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Excellent 5/5 29 reviews

Moonstone Cottage by candlelight

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 30km

UTTERLY SCRUMPTIOUS MOONSTONE COTTAGE in central Glastonbury offers ambient and rustic accommodation wtih log burner, candles plus all mod cons such as central heating, dishwasher, music system with ipod dock and digital TV. There is a library of books and DVD's for all ages and interests. Free WIFI.

Superb views of Glastonbury Tor and the beautiful and peaceful grounds of Glastonbury Abbey. Within short walking distance of all sights and the High Street. Moonstone Cottage has a wonderful atmosphere, it is very cosy, clean and welcoming, offering all you could ever wish for during your stay in Glastonbury. Enjoy a drink or a meal on the raised stone terrace at the end of the gardens which overlooks the Abbey grounds. St John's Church tower (in the High Street) and Abbey ruins are visible across the Abbey Grounds in the winter, when the views are spectacular. Cleanliness Guaranteed.

FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION

Two bedroomed ambient accommodation - 1 x double, 1 x twin bunk, plus double sofa bed in lounge.

Flexible Accommodation for 1-4 (max 6, at a push!). Ideal for couples or families. Sleeps 4 in comfort and individual beds.

LOUNGE

Rustic lounge with thick walls, wood burner and plenty of candles. Comfortable furniture and cosy atmosphere with all mod cons at your finger tips.

The wall between the lounge and kitchen was once the boundary of the Abbey grounds. The Victorians extended this row of cottages, added gardens and built a new wall at the end of the garden. The sofa leans against the original Abbey boundary today.

EXTRAS

DVDs, books and toys available. 26" flat screen digital TV with DVD player. Digital Radio. Stereo system and a selection of music CDs. Local information & maps provided, postcards and greeting cards available for purchase. Wireless broadband provided.

KITCHEN

The kitchen is so well equipped, we doubt you will find it lacking in anything. Containers and thermos bottle available for your picnics, and a shopping bag on wheels should you be car-less. Dishwasher, fridge & freezer, fan oven, microwave, electric hand blender, coffee maker, coffee percolator, cafetiere, tea pots, cheese slicers etc.

GARDEN

Beautiful garden, two private suntrap patios, lawns and benches, grapevines and roses. Beyond the old stone wall at the end of the garden lie the stunning grounds of Glastonbury Abbey. Relax on the raised stone terrace at the end of the garden, overlooking the Abbey Grounds, listen to the ducks quacking by the ponds. In summer the views over the duck pond are leafy and green, in autumn and winter the views over the Abbey grounds are quite spectacular. The 1st floor bathroom and 2nd bedroom overlook the Abbey grounds.

LOCATION

We are situated across the road from the Rural Life Museum, and 4 minutes walk from the Chalice Well Gardens and footpaths to the Tor, within walking distance of all attractions and the High Street.

PRIVATE PARKING

We pride ourselves on CLEANLINESS.

SHOE-LESS cottage, slippers provided.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Weston-Super-Mare 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 35 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary 20 km
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

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage was sympathetically restored in 2010. The upstairs has white painted floor boards and rugs, the stairs and lounge are carpeted and the kitchen has an easy clean hard floor. The conservatory has a terracotta tiled floor.

I suffer from dust allergy, so you are assured of a high standard of cleanliness. Both the vacuum for guest use and our own has advanced Hepa filtration, and mattress protector covers are aired between each guest and frequently washed! Pillows are synthetic, duvets are 'like down' Microfibre. The double bed has a lush memory foam topper (received much praise). If you prefer 100% cotton sheets, just ask (we use both mixtures and pure cotton ones).

We have recently moved next door so are available at any hour if you need us. Moonstone Cottage has a very special atmosphere, and people say 'it's the sort of place one never wants to leave'.

Further details outdoors

The garden is divided into three sections, first the patio by the kitchen and conservatory, then lawns, shrubs, roses, benches, and finally (through the grapevine arch, the third section with a raised stone terrace, seating and patio heater overlooking the stunning Abbey Grounds.

There is a log shed, logs are available for purchase during autumn and winter. You can bring your own, but only seasoned hardwood logs are accepted firewood. The Norwegian Jotul Wood Stove is so efficient, it heats up the whole cottage. There is central heating as well, and the cottage is toasty and warm even during the severe cold snaps we've had in 2011 and 2012. Some of our guests prefer to use only the wood burner, and some prefer to use only the central heating. It's up to you.

The West Country region

The West of England is a major holiday destination, offering the best of British countryside along with delightful towns and seaside resorts.

Glastonbury

Glastonbury has long served as the Mecca of the British Isles, representing all faiths and traditions, an eclectic and interesting town, steeped in history, myth and legend. Allegedly the burial place of King Arthur (just accross the stone wall at the end of the garden of Moonstone Cottage), at Glastonbury Abbey. Glastonbury Abbey was once the largest and most important in the British Isles, and a place of pilgrimage.

