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Property Amenities

Wi-Fi/Internet access
Under 1 hour to airport
Ground floor bed & bath
Indoor games
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

Gated/fenced grounds

Things to Do

Coastal
Rural Location
Honeymoon/Romantic Retreat
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Cooksbridge Chapel

What Oliver loves…

  • The original structure of this chapel is really something special, and the stained glass windows and pointed roof create an air of serenity with plenty of quirky little spaces to cosy into.
  • The location is a dream for foodies and nature lovers, with the flourishing wildlife of the Somerset Levels, the home of Cheddar cheese, and plenty of farmers markets all within easy reach.
  • The solid stone walls and sleepy village setting make this property the ideal retreat to find true peace and quiet that is such a rarity in modern life.

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.

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.

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Interior & Grounds

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.

Map, Location & Local Information

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

(26-30km)

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

(Under 1km)

Nearest Town/City Highbridge

(7km)

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

(10km)

Nearest Golf Wedmore

(4km)

The Region

As one of the sunniest and most rural counties in the UK, there’s plenty in Somerset to make a summer break totally memorable (and it’s still amazing picturesque no matter the season when you visit!).

And when you are staying in one of our luxury holiday homes in Somerset, you’ll want to make sure you’re visiting all the places and trying all the stuff that really makes the region unique. To that end, we’ve put together this brilliant Somerset travel guide – whether you’ve already booked or you’re just browsing, it’s full of handy info and indispensable tips!

Download our Somerset Travel Guide >>

Catering & Services

At Oliver’s Travels 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 Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering - Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £300. This is paid prior to arrival 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

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Coastal
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Coastal
Indoor games
Walkable Village/Town
Gated/fenced grounds
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Reviews for Cooksbridge Chapel

Cooksbridge Chapel Reviews


  • 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.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - September 15th 2017 - - £1,854.00
September 15th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - £618.00 £824.00
December 15th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - £1,648.00
January 5th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - £540.75 £721.00
March 23rd 2018 - April 13th 2018 - - £1,133.00
April 13th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - £695.25 £927.00
May 25th 2018 - September 14th 2018 - - £1,854.00
September 14th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - £618.00 £824.00
December 14th 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - £1,648.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - September 15th 2017 - - €2,028.61
September 15th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - €676.20 €901.60
December 15th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - €1,803.21
January 5th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - €591.68 €788.90
March 23rd 2018 - April 13th 2018 - - €1,239.70
April 13th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - €760.72 €1,014.30
May 25th 2018 - September 14th 2018 - - €2,028.61
September 14th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - €676.20 €901.60
December 14th 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - €1,803.21

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 26th 2017 - September 15th 2017 - - $2,272.01
September 15th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - $757.33 $1,009.78
December 15th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - $2,019.57
January 5th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - $662.67 $883.56
March 23rd 2018 - April 13th 2018 - - $1,388.45
April 13th 2018 - May 25th 2018 - $852.00 $1,136.00
May 25th 2018 - September 14th 2018 - - $2,272.01
September 14th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - $757.33 $1,009.78
December 14th 2018 - December 28th 2018 - - $2,019.57

Owner Profile

Owner Name
Tracy

How long have you owned the property?
2 years

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

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.

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