The Newt in Somerset

Somerset, United Kingdom

At a Glance

  • A working country estate, The Newt in Somerset offers luxury country living in England's West Country

  • Twenty-three luxurious rooms are housed across the Estate's original country home and its stable yard retaining classic Georgian features

  • Experience a traditional English high-tea in the cosy library led by the property's own tea sommelier

  • Enjoy freshly pressed cyder produced from apples on the The Newt's cyder apple orchard

  • A well equipped luxury spa offers a broad range of facilities and treatments infused with the scents of an English garden

  • Enjoy woodland strolls and tours of the extensive farmland and finely manicured gardens that surround the estate

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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Description

A working country estate among the forests and greenery of the West Country, The Newt in Somerset offers a taste of luxury country-living. Enjoy garden-to-table dining, a lavish spa, an onsite Cyder Press, and acres of woodland and gardens to explore.

In the midst of the lush green landscape of south Somerset, The Newt in Somerset is a Georgian-style country estate offering guests a taste of British country life combined with modern luxuries. Once home to the Hobhouse family, the estate is well known for its sprawling gardens and greenery including cultivated gardens, woodlands and orchards. Perfect for walking, exploring, and just enjoying the peace, the land surrounding The Newt in Somerset is also home to over 3,000 cyder apple trees which are used to make The Newt's very own cyder on site.

Accommodation is spread across Hadpsen House and its Stable Yard buildings. The main house, Hadspen House, is a country-home loved and lived in for centuries which has been re-imagined into a luxury acommodation that retains its classical Georgian charm. Rooms in Hadpsen House combine classic features of the original house with playful design and modern touches, all featuring plush bedding and luxurious en-suite bathrooms. Matched in luxury, rooms at The Stable Yard have retained many of the features of its equestrian past. As well as offering some family and group options, rooms at The Stable Yard are a great option for those looking for more rustic and characterful accommodation with features including exposed stone walls, hay managers, and wood burning stoves.

There are plenty of dining options for guests to choose from across the estate, with every dish served featuring something produced on-site. The Botanical Rooms offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and is also open to outside visitors, whilst The Garden Cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy a lunch of seasonal produce overlooking the kitchen gardens below. There is also the Cyder Bar, where guests can enjoy The Newt's own cyder alongside fresh bread, pastries and coffee, or Horns & Pigtails, an exclusive dining venue in the property's original vaulted cellar. Guests can also enjoy a traditional British high tea in a quiet corner of the library, led by the estate's own tea sommelier.

The spa is one of the stand-out features of The Newt, featuring an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, an authentic Hamman and a mud rasul chamber. Guests can choose from a broad menu of international treatments with scents derived from an English Garden. Beyond the spa, there are plenty of other ways to unwind including enjoying a garden tour or unwinding next to the log fire in the library.

For those seeking a little more activity during their stay, there is croquet, badminton, a gym, a number of walking trails to explore, and daily cyder tours. For younger ones, the property offers an array of activities for children including helping out on the farm collecting eggs and interactions with the local wildlife.

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Accommodation

The 23 rooms at the Newt in Somerset are split between the Estate's original home, Hadspen House, and its Stable Yard buildings. In Hadspen House, guests can expect four poster beds, free-standing bath-tubs, luxurious en-suites and a seamless integration of modern twists with original Georgian features. In the original Stable Yard, rooms are charmingly eclectic and great those for looking for a more rustic setting. Matched in luxury additions, rooms in the Stable Yard really highlight their historic function including many original features from days as a functioning horse-yard. Each room at The Newt in Somerset is individually designed, with a wide array of styles to suit all guests.

Clock House Room Double

Located in the Stable Yard, Clock House Rooms were originally the coach house. It now houses two twin rooms and two doubles which are available to book by the room or as one property for groups. All feature luxurious en-suite bathrooms, complimentary mini larders and garden views.

Hadspen Garden View Room

Part of the original Georgian House, these rooms are located on the first floor of Hadpsen House. Rooms feature super king sized beds, fireplaces, luxuriously appointed en-suite facilities and exquisite views across the gardens.

Hadspen Room

Located on the ground floor of Hadspen House, each of the Hadspen Rooms are unique, featuring super-king sized beds and a luxury en-suite bathroom with free standing bath-tub.

Stable Room

The Stable rooms celebrate their equestrian past as horse boxes. Enjoy plush king-sized beds and luxurious en suite bathrooms alongside hay managers and wood burning stoves. As traditional, these rooms are located on the ground floor.

Hayloft & Woolsack

Originally 18th century farm buildings used to store hay and wool, these two rooms are great for families. The Hayloft offered a king-sized bed and mezzaine floor with sitting room, whilst the Woolsack offers twin beds and luxury shower room. Both rooms feature a private terrace, and together can offer the perfect family suite.

Childcare

Children are welcome at The Newt in Somerset. There are a range of activities suitable for children, including helping around the farm and interacting with wildlife. Babysitting is available for an additional fee. Extra beds and cots may be available upon request.

Facilities

The Newt in Somerset offers a wide range of facilities including a choice of dining venues. There are two main restaurants, the Garden Cafe which overlooks the gardens and the all-day Botanical Rooms. Both feature products from the Newt's kitchen gardens and greenhouses alongside a delicious seasonal menu. For special occasions, Horns & Pigtails offers an intimate private dining experience in the original vaulted cellar. There are also a bakery, Cyder Bar and the Library where guests can enjoy afternoon tea. Beyond dining options, The Newt has a well-equipped spa with 12m x 5m swimming pool and state of the art gym.

Activities

There are plenty of ways for guests to occupy their time at The Newt in Somerset. As well indulging in treatments in the spa or enjoying a swim in the pool,  guests can try their hand at badminton or croquet. There are daily garden and cyder tours and a number of woodland trails for running or walking. For a classic British experience, a traditional British Tea can be enjoyed in the library.

Location & directions

Somerset, United Kingdom

The Newt is located in South Somerset, 30 minutes from Bath in England's West Country. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from London and approximately a 1 hour drive from Bristol.

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