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.
- Cottage527 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
The Summerhouse Property nr Glastonbury - a perfect rural retreat for two, set in private garden with country views across to The Tor
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- Jul 16, 2018
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 West Pennard
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A very lovely place
We spent 2 weeks in the Summerhouse.It was very comfortable, clean,had everything we needed.The garden is beautiful.Caroline Wood is a charming lady,always helpful and very kind.We will certainly try to return to the Summerhouse this year.
Ideal Country bolt hole
Modern and clean with all you need to enjoy your stay. The quiet location and modern environment added to our relaxed and enjoyable holiday in Somerset.
Very high spec. We appreciated the care and thoughtfulness shown by Caroline, the owner.
We had a lovely time and the quality of the property contributed to this. Peaceful and rural setting with everything we needed.
Excellant cottage great location
Lovely little hide away nestled in the countryside. Peace and tranquility- perfect!
A lovely property in a gorgeous location. Clean, tidy and well maintained, with extra goodies that were much appreciated. Would recommend highly!
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Lovely stay. ns.
Willl recommend to any one . Cottage was immaculately clean and had all mod cons.Really enjoyed our stay.
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.
Rates & Availability
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