Cooksbridge Chapel

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
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Beach Nearby Walk to Village

At the heart of the Somerset levels in the village of Mark, lies Cooksbridge Chapel, a sleek modern restoration of an old Baptist Chapel. Originally constructed in 1866, the beautiful stone structure maintains its bold character with high vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows, offering spacious self-catering accommodation for up to eight people.

The furnishings and décor are finished to the highest standard, combining antiques and upcycled items, all fitting within a fresh colour scheme that is handsome yet homely. The lounge has a high vaulted ceiling that echoes of the buildings former purpose, yet the wood burner keeps this spacious room warm and comfortable all year round.

Cooksbridge Chapel is full of subtle nods to the past, ensuring you feel connected with the roots of the building whilst experiencing the height of modern luxury. Complete with all modern appliances, the kitchen is made to be easily accessible, and is complete with several coffee machines so connoisseurs can start each day with that perfect morning coffee, just the way they like it.

A unique highlight of this property is undoubtedly the stained glass windows that transform the rooms as the sun passes across the sky, filling the house with warm shades of natural light, creating a peace and tranquility that will define your stay at Cooksbridge Chapel.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Steep stairs and hard stone floors mean this property is not suitable for kids under five years old.
  • Though there is a local bus service, a car is pretty important if you want to really explore the local area.
  • Unfortunately, this site is not wheelchair accessible.

Property Features

Heritage Collection Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Large galleried lounge with high vaulted ceiling, stained glass window and wood burning stove. TV with integral DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.

Dining/Garden room with antique table seating 8 people and office with internet connection in room above.

Large well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven and hob, microwave, 3 coffee makers and kettle. Hall and downstairs toilet.

Downstairs bathroom/toilet/shower room.

Two double bedrooms with original arched mullion windows, wardrobes and drawer space. Upstairs, master bedroom with ensuite, kingsize bed and large stained glass window, wardrobe and drawer space. Twin bedroom with vaulted ceiling, original mullion window, wardrobe and drawer space.

Front garden with parking for 6+ cars, and seated entrance porch. Enclosed south-facing rear garden, with fruit trees, large glass veranda, dining area with table and chairs under vine covered gazebo, patio area with lounge style seating and barbeque pit.


About the surrounding area of Cooksbridge Chapel
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Cooksbridge Chapel is located 10 minutes from Junction 22 on the M5 and 20 minutes from Bristol Airport.

Cooksbridge Chapel is ideally located for exploring the coast, towns or countryside. Somerset has an incredible variety of things to do, for nature lovers, walkers, bird watchers, history buffs, foodies, shopaholics or to simply idle away the time away at a country pub or strolling along the beach.

It is one of the undiscovered counties of the UK, with something to delight everyone, from Glastonbury to the Guy Fawkes carnivals in November, historic towns such as Wells, beautiful countryside nearby like the Cheddar Gorge and don’t forget the cider and cheese!

Local and nearby places of interest:

Cheddar (3 miles) Cheddar's majestic Gorge and extensive cave system need no introduction – and neither does its ubiquitous cheese! With a multitude of visitor centres, there is plenty for the visitor to do in Cheddar indoors and out, and the charming medieval town of Axbridge lies just beyond.

Wells (8 miles away) England's smallest city is an architectural and shopper's delight. Water (from Wells' well!) runs alongside the pretty streets and Market Square. Visit the imposing medieval cathedral and Bishop's Palace as well as the many shops, pubs and restaurants.

Weston-super-Mare (15 miles) a popular resort since Victorian times and thanks to its sandy golden beaches, views over to the Welsh coast and a whole host of attractions, it maintains its pull. Other Somerset seaside resorts at Burnham-on-Sea, Brean Down and Clevedon are also nearby.

Bristol (23 miles) and Bath (34 miles) Bristol is a handsome city boasting a rich heritage, including Isambard Kingdom Brunel's iconic Suspension Bridge and the restored splendour of the SS Great Britain. Bath's Georgian terraces and Roman baths are a must-see for any visitor to the West Country.

