Cossington Park

Cossington, Somerset

A gregarious house for gatherings with a charming cottage next door – old and new blend harmoniously here and families are celebrated


2 places


Sleeping from 6 – 12


Croquet on the lawn, carriage rides on the Somerset levels: there’s more than a hint of the ‘manor born’ behind the sturdy red gates. Gather the whole tribe – kids, grandparents, dogs – and come together for snug suppers in the library-dining room (space for 22) or summer parties in the walled garden with farmland views – cream teas, tastings and games can be arranged.

In the family for 400 years, this immaculate house is carefully tended and overflows with portraits and antiques: a Clementi piano tuned to order, parts salvaged from an ancestor’s ship. Bedrooms are cosy and inviting, each decorated on a theme but all with soft light and plump cushions. It’s a house you can get lost in. 

Stroll to the village pub, explore the 22 acres beyond the haha, the roses and the walled vegetable garden. Join the West Country Way by foot or on bicycles or numerous other trails which criss-cross the area. Glastonbury and Wells are under half an hour away.

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We think you'll love

  • The 5,000-plus collection of books
  • Playing croquet on the lawn
  • The inviting charm of a well-loved stately home
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Home truths

  • If there’s a larger group you’ll need to take the cottage too
  • Children will need to be cautious around family heirlooms


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in high season. Please see owner's website for availability.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog bowls, treats and toys.

Dogs £25 per stay.

Secure gardens and 22 acres to run around and explore.


Nightly price
from £147
Weekly price
from £1025
Damage deposit
2-night stay, House £1,595-£2,716, Cottage £595-£974.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1473 bedrooms
1 House for 12
From £3516 bedrooms


We had a fantastic family gathering at Cossington Park, it had bags of character, space and was spotlessly clean. All the equipment was high quality and the dinning room where we had our celebration was stunning!

Suzanne, Oxfordshire

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The neighbourhood

Cossington is a quiet village with a pretty 13th-century church and one pub, The Red Tile Inn (five minutes’ walk) which does a good Sunday carvery – grocery deliveries can be arranged or you can shop in nearby Bridgwater (10 minutes’ drive). The Somerset Levels surround, crossed by cycle trails and footpaths, or gather a group for a day out in the Mendip or Quantock hills.

Local points of interest from Christine Challenger

  • Many activities including hot air ballooning, carriage driving, archery, falconry, badger/owl watching
  • Cordon Bleu Cooking and Health & Beauty Treatments available
  • Near Glastonbury, Cheddar, Wells, Bath & Bristol, as well as easy access to the M5 for a drive to the coast.
  • On the Polden Hills and within easy reach of the Mendips, Quantocks and Brendon Hills. Lots of local walks and cycle trails.
  • Adjacent to the Somerset Levels, rich in birdlife and peat digging, site of the Battle of Sedgemoor
  • 5000 books and dozens of garden seats - what more do you need to relax?!


Christine Challenger

The house has been in the Wason family for 400 years and has been home to explorers, adventurers, sailors and philanthropists – their stories told through photographs, portraits and papers. Lovely Lorraine keeps everything ship shape and her genuine love for the place is only matched by her professionalism – you’re in safe hands.