 July 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
3 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
10 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
17 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
24 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available
31 August 2018 12:30 - 13:00 Available
13:30 - 14:00 Available

Upcoming events

Garden Tours

Fri 29 Jun 2018
12:30-13:00
There's more to Coleridge than the Cottage. Discover the stories of the poet's garden, and how it didn't turn out quite how he planned...

Cottage Uncovered

Tue 03 Jul 2018
12:00-13:00
Discover the unusual, lesser-known tales of Coleridge Cottage and it's strange history in these tours of the house and garden.

Romantic Women

Wed 04 Jul 2018
12:00-13:00
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - in the life of this great man were some great women whose stories are rarely told. The tale of their lives and their struggles during Coleridge's time at the Cottage are revealed through these guided tours.

Volunteer Open Day

Thu 05 Jul 2018
17:00-19:00
Whether it's making new friends, learning new skills, or helping look after a fantastic place, there are many reasons to volunteer. Hear from volunteers at Coleridge Cottage and meet the staff at a drop-in open day

I Spy: CSI 'Coleridge Spy Investigation'

Wed 25 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
It is the late 1700s and there have been some strange things going on in Nether Stowey. Your help is needed to investigate.

Family Story Time

Thu 26 Jul 2018
12:30-12:45
Have you heard the tale of Sailor Sam? Or the story of the mice who lived in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's house?