The Somerset Levels
The Somerset Levels – a unique and mysterious landscape of flat, drained marshland. Amid the looming mounds of peat and from within the withy-beds and drainage 'rhynes' there is a very rich wildlife. There are a number of wildlife and bird reserves here, including Shapwick Heath – noted for its mass starling roosts, a true natural splendor!

Visitors in November should really try to catch some of the carnival processions held in most of the Somerset towns. The carnivals are an amazing spectacle, hundreds of floats and costumed pedestrians and as much glitz as you’d find in New Orleans!

Glastonbury Mythical Avalon is Britain's spiritual centre and home to the Glastonbury Tor & Abbey and the legendary international music festival.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bristol


Nearest Ferry port over 100km
Nearest Train Station Burnham on Sea
Nearest Village Mark

(Under 1km)

Nearest Town/City Highbridge


Nearest Restaurant The Pack Horse

(Under 1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Pack Horse

(Under 1km)

Nearest Supermarket Tescos in Burnham
Nearest Beach Burnham on Sea


Nearest Golf Wedmore



Best Suited For: All Ages

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • Property host
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £300. This is paid prior to arrival (credit card authorisation may be required for overseas clients) and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage and inventory inspection. Any broken or missing items will be deducted.
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 10:00
Energy costs included? YES
Heating costs included? YES
End of stay cleaning included? YES. And any extra mid-stay cleaning must be requested in advance and will be charged accordingly.
Linen & towels included? YES
Pets welcome? NO
Smoking Allowed? NO
Other Ts and Cs Kids: Not suitable for under 5's

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 £702 £761 £819 £936
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 - - - £1,248
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 13th 2019 £702 £761 £819 £936
Dec 13th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - £1,768
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 27th 2020 £624 £676 £728 £832
Mar 27th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 - - - £1,248
Apr 24th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 £780 £845 £910 £1,040
May 22nd 2020 - Sep 11th 2020 - - - £1,976
Sep 11th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 £702 £761 £819 £936
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 - - - £1,248
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 11th 2020 £702 £761 £819 £936
Dec 11th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - £1,768
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 25th 2021 £624 £676 £728 £832

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 €761 €819 €878 €1,014
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 - - - €1,352
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 13th 2019 €761 €819 €878 €1,014
Dec 13th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - €1,915
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 27th 2020 €676 €728 €780 €902
Mar 27th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 - - - €1,352
Apr 24th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 €845 €910 €975 €1,127
May 22nd 2020 - Sep 11th 2020 - - - €2,141
Sep 11th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 €761 €819 €878 €1,014
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 - - - €1,352
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 11th 2020 €761 €819 €878 €1,014
Dec 11th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - €1,915
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 25th 2021 €676 €728 €780 €902

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2019 - Oct 18th 2019 $838 $897 $955 $1,118
Oct 18th 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 - - - $1,490
Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 13th 2019 $838 $897 $955 $1,118
Dec 13th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020 - - - $2,111
Jan 3rd 2020 - Mar 27th 2020 $745 $797 $849 $994
Mar 27th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 - - - $1,490
Apr 24th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 $931 $996 $1,061 $1,242
May 22nd 2020 - Sep 11th 2020 - - - $2,359
Sep 11th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020 $838 $897 $955 $1,118
Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 - - - $1,490
Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 11th 2020 $838 $897 $955 $1,118
Dec 11th 2020 - Jan 1st 2021 - - - $2,111
Jan 1st 2021 - Mar 25th 2021 $745 $797 $849 $994

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Owner Name

How long have you owned the property?
2 years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The original Baptist, full immersion front is still under the lounge floor. The only grave in the grounds was relocated with the family's permission.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Eat at local pubs and support the farmers

Really eat?
Cheddar cheese and cider

Really see?
Cheddar Gorge and the city of Wells

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The illuminated Somerset carnivals in November are a well kept secret and yet rival those of New Orleans. We speak from personal experience of both.



