Welcome to Minstrels! With its charming rustic stonework and welcoming frontage.
The open plan living space is light, bright and airy; but the comfy furniture and crackling wood-burner ensure that you can happily spend a cosy evening in.
This lovely bright kitchen is perfect for preparing a bit of breakfast before the adventures of the day.....
Enjoy a little al fresco summer dining, in your completely self-contained courtyard area.
The gorgeous double bedroom is full of characterful woodwork; with a staircase leading to an attractive en suite. Be careful as you climb!
What will you cook up?
A beautiful spot for breakfast.
Cosy up on the comfy sofas and relax in the warm glow of the wood-burner.
For a perfect evening, open the doors wide and step out into the lovely courtyard area. Sit, chat, laugh and watch the hours slip away.
If you want to spend some time alone, you can always climb the staircase to the snug and marvel at the minstrels' gallery.
Bliss...
This cottage is full of imaginative, quirky details - like this beautiful staircase that leads to the en suite bathroom.
Another view of this one-of-a-kind room.
Just one of the interesting areas in this beautifully crafted property - the gorgeous en suite at the top of a wooden staircase.
Had a long, tiring day out?  Relax in this beautiful bath at the top of the cottage and gaze out at the stars.
More of the wonderful wooden detailing in this rather unique cottage.
Feel cocooned in comfort, as you snuggle down in this cosy bedroom, which contains 'zip and link' beds that can make a double or twin bedroom.
The second bedroom can be configured as a king-size double or as twins, for your convenience.
What a gorgeous wet-room!
Every detail is so unique.
All of this gorgeous area is yours to explore, with a secret spot at the end...
... which boasts wonderful views of Somerset, complete with distant views of Glastonbury Tor. The perfect place for a cream tea, maybe?
The gated driveway ensures privacy and secure parking. The neighbouring property is where the owners live.
Glorious views from the bottom of the secret garden.
The home of myths and magic and the legend of King Arthur - Glastonbury Tor. The village is fascinating and always full of interesting characters and unusual shops.
As you walk around the Somerset Levels you may glimpse Glastonbury Tor or hear the mysterious booming of a bittern. It's a magical landscape at any time of year and is very popular with bird watchers and natural history lovers.
If you fancy a challenging walk then head to Cheddar Gorge with it's fabulous paths and exhilarating view. It'll take your breath away!
The coast of North Somerset is dramatic and beautiful and, at times, can be a carpet of wild flowers. Follow the coastal paths for a wonderful walk, or head inland to the Quantock Hills or to Exmoor.

Minstrels

4930

5.2 miles W of Glastonbury / Sleeps 4 (no children under 4)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Ashcott Inn (1 ½ miles)

A traditional village pub with parking and lovely beer garden, perfect for al fresco dining. Food is locally sourced and cooked to order. Children and dogs are very welcome here. A separate skittle alley provides great fun for all the family.

Nearest beach

Burnham-on-Sea Beach (10 miles)

Burnham-on-Sea's beaches are comprised of everything you could need for a quintessential day by the sea, including ice cream galore, donkey rides, cafes and, most importantly, oodles of golden sand. Being Europe's second longest stretch of sand, the beaches offer lots of space to play and explore. For a beach in the heart of the action, visit Burnham Main Beach, also home to Britain's shortest pier.

Nearest walk

Langport Visitor Centre (7 ¼ miles)

Drop by for lots of local information including countryside walks, river walks and much more. Check opening times before you visit as it's run by volunteers and not open every day.

Nearest town

Glastonbury (5 miles)

Aside from its legendary (or possibly notorious!) annual music festival, Glastonbury is also famous as a sacred site of pilgrimage throughout the Middle Ages and even today, many people are drawn here by the mystical atmosphere. The most important sites in Glastonbury are the Abbey, a stunning ruin where many believe King Arthur was buried alongside Guinevere; the Tor, a tall, imposing tower set high on a hill, and the Chalice Well and Gardens, a blissfully peaceful oasis.

Also nearby

Glastonbury Tor (5 ¾ miles)

Why not take a walk up this iconic, legendary Tor? Well worth the effort, you will have spectacular views across 3 counties. Dogs must be on a lead and there are no public conveniences.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2014

Breathtaking (!)

It's well worth the initially steep climb up the tor for the amazing panoramic views from the summit - we parked in Glastonbury itself, walked up through the town and past the Chalice Well to tackle the steepest slope first, which meant an easier walk down the 'back' of the tor and a stroll through countryside to get back to the top of the town. Plenty of tea shops and cafes to refuel at when you get back!

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (9 ½ miles)

A fantastic 13th Century building with 14 acres of exquisite, tranquil gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Bishop Palace Gardens and Wells

These are just the most beautiful gardens to wander around, even if you are not an avid garden enthusiast! The bubbling springs feeding the wells and river, the tranquility, the ramparts and the setting adjacent to the Bishops Palace, plus the imaginative planting make it a great place to visit any time of the year - November for us. Right in the centre of Wells too, so lots to explore.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

A great place to visit

A beautiful garden to walk around with great views of the cathedral.
Wells is a lovely small city to spend the day in.

Make sure you go to the cathedral and Vicars Close as well.

Glastonbury Abbey (5 miles)

A great day out for all the family with romantic ruins to explore, thirty six acres of parkland, an outdoor cafe, excellent gift shop and modern visitor centre. Costumed guides tell historic tales and you can even visit the legendary burial place of King Arthur. Check their Web site for opening times and further details.

Stourhead (23 miles)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Beautiful landscapes to explore

A short drive away and you're in the impressive landscape of Stourhead, with its magnificent trees, lake and iconic garden structures. We visited early November when the autumn colours were blazing. A perfect morning out, whether for a lazy amble round the lake or exploring the footpaths to viewpoints and monuments. Good National Trust cafe and shop too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

A highlight of our 5 night stay

We stayed in nearby Nunney for 5 nights. Stourhead was definitely our top pick. On a sunny day it was absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning and it was nice to have a well-earned ice-cream in the pretty courtyard of the pub after a good walk. There are plenty of spots for taking beautiful pictures. We'd be interested to return one Autumn or see it covered in snow too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2014

Magical!

This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2013

Superb

A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

The Swan (6 miles)

A beautifully restored 17th century pub, open all day for drinks, snacks and dinner. A woodburner warms the bar during the winter months and you can eat alfresco on the terrace in the summer.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2012

The Swan at Wedmore

Does marvellous coffee & food, about 6 miles from Cherry May Barn.

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