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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Manor greeted us after our journey from the Lake District and showed us to the garden room. What a lovely, spacious flat for two people. What a nice surprise to find that Ann had left us a cream tea to enjoy on arrival. Also she had left us some basics, which were much appreciated. The private courtyard garden accessed from... More 

Thank Jen L
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Can't fault anything. Only stayed the one night on a slow drive to Devon. The room, staff, garden, food (breakfast) etc. etc. ALL excellent. Would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone! PS Watchit is only 10 miles away & the Indian resturant is great.

Thank Sapspec
scourfieldfam, Owner at The Old House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review. Ann and I are very pleased you enjoyed your stay Why not come back and explore and enjoy the area. There is much on offer. Thank you Regards Manor More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The location was perfect, the accommodation was great as was the host were. There were many walks locally and on the coast and within exmore. The local pubs served good food and welcomed dogs in the bar's . A great place to stay I would recommend this venue to any one who wants a holiday in Somerset.

Thank davidrose0101
scourfieldfam, Owner at The Old House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely and helpful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I know the weather helps and we were pleased you were able to make the most of your time with us. I hope you will be tempted back some time soon. Regards Manor and Ann More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We were made to feel welcome from the moment of our arrival until our departure.A clean well appointed room. Lots of choices on the breakfast menu, which was cooked beautifully. Manon and Ann were delightful. Manon was extremely helpful with advice and tips about the places we intended to visit. Lots of walks and National Trust properties to visit in... More 

Thank george c
scourfieldfam, Owner at The Old House, responded to this review

Anna and I are very grateful for your lovely review and we are delighted that your stay with us was such a success. Your generous comments are very much appreciated. Regards Manor and Ann More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The Old House has a wonderful Garden Wing, it has lovely period rooms, so comfortable and set in the most amazing 1acre garden. The private seating area outside a wonderful bedroom patio door is amazing to just sit out , read, drink a glass of wine or tea from the wonderful Victorian crockery. So civilised and relaxing, it was like... More 

Thank Julie R
scourfieldfam, Owner at The Old House, responded to this review

Wow, what a lovely review and much appreciated. Ann and I are very grateful for your comments as well as taking the time to write it. It is a chore but it is very much appreciated. We look forward to your return visit. Regards Manor and Ann More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Manor and Ann have the most beautiful B&B , our room The Coleridge suite was beautiful , comfy bed , and all we needed to make our stay easy , breakfast was fab, great system to order what every you fancy and lots of it, nothing was too much bother such a lovely couple ,,,and the garden ,,,well go and... More 

Thank Judith T
scourfieldfam, Owner at The Old House, responded to this review

We are very grateful for the review and your generous comments. Please do come back and visit us and maybe bring some friends too. Thank you Manor and Ann More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Our room was very well appointed, comfortable and nicely decorated. It was spotlessly clean, with nice bed linen and towels and a well planned bathroom. We were invited to pre-order our breakfast and its time by leaving a card outside the bedroom when we returned from the wedding at night. The breakfast menu was interesting with a delicious fresh fruit... More 

Thank JohnPinhoe
Cornwall, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were returning to the village where we spent our honeymoon 50years ago.This was the perfect place to stay,beautiful rooms and wonderful hospitality from Ann and Manor.The legendary breakfast certainly lives up to its name.The spacious garden is a great place to relax and has a very scented atmosphere at this time of year.The accomodation makes the most of its... More 

Thank bolitho2015
scourfieldfam, Owner at The Old House, responded to this review

What a lovely review and thank you for taking the time to write it. We are delighted that your stay lived up to your expectation and that the area brought back lovely memories for you. We also hope that this visit added to your fond memories and that it will prompt a return to visit us again. It was a... More 

Canbera, A.C.T.
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91 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights on our arrival from Australia. Sarah's room was just what we needed to help us get over jet-lag - a large room with a big comfy bed, decent shower, delicious breakfast and peace and quiet. Manor and Anne were welcoming and friendly but not intrusive and were helpful with suggestions for eating... More 

Thank TravelKings49
scourfieldfam, Owner at The Old House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and Ann and I are delighted that your visit to us was such a pleasurable one. We try and address all the needs of our guests. We are also delighted that you enjoyed our garden during your stay. I hope you will recommend us to your friends from... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A wonderful B&B that is perfectly situated to walk the Quantock Hills and surrounding area. The gardens are simply stunning and some of its flowers are put into vases around the house, which is a lovely touch. The owners are both very hospitable, the breakfasts are delicious and very substantial plus our room was clean and cosy. Would definitely visit... More 

Thank LoveWalking70
scourfieldfam, Owner at The Old House, responded to this review

Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for your generous words. Ann and I hope that your positive experience will tempt you to return and explore the Quantocks area again. Hurry back ! Regards Manor More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old House is a Grade 2 listed building. Once the home of Thomas Poole who was the generous benefactor of Samuel Taylor Coleridge., who visited and stayed in the house. The Coleridge Suite is the Book Room (library) frequented by Coleridge, Wordsworth, the Wedgewoods and Humphrey Davey.It has an acre of a well tended walled garden for guests to relax and enjoy.It is situated in the heart of the lovely characterful village of Nether Stowey and is central to several local attractions. It is the perfect spot to use as a base for your holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old House

Address: The Old House St. Mary Street, Nether Stowey TA5 1LJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Nether Stowey
Price Range: RM431 - RM445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“the garden annexe was superb. only downside was the poor wifi signal.”
 of 5 bubbles 258jenl, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“great one acre walled garden.”
 of 5 bubbles davidrose0101, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This B and B is on a quiet (although main) street in a small village in a rustic setting.”
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 of 5 bubbles JohnPinhoe, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Coleridge Suite”
 of 5 bubbles bolitho2015, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Traditional building and decor. Our room had a lovely view of the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles LoveWalking70, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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