Opening times for 10 December 2023
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Assistance dogs only
Dogs - only registered guide dogs may come into Coleridge Cottage, tearoom and garden.
Shop our range of property souvenirs and gifts. Our shop is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
Parking - 50 yards in the car park of the Ancient Mariner pub (not National Trust). Please contact property for coach parking enquiries
Our tearoom is open 11am to 4.30pm Wednesday to Sunday, serving drinks, cakes, bakes and our internationally-famous Poet's Lunch!
Guided Tours are available by prior request, please contact property
Ancient Mariner pub opposite cottage (not National Trust).
Three steps to entrance. Unsuitable for wheelchairs. Uneven floors. No accessible parking. Cobbled areas outside. Short, steep slopes in garden.
Large print (guide or menu)
Unsuitable for wheelchairs due to small rooms and doorways
From east and south: Leave the M5 at exit 23 and follow signs for Minehead (A39). Follow A39 to Nether Stowey, turn into village at road works opposite church. Follow road through village, the cottage is opposite the Ancient Mariner. From west: Follow signs to Bridgwater (A39). Turn right into Nether Stowey at road works. The cottage is 100 yards on the right, opposite the Ancient Mariner.
Parking: Parking at the Ancient Mariner by kind permission of the landlords or Castle Street car park, 500 yards (neither National Trust).
Sat Nav: Sat nav postcode: TA5 1NQ
Bridgwater Station, 8 miles away.
Bridgwater to Williton (passing close Bridgwater train station)
View local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network
Home of the poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, between 1797-1799. Find out how family life, friendship and the Somerset countryside inspired his famous poetry.
Split between a traditional cottage garden, a wildflower meadow and orchard, this small garden is alive with colour and wildlife all year round.
Sit, relax and enjoy a poet's lunch or a little something from our selection of cakes, bakes and drinks. Don't forget to ask what Coleridge's favourite meal was.
To make your visit a memorable one, the little shop offers a range of gifts, books and property souvenirs. Also browse a selection of second-hand titles from our book nook in the tearoom.
Come along to Coleridge Cottage this December and experience an 18th Century Christmas. The two weekends before Christmas, get in the festive spirit and cosy up next to the open fire, listen to a poetry reading and enjoy a festive treat or two.
Step inside and explore the Georgian cottage where Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote some of his finest works and where the literary movement of Romanticism was born.
Wander through the tranquil cottage garden used as a retreat and muse by celebrated poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the 18th century.
This atmospheric cottage was home to Coleridge and his family 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', 'Christabel' and 'This Lime Tree Bower my Prison'. Working with William Wordsworth on their collection of poetry Lyrical Ballads, it was here in the wild west Somerset landscape that the literary movement of Romanticism was born.
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. Following a major redevelopment project in 2011, you can now explore the wildflower garden, and rooms of the cottage never previously open to the public, which have been recreated as though Coleridge and his young family had just stepped out of the door...
Once home to famous poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his family, discover how three years in this humble cottage were the most productive and destructive of their lives.