|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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 Millward purchased this chateau / country house in 1600
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.
Unique location on the Somerset Levels. Surrounded by stunning scenery and close to Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury, Wells and Burnham on Sea.
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!
Quite simply this is a beautiful house with stunning grounds. Wouldn't have changed a thing about our stay. Everyone had a wonderful time.
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.