VERY SPECIAL HOME AND GARDENS IN HISTORIC RURAL SOMERSET

Lorraine Bentley

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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VERY SPECIAL HOME AND GARDENS IN HISTORIC RURAL SOMERSET

Special Offer! LATE DEAL 18 JULY July 18 - September 3

Cossington Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, sleeps 16 plus cots

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Having just spent our second Christmas at Cossington with the family I highly recommend the experience. Thoughtful Christmas decorations had been put up and the house was an ideal setting for a great family reunion and Christmas together including our two dogs. Warm, welcoming and everything you could ever need for a fantastic stay.
Dec 2013
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Lorraine Bentley

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

“A lovely warm and welcoming family home. Great for our family weekend. Cossington Park feels like a family home, allowing us all to relax. The dogs settled and enjoyed each other’s company too!” (Peter & Elaine Laverick, November 2006)

“We have just had an amazing weekend – 3 generations of the Stecklar family. The perfect venue for a family reunion. We have eaten more in the space of 3 days than ever before! Drunk more too! Also enjoyed the beautiful country side. Particularly recommend a trip up Glastonbury Tor. Above all we have relaxed, walked dogs, read, played games, and more. Many thanks for enabling us to have such a warm house as a base.” (The Hankers, the Lavericks, the Stecklars, November 2006)
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Bristol
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Southampton
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Bridgwater
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
M5 J23
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
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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Availability & Rates

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Cossington Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Special Offer! LATE DEAL 18 JULY

Special Offer From:
Dates Jul 18, 2014 to Sep 3, 2014

3 nights from 18th July HALF PRICE was £2619 now £1300 for 3 nights and £2500 for 7 nights. Also 25th Aug same deal.

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
British Pound
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
HS1
Jul 11 2014 - Sep 4 2014
3 night minimum stay
From
£873
£2,619
£3,627
 
 
MS3
Sep 5 2014 - Oct 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
From
£663
£1,989
£2,945
 
 
HT5
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
From
£838
£2,514
£3,281
 
 
LS4
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
From
£593
£1,780
£2,514
 
 
Xmas
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£5,139
 
 
New Year
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
£4,656
 

Notes

  • It may be possible to book 2 night stays but please ring for details.

    Please note that prices vary according to season and the number of nights booked. 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.
  • Minimum length of stay: usually 3 nights but occasionally 2 nights; bank holidays 4 nights; New Year & Easter 5 nights; Christmas 7 nights.

Amenities

Cossington Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Sunbed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 14 people
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.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Chaucer - 1 king , En suite plus exta double sofa bed
    The Nursery - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin or double; en suite; has two cots
    Trusty Servant - 1 queen , Can have extra put u up
    Pump Room - 1 queen , Four poster
    The Cobbler - 1 double , Four poster
    Jolly Monks - 2 twin/ single , En Suite
    Pooh Corner (Landing Area) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , for extra guests
  • 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 two cots. All bedrooms and bathrooms 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 in sunflower yellow. The Trusty Servant is a large double with beach beams. The Pump Room has a queen-size modern four-poste
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
Notes:
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