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Glastonbury

Perhaps most famous today as host of an annual music festival, visitors will find that there’s a lot more to the town of Glastonbury, set amongst the beautiful Somerset countryside and with a rich historic legacy which is just waiting to be explored.

Glastonbury is home to a number of historic attractions which have become world-famous. On the outskirts of the town stands the legendary Glastonbury Tor, a hill which has been linked with the legend of King Arthur, in addition to many other mythological tales. Atop the Tor, you will find the remains of the Church of St. Michael, which dates back to the 14th century.

Back in the centre of town, one of the most popular attractions for visitors is Glastonbury Abbey. Although all that remains of the abbey today is ruins, it is still an impressive sight and, like the Tor, the building has strong connections with Arthurian legend.

Not surprisingly, for an area so richly immersed in history, there are a number of interesting museums in Glastonbury and the nearby area. The Somerset Rural Life Museum is home to a number of exhibits which tell the story of farming in the area and is well worth a visit. In nearby Sparkford, the largest collection of classic cars in the UK can be found at the Haynes International Motor Museum.

If museums are not really your thing, you’ll enjoy browsing the town centre, with its many interesting shops and cafes and exploring the tranquil countryside by foot or on bike.

Search for holiday cottages in Glastonbury today and enjoy a fine location surrounded by a wealth of fascinating history and beautiful countryside.
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  • Moor View

    Edgarley, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC667

    This lovely holiday property, adjoining the owners’ house and sharing 20 acres of land, is an idyllic location to get away from the stresses of everyday life. With fantastic views of the famous Glastonbury Tor and views over the Mendips, Moor View provides delightful accommodation for guests of all ages.
    This beautifully presented holiday annex makes a lovely base from which to explore this magnificent location, and it boasts breathtaking views from all of the windows. Moor View is situated only 2 miles from Glastonbury, where guests will find connections with the legendary King Arthur, the Tor and abbey, and home to the renowned Glastonbury music festival. Within a few miles guests can reach Street with its Clarks designer outlet village and the Royal Bath & West Showground. Slightly further afield, guests can explore the city of Wells, with its magnificent abbey and Bishop’s Palace, the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Wookey Hole Caves, Haynes Motor Museum, the city of Bath, Millfield and Cheddar Gorge. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers and cyclists, as it is positioned on the edge of the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With electric fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
    Utility room: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom:
    With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small enclosed garden with decked area, garden furniture and chiminea. Shared 20-acre unspoilt natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the garden.

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  • Betsy Cottage

    Butleigh, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W44202


    Betsy Cottage is a medieval Grade II listed semi-detached cottage which has been beautifully restored. The ancient beams and flagstone floors retain the authentic character and charm of this peaceful and romantic retreat. The large bedroom has an ornate four-poster bed and additionally there is a wonderfully comfortable, working antique copper bath in the bedroom. The living room provides a stunning inglenook fireplace complete with Victorian wood-burning range and bread oven. The outside seating area is within a shared courtyard.

    Glastonbury is a 5-minute drive away, as is Street with its outlet shopping at Clarks Village. Wells is 20 minutes, and Bath and Bristol 50 minutes drive away. The cottage is located in the heart of the conservation village of Butleigh; a charming little village tucked away at the head of the Somerset Levels. Butleigh boasts its own shop, post office and a friendly local pub offering excellent local ales and traditional food. Much of the countryside is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect for countless walks. Horse riding nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom with free-standing copper bath and en-suite toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years, except babes in arms. NB: 3 steps in garden. Neighbouring property is accessed via courtyard garden.

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  • The Copse

    Babcary, Somerton

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: EWD


    Situated in South Somerset, 8 miles from Glastonbury, this attractive, detached, converted barn, set in 20 acres of the owner’s grounds, provides holiday accommodation that is ideally placed to explore this delightful county. This spacious barn with gallieried bedroom is equipped to a high standard. Enjoy the Georgian Heritage city of Bath, explore Glastonbury Tor, Stourhead House and Gardens, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with its scenic coastal walks, fishing, boating and fossil hunting. Nearby are Yeovilton Fleet Air Army Museum, Haynes Motor Museum and many historic houses, including Montacute or Tintinhull. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and French doors. Beamed dining room with wooden floor/kitchen area with stone floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Full underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD/iPod
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Patio with furniture
    • 20 acres of natural unspoilt woodland grounds shared with owner
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Stabling and turn out for four horses

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  • Garden Flat

    Pilton, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    2
    0
    0
    1
    Ref: 68032

    A small but cosy beamed converted barn, adjoining the owner’s 18th-century former farmhouse and greenhouse, standing in a peaceful and secluded garden. Situated on a no-through road on the edge of Pilton village, between the Mendips and Glastonbury, the countryside offers views of Glastonbury Tor and beyond. Within easy reach are Wells Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, Bath, Bristol, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury and Street with Clarks Village (retail factory outlets). Also possible are day trips to Somerset or Dorset coasts, nearby historic houses such as Montacute, Stourhead and Longleat, famous for its safari park. A perfect holiday base. Nearest shops at Shepton Mallet 1½ miles, village PO and pub ½ mile.

