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Very Special Home and Gardens in Historic Rural Somerset

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Last updated: 06/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 500 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow up to three dogs...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We have a downstairs bathroom with disabled facilities....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

  • Chaucer: 1 king

    En suite plus exta double sofa bed...moreless

  • The Nursery: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Twin or double; en suite; has two cots...moreless

  • Trusty Servant: 1 queen

    Can have extra put u up...moreless

  • Pump Room: 1 queen

    Four poster...moreless

  • The Cobbler: 1 double

    Four poster...moreless

  • Jolly Monks: 2 twin/ single

    En Suite ...moreless

  • 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

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Chaucer: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The Nursery: toilet, shower


  • Jolly Monks/Great Tom: toilet, tub, shower


  • House Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Downstairs cloakroom with w.c. From May 2015 extra downstairs bathroom in the annexe available with extra 3 bedrooms request quote for prices...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    10 spaces on site...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 29 - Jul 9, 2015
3 night min stay
Jul 10 - Sep 3, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 4 - Oct 22, 2015
3 night min stay
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Oct 30 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay

New Year
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
Jan 3 - Feb 11, 2016
3 night min stay
Feb 12 - Feb 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Feb 19 - Mar 24, 2016
3 night min stay
Mar 25 - Apr 7, 2016
3 night min stay
Apr 8 - Apr 28, 2016
3 night min stay
May Day
Apr 29 - May 5, 2016
3 night min stay
May 6 - May 26, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring Break
May 27 - Jun 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 3 - Jul 14, 2016
3 night min stay
Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2016
3 night min stay
Sep 2 - Oct 13, 2016
3 night min stay
Oct 14 - Oct 20, 2016
3 night min stay
Oct 21 - Dec 22, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 30, 2016
7 night min stay

New Year
Dec 31 - Jan 5, 2017
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


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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Last updated: 06/15/2015
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55 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
M5 J23
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

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.


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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from the main lawn

    View from the main lawn

  • Part of the Drawing Room

    Part of the Drawing Room

  • Glorious Gardens to Enjoy

    Glorious Gardens to Enjoy

  • Chaucer Bedroom

    Chaucer Bedroom

  • Jolly Monks Bedroom

    Jolly Monks Bedroom

  • Part of the Old Kitchen

    Part of the Old Kitchen

  • Carriage Rides across the Levels

    Carriage Rides across the Levels

  • Room for children to play - also games field

    Room for children to play - also games field

  • Plants for all Seasons

    Plants for all Seasons

  • Library in Winter

    Library in Winter

  • Breakfast Room

    Breakfast Room

  • Lots of Colour

    Lots of Colour

  • Main Dining Room

    Main Dining Room

  • Part of The Library

    Part of The Library

  • One of many garden seats

    One of many garden seats

  • Great Tom Bathroom

    Great Tom Bathroom

  • Pooh's Corner

    Pooh's Corner

  • Main Entrance Hall

    Main Entrance Hall

  • A PIcnic in the Grounds or maybe a Game of Croquet

    A PIcnic in the Grounds or maybe a Game of Croquet

  • Your four legged friend will be welcome

    Your four legged friend will be welcome

  • Vegetables and Flowers Grown on the Estate

    Vegetables and Flowers Grown on the Estate

  • Generous Hamper of Local Produce

    Generous Hamper of Local Produce

  • Owners Grandfather

    Owners Grandfather

  • Dancers on the Lawn

    Dancers on the Lawn

£566 - £1,360 per night (GBP)
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