Coleridge Cottage

    The fireplace in the Second Parlour at Coleridge Cottage, Somerset. The steps in the corner of the room lead to the landing. Coleridge Cottage was the home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge between 1797 and 1800.

    Angharad Moran

    This 17th-century cottage was home to Samuel Taylor 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.

    Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1NQ

    Tel: 01278 732 662


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