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Coleridge Cottage

35 Lime Street
Nether Stowey

01278 732662
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Our tea shop is open again! Join us for tea, coffee, cakes and scones!
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Opening Times

Opening times for 2016 are as follows;

25th March - 30th September, Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00

1st October - 31st October, Monday - Sunday: 10:00-17:00

1st November - 31st March 2017, Sunday and Saturday: 10:00-16:00

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.


Adults:  £5.20 (£5.80 with Gift Aid)
Children: £2.60 (£2.90 with Gift Aid)

Price includes 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation; visitors can, however choose to pay the standard admission charge.

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Discover the former home of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge for three years from 1797. It was here that he wrote his finest work, including 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', 'Frost at Midnight' and 'Kubla Khan'.

The cottage has recently undergone an exciting representation project, so you can experience what life in an 18th century cottage was like. All the cottage has now also been opened up to visitors, as well as the garden for the first time.

Explore the cottage garden, and relax in the Lime Tree Bower or enjoy light refreshments in the new tea room. You can also have a go at writing with a quill and immerse yourself with poetry in the reading room.

In Janury 2014 Coleridge Cottage was the proud recipient of the Gold Award in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, for ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’.

Did You Know?

A statue of the Ancient Mariner from Coleridge's poem can be found at Watchet Harbour.

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Volunteer AdministratorAdded 15 Apr 2013

We are looking for someone to join our team as a Volunteer Administrator, to provide support to the volunteering programme and day to day operations at Coleridge Cottage. The busy office at the property deals with a variety of requests and queries in an environment where no two days are the same, and a Volunteer Administrator is vital in its support of this.

If you are interested in this role or any others, please call us on 01278 732662 or email

Web EditorAdded 15 Apr 2013

A Web Editor is vital in bringing National Trust places through life through its website and social media, for inspiring visitors and helping them to plan their day at Coleridge Cottage. We are looking for a computer-literate volunteer to create and update content on the property’s website and explore new ways of sharing our stories in a world of ever changing technology. This would be a unique and valuable opportunity for anyone seeking to gain practical experience in computing and web development, or for someone looking to learn new skills.

If you are interested in this role or any others, please call us on 01278 732662 or email

General OpportunitiesAdded 15 Apr 2013

We are looking for more volunteers to join the team and would love to hear from you. We have a range of roles, from volunteering in the Tea Room or Shop to recreating Coleridge’s garden and sharing stories with visitors in the period rooms. Also, if there are any ways you would like to help us, we would be happy to hear your suggestions.

If you are interested in this role or any others, please call us on 01278 732662 or email

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Experience life in a 300-year old-cottage and explore the life and works of both Coleridge and Wordsworth. The garden is planted as it might have been in the poets' day, with wild flowers and an orchard. The Cottage offers visits for schools and adult groups. Please contact the Cottage for more information.


The Cottage can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection and the lives of the poets associated with it. Please contact the Cottage for more information.