The location of Cookswood is one of our biggest assets, offering easy access to local villages, towns, and cities with countless landmarks and attractions to discover. The Somerset and Dorset coasts are also within reach for a day trip. In addition to the stunning surroundings, the local community at Cookswood is another highlight.
From annual village fetes to one-of-a-kind celebrations, there is always something going on to get involved in. As a company, we have a strong commitment to giving back to our community, having donated over £10,000 to various events and projects in the past 5 years.
The local villages surrounding Cookswood are full of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Mells, just 5 minutes away, is known for its beautiful walled gardens, thatched cottages, stylish pubs, and annual daffodil festival. The picturesque Nunney Castle, a well-preserved 13th-century castle open to visitors all year, can be found in the charming village of Nunney.
In Cranmore, visit the Cranmore tower for breathtaking panoramic views of Somerset and the surrounding counties. These are just a few examples of the many wonders waiting to be explored near Cookswood.
Just a 20-minute drive from Cookswood, the historic city of Bath awaits. With a prestigious UNESCO world heritage title, this picturesque city is known for its stunning Roman and Georgian architecture and beautiful Bath Stone. There are countless museums, galleries, and sites of interest to explore, including the famous Roman Baths. It's easy to see why Jane Austen made Bath her home in the early 18th century and used the city as a setting for two of her novels. In addition to its rich history, Bath is also a vibrant and modern city with a fantastic reputation for food and drink, featuring several restaurants and bars with Michelin stars, gastropubs, artisan delis, and food and drink festivals.
Shopaholics will love Bath's abundance of high-end and independent boutiques, set in the historic high street and discoverable alleyways and courtyards. Don't miss the opportunity to relax at the famous spa and Roman Baths, the natural hot springs that have been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Bath is also known as one of the safest cities in the UK, and its compact size makes it easy to explore on foot. Take a walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal, a unique Georgian canal offering pretty walks and the chance to hire a canal or narrowboat.
Just a 10-minute drive from Cookswood, the beautiful town of Frome has been voted the best place to live in the UK by The Sunday Times and the most stylish place to live in England. Its independently owned shops, weekly markets, and antique and vintage shops, combined with delicious artisan eateries, make it the ultimate shopping destination in the South West.
Frome's cobbled streets and constant flow of unique events foster a strong sense of community. Don't miss the opportunity to explore all that this charming town has to offer.
Located just 20 minutes from Cookswood, the small city of Wells is a hidden gem packed with exciting sights and experiences. Its grand 13th-century cathedral, the first example of Gothic architecture in the UK, is a must-see. Adjacent to the cathedral, Vicars Close is a unique street that transports visitors back in time to medieval England.
The Bishops Palace, surrounded by a moat and home to famous bell-ringing swans, boasts 14 acres of breathtaking gardens to explore. The medieval market place comes alive twice a week with a vibrant market offering the freshest local produce.
Located just 25 minutes from Cookswood, the mystical town of Glastonbury offers a rich history and alternative culture, as well as many world-famous landmarks. Hike up the Glastonbury Tor, a famous Somerset hill that protrudes from the surrounding flat Somerset Levels, and enjoy stunning views from the top. This much-loved part of the landscape is also home to St. Michael's tower and can be seen from miles away, especially on misty spring mornings. Glastonbury is the place to be for anything newage, with a colorful and independent high street full of natural healing shops, quirky clothing and jewelry stores, and more.
Glastonbury is also home to one of Britain's most ancient holy wells, The Chalice Well, which is situated near the foot of the Tor and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Designated as a world peace garden, visitors can drink the water, rumored to have healing properties. The magnificent ruins of Glastonbury Abbey are another must-see, rumored to be the final resting place of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere and easily accessible from the center of town.