The Ancient Mariner, Nether Stowey

The owners of the established and recently renovated and extended public house The Ancient Mariner in Nether Stowey commissioned the building of nine units of bed and breakfast accommodation on land to the rear of the pub.    There is a local need for such accommodation, particularly bearing in mind the prospective expansion of the Hinkley Point Power Station which is likely to attract a significant number of additional professional and skilled workers to the area.

Extensive discussions took place with Sedgemoor District Council in order to produce a detached building that blended in with the local architectural style and utilising local natural stonework, clay roof tiles and traditional stained timber windows.   Archaeological excavation work had to be undertaken over the area due to the possibility of and known location of Roman kilns.   Alan J Young Ltd obtained the services of a local archaeological consultant who carried out detailed site investigation work prior to the undertaking of the project.

The bed and breakfast accommodation opened for business in late 2011.