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Large house and grounds for groups 6 - 22 - Combined(Park House & Park Cottage)

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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 Combined(Park House & Park Cottage) 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, 6 Bathrooms

This large country estate welcomes large groups of up to 22 guests. We have 9 bedrooms and 4 bathroom and a lovely dining room to accommodate 22+. This character house and cottage set in stunning gardens can offer you a unique experience and is an ideal venue to enjoy the company of family and friends. We can offer you beauty treatments, catering, archery, falconry, ballooning, Owl Prowl or Badger Watch, quiz nights, murder mystery evening, caricatures, wine tasting and much more.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Lorraine Bentley
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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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.


2 traveler reviews

Combined(Park House & Park Cottage)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wow Magical Unforgetable Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The moment we walked through the garden gate we were enchanted. We had all checked out the website photos and we were not disappointed! The gardens were beautiful and we couldn't believe how vast the property was. We were impressed by the charm and warmth of Cossington Park and couldn't wait to explore it's rooms and treasures and to get to get acquainted with our bedrooms for the week!

We were so lucky with the weather the sun shone for most of the week and although we did venture out on a couple of occassions we made the most of the gardens and grounds and barbecue facilities.

We had arranged for an Archery session for 16 members of the group and Cossington Park provided an ideal setting for this. It was a hugely successful morning well worth booking.

Our ages ranged from 10 months to 77 years and every single one of us the best time. We walked, played croquet, ball games and just had some real old family fun with no need for electronic gadgets.

We recommend Cossington Park 100% You will be missing out on a fantastic experience if you don't visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday in our special House and Cottage at Cossington Park and look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future. Kindest regards Lorraine
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Quite simply this is a beautiful house with stunning grounds. Wouldn't have changed a thing about our stay. Everyone had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments we are so glad you had such a good time and hope you will return in the future. Kindest Regards Lorraine
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

Taunton Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 21 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Half Term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Feb 17 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May Day
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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Pet Fee $25 + Tax

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Taunton Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 626 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Nursery en suite - toilet , shower
    Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Jolly Monks en suite - toilet , tub , shower , Roll top free standing bath! Original!
    Family bathroom - Park Cottage - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ground Floor Wet Room - Park Cottage - toilet , shower
    Chaucer - en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Hobbs Bedroom - Park Cottage - 1 queen
    Golightly Bedroom - Park Cottage - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor
    Kennedy Bedroom - Park Cottage - 2 twin/ single
    Chaucer Bedroom - Park House - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , en suite
    Pump Room Bedroom - Park House - 1 queen
    Trusty Servant Bedroom - Park House - 1 queen , Queen Size
    Nursery Bedroom - Park House - 1 queen , en suite
    Jolly Monks Bedroom - Park House - 2 twin/ single , ensuite
    Cobbler Bedroom - Park House - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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

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