Wassail Cottage

Cocklake, nr Wedmore, Somerset
Price: £429-£719 per week
Sleeps: 4 + cot**
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
  • Expertly converted former hay store in rural Somerset hamlet
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Good local shops, pubs etc in nearby Wedmore
  • Easy access to footpaths via the owner's paddock
  • Non-smoking
  • Sorry no pets

What our guests say

A beautiful cottage with the most fantastic host. We stayed at the cottage for 2 weeks with our daughters (ages 6 and 8) and it was absolutely ideal. A beautiful hamper on arriva....

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The price for your stay will be £300


20% discount for all holidays ending on or before 21st October


At the bottom of the owners’ drive, on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Cocklake, this charming cottage has been expertly converted from a former hay store. It takes its unusual name from the ancient ceremony of wassailing, drinking a ‘cup’ and singing to the apple trees in cider-producing regions; and the owners have an apple orchard from which they make a number of delicious products.

Approximately a mile from the attractive village of Wedmore and only three from Cheddar with its famous gorge and caves, Wassail Cottage is also admirably placed for visiting the almost endless attractions and places of interest in the area. The limestone hills of the Mendips caused the formation of many caverns over millennia and a rival to Cheddar is nearby Wookey Hole, which now has numerous attractions for younger visitors. Wells, an interesting town with a fine cathedral and close, and Glastonbury, scene of the great annual festival, are both well worth a visit. A little further afield, the World Heritage city of Bath with its Roman remains and superb Georgian architecture and Bristol with its many attractions (Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol Zoo and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre) both deserve a whole day’s exploration. For outdoor enthusiasts the countryside round about is full of excellent walks and cycle rides and the unique Somerset Levels and West Somerset coastline are easily reached.

The owners of Wassail Cottage have expended enormous thought and care to create highly attractive accommodation in a contemporary style, the very light open-plan living area downstairs giving a welcoming feel of space.


Entrance from patio via French window to light living room with tiled floor, woodburner, comfortable seating and dining table. Separate, well-equipped ‘galley’ kitchen area with stable door to patio. Stairs from living room to small landing. Two bedrooms, one with double bed, the other with full size bunk beds. Luxury shower room/wc with big walk-in shower.

Immediately outside the cottage is a delightful sunny patio where guests will want to sit with a glass or two in the evenings, and just across the drive is an additional grassed garden area. Guests also have access to a large paddock behind owner’s house which leads to a footpath and to their medieval apple orchard from where there are wonderful views across to the Mendip Hills.


  • Woodburner
  • Gas central heating (underfloor heating downstairs)
  • First basket of logs, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels & welcome pack included in rent
  • ** Space for visitors’ own cot
  • Flat screen TV with DVD
  • WiFi broadband
  • Ipod dock
  • Slimline dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Driveway parking for two cars
  • Local pub/’Cider House’ within walking distance via a footpath
  • Good local shops, delicatessen, arts & antique shops & ‘foodie’ pub in Wedmore 1¼ miles
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smokers only


What our guests say

Simply perfect

A beautiful cottage with the most fantastic host. We stayed at the cottage for 2 weeks with our daughters (ages 6 and 8) and it was absolutely ideal. A beautiful hamper on arrival from the owner, Tracy, who went totally above and beyond during our stay. The cottage is perfect for a self catering holiday with everything you need and is in a lovely location that is a great base to explore Somerset. Our girls loved having the free reign of the orchard and paddock and toasting marshmallows on open fire was a total delight. Would strongly recommend.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 15 August 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

Gorgeous retreat full of special touches!

Having stayed in countless cottages across the UK, I don't think we have ever received such a wonderful and warm welcome as the one we had from Tracey. Her welcome hamper was just so special and full of her homemade delights! The cottage is all newly renovated to the highest standard and is so tastefully decorated. The beds were so comfortable. In a beautiful and peaceful location...but a short drive to so many wonderful places of interest. A true gem! ❤️

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 17 February 2017. 5 of 5 stars.

What a gem of a find

This was just a perfect rental cottage and base for touring around Somerset. Had a wonderful weeks stay and Tracey was a superb host. Lovely to see the transformation of the barn in the album so well thought out. Lovely touches throughout.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 07 February 2017. 5 of 5 stars.
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What a wonderful place to explore the area from. Returning here to the cottage after a day's outing - very cosy and comfortable. Wishing everyone who follows a wonderful 2017! Great memories to take with us. Thank you Tracy for your hospitality!

Mr. W & family, January 2017

We have had a such a lovely time in this beautiful cottage. Really enjoyed exploring some of the local area-we would love to come back to continue to explore and make use of the wonderful log burner which we didn’t get to light this time! The extra touches such as the super welcome pack, flowers and fresh herbs were so thoughtful- as was answering Freddie’s endless questions!! Thankyou Tracy.

The Pinner family, October 2016

A beautiful well equipped peaceful cottage. Tracy was a wonderful host who made our stay perfect. Lovely welcome pack and leaving gift. Everything is so well thought out. Thank you for making our stay so great.

Mr P Williams, September 2016

Fabulous hideaway near Wedmore

We had a lovely time at Wassail Cottage. Tracey made us feel very at home, letting the kids run wild in the orchard and giving us a lovely welcome pack of local bread, cheese and jam made from the fruit from her land. It was a perfect break. The house was spotless and beautifully presented.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 25 August 2016. 5 of 5 stars.

A beautifully decorated and located cottage to explore Somerset. Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and Wells gave us a fun packed holiday. Highly recommended the Bath Arms - delicious food! Thank you Tracy for your thoughtful welcome pack and leaving gift. We have had a wonderful stay.

Mr & Mrs Tettmar, August 2016

We drove through a dark, late evening to arrive at the beautiful and sparklingly lit Wassail Cottage. Tracy has given such care and passion to this project and gave us the little extras that mean so much - homemade apple juice, welcome basket, fresh herbs and flowers and a little chocolate sheep for Rose. The cottage is so lovely with is antique furniture and we will have to return to cosy up to the wood burner in winter. Thank you so much.

The Stock family, August 2016
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