Nestled next to the main house in Cossington Park, Polden Hills Cottage is a charming stone holiday home which accommodates up to six people, allowing for smaller groups and families to enjoy this wonderful corner of Somerset.
Winner of the VisitBritain Gold Award for Outstanding Quality of Accommodation and Service in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014, Cossington Park is 22 acres of exquisite gardens located in the pretty village of Cossington, on the edge of the Polden Hills, between Glastonbury and Bridgewater, only 5km from the M5 motorway.
In the cottage, a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area look out onto a private enclosed garden which offers plenty of peace and quiet, ideal for children and pets. For dining al fresco in summer time there is a 6-seater outdoor dining table and BBQ.
There are 3 very comfortable double bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two upstairs. A bathroom is located on both floors with a comfortable bath, sink and WC upstairs and a luxurious shower room and WC downstairs. The entire space has underfloor heating keeping guests comfortable all year round.
Guests at Polden Hills Cottage have access to the children’s playground at Cossington Park, and can enjoy walks in the fields and orchard.
The cottage is located in a pretty village in Somerset, on the edge of the Polden Hills and the Somerset Levels between Glastonbury and Bridgwater, just 5km from the M5 motorway.
Within easy access are many of the West Country's most beautiful spots and attractions including: Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, Dunster Castle, Exmoor, the Quantocks, Mendips, Brendon Hills, the cities of Bath and Wells, Glastonbury Priory and Tor, and Longleat.
Hot Air Ballooning - Guests can take off from the house and enjoy champagne while floating above the ground.
Victorian Carriage Rides Through the Somerset Levels - Staff in Victorian costume can collect guests at the house for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the surrounding countryside.
Pamper Sessions - A beautician and aromatherapist offer relaxing beauty treatments at the house, followed by a glass of Champagne.
Falconry - A falconry display can be arranged for guests. A specialist bird-of-prey handler introduces the birds and shows them in flight. Guests may hold them while wearing a protective glove.
Family Bonding - A weekend of family and individual development, discovery, dream-building and togetherness can be facilitated by All Being Well which was co-founded by the Owner/Guardian of Cossington Park
Owl Prowls and Badger Watch - Join Chris Sperring, MBE for a night of calling and conversing with tawny owls or watching badgers. There is also bird watching, dawn chorus walks and all-night wildlife safaris offered.
Murder Mystery Dinner Party - Each guest is sent an invitation letter prior to the event explaining their character and giving tips for costumes and special instructions. Two actors coordinate the evening.
Golf - For the golfing enthusiast, the house can arrange play at at the superb championship links course at Burnham & Berrow or at the traditional parkland course at Enmore. This could include a lesson with the professional and/or a video replay of the match.
Fishing - The house is well situated for coarse and river fishing and can arrange tokens from Westcountry Angling and tuition.
Archery on the Lawn - Archery can be arranged for small groups in the grounds.
Cosmic Delights - An evening visit to Charterhouse Centre on top of the Mendips for an introduction to the stars observed through telescopes, including an impressive 18" reflector in its own observatory, gives guests the chance to experience the delights of the country sky at night.
Caving - The Mendips contain some of the deepest caves in Europe and provide opportunities for caving, climbing and abseiling.
Gliding – Flights can be arranged at Mendip Gliding Club.
Shooting - A visit to the Mendip Firing Range or clay shoot, off the premises.
Bristol Channel Cruise – Summer cruises to Lundy Island and Penarth are offered.
The nearest beaches are: Burnham-on-Sea (8 miles northwest, family beach, donkeys, brown sand which can be dangerous); Kilve (15 miles west, quiet and unspoiled beach); and Weston-Super-Mare (15 miles north, family beach, lots of attractions).
Local Walks - The Quantocks, Mendips and Brendon Hills are beautiful for walks, as are the Poldens and Glastonbury Tor. There are picnic and barbecue areas. Closer to the house, there is a footpath next to the playing fields, which leads to Bawdrip along the old railway. It is ideal for dogs, cycling and children. There is also an interesting walk along Bell Lane towards Gold Corner Pumping Station.
Tennis - Cranleigh Gardens, Bridgwater and Chilton Trinity Leisure Centre, Bridgwater.
Swimming Pools - Sedgemoor Splash, Bridgwater (waves, rapids and flumes) and Burnham Pool, Burnham-on-Sea.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Excellence Luxury Villas VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Baby-sitting service
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Excellence Luxury Villas VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.