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Lorraine Bentley

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Large house and grounds for groups 6 - 22 - Park House

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

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Overview

Taunton Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Park Cottage Sleeps 6 in three bedrooms with 2 bathrooms

Cossington Park which has extensive and beautifully maintained gardens – suiting all ages . Totally secluded yet just a short walk from the village pub, it makes an excellent base from which to explore (see location).

Park Cottage has two delightful bedrooms on the first floor and a ground floor bedroom plus 2 bathrooms. There is a large well equipped country kitchen/diner/sitting room which opens out on to decking and a private garden. There is furniture to dine al fresco and a barbecue. Freeview TV, DVD player and games console available. Outside are: extensive lawn and flower borders; ‘ha-ha’ with feature bridge; paddock with apples; games field; kitchen garden; garden; walled vegetable garden. Indoor and outdoor games including table tennis and badminton. There is also a childrens playground for the little ones. Pets are welcome!

We can offer beauty treatments, catering, archery, falconry, ballooning, Owl Prowl, Badger Watch and much more some of which is on site.

* 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

* We have solar panels and a biomas boiler.

For Garden Lovers: Cossington Park's own gardens have some interesting features:

• An old and extremely rare species of Chinese Elm, brought here by the Owner's 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

Details for Park House 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, 4 Bathrooms

Park House (sleeps 16 with extra beds) this beautiful country house has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and dining for 22+. There is the option to book Park Cottage annexe which has a further 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Surrounded by exquisite gardens and grounds this is the ideal location for a get together of family and friends for a special occasion or quality time together. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

There is lots to keep the children busy and plenty of space for the adults to relax. We have family games, croquet, table tennis, board games, badminton etc and a Wii Console and SKY TV.

Surrounded by the Somerset Levels and close to Wells and Glastonbury and Burnham on Sea there is no shortage of excellent destinations for a trip out. Cheddar Caves and Wookey Hole are also near.

We can arrange falconry, archery, ballooning, carriage riding, quiz nights, wine tasting, caricature drawing, beauty treatments all on site.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lorraine Bentley (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Lorraine Bentley

My name is Lorraine Bentley and I manage the marketing and guest care for the Owner Graham Wason. Cossington Park is his ancestral home and much loved. He now lives in Denmark and London but regularly visits Cossington Park. He reinvests any income back into the property to preserve it for future generations.

Lorraine Bentley purchased this chateau / country house in 1600

Why Lorraine Bentley chose Somerset

This much loved ancestral home is the perfect location to relax and enjoy the 22 acres of gardens and grounds. There is plenty to keep children busy and we well come family pets to! Adults can unwind in luxurious surroundings or we can arrange falconry, archery, ballooning to mention but a few things or maybe beauty treatments for a pamper session. Catering is also available on request.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Unique location on the Somerset Levels. Surrounded by stunning scenery and close to Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury, Wells and Burnham on Sea.

Guestbook comments from the manager

There is ample private parking for several cars, and the very large gardens and field are fully secure from the main road for children and dogs to run around in. There is an open barbeque area that we used each night. The gardens are something else- different planting areas, screening, and a peace and tranquillity that has stayed with us. Inside the house, it was spacious and each room was full of interesting books and pictures, so lots to explore at each turn. There are different size bedrooms, some double some twin, and all with their own character, and the different bathrooms meant we could choose whether to shower or have a deep bath. The kitchen was very well equipped- bring a favourite bread recipe as there is a bread machine and our hamper had locally sourced flour, lots of storage space, two large fridges and beautiful views of the front garden. There is Sky but not sports. Wifi coverage was limited in the house, but we could get this when outside. We felt at home as soon as we arrived, and would be delighted to return.
Jun 2015
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2 traveler reviews

Park House
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

brilliant

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and stunning garden. Kate who catered for us produced a wonderful 3 course meal. We would definitely love to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Mary. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kindest regards Lorraine
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Wonderful stay in a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Hi Lorraine!

Back of our wonderful trip in GB we want to thank you for a perfect house with a perfect garden for a perfect stay in a magic area

All rooms and kitchen are avectionate furnished - all was fine!!!

We have had a excellent time in our week, the house was very clean and lot of thanks from our kitchen team. Thank you for the wellcome present and all the other things. Please give a warm thank you to your excellent gardener Claire. The garden she told us (Tyntesfield) was very beautiful.

We have had a wonderful week and a big part came from your Cossington Park!!!

We are very interested to spend there another holiday. May be we can come again next year!!?!

Thank you very much. My English is not that fine but I hope you understand!

Kind regards and thank you

Franz Lechner

Austria

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Franz Thank you for your your note. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we would of course be very happy to welcome you back. Please let me know when you have some dates in mind and I will reserve accommodation for you. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Kindest regards Lorraine
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Southampton
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Bridgwater
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
M5 J23
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
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: Falconry, Archery, 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 excellent parkland course. Details on other clubs in the area available on request.

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Rates & Availability

Taunton Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
HS1
Jul 15 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,207
$5,004
 
 
MS3
Sep 2 2016 - Oct 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$966
$4,148
 
 
HT2
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,164
$4,543
 
 
LS4
Oct 21 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$781
$3,160
 
 
Xmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$10,402
 
 
New Year
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,791
$10,139
 
 
Low Season
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$783
$3,160
 
 
Half Term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,165
$4,543
 
 
Low Season
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$783
$3,160
 
 
Easter
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,165
$4,543
 
 
Low Season
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,165
$4,543
 
 
May Day
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,165
$4,543
 
 
Mid Season
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$968
$4,148
 
 
Spring Break
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,165
$4,543
 
 
Mid Season
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$968
$4,148
 
 
High Season
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,211
$5,004
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$968
$4,148
 
 
Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,165
$4,543
 
 
Low Season
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$783
$3,160
 
 
Xmas
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,176
 
 
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,272
$7,045
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$790
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33

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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Amenities

Taunton Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • House Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chaucer - en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    The Nursery - en suite - toilet , shower
    Jolly Monks/Great Tom - en suite - toilet , tub , shower
  • Downstairs cloakroom with w.c. Newly refurnished cottage with downstairs bedroom now available providing extra 3 bedrooms for extra guests please request quote for prices
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Chaucer Bedroom - Park House - 1 king , En suite plus exta double sofa bed
    Jolly Monks Bedroom - Park House - 2 twin/ single , En Suite
    Pump Room Bedroom - Park House - 1 queen , Four poster
    The Cobbler Bedroom - Park House - 1 double , Four poster
    Trusty Servant Bedroom - Park House - 1 queen , Can have extra put u up
    The Nursery Bedroom - Park House - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin or double; en suite; has two cots
  • 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. We have a newly refurbished cottage on the estate with a ground floor bedroom which will sleep 6 for extra guests. 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-poster
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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

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