  • A brilliantly converted and renovated old building.

    Posted by Michael B on 01/10/2018

    My wife and I spent an extremely pleasant week at Cooksbridge Chapel in September 2018. During that time we celebrated my wife's 'significant birthday' by entertaining friends and relations at the Chapel, some of whom stayed with us for a few nights.
    I can thoroughly recommend Cooksbridge Chapel if you enjoy very well appointed accommodation, character buildings and tastefully decorated interiors. Loved it.

  • Perfect

    Posted by Christian on 10/04/2018

    The Perfect Holiday Home. Thank you.

  • A lovely place to enjoy Christmas

    Posted by Goodman S on 30/12/2017

    Had a great week over Christmas in this beautiful property. Well equipped kitchen in which to rustle up lunch on the big day and very comfortable beds and sofas to laze around in over the holiday.
    A couple of pubs in walking distance were much appreciated.
    The house was very cosy and festive and beautifully decorated.

  • There will be a next time...

    Posted by Helen on 05/10/2017

    We absolutely loved this place and hope to be back one day. We were a group of relatives (all women, different ages) taking a weekend away to catch up. I have already recommended to several friends who intend to book. It was beautifully furnished, stylish yet homely and comfortable, had everything we needed, plus lots of extra touches that made it feel like we were dipping our toes gently into luxury. Although we didn't explore the area much (the house was too fabulous, so we made the most of it!), we did sample one of the village restaurants and found a very warm welcome and fabulous food. Next time, we'll return and explore what seemed to be stunning surrounding countryside, perfect for walks and bike rides, and you wouldn't even know it was a stone's throw from the motorway. The photos don't do the place justice.

  • We'll be back!

    Posted by Adam on 16/11/2016

    This is the second time we have stayed at Cooksbridge Chapel and it certainly lives up to its claim of luxury self catering holidaying. It's in such a fantastic position - a short walk in either direction to two great foody pubs. With spacious parking, this fantastic accommodation is ideal for our bi-annual get together (a group of 8 friends who go back together over 35 years). The bedrooms are very comfortable, the kitchen is spot on and the living space is superb; ideal for lounging round together with a healthy glass of wine and good conversation. The dining room is perfect to get everyone round the table - often for more wine and great food... upstairs there's a little office room which was great to get away to, to write the odd letter (or escape with a guitar so as not to bother the others...).
    The standard of the entire accommodation is extremely high - and clearly, other guests treat it with great respect. In addition, the owner is incredibly accommodating - making sure some of the basics are available on arrival (and being very gentle when none in 8 of us remembered to take the key with us....).
    I guess the ultimate test of any holiday let would be, "would you come back again." Well we already did - and I've no doubt we will do so again at some stage in the future. This one's a little gem (if truth be known, I didn't really want to tell you about it....). This is a great, family/friends friendly place to stay, with some fabulous sights nearby - we took in the Bridgwater Carnival and a couple of walks up Crooks Peak and Glastonbury Tor... very convenient to get out and really enjoy the beautiful county of Somerset.

  • Fantastic place and a lovely location.

    Created on 13/11/2016

    We came here to celebrate our son's 50th. There were 8 of us in total and we had a wonderful time. The house is extremely comfortable, with everything we needed. Fantastic place and a lovely location.
    Thank you so much HF

  • Highly recommended!!!

    Posted by The Doyles on 03/09/2015

    A wonderful house enjoyed by all. Spent a lovely week exploring Somerset visiting Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar and Stonehenge. The house provided a lovely base to spend evenings especially when the sun allowed us to use the wonderful outdoor seating area.
    Would recommend Glastonbury Tor for Beautiful views of the surrounding countryside!
    We spent our last night indulging in a delicious meal at the White Horse. Both food and service were excellent. Highly recommend!!!

