Cookswood Quarry
Benton Lane, Leigh Upon Mendip, BA3 5JT
Ref No. 7436
For Sale

Location 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 enthusiasts. 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.

Size 84.5000 acres
(34.1959 hectares)

Description 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 activities.


• 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.

Property Type Land, Leisure

Property Contacts:

  • John Kinsey
    +44 (0)139 242 9309
  • Michael Easton +44 (0)139 242 9381
  • Audrey Moore-Haine +44 (0) 139 242 9314
Property Location:


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