Cossington chateau / country house rental - View from the main lawn
View from the main lawn
 
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps16
  • 4 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

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.

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12 Reviews of Property 70650 in Cossington, United Kingdom

Very special home and gardens in historic rural Somerset
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
“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)
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Highly Recommended

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
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Lots of Personal Touches

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Fantastic house with lots of personal touches. It has been lovely staying here and it made the weekend very special. Food friends, good food, good wine and good weather. What more could I ask for?
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Couldn't Ask for More

Couldn't Ask for More
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Here to celebrate Graham's 75th birthday, perfect venue for adults and children ranging from 5 years to 75 years. A well equipped spacious house with elegantly finished rooms made our stay most enjoyable. Couldn't ask for more.
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Unique

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
A unique experience - what a wonderful place!
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Special & Welcoming

Special & Welcoming
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
We have had the most wonderful 70th Birthday celebration in this so generous & hospitable house. It is our second visit and is as special and welcoming as the first time, perfect ! Big thank you for all the preparations and help of Claire, Lorraine & Bob who care for this beautiful home - and for the Wason's for sharing their home! ”
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Unforgettable!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
“I just wanted to say the house is simply unforgettable!! UN-FORTE ABBRACCIO DALL'ITALIA ”
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Family Home

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
“What a lovely family home. It was enjoyed by all in the three generations who stayed for the weekend. As we all enjoyed events, the time passed very quickly and departure time came too soon. Maybe memories are to be remembered and, hopefully, repeated someday.”
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Great Expectations

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
“It has taken so long to get here but the wait is finally over and the 'great expectations' did not disappoint! What a beautiful, calming place. Brenton described it as 'a good home' and wants to, one day, have a replica, 'when he is older, rich and famous as a writer. (He is 10 years old). What a great compliment to a great family house. ”
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Mrs Clark from USA

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
“It was Fabulous, Fabulous, we loved every moment of our time here. Particularly nice surprises were: the amazing generosity of the welcome basket; all the beauty of the land and home; the amazing feeling of the house and the detail and love in everything. The team were wonderful, beyond helpful. We were so cared for. We loved everyone.”
Helpful votes: 2/2