Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Glastonbury, Somerset, England

Mystical Glastonbury, a small north Somerset town watched over by the Tor, a strange hill with a tall tower. At the foot of the Tor is a peaceful garden, the Chalice Well, where a rust coloured spring flows through to charm and refresh visitors, its cold pools are most welcome on a hot summer's day.  The spring, reputedly, never fails and its very existence is ascribed to Joseph of Arimathea. Visitors some to drink from the spring in hope of benefitting from its healing powers, some even bring bottles to take the water home. Glastonbury used to be a spa town and the belief in its waters continues in a serious fashion. The gardens with places to sit around the pools and well offer places for contemplation and spiritual refreshment. Even people who think that all he Glastonbury spirituality is little more than hocus pocus would enjoy walking and spending some time relaxing the gardens. here is a good view of Glastonbury Tor from the gardens and one can clearly see people slowly climbing to the top of this pointed hill.


About Glastonbury for Cottage Holidays

Glastonbury attracts holidaymakers and day trippers for various reasons. Over the years Glastonbury has acquired a reputation as a spiritual location. Myth, Christianity, Eastern faiths and New Age beliefs have jointly managed to produce a town centre with a seductive atmosphere. Here one can find healing of all types and purhase all the paraphernalia associated with crystals, godess worship, tarot, incense, massage and faeries.

The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey set in parkland are in the town centre and welcome visitors, sometimes accompanied to music. According to legend, King Arthur lies buried here. There is an entry fee and adjoining car park. Visitors come from all over the world, many seeking New Age experiences and add to the peculiar atmosphere of the town by their colourful alternative clothing. Glastonbury is the place to come to find books about ley lines, the 'real' meaning of life and visionaries. The high street is full of shops in the vein, with names that appeal to the subconscious and imagination; Whispered Wishes, Natural Earthling, Enlightenment.

Glastonbury Somerset holidaysA Christian Church is also open to the public; somehow flower festivals do not hold quite the same appeal. It is worth taking a tour of the church, even if it is to admire the intricately carved pulpit and stained glass windows. Visitors also walk the tercentenial labyrinth, carved out of the grass, in the spirit of reconciliation and harmony, which somehow feels very right in Glastonbury.

The town centre and streets leading off from the market square are nicely adorned with hanging baskets during the summer, creating pretty places for visitors to sit and eat at the various pavement cafes and pubs. There is a wide choice of eateries including vegetarian, a tea shop and the much acclaimed pub with the unusual name of the 'Who'd A Thought It'.

South of Glastonbury near adjoining Street is a Clark's Shopping Village which provide all the big chain stores selling goods with reduced prices (items they have failed to successfully sell, in the main stores). The best thing about the shopping village is the  concept of creating an attractive location with numerous eateries and the sense of an enjoyable day out.

To the north of Glastonbury is the north Somerset coast, the lovely beaches of Burnham-on-Sea and Minehead. To the west are the Quantock Hills, a very pretty rural area of gentle hills and farmland.

To enjoy a relaxing and interesting holiday near Glastonbury in a cottage, house or apartment, take a look at the self catering accommodation listed below:

Book a Glastonbury cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Somerset on holiday.

40 rental properties

Swallow's Orchard, West Bradley, Somerset, West Country, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Glastonbury 3 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

A unique and contemporary detached holiday home nestled next to an old apple orchard with a truly tranquil setting in Somerset amidst nature and countryside with a private hot tub and shared use of an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared Spa with; Indoor pool, sauna, hot tub (as well as private hot tub at properties), gym, relaxation room, 4 treatment rooms (therapies available to book), separate male & female changing rooms. ), outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1250
Next availability:
from 23 September to 25 September 20 from 05 October to 06 October 20

Woodlands Farmhouse , Glastonbury, Somerset, West Country, England

7 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 1 - 14 guests
1 - 14
7 bedrooms
7
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of it’s original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and shared access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The Sedum Spa is located on site and is a shared facility with the following; 12x5m chlorine free pool, sauna, Nordic hot tub, gym, relaxation room, poolside lounging area, separate male & female changing. ), games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2980
Next availability:
from 27 September to 28 September 20 from 09 October to 12 October 20

Hunter's Moon, Glastonbury, Somerset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering

sleeps 8 - 10 guests
8 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage

Feel the magic at Hunter’s Moon, a magical holiday house sleeping 10 near Glastonbury in Somerset, with unique quirky features including handcrafted windows and doors, a ‘tree’ inside the kitchen and master bedroom, a private cinema pod with large TV screen, a private hot tub and an idyllic woodland setting, this is a dream holiday home! Hen parties welcome.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1825
Next availability:
from 27 September to 02 October 20 from 04 October to 06 October 20

Portman House, Pylle, Somerset, West Country, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Glastonbury 7 miles away

sleeps 12 - 14 guests
12 - 14
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Large 6 bedroom country house with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and rural setting, just 11 miles from Glastonbury.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1950

Lower Hedge Farm , Shepton Mallet, Somerset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, Glastonbury 7 miles away

sleeps 1 - 12 guests
1 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

A stunning large luxurious holiday house boasting unspoilt views over the open countryside with a private hot tub and games room complete with pool table and table tennis for fun times.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2280
Next availability:
from 23 September to 25 September 20 from 27 September to 02 October 20

Apple Cottage , Pylle, Somerset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Glastonbury 7 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

High quality boutique style holiday home set in a peaceful rural setting with a tranquil garden and private hot tub.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £650
Next availability:
from 27 September to 28 September 20 from 04 October to 05 October 20

The Gothic Church, East Horrington, Somerset, West Country, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Glastonbury 7 miles away

sleeps 12 - 21 guests
12 - 21
6 bedrooms
6
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

Fabulous unique holiday home with stunning original features combined with modern stylish interiors as well as a relaxing private hot tub, this is a truly special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £2160
Next availability:
from 23 September to 02 October 20 from 04 October to 27 November 20

Gray Manes, Langport, Somerset, West Country, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Glastonbury 7 miles away

sleeps 2 - 14 guests
2 - 14
6 bedrooms
6
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed
5 star

Fantastic large self-catering holiday house found in 2 acres of gardens in a tranquil rural hamlet in Somerset, family-friendly this is a great place for all the family with a children's play area with slide, trampoline and climbing frame, indoor heated swimming pool and games room with table football and pool table.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of indoor pool on-site), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1451
Next availability:
from 23 September to 25 September 20 from 05 October to 09 October 20

Brickyard Farm Cottages, Wedmore, Somerset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreats, Glastonbury 7 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Choose from two romantic retreats at Brickyard Farm Cottages in the scenic Somerset Levels, escape to the country with the one you love.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £310

Cider Barrel Cottage, Rodney Stoke, Somerset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Glastonbury 8 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Charming 2 bedroom rural retreat with lovely countryside views out to the Mendhip Hills and Somerset Levels, around mid-way between Cheddar and Wells.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 01 December to 05 December 20 from 07 December to 12 December 20

Len's Hut at Tor View Shepherds Huts, Wells, Somerset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Glastonbury 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Ultimate get away from everything Tor View Shepherds Huts are likely to be Somerset’s best-kept secret, until now.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £770
Next availability:
from 01 November to 07 November 20 from 09 November to 13 November 20

The Old Milking Parlour, Wells, Somerset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Glastonbury 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

With a gold award, a 4 star rating and views over the Mendip Hills and open countryside, the Old Milking Parlour has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £395
Next availability:
from 11 October to 23 October 20 from 01 November to 28 February 21