    Open sided external steps to entrance: Living/dining room with 1 double bed. 6 steps up to kitchen. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

    NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electricity mini-cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Gardens and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Dairy Barn

    Baltonsborough, Glastonbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: EUT

    This attractive single storey detached barn is peacefully situated in a no through lane just minutes from the village of Baltonsborough. Surrounded by rolling countryside and set in an 8 acre plot, it enjoys glorious views of Glastonbury Tor and beyond. A former cattle shed, it has been beautifully renovated to offer spacious and light accommodation, with oak beams and underfloor heating throughout. It is an ideal holiday base for exploring the attractions nearby, such as the cathedral city of Wells and Cheddar Gorge and Caves. The Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels are perfect for walkers, cyclists and wildlife enthusiasts. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

    Spacious beamed living/dining room with French doors, double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), tiled floor and kitchen area with electric range (for cooking). Double bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    • Electricity, full electric underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Electric range
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • 8-acre private natural grounds
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Little Barn at Rood Cottage

    Butleigh, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43804


    This unusual and quirky barn conversion has many features to delight the occupant. Completely restored by the owner, who has taken great care with the materials used and retained its character, with high ceiling and beams in the living room, exposed stone walls, custom made wooden doors and furniture throughout, a stained glass window, and a galleried area upstairs, for relaxing or alternative sleeping arrangements. Outside there is a seating area, and guests have use of the 9 acres of field in front, which is ideal for dog walking, and there is a paddock available by prior arrangement. Glastonbury is just 5 miles away, with its Abbey and Tor, and unique shops and cafés. Visit Wells, the smallest city in the UK with a magnificent cathedral, Bishops Palace and medieval streets and buildings. Cheddar Gorge offers climbing, walking and caving, and the Roman city of Bath is within a short drive. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. First floor: Galleried with sofa bed and seating area.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer in outbuilding. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 9-acre natural grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Big Barn at Rood Cottage

    Butleigh, Glastonbury

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: ETW

    This stunning, 18th-century barn has been painstakingly restored using traditional building methods such as lime rendered walls and exposing the original stone walls and timbers, yet has been refurbished with contemporary and stylish design features. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it offers unique holiday accommodation. Clarks Village designer outlet is at Street; for walkers and cyclists there are the Somerset Levels, The Mendip and Quantock Hills and many public footpaths. The cathedral city of Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole Papermill and Caves and the Roman spa city of Bath are other places to visit. Glastonbury 5 miles. Shop and pubs ¼ mile.

    Large living/dining room with oak floor. Large kitchen with electric/gas range (for cooking), breakfast area and stone floor. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with additional day bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Electricity/gas range included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Down House Cottages - Upside Down Cottage

    Meare, near Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 18104

    Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool (May to Sept)

    These well-presented, unusual and comfortable holiday properties consist of a self-contained, ground floor wing of the owner’s detached, 19th-century home, set within its own grounds, and a detached cottage, set within the owner’s grounds. They have been lovingly converted from former farm buildings, and are surrounded by fields and countryside, which abound with wild life and bird life. Located adjacent to a working farm, this is an excellent, quiet location to explore and enjoy the diversity of attractions in the area.
    Set in Meare on the beautiful Somerset levels, within easy driving of Glastonbury, renowned for its annual music festival and legendary Tor. Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Ham Wall RSPB Reserve and excellent walking on the Mendip Hills are also an easy drive. Enjoy a great day out to the historical, Regency spa town of Bath with its Roman spa bath, or visit the stately home of Longleat, home of Lord Bath and its safari park. Visit Stourhead Gardens (NT) and the traditional seaside resorts of Burnham on Sea, Brean Down and Weston Super Mare with their sandy beaches, ideal for sand surfing.
    Local activities include a leisure centre in Wells, 5 miles, golf courses, cycling and a retail factory shopping outlet, 3 miles. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    Oil central heating included. DVD. CD. Courtyard garden and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool (9.1m x 4.6m; depth 0.9m to 1.8m), open May-September on request. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Both properties refs 18104 and 19586 can be booked together to accommodate 8 people.

