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Summerhouse In Beautiful Somerset Countryside With Views Of Glastonbury Tor

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Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset, England - The Summerhouse Holiday Cottage In Glastonbury Is The Perfect Rural Getaway

Set in the beautiful Somerset countryside with views of Glastonbury Tor, The Summerhouse is the perfect rural getaway. With countryside walks and cycle routes on your doorstep, The Summerhouse is perfectly placed for visitors to Somerset looking to explore the local area. Located close to Glastonbury and the historical Cathedral city of Wells, there are many and varied attractions to visit from traditional cider making to majestic heritage sites.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Caroline Wood
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017

About Caroline Wood

Caroline is a photographer focusing mainly on weddings and portraits. Her family have lived in Somerset for over thirty years. She enjoys the garden, the countryside and walking the dog!

Caroline Wood purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Caroline Wood chose Mendip (Glastonbury)

Somerset is a beautiful county with great variety. It offers great contrasts from the wild, flat areas of the levels and Exmoor to the higher grounds of The Mendips, The Quantocks and The Blackdown Hills. It has picturesque villages and wonderfully remote country lanes but not far away are the cities of Bath and Bristol with their own history and sites to see. In Somerset the pace of life can seem slower and the climate gentle. It is a rural county with many diverse industries, be it cider making, basket weaving or cheese!

What makes this cottage unique

The property is in a peaceful location backing onto lovely countryside with walks from the doorstep. It is close by many places of interest, most especially Glastonbury with The Tor and ruined Abbey and the city of Wells with its magnificent Cathedral, Bishops Palace and Vicar's Close. This area of Somerset offers exciting landscapes like Cheddar Gorge and Ebbor Gorge and Burrington Combe. There are country houses and beautiful gardens to visit. The famous Stourhead is close by so too Lytes Cary and Montacute House. Then there is the completely different landscape of the Somerset Levels rich in History and wild life. It is a land of myths and legends and it is a county famous for its Cheddar cheese, its cider, its caves and its carnivals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A peaceful idyll. Everything you could wish for in a country retreat.



A perfect haven - every detail thought of - the bottle of Pinot Grigio went down a treat!



Twice in one year - shows what a lovely holiday hideaway The Summerhouse is!
Oct 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

A peaceful idyll. Everything you could wish for in a country retreat.



A perfect haven - every detail thought of - the bottle of Pinot Grigio went down a treat!



Twice in one year - shows what a lovely holiday hideaway The Summerhouse is!
Oct 2014
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7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect retreat for a quiet new year

  • 5 of 5

The Summer House was even better in th flesh than the pictures and I was impressed with the photos!

As many guests before us said, Caroline has put a lot of thought to every detail which made it a beautiful holiday destination.

I was a little apprehensive booking a summer house for 30.12.16-2.1.17 due to temperature but the underfloor heating was so luxurious and cosy we were fine!

We could not fault it at all and would love to be back again soon.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous summerhouse in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely lovely stay at the summerhouse recently, would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Summerhouse

  • 5 of 5

The Summerhouse was perfect , the holiday property you always hope to find but seldom do . We spent a wonderful week exploring Somerset and even the weather was great .

The Summerhouse is set in lovely gardens and is screened from the main house .

Caroline was a wonderful host and we recommend this property without hesitation .

The local pub is only a few minutes walk away and serves very good food .

Thank you Caroline .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

clean, calm and restful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 4 days at Caroline's Summerhouse and loved everything about our stay. The interior is stylish and practical, equipped with all you would need for your stay. Loved it's proximity to Glastonbury where we met friends to eat at great restaurants, Gigi's Pizzeria being a favourite. The surrounding countryside was beautiful and Caroline has created an oasis of a garden which we loved sitting in at the end of the day.Caroline was on hand to answer our questions about the local area. The Summerhouse is a little gem which we shall return to and recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Lovely space

  • 5 of 5

Caroline has created a lovely, light space, which is comfortable, homely and a pleasure to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Lovely stay at The Summerhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent holiday at the Summerhouse near Glastonbury. The summerhouse was lovely, clean and peaceful with all the mod cons to make it a memorable break.... thank you Caroline!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

