Your Hosts at Marston Lodge
A warm, relaxed and friendly welcome awaits you. Alex, Naomi & Harvey offer relaxed, comfortable & cosy accommodation in a home-from-home environment. Formerly and Edwardian Gentleman’s residence (built circa 1900) Marston Lodge retains much of its original character & charm. Situated in the picturesque 12th Century ‘Higher Town’ on North Hill, it boasts the best views of the Quantock Hills, the coastline , the West Somerset Heritage Steam Railway & across to Exmoor National Park. Just up the road from the house is the imposing St. Michael’s Church, surrounded by thatched cottages and delightful, period properties. Marston Lodge is the ideal base for visitors to explore the wilds of Exmoor & Somerset’s rugged coastline or unwind, relax & escape the hustle & bustle of a hectic city life! Allow us to create a memorable, personalised day of excitement, exploration and adventure (using our own invaluable local knowledge and experiences!) guiding you to some of Exmoor’s Hidden Gems… whatever the weather! Take a home made picnic or ask us to highlight the best eating spots on your trip.
Return, after your wild and woolly day, to a welcoming log fire and a traditional, hearty supper. The peel of church bells, the cry of seagulls and the swish of the surf are all that could disturb your peace! At night, our four local owls often serenade the residents on North Hill to a peaceful sleep.
For the more adventurous guests, Marston Lodge can arrange fly/sea fishing trips, deer stalking, hunting/shooting excursions on Exmoor, horse riding, mountain bike trails (storage available for bikes) and many other outdoor activities (please give us 7 days notice to make arrangements & confirm availability).
For the more relaxed guests, we can offer you an equally exciting day visiting some of our stunning local churches and historic buildings along The Coleridge Way, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s home in Nether Stowey and Oare church, where Carver Doone shot Lorna in Blackmore’s novel, not forgetting the imposing Dunster Castle and Yarn Market.
There is certainly something for everyone (of all ages!) and your hosts will be delighted to help you get the most out of your stay.