Date(s) - 16/12/2017 - 17/12/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas Georgian style, with garlands, spice bags, gingerbread men, and an open log fire.
You can make your own gingerbread men and decorations to take home, do a spot of Christmas shopping in our shop, or warm yourself beside the open log fire, whilst finding out more about the Cottage’s famous resident: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Norma admission applies, and National Trust members come in for free. Please see our website for more details:
Coleridge Cottage is a 17th-century National Trust property, home to Romantic poet 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’, ‘Christabel’ and ‘This Lime Tree Bower my Prison’. Working with William Wordsworth on their collection of poetry Lyrical Ballads, it was here in the wild west Somerset landscape that the literary movement of Romanticism was born.
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. Following a major redevelopment project in 2011, you can now explore the wildflower garden, and rooms of the cottage never previously open to the public, which have been recreated as though Coleridge and his young family had just stepped out of the door…