Cottage portrays quintessential country life
Date of Article
May 18 2012

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18 May 2012, Buyers asked for their idea of the quintessential country cottage may well end up describing Cocklake Cottage.

A detached period property on the edge of a pretty hamlet with stunning views across the Mendip hills and set in three quarters of an acre of garden, Cocklake Cottage has been home to its current owner for the past 50 years.

Believed to have been built around 1750, the cottage takes the name from the hamlet of Cocklake, near Wedmore less than four miles from Cheddar and nine miles from Wells. 

The light and spacious home is filled with an abundance of period detailing and features, including flagstone kitchen floor, high ceilings and exposed beams.

The drawing room and dining room were originally two rooms and have now been opened into one super living space with fireplaces at each end and three large windows overlooking the garden, all with window seats and wooden shutters.

Off the hallway is a quarry tile floor garden room with access into the garden and a wooden
framed conservatory.

As well as a generous size master bedroom there are three further bedrooms and a bathroom.

Though firmly set in the countryside, Cocklake Cottage is, according to selling agents Carter Jonas, ideally placed to benefit from its proximity to good state and independent schools, a wealth of leisure pursuits and town and city shopping.

David Mackenzie, of Carter Jonas’ Bath office, said: “With four bedrooms, plenty of outdoor space and potential to extend, the property would be a perfect fit for those wanting period charm in a rural setting, room for a growing family and the benefit of nearby amenities.”

Linked to the main house are pitched roof outbuildings providing a large workshop, storeroom and a large garage.

There is huge scope to make more use of these spaces, as well as the potential to substantially extend the property to one side, subject to the necessary consents.

The gardens are a huge feature, with a level lawn that extends around the property to three sides

dotted with mature trees and shrubs. An orchard provides a hidden enclave and there is a further storage building.

Cocklake Cottage is for sale at a guide price of  £565,000 through the Bath office of national property consultants Carter Jonas.

Contact David Mackenzie, Carter Jonas, 5 & 6 Wood Street, Bath, telephone 01225 747251 or email