Cothay Manor

Wellington, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

Stunning medieval manor and renowned, romantic garden. A wonderful treat to share this special, much-loved family home - arrange a tour too


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A magical place. Step through the ancient Gatehouse and into the 15th-century manor and marvel at the history, the atmosphere, the beauty. From the soaring Great Hall and panelled dining room to the colourful Gold Room and bedrooms – all is fascinating. Find an eclectic collection of period pieces and fabrics, stained glass, art, remarkable 15th-century wall paintings… Sit and soak up the past by wood fires in the richly furnished Hall or Winter Parlour; browse books on gardens, antiques, churches. The garden was laid out in the 1920s in the Arts & Crafts style by Colonel Cooper, and the Robbs have been creating new interest and restoring for decades. Said to be one of England’s best gardens, it has many unusual trees and plants; structure and repeat planting are key and each year there’s a new project. Off the 200-yard yew walk are a myriad of small romantic garden rooms; discover lakes and gunnera, a teardrop-shaped pond, river walk, herbaceous borders, old Kentucky bean tree, Paeonia mlokosewitschii (known as ‘Mollie-the-witch’), thousands of white tulips, a dramatic Walk of the Unicorn with a bronze-horned statue… Breakfast – out in an inner courtyard when sunny – includes artisan bread, homemade marmalade and eggs from the hens.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Over 12s welcome. Garden & house tours; plants for sale; small cafe; garden fair for nurserymen in summer; antiques fairs.
Christmas, New Year, Easter.
Pubs/restaurants 2.5 miles drive.


Nightly price
from £110
1 Double
From £145
1 Twin
From £110


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mary-Anne Robb

  • For the garden enthusiast: Knightshayes, Herstercombe, Killerton House, Tintinhull.
  • Explore the Somerset/Devon coast: Minehead, Dunster, Porlock, or further afield the Jurassic Coast to search for fossils.
  • Walk in the Quantock or Blackdown Hills or roam Exmoors National Park.
  • Forage for Antiques in Honiton, Crewkerne or Shepton Mallet
  • Take a stroll in the delightful market town of Wellington and visit the quirky shops including the Emporium.
  • If history is your passion you're in the right place, Cothay is of significant historical importance . Join one of our regular tours during the summer months or arrange a private tour. Visit Dunster Castle, Glastonbury Tor / Abbey or visit Exeter.