Benton Lane, Leigh Upon Mendip, BA3 5JT, Somerset, , South West
The 84.5 acre former limestone Quarry is situated in one
of the most picturesque settings of Somerset, the Mendip
Hills, widely recognised for its stunning countryside and
prehistoric landscape features and popular with outdoor
The holiday retreat will have excellent access to the popular
destinations of Bath and Bristol, being 9.5miles and 14 miles
away respectively, which is a major draw for family and
private visitors, yet located away from the hustle and bustle
of the popular tourist towns. The area boasts a wide array of
world famous attractions, including the Hauser & Writh art
gallery, Bruton, underground caves of Cheddar and Wookey
Hole, Roman Baths of Bath and Longleat Safari Park to name
just a few.
Major communications are easily accessible; the A303 is
within a 30 minute drive, providing access to London. The
A367 provides a route giving access to Bristol and Bath. The
A39 provides communication to the M5. Mainline railway
stations are situated at Castle Cary and Bath, both providing
a service route to London Paddington. Bristol International
Airport operates regular services to many European cities
and some transatlantic routes.
Cookswood Quarry provides an opportunity for investors and
developers to benefit from the ever expanding UK holiday
market. Once developed, the site will form one of the leading
rural retreat destinations in Europe.
Quarrying ceased in 1989 and the site has been left to
naturally restore mixed woodland and lakes.
The Holiday Retreat has been carefully designed to be
sympathetic with its sensitive surroundings, as well as providing
a secluded retreat and a wide selection of on-site recreational
• 143 holiday chalets (14 fully wheelchair accessible)
• Swimming pool and spa
• Lakeside restaurant
• Nature study centre and nature trails
• Reception building and shop
• Recreational lake including sand beach
• Sport facilities and play areas
The local planning authority is Mendip District Council.
Mendip District Countil, Customer Services, Cannards Grave Road
Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5BT
Application number 067818/010
Rateable value to be assessed.
Property is available freehold in its entirety with the benefit of planning.
Strictly by appointment by the sole agents.