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The Newt in Somerset

Hadspen, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7NG

Type:Country House Hotel

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The core of The Newt is Georgian, with limestone buildings the colour of burnt honey, the seat of the Hobhouse family for more than two centuries. Hadspen and the Farmyard nestle quietly amongst orchards, lakes and woodland that reflect the love lavished upon them over the past 300 years.

The main house was built in the 17th century, then remodelled in Georgian times. Capturing the essence of a Georgian family home, its restrained, classical beauty is offset by playful design; while the original working Stable Yard has been transformed into sophisticated accommodation, retaining characteristics harking back to its equestrian past. Sip tea in the Library, play croquet on the lawn or enjoy a game of badminton in Old Knobbly.

Just beyond the cyder orchards, half a mile from Hadspen as the crow flies, this former dairy farm is a place to spread out and lean back, cheek-to-rosy-cheek with grazing livestock and sheltering oaks. Original farm buildings, with a delightfully golden patina, are home to rooms, a pool, bar, snug and all-day kitchen. Complimentary drinks are available at the Garner Bar, while bikes and buggies provide ample opportunity for pootling over to the gardens and spa at Hadspen.

Relax and unwind in the spa with its indoor-outdoor pool, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms. Reconnect in the Medieval Herb garden, sit for a manicure, get some added stress relief through couples’ mud therapy, or enjoy a proper washdown in the hammam. If you are looking for a bit more action, take a stretch in the Gym while watching the gardeners tending to vegetables for the dinner plate.

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Accessible rooms with adjoining rooms available. 
Ramp/level access throughout. 
Accessible Parking
Accessible Toilets
Assistance Dogs Permitted



  • Children’s menu


  • Assistance Dogs
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Neurodivergent visitors
  • Facilities for visitors with Dementia
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Option to book Accessible Rooms online
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Private Chef
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Breast Feeding Friendly Throughout
  • Children's play area
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children
  • Family Rooms
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Countryside Location
  • Eco Friendly
  • Exclusive Use
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Gym and Leisure facilities
  • Hot Tub/Spa Bath
  • Independent Business
  • Open All Year
  • Restaurant
  • Spa and Treatment Room
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming Pool

Key Features

  • Accessible
  • Country house
  • Family
  • Farm
  • Groups Welcomed
  • In countryside
  • Romantic

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa Treatments

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free Car Parking
  • On-Site Coach Parking
  • Parking On Site
  • Parking On-site or Valet Parking

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi

Specialist Features

  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers


  • Bike Friendly
  • Cycle Parking
  • Electric Car Charging Point
  • Fairtrade / Free Trade Products Available
  • Green
  • Organic Produce Served
  • Plant-Based Options or Menu
  • Reduced Plastic Use
  • Sustainable Building/Venue Features
  • Sustainable Transport Offers

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


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