Property, setting and location:
The castle of Comfort, a grade 2 listed building, is believed to date from the 16th century or even earlier. What is sure is that it was a coaching inn during the 17th century and later a coffee house then a cider house during the copper mining era. Miners were given their wages at the counting house to the west and made their way to the Castle of Comfort for refreshment. Also, it was described as a "stone inn at the foot of the Quantock Hills, where it was rumoured that pirates off the English coast disposed of their loot".
During the late 1700's and the early years of the next century, the poet Coleridge lived in the next door village of Nether Stowey and Wordsworth lived nearby in Holford. Dorothy Wordsworth records a visit to the Castle of Comfort in 1789.
Since those days the house has been a private home and more recently a small country house hotel and restaurant, set in four acres of grounds on the northern slopes of the Quantock Hills, an area designated as being of "Outstanding Natural Beauty". Here you can walk, ride or pursue other rural activities. There is access directly to the hills and you are welcome to bring your own horses if you wish and keep them in the Castle of Comfort's stables.
There is also a swimming pool which guests are invited to enjoy during the summer months.
The North Somerset coast is about 3 miles distant; to the west are the picturesque little port of Watchet and the resort town of Minehead. A little further is Exmoor National Park with its wild moorlands and spectacular coastline.
Guest rooms, facilities and the garden:
There are 6 guest bedrooms, all with en-suite bath or shower and toilet, telephone and beverage making facilities.
1. "Mariner" - a luxury suite with four poster double bed with bath, shower and toilet.
2. "Dorothy" - a de-luxe single room with shower and toilet.
3. "Wordsworth" - a standard twin bedded room with shower and toilet.
4. "Italian" - a standard double with shower and toilet.
5. "Coleridge" - a standard double with shower and toilet.
6. "Tintern" - a de-luxe four poster double with bath and toilet on the ground floor.
A cot and high chair can be provided on request.
There is a large residents' lounge with licensed bar and a restaurant. Outside there are gardens, a terrace and extensive grounds for you to enjoy.
Meals and other facilities:
Full English breakfast is always included in the basic tariff and is served in the dining room.
The Castle of Comfort's restaurant serves dinner on Fridays and Saturdays and for residents on other nights by prior arrangement; approximate price 17.50 GBP per head excluding wine. Sunday lunch from 9.75 GBP.
Picnic lunch can be provided on request; approximate price 3.75 GBP per head.
Vegetarian and special diets can be catered for with prior notice.
Secure parking off road.
Other details and house rules:
Children of all ages are welcomed.
Housetrained dogs are very welcome but only in guest's bedrooms, they must not enter public areas such as the bar or dining room and must not be allowed to foul the gardens.
Horses are welcome - stabling facilities are available at 15.00 GBP for the first night and 12.50 GBP for subsequent nights.
No smoking allowed.
Open: All Year.
in pounds sterling per person per night including breakfast ($US approx):
Single in single room: 36.00
GBP ($58 US)
DISCOUNTS FOR STAYS OF 2 NIGHTS OR MORE
A deposit of 10.00 GBP ($16)
per room per night is required to secure your reservation.
Castle of Comfort
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