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Very Special Home and Gardens in Historic Rural Somerset

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Last updated: 11/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: Luxury January Weekends Reduced Details

Glastonbury chateau / country house 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
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Security System
              • Shampoo
              • Sunbed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • 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

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  Property Descriptor

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                      Special offer: Luxury January Weekends Reduced

                      9th or 23rd January 3 nights reduced to £1000. Enjoy 5 star luxury, log fires, gourmet food, and lots of extras. Sleeps 16

                      Offer for: Jan 9, 2015 - Jan 26, 2015 View calendar

                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      New Year
                      Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2015
                      5 night min stay

                      Jan 3 - Feb 12, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      HT 1
                      Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      LS 2
                      Feb 20 - Mar 26, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Mar 27 - Apr 9, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Apr 10 - Apr 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      May Day
                      May 1 - May 7, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      May 8 - May 21, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      Spring Break
                      May 22 - May 28, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      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

                      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: 11/07/2014
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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 - £920 per night (GBP)

                      6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

                      View calendar: Updated 11/07/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/07/2014
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