Take armfuls of books and DVDs and relax as the kids discover the play area complete with fort, Wendy house, swing, slide, basketball hoop and footy nets. Award-winning Cossington Park in rural Somerset is a place to get seriously chilled and rediscover your family and friends – lots of them.
With capacity for six and a private garden, you can be as social or solitary as you please. Informal and relaxed full of home comforts, Park cottage offers a very warm welcome. One that’s set among nature reserves, historic abbeys, duck ponds and thatched roofs.
Cossington is located on the edge of the Somerset Levels and the Polden Hills, between Glastonbury and Bridgwater. It is only five minutes (three and a half miles) from the M5 motorway, 30 miles south of Bristol. Where better to rediscover your family and friends?
At the back of the cottage you will discover: The private garden – a small, pretty garden complete with decking, outside garden furniture and a Barbeque perfect for al-fresco dining.
If that doesn’t take your fancy there’s 22 acres of grounds to discover and a games field – you can find it all. Want to be entertained? We can fix archery and falconry in the gardens, a hot-air balloon over Cheddar Gorge or even horse-drawn carriage rides.
Just beyond the stable yard is the games field – a grassy area for football, basket ball, badminton, plus a children’s play area with playhouse, slide and fort. Venture further through the gardens and you can find: the ‘Ha ha’ – a large fenced pond that separates the Main Garden from the Orchard; the Orchard – a meadow with old apple trees, mature limes, abundant cowslips, a bog garden and a wild garden; Bushey Close – a field beyond the Orchard, sometimes used for horses, archery or falconry; various ponds that are abundantly supplied with newts, including many of the endangered great crested newts; and The Walled Garden.
This is a land of endless hectares and bucolic tranquility. But The Park Cottage maintains that poise Inside, all is peace and calm. Kick off your shoes, enjoy the silence, feel at home.
There’s a flow here from the kitchen, through the dining area for six, to the cosy lounge. The exposed stones feel rustic, the French doors sit ready to be flung open to invite the outside in, and the ambience is cool and clean. The curtains gently ripple in the breeze and the squishy sofa’s ready for duty as cinema seat or reading retreat.
The Park Cottage is an ideal escape. Dive into the DVDs, switch the kids onto the toys and games, kick back and chill out. It’s time to be a family once more.
The Park Cottage is as family-friendly as it gets, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is one double bedroom and two twins, made for excited kids to burrow down with a torch and a book after-hours.
In the master bedroom, light, bright and modern, there’s space to sprawl in the crisp cotton sheets and warm duvets making for a revitalising night.
Deep Somerset, nothing stirs. Open your bedroom window and drift off with fresh air in your lungs and the distant sound of an owl in your ears.
Cossington Park was built for kids. When they tire of the fort or Wendy house, there’s the swing and slide. For the sporty, there’s a basketball hoop and football nets. For serious family fun, the nearest beach is just eight miles away. And your dogs will also be very welcome.