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Summerhouse In Beautiful Somerset Countryside With Views Of Glastonbury Tor

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

Caroline Wood
Member since: 2014
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 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 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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Glastonbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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
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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Summerhouse In Beautiful Somerset Countryside With Views Of Glastonbury Tor
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 18 reviews

Lovely little hide away nestled in the countryside. Peace and tranquility- perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property in a gorgeous location. Clean, tidy and well maintained, with extra goodies that were much appreciated. Would recommend highly!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Excellant cottage great location

  • 5 of 5

Very Good

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely stay. ns.

  • 5 of 5

Willl recommend to any one . Cottage was immaculately clean and had all mod cons.Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bright, modern, clean and well-equipped

  • 4 of 5

Great location - rural and quiet but very convenient for visiting Glastonbury and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Caroline (the owner) was very welcoming, there were lots of nice touches to the Summerhouse. Very peaceful setting with lovely garden over looking fields and a view of Glastonbury Tor. Great place to explore Somerset towns and countryside.

Would highly recommend to a couple wanting a peaceful break.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Beuatiful accomodation, dog friendly and a lovely host

  • 5 of 5

This was our Wedding event and we wanted somewhere nearby that was self contained/catering but not too far from Glastonbury. This ticked all the boxes and then some. Only 10 minutes drive from Glastonbury, beautifully situated in the country side and in view of the Tor, surrounded by peace and quiet. The host was on hand when needed but never intrusive. The Summerhouse had all you needed from the get go, even a pint of milk in the fridge ready for your fist cuppa.

We stayed for 10 days after our wedding it was the perfect mini honeymoon we could have wished for. We will be back for another stay hopefully sooner rather than later!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review. Enjoy married life and come back to The Summerhouse soon!
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South West Coast Path
"Some rugged pathways but overall wonderful walking and scenery to enjoy for keen ramblers"
Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site
"Stunning coastal scenery"
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Red Lion in the village
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
There are several. For example Wells Golf Club.
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Castle Cary
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Red Lion + others in Glastonbury
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
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 -


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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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