FACILITIES, ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES TO EXPLORE
Damson Cottage is ideally situated to explore the Quantocks, many other beautiful locations and local attractions.
Nether Stowey is an interesting and attractive village and has many surviving mediaeval buildings. Castle Street, where the cottage is located, leads up to the remains of Stowey Castle, where sheep now safely graze. From here you have views over the Quantocks to the Mendips, to the sea and over to Wales.
The poet Coleridge lived and wrote in the village and his house is open to the public (NT). The designated Coleridge Way starts in Nether Stowey, where Coleridge lived for three years, goes through quiet and unspoilt northern fringes of the Quantock Hills all the way to the lovely villages of Horner and Porlock and then across Countisbury to the picturesque coast village Lynmouth.
Post Office with cafe, bakery and local produce
A local butcher / fishmonger
Two pubs serving food
A remarkable second-hand bookshop
A children's play area on the recreation ground just a short walk from the cottage
PLACES TO VISIT AND EXPLORE
With the Quantock Hills being within 1 mile, the cottage is ideal for exploring this beautiful area with its moorland, woods, wildlife and wonderful views.
You will find many leaflets and maps in the cottage.
The sea and varied coastline is within 4 miles. The nearest beach is Kilve (5 miles), where you can look for fossils (also seen in our garden!) and enjoy cliff walks with views to Wales. Blue Anchor beach, sand and shingle and with views of Exmoor, is a little further away. Sandy beaches can be found at Minehead and Burnham on Sea, which also have good golf courses.
Attractions within easy reach are:
Activities available locally include:
Walking (from the cottage)
Golf and pitch and putt
Day ticket fishing
Swimming (indoor pool)