Before the sea water was pumped off the levels to provide fertile agricultural land, Glastonbury was 'The Isle of Avalon', lower parts of this town were once under water. Glastonbury Tor is the famous landmark of the area, visible from afar accross the level landscape of Somerset. Tthe Chalice Well gardens and Rural Life Museum are major visitor attractions, and Glastonbury High Street is lined with cafes, restaurants and quirky shops. The cathedral City of Wells lies just 5 miles away, and shoppers will delight in the variety offered by nearby Clarks Village in the town of Street.

Last but not least - in addition to being eclectic, cosmopolitan, unusul and quirky, Glastonbury is a wonderfully friendly town.

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Review 1-10 of 29

28 Jun 2014

5/5

"Charming cottage in great location"

Moonstone cottage is a lovely and special place to be. It is well-equipped and has a calm atmosphere. The garden is attractive and overlooks the Abbey park. The cottage is in walking distance of th… More

12 Jun 2014

5/5

"Moonstruck at Moonstone"

I went for a spiritual recharge and writing holiday and Moonstone cottage was the perfect venue. It feels very cozy and comfortable. It is clean and has every sort of amenity that you might look for… More

Your review is most gratefully received, thank you. We are in suspense about reading your finished book....best seller in the making, we believe! As for the weather button, we are working on it... We hope to have the chance to welcome you at Moonstone again. Blessings for every aspect of the journey.

23 May 2014

5/5

"Absolutely gorgeous place to stay"

What can I say but to echo others' reviews. It is a lovely, peaceful, clean place to stay. The garden is just divine, and the cottage quirky, quiet and interesting. Katarina is really lovely a… More

Thank you very much for this! It was so lovely to meet you all and we are absolutely delighted you appreciated your stay! Blessings.

20 May 2014

5/5

"Relaxing, comfortable, beautiful and well-located"

I highly recommend Moonstone Cottage to anyone looking for a super convenient, very comfortable, well-equipped and beautiful place to stay in Glastonbury. Just moments from the Tor and a short walk to… More

Thank you so much! What can we say but express our delight at learning you appreciated your stay at Moonstone Cottage. Smiley face and happy days.

15 Apr 2014

5/5

"Beautiful Cottage"

Stayed in cottage for weekend with friends, Katarina has thought of everything and nothing is too much trouble. Great location to walk into town and we also walked up the Tor. Great garden to sit in a… More

Thank you for reviewing Moonstone Cottage! We are happy you had a good stay and enjoyed meeting you all.

13 Mar 2014

5/5

"A special cottage in a special location"

We thoroughly enjopyed our stay here and for so many reasons.Firstly all the practicalities. Everything we needed was provided - kitchen equipment, entertainment saystems for audio and visual, wi-fi t… More

What a lovely review you have written. Thank you! It is very helpful that you have specified what you appreciated exactly. This is beneficial for potential guests as reviews don't always give many details - more the general feel of the cottage. It was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you again!

13 Dec 2013

5/5

"Perfect cottage, location and host!"

My wife and I stayed at this lovely cottage with our two young kids for 3 nights. Everything was perfect. Katarina was lovely and very welcoming on our arrival and the cottage had everything that you … More

We are most grateful for your lovely comments, pleased you and the children enjoyed it. Lovely to meet you. Thanks a million and Festive Season's Greetings!

12 Nov 2013

5/5

"Cosy, Comfortable Cottage with Beautiful Energy"

We loved staying at Moonstone Cottage and would readily stay there again. Katarina is so helpful and friendly. Everything we needed was well catered for. This cottage is in a great position close to a… More

Thank you! It would be wonderful if C makes it back to Moonstone to write her book. And yes, Glastonbury needs a second by-pass (there is already one from the Wells direction) to route traffic away from some of its most historic parts! It was really lovely to meet you all and we are pleased you had a good stay. Blessings

2 Nov 2013

5/5

"Everything and more!"

A truly wonderful base to explore the magical Glastonbury and surrounded areas from. Just a 5 minute walk from the Tor, Chalice Well and the town. The cottage was beautifully furnished and at the en… More

Aaaw! Thank you very much! We look forward to seeing you again and so is Axel. Blessings.

19 Oct 2013

5/5

"Unbelievable, Just like home but better!"

This is the second time we have stayed at a property owned and operated by Katarina. The cottage is amazing, location brilliant. We will be back for sure and I can't wait to return! This is a tru… More

Thank you for this - how we cherish surprise guest reviews!! You last stayed in our London property some years ago (sold to enable purchase of Moonstone Cottage). It was such a great pleasure to be able to accommodate you again and no small miracle you managed to fit Glastonbury and Moonstone Cottage (all the way from Down Under) into your busy itinerary.

Review 1-10 of 29

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