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  • The Old Cowshed

    Hornblotton, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W44199


    Converted into a spacious, light and airy holiday property, this former old dairy, adjacent to the owner’s home at Rectory Farm, is surrounded by fields with sheep and rolling countryside. It offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat, yet is situated just off the A37, providing ample opportunities to explore the many attractions within Somerset. The nearest town is Castle Cary, 5 miles, famous for its Round House, an old town lock-up. Somerton, 6 miles, is allegedly an ancient capital of Wessex and Shepton Mallet has a 50ft market cross dating from 1500. Glastonbury, a thriving market town and a major tourist venue, is 10 miles away. Visit Glastonbury Tor, the abbey and its spiritual essence within the town, and the annual Glastonbury Festival which takes place in nearby Pilton. Street is home to a famous shoe industry and is now well known for its designer outlet shopping complex, Clarks Village. Yeovil town has pedestrian precincts, a wide variety of shops and a number of weekly markets. Spend a day in Wells, England’s smallest city, which is not only a fantastic market town but includes the magnificent cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and gardens. Slightly further afield is Sherborne with its castle, and Cheddar, famous not only for its cheese but also the caves and gorge. Other attractions include Haynes Motor Museum, 6 miles, Yeovilton Naval Air Museum, 10 miles, Bath and West Showground, 7 miles, and National Trust houses such as Lytes Cary and Tintinhull, and Montacute, the location for the TV series ’Wolf Hall’. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court. Welcome pack. Pet welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking.

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  • Somerton Court Lodges - Cedar Lodge

    Somerton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC289


    In the ancient capital of Wessex and central Somerset, The Coach House and Cedar Lodge both accommodate four guests, and adjoin the owners’ Grade II listed mansion. Ideally situated for exploring this delightful county, the centre of Somerton is easily accessible on foot. There’s much to enjoy in all directions; for guests with a thirst for knowledge there’s the Fleet Air Arm Museum or the popular historic Haynes Motor Car Museum, with its vast collection of classic cars. Within easy driving distance is Clarks Village, the famous Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole and Caves, the enchanting Glastonbury Tor and of course the city of Wells’ stunning cathedral with its Bishops Palace.

    For a relaxing day out or a trip back in time, maybe the West Somerset Steam Railway will fit the bill, as it chugs its way through some of the most delightful countryside in Somerset. Along with many historic houses, such as Montacute House and Gardens and Forde Abbey and Gardens to name a few, you will certainly not be short of attractions to visit. Further afield, the spa city of Bath features prominent Roman baths, museums and shops, and if you’re heading southward into Dorset, there are a number of traditional seaside resorts scattered along the Jurassic Coast, such as Lyme Regis, West Bay and Weymouth.

    For those who’d rather stay a little closer to home, there are many picturesque country walks, golf nearby, fishing and some warm and welcoming village pubs to wine and dine in. Beach 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Cedar Lodge (ref UKC289) and The Coach House (ref 28884) can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    1 step down to...
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
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    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Biomass central heating included.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large, shared garden with patio, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Swallows Rest

    Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 25378

    Ideally located on a main route, 3 miles from Glastonbury, this single-storey renovated barn sits amongst 5 acres of natural orchard landscape. A substantial wooden stock/dog proof fence erected to the rear of the barn ensures a great degree of privacy for guests. It is an excellent holiday base from which to explore the diverse and unique county of Somerset. Glastonbury is steeped in folklore and legend, with its abbey and tor, and nearby Wells is England’s smallest city with a magnificent 13th-century cathedral and medieval buildings. This is a haven for walkers and cyclists, with five ranges of hills. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity included (£50per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Private patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • The Cottage

    Hartlake, near Glastonbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29739


    This former hayloft barn dates back to the 17th century, is attached to the owners’ farmhouse, and is conveniently situated just off the A39, approximately 2 miles from the centre of Glastonbury. This comfortable holiday cottage has been restored and renovated to a good standard, keeping much of its original charm and character with exposed stone walls and a flagstone floor in the kitchen. The pretty garden has a river running just behind the hedge, and a national cycle path and footpath pass through the grounds. There are many interesting attractions and places to visit nearby including Glastonbury which is well known for its King Arthur legends, the Tor, the Abbey and the annual music festival. Wells is England’s smallest city set around a cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace. Wookey Hole has spectacular show caves and family attractions, and Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s grandest limestone ravine, carved through the Mendips. Enjoy a nostalgic trip into the age of steam on the West Somerset railway; and the Fleet Air Museum has Europe’s largest naval collection of aircraft. The coastal resorts of Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare are an easy drive away, as are the cities of Bath and Bristol. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: River in garden, 100 yards.

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