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Relax, recharge and get inspired at Daisy House, the perfect group retreat to enjoy the magical Glastonbury experience.
Welcoming families, hen parties and workshop groups of up to 12, Daisy House nestles in a quiet setting yet is very handy for the array of amenities in the vibrant heart of Glastonbury.
The sleeping accommodation is spread over the main house and two garden rooms. There are four bedrooms in the main house over two floors accommodating up to eight plus two. In the garden are two rooms accommodating up to four plus one. All beds are zip and link, offering flexibility for your group.
The main house has a well-equipped kitchen with ample worktop space and the light-filled conservatory dining room has a large breakfast table opening onto the garden. The lounge space within the main house has comfy seating for twelve to get together as well as a music system.
There is a standalone workshop room in the garden with a flexible space to fit your needs - whether for a celebration, workshop or yoga retreat.
The beautiful private garden has dining furniture and reclining chairs and there is a small pond with water feature, a lawned area and mature flower beds.
Daisy House is a beautiful location for celebrations, hen parties, pilgrimages or just a relaxing holiday in the countryside. Why not come for a long weekend full of pampering with a group of your friends? As a centre for crystal healing, the owner runs crystal workshops and courses if you are interested.
Stroll out directly from Daisy House into the heart of historic Glastonbury where you will find a lovely cafe culture and an array of independent eateries alongside bookshops, jewellers, crystal shops, clothing boutiques, and galleries which are a far-cry from the usual high-street stores, making it a wonderful town for an afternoon of browsing and exploring. In addition, the peaceful Chalice Well Gardens, breath-taking ruinous Abbey and Tor are fascinating places to visit.
Alternatively jump in your car or on the local bus and enjoy a trip the historical Cathedral cities of Wells, the smallest city in England and famed for its Cathedral and Bishops Palace.
Other attractions and places of interest accessible from here include Bath, Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge, and discount shopping at the Clarks Village at Street and Kilver Court.
Walking and cycling routes are on the doorstep, or for nature lovers visit the Shapwick Nature Reserve, the sandy and dramatic beaches of Burnham-on-Sea, or enjoy a day out slightly further afield at the seaside towns of Lyme Regis and West Bay. There is also a good selection of National Trust properties.
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK
The Who’d a Thought it, Northload Street (3 minute walk) is a nice a pub off of the market square. It does good pub food in a very relaxed atmosphere with outside seating - 01458 834460.
Hundred Monkeys Cafe, High Street (2 minute walk) is a fantastic natural and organic bistro and bakery. They specialise in vegan, gluten-free and dairy free menus as well as ethically-reared meats and fresh fish. Ingredients are sourced from local, small-scale and organic producers. There is a small courtyard in the back for outdoor dining and they do a takeaway service for cakes and coffees. Open for breakfast, lunch and early dinner - 01458 833 386.
Rainbows End Cafe, High Street, (1 minute walk) is a vegetarian restaurant tucked up an alleyway off the high street. This little gem is only open at lunchtimes and there can sometimes be a large queue for the counter top service. There is a garden at the rear to sit in - 01458 833896.
The Old Tannery, Morland Road, BA6 9FT (1.3 miles, 25 minute walk) is half way between Glastonbury and Street. It is a relaxed, informal restaurant and bar housed within the Red Brick Building, Glastonbury on the old site of the early 1900’s tanning factory, Morlands. They support many local producers and suppliers in delivering fresh and seasonal menus across breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Lazy Gecko Cafe, Magdalene Street (3 minute walk) is across from Glastonbury Abbey and do an all day breakfast which is superb - 01458 835 624.
The King Arthur, Benedict Street (5 minute walk) has live music most nights. Food is available Wednesdays to Sundays with a roast lunch on a Sunday afternoon - 01458 830 338.
The George Inn, Long St, Croscombe, Wells BA5 3QH (8 miles, 16 minute drive) is an award-winning 17th century freehouse in the scenic village of Croscombe. They always have 5 Real Ales and 5 local Craft Ciders on tap - 01749 342306.
Rose & Portcullis Inn, Sub Rd, Butleigh, Glastonbury BA6 8TQ (5 miles, 12 minute drive) prides itself on its well-kept and extensive selection of real ales, guest lagers and variety of ciders. The ingredients used in the food are sourced locally, wherever possible, and the menu is constantly changing. We recommend that you book in advance - 01458 850287.
Sheppey Inn, Lower Godney, Wells BA5 1RZ (4 miles, 14 minute drive) is a great place for a drink and the food is excellent. Book first as it is very popular in the evening. There is a waterside terrace on the River Brue so makes a nice lunchtime spot on a sunny day - 01458 831 594.
