Cognatum has three estates in Somerset, to be found in Taunton, Ilminster and South Petherton. Somerset lies in the heart of the West Country, offering both an ancient heritage and a stunning landscape, with the famous Levels, the Mendip hills, Exmoor and miles of coastline overlooking the Bristol Channel. Rich in myth, the tower-topped Glastonbury sits in the middle of the county, surrounded by the busy towns of Yeovil, Taunton, Wells and Frome. There are many fine houses and gardens in the area, with Montacute House in particular a magnificent example of Elizabethan architecture, and a variety of fascinating local features such as the Wookey Hole caves and a working Victorian paper mill. The M5 connects Somerset with Exeter and Bristol and continues quickly on into the Midlands, and Bristol airport is just a short distance away.