From the Owner

Somerset is a beautiful county with great variety. It offers great contrasts from the wild, flat areas of the levels and Exmoor to the higher grounds of The Mendips, The Quantocks and The Blackdown Hills. It has picturesque villages and wonderfully remote country lanes but not far away are the cities of Bath and Bristol with their own history and sites to see. In Somerset the pace of life can seem slower and the climate gentle. It is a rural county with many diverse industries, be it cider making, basket weaving or cheese!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 26 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Red Lion in the village Nearest Ferry : Southampton at 70 Miles Nearest Golf : There are several. For example Wells Golf Club. at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Castle Cary at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 16 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Red Lion + others in Glastonbury Nearest Ski : - Nearest Beach : Burnham-on-Sea at 20 Miles Car: recommended

There is a wealth of things to see and do in the area, whether it be the city life of Bath and Bristol, with the cathedral city of Wells on your doorstep, or the quieter interests of the beautiful surrounding countryside, offering lots of walking and cycling opportunities. There are a number of National Trust properties nearby and Nature Reserves with an abundance of bird and wildlife. There are places of historical interest and the stunning Jurassic coastline of Dorset to visit as well as the seaside towns from Minehead to Weston-super-Mare along the Bristol Channel. There is Cheddar famed for its caves and for the magnificent Cheddar Gorge and the less well known Burrington Combe and Deer Leap with the annual horse fair, in August, up at Priddy village. Cider making and basketry, from locally grown willow, are traditional crafts, and the area is home to many artists and craftsmen who showcase their work, often exhibiting in the annual Somerset Art Week held over two weeks in the Autumn. November is carnival time - one of the largest carnivals in Europe -

Travel:

If you are travelling without a car and so relying on public transport - The Summerhouse is very close to a bus route and the bus stop just a couple of hundred yards from the property.

The nearest railway station is Castle Cary - a twenty minute drive away.

The nearest airport is Bristol - about a 50 minute / 26 mile drive.

Car hire is available at this airport.

Distances:

The Summerhouse is situated in West Pennard, a small village approximately 3 miles east of Glastonbury and just a 20 minute drive to the cathedral city of Wells.

You can walk to The Tor across country on public footpaths from the property. It is a round trip of about 90 minutes.

The Summerhouse is also situated less than 10 minutes from the Glastonbury Festival site.

Further Details:

There is a pub in the village, serving food and just 400 metres from the property.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£138
for 2 nights
From
£69
From
£73
Fri,Sat
£295
 
 
Valentines
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£146
for 2 nights
From
£73
From
£77
Fri,Sat
£325
 
 
Early Spring
20 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£138
for 2 nights
From
£69
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£305
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£375
 
 
Spring
18 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
From
£77
From
£82
Fri,Sat,Sun
£365
 
 
Late Spring
26 May 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£385
 
 
Early Summer
6 Jun 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
Glastonbury
21 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
 
 
Summer
26 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£246
for 3 nights
From
£82
From
£87
Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 
 
Late Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£261
for 3 nights
From
£87
From
£92
Fri,Sat,Sun
£525
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£140
for 2 nights
From
£70
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£370
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner


Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible. For week and weekend bookings it is usually Friday. We also do 4 night stays from Monday to Friday.
Please contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The property is in a peaceful location backing onto lovely countryside with walks from the doorstep. It is close by many places of interest, most especially Glastonbury with The Tor and ruined Abbey and the city of Wells with its magnificent Cathedral, Bishops Palace and Vicar's Close. This area of Somerset offers exciting landscapes like Cheddar Gorge and Ebbor Gorge and Burrington Combe. There are country houses and beautiful gardens to visit. The famous Stourhead is close by so too Lytes Cary and Montacute House. Then there is the completely different landscape of the Somerset Levels rich in History and wild life. It is a land of myths and legends and it is a county famous for its Cheddar cheese, its cider, its caves and its carnivals.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite wet room to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, wc and washbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: There is a large garden which you may use, as well as a seating area with views of Glastonbury Tor. There is enough outdoor seating to seat four people. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included and can be changed/cleaned at your request.

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