Three of our favourite gardens to explore on the Quantocks

Not far from us are the Quantocks, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and they are packed with wonderful walks for all abilities. We’ve popped together our top three garden walks on the Quantocks below. Hestercombe Gardens Hestercombe Gardens is very popular with visitors of all ages. It’s made up of three unique gardens, which […]

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Discover Romantic Movement’s birthplace

This part of Somerset is very closely linked to the Romantic Movement, particularly the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who we named our award-winning restaurant after. Coleridge lived in a pretty, pink cottage in the village of Nether Stowey with his wife Sarah between 1797 and 1800. It was here that he penned his best-known works […]

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Exmoor – explore a royal forest & an extinct volcano or go on a guided walk

Walkers who take a trip to Somerset this summer (2018) can participate in a 725-year-old perambulation, stroll over an extinct volcano or enjoy a guided walk with experts. We’re inviting ramblers of all abilities to explore the area on foot before relaxing in one of our luxury rooms. Our part of the world is a […]

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Walk in Wordsworth and Coleridge’s footsteps

If you and your beloved are keen walkers or even strollers, then why not have a break here on Exmoor and have a ramble where the romantic poets strode. Wordsworth and Coleridge lived in the area in the late 1790s and the pair spent most of their time walking together with Wordsworth’s sister Dorothy. Travelling […]

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Time to explore Coleridge country

The Coleridge Way near us in Somerset is named after the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and we in turn have named our restaurant after the talented wordsmith. The route is a must for any keen walkers and we’re perfectly placed to act as your base while you explore the breathtaking views that abound in […]

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‘Taste of the Moor’ fundraiser for moor conservation

We’re helping raise funds for invaluable conservation and access projects on the moor by holding a ‘Taste of the Moor’ evening here in March. As part of the new Exmoor Dining Club, our chef and co-owner, John will be supporting the National Park by hosting the event championing produce from the area. He explains: “We’re […]

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Stay with us and visit ‘Snowdrop Valley’ – special offer

There’s a truly magical place to visit on Exmoor from January 27 until February 25, 2018 and that’s the Avill Valley also known at this time of year as ‘Snowdrop Valley’. The area near Cutcombe, which is not far from us, is carpeted with these delightful, delicate symbols of hope, which also herald the arrival […]

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