  • A lovely comfortable and cosy stay

    Posted by Lisa M. on 20/07/2015

    We had a wonderful stay at Cookbridge chapel it is in a lovely village in Somerset we enjoyed our stay. The house is well decorated, clean and very comfortable we look forward to another vacation here next year!

  • Best holiday ever!!!!

    Posted by Anna S. (11 years old) on 12/07/2015

    Cooksbridge Chapel is very nice and neat. It was very cozy and we had a great time lounging around. The backyard is amazing. I would read out there with my aunt and mom. I would run around in the grass and get exercise. I loved our stay at the house!

  • Thanks so much for a lovely time

    Posted by Ben S. on 26/05/2015

    We had an amazing stay at Cooksbridge Chapel which was wonderfully comfortable. The best port of our stay was spending time with our fantastic friends.

  • Highly Recommended

    Posted by Sara B. on 05/05/2015

    We stayed at Cooksbridge Chapel over the bank holiday and had a wonderful time exploring the area. The property has absolutely everything we needed and was clean and beautifully appointed.

  • Lovely accommodation

    Posted by Adamson on 30/04/2015

    Very comfortable will come again!

  • A lovely visit - Thank you

    Posted by M L. on 25/04/2015

    Beautiful sunshine reigned throughout my stay and showed the chapel off at her very best. A stunning conversion, this property is both cosy and comfortable - I shall certainly be singing its praises to friends and family! its location has much to offer and i shall look forward to exploring more in the future.

  • What more can you ask for in a holiday?

    Posted by Rey S. on 25/04/2015

    What a beautiful building the chapel is, so relaxing and comfortable. Great pubs nearby, good weather and amazing sites to see. I thoroughly recommend seeing the Gorge in Cheddar, the Tor in Glastonbury and the sea and beach. What more can you ask for in a holiday? A great location that I'll be recommending to friends. Thanks

  • Thank you for an exceptional stay!

    Posted by Jim & Marianne on 24/04/2015

    We are just back from renting the Cooksbridge Chapel and couldn’t have been more pleased with the property. In Cooksbridge Chapel, we felt that we had the character of a National Trust Holiday Cottage coupled with the comforts and convenience of a modern home. Our party ranged from teenagers looking for some separate space of their own to a retired person looking for a first floor bedroom and facilities. The property more than met those needs and offered great outdoor space as well. The kitchen had everything that we needed, from a dishwasher to espresso machine. Laundry facilities were convenient and simple to use. The beds were new and very comfortable, and the bathrooms were very modern and functional. Wi-Fi was easy to access and cell phone coverage was excellent. The entire property is really comfortable and immaculate, and the enclosed garden and outdoor dining and entertaining area were an unexpected bonus. We chose the Cooksbridge Chapel after looking at a number of properties around Somerset and Devon. We were looking to be accessible to Bath, Wells and Glastonbury, all easily reachable from Mark. Due to easy access to the M5 (15 minutes), we were only two hours from Heathrow and could easily make day trips to Caerphilly Castle in Wales or to points further south and west in England. The village itself met all of our needs - We visited both the White Horse and the Pack Horse several times. The food was good at both locations, and for relaxing we liked the ambiance of the pub area at the White Horse in particular. Both are less than a quarter mile from the Old Chapel and are easily walkable. There is also a small grocer about 100 yards away that had most of what we needed at the house. In the nearby village of Wedmore, there are a number of other shops and bakeries. In terms of things off the beaten path, we really enjoyed the walk over at Brean Down. If we had discovered this earlier in the trip, we would have visited a couple of times. We also hiked up Cheddar Gorge and would have liked to have spent more time exploring that area. We also want to put a plug in for the cheese at the Westcombe Dairy just outside of Shepton Mallet. Our host, Tracy, was very accommodating and had the place prepared perfectly. This is a great property and really helped us make the most of our trip.

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