Rated 5 out of 5
Nestled in a cosy corner on a traditional Glastonbury farm, this charming little shepherds hut offers a calming and relaxing place to stay for a romantic couple or solo adventurer. Apple Blossom Hut overlooks a gorgeous stretch of organic farmland, with lovely Hereford cows ambling through the fields and a beautiful apple orchard protruding either side. This authentic abode really was made by a shepherd and offers a genuine glimpse of quintessential life in the delightful Somerset countryside.
The hut is wonderfully positioned near the historical town of Glastonbury, which is popular with tourists and walkers throughout the year offering a plethora of fabulous country walks. The hut is equipped with electricity and a few basic amenities, while also benefiting from the use of a bathroom with a hot bath and their own kitchen facilities in the building opposite. A BBQ is available for guests, plus the use of a table tennis table; what's more, tea and cake is served on your arrival by the lovely owners!
An English breakfast banquet is available on request for £5 per person.
Glastonbury is home to several ancient and medieval sites, steeped in myth and history. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill associated to Arthurian legend, which offers lovely views over the marshy Somerset Levels. Often thought to be King Arthur's burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. Nearby, the age-old Glastonbury Tribunal museum is filled with a fascinating selection of Iron Age artefacts.
The world-famous Glastonbury festival is situated near the property, offering a hive of activity during late June. A visit to the festival offers a mesmerising mix of musicians, arts, crafts and much more.
The nearest Pub, The Red Lion in West Pennard is only a short walk from the site as offers home-cooked meals using only the finest local ingredients, plus a selection of delightful beers and local ales.
St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, located opposite the Glastonbury Abbey has a delightfully pretty garden and is worth a visit for an ambling stroll in the soothing atmosphere.
Ham Wall Nature Reserve, is a gorgeous rural retreat with rolling hills and untouched countryside which is known for its wide variety of bird life from Great Egret's to "booming" Bittern's.
For the nearest gastronomical treats, Glastonbury has plenty on show with Rainbows End Café offering a delicious selection of vegetarian food at reasonable prices, or Abbey Tea Rooms, serving a delightful afternoon tea and sumptuous evening meals.
For the best pizza around visit Tamburino Village in Street, which is also just a short drive away.
Apple Blossom is furnished with a super comfy double bed, electric heater and a kettle for afternoon tea. The cosy hut contains all bed linen, pillows, complimentary towels and cutlery and crockery.
Should you wish to cook, you will have sole access to a small kitchen in the barn opposite, which contains a 2-ring hotplate, fridge, microwave, toaster, garden table and chairs, dishes and silverware, plus drinking water and a chemical toilet.
Guests will also have access to a fully functional bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot bath in the farmhouse if they wish.
Outside, guests can sit and enjoy the peaceful countryside setting on the table and chairs, while also having access to their own barbecue on the patio.
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