A collection of sustainable, luxury, detached, architect designed freehold holiday homes on a private 450-acre estate. Prices start from £490,000 - £2,000.000.
If you have always dreamed of building your own home, look no further. Cookswood have seven property designs to choose from whether you are looking for a cosy cottage or lavish house exterior they will guide you through the process to create your dream home, with opulence, functionality and diversity at the heart of everything they do.
The properties themselves are individually designed from a traditional barn through to a modern luxury villa , each offering a perfect home from home that combines modern architecture with the great outdoors. There are a wide selection of freehold plots and property types to choose from which enables buyers to create their 'Grand Design' all set in Somerset's best kept secret. Cookswood offers something for everyone from the quintessential woodland retreat to the jaw dropping architect designed modern villa with elevated lake views.
The founder dreamed of creating a community that allows both people and wildlife to thrive. Whilst once a dream this has come to fruition in this family run business where sustainability, luxury and creativity are key.
As a resident you will have access to private facilities, including a luxury spa with indoor pool, state of the art gym with personal trainers and exercise classes, stables with horse riding and livery, organic farm shop and café, fine dining restaurant and bar. For those looking for something a little more energetic there will be a tennis court, 9 hole golf course, football pitch and various water sports including paddle boarding on the clear mineral lake with private beach. Last but not least there will be an abundance of activities to entertain the children, from children’s club, woodland tree house, zip wires and nature study centre ,cycleways and bridleways all of which are enclosed within this private gated estate with 24-hour security and concierge.
Cooswood use sustainable construction practices from engineer designed structural foundations, steel works, walls and roofs. The cladding on the outside of the properties will be a combination of locally sourced natural stone and sustainable Siberian Larch. Each property benefits from fully insulated floors and walls with underfloor heating powered by state-of the-art air sourced heat pumps. Your home will have double glazed windows set in powdered aluminium frames, steel guttering and downpipes which will be linked to a fully automated rainwater harvesting system. On some property designs you can choose to incorporate solar panels where you can utilise the sun's natural energy, these are linked to your heating system making your home both economical to run and environmentally friendly.
The estate is situated in the charming village of Stoke St Michael , set within ancient woodlands. Stoke St. Michael is a village and civil parish which lies in the Mendip Hills an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated between the Georgian City of Bath (16 miles) and the Cathedral City of Wells (10 miles). This traditional village surrounded by picturesque countryside and boasts amenities that include a medieval church set within ancient churchyard, primary school, village shop and excellent village pub. The surrounding towns offer an extensive range of independent shops, boutiques. Babington House (12 miles) part of the Soho House Group is also nearby.
The Georgian City of Bath offers an array of cultural and recreational facilities and is famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture, boutique shops, festivals and fine dining. The fashionable Market town of Bruton lies just 20 minutes south east and has become famous for its Michelin starred restaurant ‘Osip’, independent boutiques and art galleries including the renowned Hauser and Wirth.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including All Hallows, Downside, Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Kings Bruton, Sexey's with further schooling in Bath. There is also a well-regarded primary school within the village of Stoke St. Michael.
Bath and Bristol are within easy commuting distance with Frome, Bath and Castle Cary all offering a good mainline rail service to London Paddington. Bristol International airport is just 21 miles away.