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“Stunning B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Poole House

Poole House
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Poole House
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Stunning B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Just got back from 4 nights in Somerset - staying at the fabulous Poole House in Nether Stowey. This was our 2nd visit as we had such a lovely stay last year and I can say we were not disappointed. Teresa and Rick are excellent hosts - who make you feel very welcome. We stayed in the Thomas Poole room at the front of the house - which is a beautiful room with an amazing bathroom !! The breakfasts were great (even the one Rick did unsupervised !), kept us going right through the day. The weather was also fantastic and we spent many hours walking in the hills and along the coast path as well as visiting some great National Trust and English Heritage properties. Poole House is a luxurious gem of a B&B in a fantastic area and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting somewhere special to stay when visiting the area. Thank you Rick and Teresa you are excellent hosts.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Teresa B, Owner at Poole House, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Thanks for your review - We're delighted you enjoyed your return visit - the weather was perfect! It was good to see you both again.
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Paris, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

I just spent 5 delightful days in the picturesque village of Nether Stowey in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, South West England. The village sits in the foothills of the Quantock Hills and the area served as the inspiration for some of the world's most famous poets including Samuel Coleridge and William Wordsworth. I stayed in the historic Poole House on Castle Street in Nether Stowey, an extremely comfortable B&B owned by Teresa and Rick, two very accommodating hosts who were both more than willing to share their knowledge of the area and to do all in their power to make sure that my stay was perfect, which it was! The bed was most comfortable, room was quiet, breakfast extraordinary and all as clean as can be. This is definitely a place to stay if you are in the area.

Room Tip: The house was originally built by Thomas Poole, a free-thinking philanthropist who contributed to ma...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Teresa B, Owner at Poole House, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Thank you for your review - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us!
We look forward to seeing you in July.
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We had a wonderful couple of nights here. Could not have been made more welcome. Lovely accommodation and great breakfasts. This is a really special place to stay especially if you are a Coleridge fan!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Teresa B, Owner at Poole House, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for your review - we hope to see you again for the next meeting of the Friends of Coleridge!
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Poole house was a peaceful and luxurious haven, from which to explore the area. A lovely spoiling breakfast, which included a full English Breakfast, served with a warm smile by the very helpful hosts. There was a film-set marble bathroom with bath and shower, and a vast bedroom (Poole's room). A two minute walk downhill brought us to the village centre, and the Rose & Crown which supplied a good pub dinner (washed down with local cider or beer, or anything else).

Room Tip: Poole room is the biggest. The other room has only a shower in the en-suite.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Teresa B, Owner at Poole House, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
It was lovely to meet you both and we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us ... the crocus is planted safely under the horse chestnut tree! Many thanks.
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Worksop, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Just returned from a second stay at Poole House, although this time we opted to upgrade to Thomas Poole's room. Well worth it, the bedroom is huge with very large comfy bed and a luxurious bathroom. Big hearty breakfast and nothing is too much trouble.
The owners made us feel so welcome, again, very knowledgeable about what's going on in Somerset, places to visit etc.
We'll certainly return again later this year!
Highly recommend this luxury B&B.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Teresa B, Owner at Poole House, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
It was good to see you both again and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay... there's nothing better than long walks on the Quantocks! Looking forward to seeing you again in the autumn.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

We’ve just come back from a lovely weekend at Poole House. The weather was pretty poor, but the accommodation, breakfast and welcome were first-rate. The Tom Poole room is as enormous as it looks on the photos, with a very comfortable super king bed, armchairs, a chaise longue, and a large en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. The full English breakfast, which we needed before heading out to walk in the hills in the fog, was very tasty, made with quality ingredients, and too big for even my greedy husband to polish off entirely. The breakfast room doubles as a nice guest sitting-room (there are walking books and maps) with two comfortable sofas. The hosts, Rick and Teresa are very welcoming – we felt completely at home!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Teresa B, Owner at Poole House, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Thanks for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here - sorry we couldn't change the weather but next time you come I'm sure it will be better!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

This house is famous for being owned by Tom Poole who brought inspirational people like Coleridge and Humphry Davy to Nether Stowey 200 years ago. Some of Coleridge's poems were written in the house and garden. Tom Poole was famous for his hospitality, and it continues today.
We stayed in Tom Poole's room and enjoyed the excellent, and substantial, breakfast that sets you up for a day walking in the Quantocks.

It is hard to imagine a better base for the many sights and activities locally. The rooms have just that extra touch of luxury that makes visiting special. It will not be hard to find an excuse to return. Quite outstanding.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Teresa B, Owner at Poole House, responded to this review, 15 October 2013
It was great to meet you and to find out so much about the tannery which would have been in our garden - so pleased you enjoyed you stay at Poole House and we hope to see you back here very soon!
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Additional Information about Poole House

Property: Poole House
Address: 21 Castle Street, Nether Stowey TA5 1LN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Nether Stowey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Nether Stowey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Poole House originates from the 17th Century and its famous visitors include Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The house was owned by local philanthropist, Thomas Poole, who befriended the poets when they visited or lived in Nether Stowey. We offer two luxury en-suite bedrooms in the beautiful village of Nether Stowey which nestles on the edge of the Quantock Hills, Somerset. ... more   less 
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