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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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. It is ideally situated for exploring the South West of England.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston super mare 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 40 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, 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.
Wi-Fi available from May 2014
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 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.
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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13 Sep 2013
"Beautiful cottage in a perfect location"
My partner and I stayed at Rowan Cottage during the Christmas period in order to be close to family who live nearby. We initially chose to stay here due to the location and we were thoroughly impressed during our stay. It's a lovely cottage in beautiful surrounds, was imaculately presented and the owners couldn't do enough for us during our stay. We are from Australia so not familiar with the area we were made to feel very welcome. We will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!
30 Jul 2013
"Cosy cottage in a great location"
After our stay last weekend, me and my boyfriend agreed that this is a great little cottage to stay in. With a quiet location and good links to local shops/sights it was easy to walk around the area a… More
19 Jul 2013
"A winter break for two"
We had a lovely relaxing time at this proerty. We had everything we needed and although the cottage sleeps more we were very cosy with the two of us. The location is very good for attractions and trav… More
16 May 2013
"Awful, not as pictured and dirty"
The room I stayed in had stained brown marks on the sheets, the mattress was so disgusting, the pillow cases were all stained. We had to go to the shop and buy bedding to sleep, and I slept with all… More
1 Oct 2011
"Ideal site for sightseeing but not idyllic setting for R & R"
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!
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