You'll recognise Apple in the Eden site by the cute cabin's decoration - this retro abode has equally retro print apple murals on the walls. This is not the only unique feature of this cosy cabin. With views of the Glastonbury Tor to the front, and skyscapes visible from the double bed, this little love shack is the perfect romantic retreat shrouded in myth and mystery. From Arthurian legend to the birth of British Christianity, from horse riding through the wetlands to breath-taking panoramas of the Somerset landscape, a stay in Apple opens up a myriad of opportunities…with a comfortable bed at the end of the day.
Apple is one of three cabins on this stunning site on the slopes of the Glastonbury Tor. Its immediate environs include a communal indoor heated swimming pool with separate steam room, an activity centre with small library, and a well-stocked shop, for use by the cabins and the other holiday accommodation also on the site. A mere 2 miles away is the bustling town of Glastonbury, full of cute cafes, holistic shops and quirky clothes outlets, as well as the famous Red and White wells, Glastonbury Abbey, the Tor tours and the glorious Somerset wildlife and wetlands.
The ancient Avalonian landscape has been the scene of mass pilgrimages for centuries, and is now a hot spot for free thinkers, festival goers and those looking to get back to nature. A short train ride from Bristol and across the Brue river from famous Clarks village, Street. Contrary to popular belief, the legendary Glastonbury Festival, which has been running for 47 years, is held in the nearby hamlet of Pilton, and not in Glastonbury town itself. The town is situated in the low-lying Somerset Levels, in the beautiful Mendip region of Somerset.
Things to do
On the path between Chalice Hill and the famous Glastonbury Tor, you'll find one of the most ancient wells in the UK, Chalice Well. This peaceful spot is sacred for many different faiths and denominations, and it's easy to see why - with a steady, temperate flow of water emerging from beautiful gardens in the Vale of Avalon, it's hard not to feel zen-like in this beautiful, immemorial place. The Chalice Well Trust open the well and gardens from 10 am - 4:30 am year round.
This jigsaw of pieces of history of a building is one of Glastonbury's few Grade 1 listed buildings. A 12th-century wooden building, extended in the 15th century with a stone addition, this ancient merchants building now houses a tourist information centre and Glastonbury Antiquarian Society's museum. This place is a must visit for all those interested in the early residents of Glastonbury's Lake Village, where artefacts from the Iron Age are housed.
A half hour's drive from Apple is the biggest gorge in Britain. Cheddar Gorge rises 450ft at its highest point, with a Lookout tower giving you 360-degree views from 900ft above sea level. Cheddar gorge also offers stalactite caves where Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest skeleton, was found. Cheddar gorge offers adventure experiences, courses in nature, conservation, history and heritage, as well as children's activities, and is a fun and fascinating day out for adults and children.
If it's a great coffee or a delicious lunch you're craving, then Rainbows End Café is a must. This 25-year-old, award-winning café, providing intolerance conscious, homemade meals is nestled into the High Street and is a jewel in the culinary crown of Glastonbury.
A few minutes' drive outside of Glastonbury is The Sheppey, a gastropub which describes itself as "out in a world of its own", on the Somerset Levels. This quirky eatery offers tasty treats such as European cuisine and foreign beers, as well as the most captivating ciders that Somerset has to offer. We hear that the Sheppey fish stew is something to be sampled and savoured!
Apple expertly manages the perfect mix of design and comfort. Its curved design pulls you inside, and its snug double bed, bright and airy decoration and heating and insulation means you'll have a restful stay after a day of adventuring. Cuddle up with your loved one under the milky way thanks to the extra-large Velux window, giving you the feeling of sleeping under the stars…but without the sleeping bag chills!
Provisions for cap style cuisine is provided - kettle, fridge, outdoor BBQ with utensils - and you'll want to take full advantage of the decked seating area at the front of the cabin, perfect for a summers evening meal or a morning coffee.
A separate bathroom has been allocated to each hut on the Eden site, with a flushing toilet and a hot shower to help you feel refreshed after a glorious nights' sleep. Owner Jill really has accommodated your every need, right down to the fluffy towels provided.
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