I recently had the pleasure of a delightful night stopover in the picturesque village of Nether Stowey. Poole House provided an exceptionally comfortable and restful night. The quaint historical building has all the endearing features you would expect, while my room was cosy and the well appointed modern bathroom extremely clean. Teresa and Rick's hosting was excellent, warm and friendly - the full cooked breakfast a must at the start of a long day.
The nearby Cottage Inn provides good, well priced pub food. If you have time to explore the area make sure you take the opportunity to visit Coleridge Cottage - the Grade II listed home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and birthplace of some of England's most famous literary works (a bare five minute walk from Poole House). On a nice day the views from the nearby National Trust property at Dunster Castle are spectacular. My only regret is that I had little time to look round this wonderful area!
Highly recommended and the Quantocks are definitely now high on my list of future holiday destination.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Poole House Nether Stowey, Somerset