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Cossington Park is a superb, listed home in extensive and beautifully maintained gardens – suiting all ages and perfect for family reunions. It has been owned by one family for over 300 years and paintings, antiques, papers, photographs and 5000 books reflect our history.
Totally secluded yet just a short walk from the village pub, it makes an excellent base from which to explore (see location).
There is a Library, large Drawing Room, period Dining Room, Breakfast Room and farmhouse-style Kitchen and Scullery. Outside are: extensive lawn and flower borders; ‘ha-ha’ with feature bridge; paddock with apples; barbecue; games field; kitchen garden; front garden; walled vegetable garden. Indoor and outdoor games.
Features regularly mentioned in our guest book include the:
• extensive and peaceful gardens and grounds • comfortable beds and luxury linens and towels • generous hamper; and • uniqueness of our welcome and service in what is clearly a much-loved home
Caring for the Community: Cossington Park does not make profits. All proceeds are used for maintaining the estate.
Cossington Park as been provided as a venue without charge for functions and garden parties by Cossington School and Bridgwater YMCA. Events have been held in support of national charities.
We have an ongoing association with the registered charity I CAN, which was founded by the great grandfather of Cossington Park's present owner.
We have a strong association with our local church, which contains memorials to our ancestors and where some family members are buried.
We buy produce, goods and services from local suppliers.
We have purchased the work of Emma Linham, artist and mother in Dunster, and local potters.
Caring for the Environment: Like most of the western world, we do not do enough for the environment, but are gradually taking steps to 'do our bit'.
* Over the past five years, we have spent far more on restoring and maintaining the gardens at Cossington Park than is justified on purely commercial terms; * We nurture some special trees; * We keep a wild garden at the end of our paddock, which is loved by butterflies; * Our Paddock has lots of rare cowslips * We have three ponds that are abundantly supplied with newts, including the endangered great crested newt
For Garden Lovers: Cossington Park's own gardens have some interesting features: • An old and extremely rare species of Chinese Elm, brought here by my ancestors from China, believed to be the only one of its type and age in the UK (the UK's most eminent tree experts have been unable to match it exactly to any known species) • A wide variety of old English apples trees • Several ponds with great crested newts • Rare cowslips • A fine clump of lime trees
In addition there are many gardens open to the public within a day's visit from Cossington Park.
We also have an extra double sofa bed in Chaucer and two single sofa beds on Pooh Corner plus a put u up bed and three cots.
From May 2015 we will have three extra bedroom one of which is on the ground floor other bedrooms are on the first floor . Chaucer, The Nursery and The Trusty Servant are in the oldest part of the house; Jolly Monks, The Cobbler and The Pump Room are in the 1901 wing. All bedrooms overlook gardens at the front and/or rear of the house.
All bedrooms are different. Chaucer is the oldest and has oak beams, a super-king-size bed, an extra sofa/day-bed, period furniture including a mahogany desk and dressing table, and a lovely bathroom. The Nursery has twin beds that can be zipped together to form a double, and a modern shower room. Jolly Monks is a large room with very large antique twin beds and huge bathroom ('Great Tom'). The Cobbler is a very sunny double room. Trusty Servant is a large double with beach beams. The Pump Room has a queen-size modern four-post...moreless
Downstairs cloakroom with w.c.
From May 2015 extra downstairs bathroom in the annexe available with extra 3 bedrooms
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Very extensively equipped, e.g.: antique furniture; two TVs; two stereos; two dishwashers; two refrigerators; everything imaginable in the kitchen - if you find something we haven't thought of, we will immediately provide it; large Britannia cooker with 6-ring electric hob; indoor and outdoor games...moreless
Spring Break May 22 - May 28, 2015 3 night min stay
MS2 May 29 - Jul 9, 2015 3 night min stay
HS Jul 10 - Sep 3, 2015 3 night min stay
MS3 Sep 4 - Oct 22, 2015 3 night min stay
HT2 Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2015 3 night min stay
LS4 Oct 30 - Dec 19, 2015 3 night min stay
Xmas Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015 7 night min stay
New Year Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016 5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
It is possible to book 2 night stays but please ring for details.
From May 2015 we have an additional 3 bedrooms (prices available). We can sleep 22.
Prices are subject to variation; we will advise you of the actual price when we confirm availability.
Prices are fully inclusive of heat, light, power, linen, logs, toiletries, welcome hamper and Value Added Tax at the prevailing rate.
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Cossington Park is located in the pretty village of Cossington in Somerset, on the edge of the Polden Hills and the Somerset Levels, between Glastonbury and Bridgwater, and just three and a half miles from the M5 motorway. Within easy access are many of the West Country's beauty spots and attractions including: Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves; Dunster Castle; Exmoor, the Quantocks, Mendips and Brendon Hills; the cities of Bath and Wells; Glastonbury Priory and Tor; Longleat.
There are 228 visitor attractions on the Celebrating Somerset website, including 19 National Trust and 12 English Heritage properties in the county. Bristol is 45 minutes away and Bath just over an hour.
Other Activities: Carriage driving; shooting; balloon rides and lots more
Golf: Excellent links course at Burnham and Berrow. Local club is Enmore Golf Club which welcomes visitors and provides an excellant parkland course. Details on other clubs in the area available on request.