Poole House, Nether Stowey - Luxury Bed & Breakfast

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Room Tip: We were lucky enough to have slept in both delightful rooms but the big one at the front is amazing.

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What our guests say...

We stayed with friends at Poole House for a weekend back in June. We had a fantastic relaxing time. Our bedroom at the front of the house was enormous as was the bathroom. There were lots of lovely touches such as bottled water, biscuits and a huge assortment of drinks. There were fabulous toiletries in the bathroom. Teresa was most welcoming and extremely helpful. On arrival she provided us with complimentary tea and home made cakes and even came up to our rooms with complimentary champagne for the 4 of us as we were celebrating a birthday. Thank you Teresa for everything and when we meet up with our friends next time we will definitely be thinking of Poole House to stay again.

My husband and i enjoyed three nights here and we will be back. This part of the world is very beautiful with great car-free walks straight into The Quantocks or even down to the coast at Kilve. We are delighted to have found a special place to B&B – the guest rooms in this rare, historic house are deliciously appointed with thoughtful touches. Theresa & Rick are generous, thoughtful hosts and we wish them much success as they grow the business. This will now be the place we choose to stay whenever we visit the area – providing they don’t get too booked up – which could easily happen!

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to have slept in both delightful rooms but the big one at the front is amazing.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple

On a recent trip to Devon we decided to stop off for the weekend at Nether Stowey, the village where Coleridge wrote his finest poems. We were thrilled to find we could stay in the original house where Coleridge’s friend and patron, Thomas Poole, had lived. We discovered that Coleridge in fact wrote in Poole’s house and our hosts, Teresa and Rick enthusiastically showed us all around the house, including Coleridge’s ‘book parlour’ – all very inspiring!
Our stay was wonderful – extremely comfortable (huge sleigh bed) in a vast 18thC room and as the only guests we even had the delightful parlour to ourselves in the evening to read from an excellent bookshelf and help ourselves to a little nip of something from the honesty tray. Coleridge Cottage is conveniently just around the corner and Dunster Castle about 20 minutes up the road. Our only slight disappointment was the food at the local pubs, but thanks to the Good Pub Guide on the shelf we found the Hood Arms at Kilve which produced an excellent roast duck dinner and local cider. Other things to do are to walk the Coleridge Way (just up the road) and drive over the Quantocks and see Over Stowey, and also explore the northern coast. All in all, Rick and Teresa have created a gem of a place to stay.

Room Tip: Though both rooms are nice, we preferred the history and size of Thomas Poole’s room.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple

A beautiful building in a lovely village run by a great hosts. I would highly recommend Poole House as a B & B suitable for a relaxing break. The surrounding countryside and friendliness of the locals made for a lovely stay. Weather you have an interest in the literary history surrounding the house or the local area the owners are very helpful with the knowledge of both and where happy to chat making you feel most welcome in their home.
Facilities at Poole House are as described on the website and nothing disappointed us. For such an old building I was surprised at how light and airy the house felt in particular our room.
Breakfast was a good hearty English breakfast using local produce. I believe there may be plans to introduce chickens at the property making your morning egg even more local!!(if the lady of the house gets her way!)
Overall our stay was fantastic and we would happily recommend this Guest House if you are looking for a relaxing break in a lovely part of the UK run by nice friendly people.

Stayed May 2013 – travelled as a couple

After reading reviews on trip advisor, we were pretty sure that Poole House was a good choice for a B&B in Nether Stowey and we weren’t disappointed. The owner’s were extrememly helpful and polite and offered us information on local trips around the area. The room we stayed in (the Thomas Poole room) was beautiful, very spacious and the huge bathroom was amazing! There was so much choice for breakfast, which was always cooked to perfection. The B&B is in the centre of Nether Stowey with several pubs nearby and a short drive to some amazing scenery in the hills (unless you’re very fit, in which case you could walk from the B&B). I would definietly recomment Poole House.

May 2013 – travelled as a couple

My friend and I recently had a fantastic couple of nights at Poole House in Nether Stowey. The house was owned by Thomas Poole, a friend of Coleridge, and has wonderful historic features, very atmospheric. The two bedrooms were beautiful and so comfortable – crisply ironed bedding, great toiletries, all top quality – and the breakfasts were superb – fresh orange juice, home made bread and local sausages, all in front of a cosy fire in an elegant dining room.

Locally, there are lots of things to do. We walked in the stunning Quantock hills, visited the lovely castle of Dunster, and its great village, and you mustn’t leave without visiting the National Trust cottage of Coleridge near Poole House. The gardens were once connected and Coleridge wrote some of his poems in Poole House and garden. We didn’t have enough time to visit the beach – that’ll be for next time.

Our hosts, Rick and Teresa, made us really welcome and were very knowledgeable about the area. Thoroughly recommend it. It is such a pleasure to stay in a really decent place in a gorgeous locality.

Stayed March 2013 – travelled on business

Had a lovely stay. The hosts were very pleasant and friendly. Gave us ideas on where to visit. The room was very clean, warm and pretty. Had a great nights sleep. Breakfast was a feast and a good choice of local fayre. Nice pubs in the village of which 2 do food. Ideal spot for touring the area. Hopefully going back soon to visit Dunster Castle and go to Taunton.

Room Tip: Liked the big room at the front.
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Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple

Teresa and Rick are great hosts,nothing is too much trouble for them. The room was lovely and befitted the character of the house. Bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was fantastic good local food. Poole House is in an excellent location. We had a very enjoyable short break and cannot reccomend this B&B highly enough. An absolute gem.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple

As we got Stranded in the snow trying to get home with our 15 month old daughter we had to find a B&B at very short notice in nether stowey. We found Poole house who were more than welcoming and happy to accommodate us at a late hour and short notice. We had a very comfortable night in a lovely room followed by a wonderful breakfast and assistance to get our car out of the snow and on the road! Very welcoming, helpful and enjoyable stay!

Stayed January 2013

Teresa and Rick are warm and welcoming hosts, and their home combines a sense of history with elegance and comfort. I felt “at home” immediately and enjoyed tea and a slice of Christmas cake on arrival.

The room was spacious and the bathroom splendid. Unfortunately I wasn’t too well, so had to miss breakfast but was taken care of with sensitivity until collected by my family.

I cannot recommend Poole House too highly. Treat yourself!!

(Julie 30th December 2012)

“I would just like to thank you for a most comfortable few days stay in your home. The bed was very comfortable, the room and en suite were lovely. Breakfast was a feast and the Champagne Breakfast on our first morning a real treat for our romantic get away. The area is not somewhere I have visited before but we will be returning very soon. We went to Minehead on the Steam Train and Dunster town, hopefully we will on our return trip visit the Castle and the Xmas Market in December.”

(Pete and Karen, October 2012)

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