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Lorraine Bentley

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People16
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

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Cossington - Cossington Park

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lorraine Bentley (Owner)
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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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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Location

Location

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
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

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Cossington, Sedgemoor

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
LS4
31 Oct 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
From
£593
£1,780
£2,514
 
 
Xmas
19 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
£5,139
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 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.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cossington in Sedgemoor

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Chaucer - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    The Nursery - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Jolly Monks/Great Tom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    House Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Downstairs cloakroom with w.c.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Chaucer - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite plus exta double sofa bed
    The Nursery - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Twin or double; en suite; has two cots
    Trusty Servant - 1 Large Double Bed , Can have extra put u up
    Pump Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster
    The Cobbler - 1 Double Bed , Four poster
    Jolly Monks - 2 Single Bed , En Suite
    Pooh Corner (Landing Area) - 2 Sofa bed/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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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 small game
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • 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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