About the home
Rowan Cottage is a three bedroom Victorian terrace cottage holiday accommodation in Glastonbury Somerset, set well back from the road with ample off road parking. Situated on the outskirts of Glastonbury, Somerset, it is within walking distance, or short bus ride of the High Street, Abbey Ruins, Rural Life Museum and Glastonbury Tor.
Within easy reach of Wells and its historic cathedral; the factory shopping outlets in Clarks Village, Street; the Mendips with their show caves at Cheddar and Wookey Hole; the reed beds on the Somerset levels famous for its bird watching and the Glastonbury festival at Pilton.
Within an hours drive of Bath and Bristol; Taunton Somerset’s County Town; Exmoor; The Quantocks and the Beaches at Western-Super-Mare.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Weston super mare, 40km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.7km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Rowan Cottage has been refurbished with fixtures and fittings of a high standard with gas central heating and a real flame gas fire.
The kitchen is well fitted and equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker and hob, toaster, kettle. Plates, cutlery, glasses, cooking utensils are all provided. A freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer are provided in the utility.
The sitting room has colour TV with freeview and a DVD player and the dining area with antique table and chairs for six.
There is a family shower room with shower, sink and w.c.
The master bedroom has a double bed and full length mirrored wardrobe and chest of draws.
The second bedroom also has a double bed wardrobe and chest of draws.
The third bedroom has bunk beds.
Although Ideal for 6, additional sleeping for two guests can be provided in the form of 2 foldout armchairs which can be made up into two single or a double bed in the sun lounge or sitting room.
Further details outdoors:
French windows lead from a small sun lounge onto the fully enclosed south facing rear patio area, a quiet sheltered place, with its collection of mature pot plants. A great place to relax and with its BBQ, hammock and table and chairs, it is ideal for eating out on summer evenings.
The front of the property is planted with mature and many unusual and scented plants with something to see all year.
There is ample off-road parking.
Sheets and towels are provided.
We don’t accept pets and the cottage is non smoking, although smoking is permitted in the patio area.
Unfortunately the property is not suitable for people with severe physical disabilities as all of the bedrooms are upstairs.
The West Country / Somerset region
Somerset is the Gateway to the West Country with fantastic countryside including Exmoor, The Mendips and Quantocks and the Beaches by Weston-Super-Mare.
The Glastonbury area
Overlooking Glastonbury is the famous Glastonbury Tor, a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years. In the centre of the town are the remains of the Abbey, with the grave of King Arthur. Tradition has it that Jesus visited and Joseph of Arimathaea brought the Holy Grail to Glastonbury, building an early church here. A town with an ancient history Glastonbury is the associated with the saints Patrick, Dunstan, Benedict, David and Bridget.
Nowadays Glastonbury attracts many diverse pilgrims as well as becoming the centre of New Age philosophies and alternative therapies and unique opportunities for quiet reflection at the Chalice Well, it also attracts visitors to the famous Glastonbury Festival, the extravaganza in the Abby, the illuminated carnival, bird watching on the moors, the show caves at Cheddar and Wookey Hole, the Cathedral in neighbouring Wells and much more. People visit Glastonbury from all over the world over, recognising its unique place in history and mythology.
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Activities near Glastonbury
Rural / countryside retreats
16 Mar 2012
Good easy directions to the cottage with parking for two vehicles. Not so far out of town that we could not walk back after an evening out. We were told that there was a back route over the field to... more
01 Oct 2011
The photographs of Rowan Cottage on the website coupled with the intriguing 'treasure hunt' directions suggest a hidden rural retreat, whereas the property is actually situated on an unlovely stretch of main road and backs on to an industrial estate. Having said that, it is quiet and very conveniently placed to explore Glastonbury, which is perfect if you are a New Ager or an aging hippy, into magic, crystals or alternative therapies. It is also within easy reach of a number of other suitably touristy sites, including Wells, Bath and - dare I mention it - the retail outlet at Street., which is a useful option for rainy days as it is covered. If you've got a good deal of money to spare, you can also go to Cheddar Gorge and Wooky Hole; we took the scenic route to avoid the huge entrance fees, which also meant avoiding the crowds while enjoying spectacular views. Somerset is always a delight, whether you're seeking sorcery, scenery or scrumpy, so anywhere that allows ease of access and an opportunity for exploration has to score points. On a more prosaic note, it is also only a few miles from a large supermarket in Wells for the weekly shop.
As described on the website, it is a Victorian cottage with all the charm that entails: a delightful old-fashioned garden leading to the front door, a quaint feel to the rooms, especially the peaceful sunroom looking on to the patio garden. Unfortunately, it also has some of the drawbacks you might expect of a house of that period, for example a large damp patch in the corner of the staircase, a colony of persistent spiders (and their ensuing webs) and a slightly musty, dusty feel on arrival. In fact, the first thing we did was scrub and polish; we are not picky clean-freaks (by any stretch!), but the thick layer of dust in the living-room and bedrooms and the sticky cupboards in the kitchen were a bit much even for us! To be fair, this was easy as the owners had generously left all the cleaning products discarded by previous tenants. They had also thoughtfully provided some tea, coffee, milk and sugar and a wide variety of books to read - a welcoming touch. The kitchen was well-equipped with good quality gadgets, including an extremely efficient dishwasher, so cooking was a pleasure. Similarly, the utility room, accessed through the patio garden, had an excellent washing-machine, dryer and freezer. By contrast, both double beds and mattresses were poor quality and uncomfortable, so we all ended up with backaches.
However, our main issue with Rowan Cottage was that we were always worried we were going to lose our £100.00 deposit by staining the white sofa covers and cushions, scratching the polished antique dining table or breaking the glass placemats and coasters. This, plus the dire warnings that we were not to disturb the neighbours by making any noise after 11 pm, meant that it wasn't as relaxing a holiday as it might have been. I emphatically wouldn't recommend it to a family with young children or a group of friends out for a good time!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter 12/13||19 Nov 12||24 Mar 13||£ 225||-||-||1 Month|
|Winter 13/14||18 Nov 13||30 Mar 14||£ 225||-||-||1 Month|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Autumn||29 Oct 12||19 Nov 12||£ 410||£ 75||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Winter 12/13||19 Nov 12||25 Mar 13||£ 350||£ 75||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Spring||25 Mar 13||29 Apr 13||£ 400||£ 80||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Late Spring||29 Apr 13||3 Jun 13||£ 410||£ 80||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Early Summer||3 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 490||£ 86||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Summer||1 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||2 Sep 13||30 Sep 13||£ 460||£ 85||£ 100||2 Nights|
|Autum||30 Sep 13||18 Nov 13||£ 410||£ 80||£ 90||2 Nights|
|Winter 13/14||18 Nov 13||30 Mar 14||£ 350||£ 75||£ 85||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
20% deposit required within 3 days of booking.
Min 5 day rental over bank holiday weekends, Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury Carnival and Goddess Festival .
June-September 4 days or less can be reserved, but only booked within 2 weeks of arrival date.
please enquire about 28 day lets.
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