Polden Hills Cottage

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village

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Book by the 31st of January and get:
- Welcome Hamper
- Up to £100 off a Private Chef Meal
- £50 of Holiday Credit towards your next holiday with us
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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.

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…

  • The nearest shop is two miles away
  • A maximum of two dogs can be brought to the property, and this must be cleared with the owners in advance

Property Features

Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Wheelchair Access Outdoor Games Table Tennis Caretaker/Owner on Site

Ground Floor
- Open-plan dining and living area with TV
- Open-plan kitchen
- Shower room and WC
- Double Room with twin beds
- Al fresco dining area with BBQ and walled cottage garden

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed
- Double bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom with bath and WC


About the surrounding area of Polden Hills Cottage
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
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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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bristol

(40 km)

Nearest Village Cossington

(less than 1 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Red Tile Cossington

(less than1 km)

Nearest Beach Burnham on Sea

(10 km)

Nearest Ferry port Plymouth

(over 100 km)

Nearest Town/City Bridgwater

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Enmore Golf Club

(7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Red Tile Cossington

(less than 1 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Playground
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • 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.
Good news! For a little extra, 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 villotel@oliverstravels.com 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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £300. This is to be arranged with owner, and paid prior to arrival. It will be returned in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? 2 dogs maximum with prior consent. £25 charge per dog.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £823 £878 £933 £988 £1,102
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - £2,199
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 £848 £904 £961 £1,018 £1,136
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 7th 2020 £1,113 £1,187 £1,261 £1,335 £1,479
Apr 7th 2020 - May 19th 2020 £981 £1,047 £1,112 £1,178 £1,313
May 19th 2020 - May 28th 2020 £1,113 £1,187 £1,261 £1,335 £1,479
May 28th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £981 £1,047 £1,112 £1,178 £1,313
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £1,479 £1,566 £1,653 £1,740 £1,744
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 £981 £1,047 £1,112 £1,178 £1,313
Oct 20th 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 £1,113 £1,187 £1,261 £1,335 £1,479
Oct 28th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 £981 £1,047 £1,112 £1,178 £1,313
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £848 £904 £961 £1,018 £1,136
Dec 21st 2020 - Jun 8th 2021 - - - - £2,264

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €916 €971 €1,026 €1,081 €1,227
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - €2,447
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 €943 €1,000 €1,057 €1,113 €1,264
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 7th 2020 €1,238 €1,312 €1,386 €1,460 €1,645
Apr 7th 2020 - May 19th 2020 €1,091 €1,157 €1,223 €1,288 €1,461
May 19th 2020 - May 28th 2020 €1,238 €1,312 €1,386 €1,460 €1,645
May 28th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €1,091 €1,157 €1,223 €1,288 €1,461
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €1,645 €1,732 €1,820 €1,907 €1,941
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 €1,091 €1,157 €1,223 €1,288 €1,461
Oct 20th 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 €1,238 €1,312 €1,386 €1,460 €1,645
Oct 28th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 €1,091 €1,157 €1,223 €1,288 €1,461
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €943 €1,000 €1,057 €1,113 €1,264
Dec 21st 2020 - Jun 8th 2021 - - - - €2,520

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $1,016 $1,072 $1,127 $1,182 $1,362
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - $2,716
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 1st 2020 $1,047 $1,104 $1,161 $1,217 $1,403
Apr 1st 2020 - Apr 7th 2020 $1,375 $1,449 $1,523 $1,597 $1,827
Apr 7th 2020 - May 19th 2020 $1,212 $1,277 $1,343 $1,409 $1,622
May 19th 2020 - May 28th 2020 $1,375 $1,449 $1,523 $1,597 $1,827
May 28th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $1,212 $1,277 $1,343 $1,409 $1,622
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $1,827 $1,914 $2,001 $2,088 $2,155
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 20th 2020 $1,212 $1,277 $1,343 $1,409 $1,622
Oct 20th 2020 - Oct 28th 2020 $1,375 $1,449 $1,523 $1,597 $1,827
Oct 28th 2020 - Nov 1st 2020 $1,212 $1,277 $1,343 $1,409 $1,622
Nov 1st 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $1,047 $1,104 $1,161 $1,217 $1,403
Dec 21st 2020 - Jun 8th 2021 - - - - $2,797

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


How long have you owned the property?


It has been in the family for over 400 years


Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The house has been home to explorers, adventurers, sailors, politicians and philanthropists. The large brass dolphins in the dining room fireplace were taken from the Devonshire, one of the ships under the command of owner Graham Wason’s rear-admiral grandfather; while an oil painting of a beautiful lake-side house in Scotland depicts the home of his great great grandfather, Peter Rigby Wason MP, a promoter of the 1832 Reform Bill and co-founder of The Reform Club in London.


Do you have a favourite room in the property?

With oak beams, low ceiling and wood-burning stove, this peaceful room is a great space for guests to gather.



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

Really do?

A host of local days out at the West Country’s most loved attractions: Kilve Court Gardens, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Glastonbury Tor, Milton Lodge Gardens, Wells Cathedral, Wookey Hole all weather attraction. Victorian seaside resorts of Burnham-on-Sea or Weston-super-Mare with its Grand Pier and long sandy beach. More than 40 gardens and stately homes within a day’s excursion from Cossington


What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Set in 22 acres of beautiful grounds makes this an ideal place for a family gathering.  With indoor and outdoor activities to occupy the children whether it is football in the meadow, badminton, table tennis or darts in the games room.



  • Lovely cottage

    Posted by Alex on 10/09/2016

    Stayed in this lovely cottage whilst in Somerset for my niece's wedding. It suited the three generations with a ground floor bedroom & wet room for Nanny to the play area for our 2 year old. Very well equipped with everything provided including all the essentials you could need for a late arrival. Would certainly recommend!

  • Would love to return!

    Posted by Karen on 19/08/2016

    Really pleased with this cottage! For a family of 7 and a dog there was lots of room and plenty to do! The little touches like the milk and butter in the fridge and the food basket really made the holiday go from a 4* to a 5*. Enjoyed using the BBQ, the badminton court and the table tennis. The cottage was perfect for my dad who struggles with steps as there was ramps in and out of the cottage and a wet room downstairs. I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and would love to go back in the future. Great family holiday and lots of memories made.

  • Spacious and comfortable

    Posted by Terry on 02/07/2016

    Loved this well thought out lodge and the friendly welcome and use of the wonderful grounds. We hope to return as the lodge is spacious and comfortable and offers all you could wish for in beautiful surroundings.

  • Beautifully furnished

    Posted by Charles on 16/04/2016

    We chose this property as it was wheelchair accessible for my son, and it proved to be a great find. The cottage has recently been fully refurbished and is in excellent condition through out - beautifully furnished. Location is good too - easy access to Bridgewater, Street and Glastonbury, and Wells and Weston-s-Mare are both also worth a visit. The service was also excellent - we needed a stool for my son as the wet room downstairs is shower only, and when I mentioned this to David he picked one up from a local mobility supplier within a few hours. All in all a lovely few days in a beautiful surrounding. I cannot fault it.

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