Nether Stowey is a charming West Somerset village in Southwest England. It lies in the foothills of England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Quantock Hills. Nether Stowey developed as a centre for textiles and pottery during medieval times, and has held a weekly market since 1304. Take a stroll from your holiday cottage in Nether Stowey and you will discover a traditional Somerset community which remains largely untouched by tourism. There are three cosy pubs, The Ancient Mariner, The George, and The Rose and Crown, all serving a good selection of local ales and ciders, and hearty dishes. There are several family-run businesses including a post office and a small grocery. Quantock Tea Room is a lovely place to go for a slice of homemade cake or a light lunch.
This listed 18th-century former toll house makes for a memorable romantic retreat in Somerset. This small yet enchanting Quantock Hills cottage lies on the quiet high street in Nether Stowey, a pretty Somerset coastal village, perfect for walking, riding and exploring unspoilt countryside.
There are a number of fascinating landmarks to look out for on self-catering holidays in Nether Stowey, including an Iron Age fort just west of the village, and the remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle built in the 11th century. The Church of St Mary the Virgin is a beautiful listed building with a 15th century tower, and the Clock Tower on St Mary Street dates back to 1897. During the late 18th century, Coleridge Cottage was the home of celebrated poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who was inspired by the spectacular scenery surrounding the village. Nether Stowey holiday cottages are popular among visitors exploring the county of Somerset.
A short drive eastward from the village, Bridgwater is a historic market town on the banks of the River Parrett, with a range of independent shops and an excellent museum. The green, rolling countryside of the Quantocks is on the village’s doorstep, providing stunning walks and far-reaching views across the region. The Bristol Channel coast is a short drive northward, with remote pebbly bays to discover, such as Lilstock Beach.