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Simple tribute in period cottage and garden

The cottage is as close to the days when laudanum fuelled Coleridge lived there with virtually... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David S
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Very informative volunteers made the visit.

Lovely little National Trust property with extremely informative volunteers, who gave us many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
elodielimer
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey TA5 1NQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The cottage is as close to the days when laudanum fuelled Coleridge lived there with virtually abandoned wife and children and the garden is lovingly being brought to full life. Knowledgable and enthusiastic guides can tell you all about Coleridge, the romantic poets and his...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little National Trust property with extremely informative volunteers, who gave us many insights into the world of Coleridge. Very easy to navigate around the property and great to be able to have a nose around since all rooms are free to explore. Great way...More

Thank elodielimer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This delightful easily accessible cottage hidden in a lovely corner of charming Nether Stowey was well worth the visit. S.T.C.'s biography is a fascinating and diverse one, filled with idiosyncrasy and irresponsible or addictive indulgence. For a creative and forward-thinking, sensitive genius, he could alternately...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The cottage does have some historical interest although there is no original article belonging to the cottage as the Coleridge’s took their belongings when they left. The upstairs exhibition offers a good insight into Coleridge’s life. The garden is quaint and a lovely place to...More

Thank Brit-Born-Cyp
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Not being a massive fan of any form of poetry the intention was to call in on the way to another venue. 3 hours later we had to leave to see another place. The National Trust have done such a good job with a small...More

Thank zomersetguy
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Visited with our 8 yr old granddaughter. The volunteers made the experience to be honest. The property was generously and enthusiastically staffed which, we find, makes a significant difference. There was a coded treasure hunt which suited our granddaughter (with considerable input from us), an...More

Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I've been to Burns Cottage in Ayr (the home of Scottish bard Robert Burns) and recall that it was tiny and really basic. I assumed that all poets lived in such humble circumstances. However, Coleridge apparently had a wealthy patron and some wealthy friends so...More

Thank Carol739
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We really enjoyed our (unplanned) visit to Coleridge Cottage when we had an overnight stay at Nether Stowey. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable without being intrusive. The house and gardens were interesting and there were activities (writing with a quill and dressing up)...More

1  Thank HJM123Manchester
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Disappointing because the house/cottage has been greatly alterred and enlarged since Coleridge lived here. We were left with the impression that if it wasn't for the volunteer guides in period dress, the dwelling would be no different to other buildings off similar age in the...More

Thank Drehort
Reviewed 21 July 2018

It was interesting to learn about Coleridge's life from the enthusiastic volunteers, even though we knew little of his poetry. It was an insight into life at the time (1796), although the building has been much altered and extended from when he lived there it...More

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