The Swan, Cheddar Rd, Wedmore BS28 4EQ (9 miles, 19 minute drive) is in the lovely village of Wedmore. Great restaurant food from the kitchen led by Tom Blake from River Cottage. Open all day for a quick drink, a snack or a delicious meal - 01934 710337.
The town of Glastonbury, with its plethora of legends, mysticism and folklore, dates back over 4000 years. With its ancient links to the Holy Grail, King Arthur and the Avalon legends, and Ley Lines, it is considered to be one of the quirkiest towns in England. Today, the attractive town, well known for its music festival, is a centre for religious tourism and pilgrimage, offering fascinating New Age shops and a mystical atmosphere. Located on the Somerset Levels, views across the town are dominated by the world famous Glastonbury Tor, with its enigmatic tower, now managed by the National Trust. Within the town, the ruined abbey offers a fascinating experience, brimming with ancient atmosphere, peace and tranquillity. The attractive market town has a large choice of places to eat and drink (please see our recommendations above), including quaint cafés for traditional English Cream Teas, fine-dining restaurants, cosy pubs and a range of delicious takeaways.
GLASTONBURY TOR - The Tor (1 mile) is a 25 minute walk from Daisy Centre and then a little climb to reach the top, but well worth it for the fantastic views. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, sunrise and sunset are even more spectacular. Tor is an ancient word for hill and this hill is considered by many to be one of the most sacred sites in Britain.
CHALICE WELL & GARDENS - Chalice Well (14 minute walk) is one of Britain’s most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary where you can experience the quiet healing of this sacred place. For over two thousand years this has been a place where people have gathered to drink the waters and find solace, peace and inspiration.
Many legends are attributed to this ancient well where the waters flow ceaselessly at a steady rate and temperature that never varies. The most famous legend is that the water, rich with iron deposits, represents the blood of Christ miraculously springing froth from the ground when Joseph of Arimathea buried or washed the cup used at the Last Supper.
GLASTONBURY ABBEY(7 minute walk) - Hidden away in the centre Glastonbury are the awe-inspiring ruins of what was one of the largest and richest Abbeys in England. Set amongst 36 acres of beautiful Somerset parkland and ponds, the Abbey ruins are magnificent and filled with history, legend and myth.
THE WHITE SPRING & WELL HOUSE - At the end of Well Lane, just next to the Chalice Well Gardens, you will find the mysterious White Spring Cave (15 minute walk). This Well house was built by the Victorians under the base of the Tor where the White Spring water flows to the surface. The water has a high calcium carbonate content, originating from the limestone that underlies the area and is believed to have healing properties. The pagans acknowledged it as the essence of life, the gift from Mother Earth to sustain its living forms.
The caves of the well house are built into the hillside, inside there are a series of pools that have been built according to the principles of sacred geometry. The White Spring is a candlelit sanctuary, a place of prayer, meditation and reflection. People come here to worship, bathe in the pools and collect water. The well house is only open on certain days.
WEARYALL HILL (12 minute walk) - is a long narrow ridge to the south west of Glastonbury. On the hill is the site of the original Holy Thorn. This was said to have blossomed from the staff of Joseph of Armithea, whom legend says had visited Glastonbury. He arrived, weary (hence Wearyall Hill), planted his staff in the ground and it immediately blossomed. The tree was seen as sacred, blossoming at Christmas and Easter, marking the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Over recent years the Thorn has been victim to repeated vandalism and was cut down. A new cutting has been planted, so go and give it some healing energy. Before this, each year a sprig of thorn was cut, by the local Anglican vicar and the eldest child from St John’s School, and sent to the Queen. Many other examples of the thorn grow throughout Glastonbury including those in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, St Johns Church and Chalice Well.
To find it, just walk down Magdalene Street south to meet the A361 road and then turn right along the A361 towards Street. Cross to the southern side of the road and when the houses finish, you will see the footpath slanting up the hill.
The Somerset Levels provide acres of unspoilt wetlands, a haven for bird life.
Surrounding the town are a number of opportunities for exploring, including Swell Wood with its two nature trails, Ham Wall RSPB for catching a glimpse of the many rare species including water voles and otters, as well as the Mendip Hills AONB for a plethora of walks and spectacular views.
Ebbor Gorge – woodland walk with excellent spring flowers, summer butterflies and autumn colour. Limestone outcrops and towering cliffs surround the gorge itself.
RSPB Ham Wall Wetlands – home to water voles, otters, bitterns and kingfishers. October–January sees huge starling roosts dancing in the sky.
Avalon Marshes Shapwick Heath – a major wetland nature reserve (400ha) of the Somerset Levels and Moors. The reserve is a haven for wildlife and a monument to the history and culture of Neolithic man, who came to this area 6000 years ago and made this their tribal homeland.
Westhay Moor – on a bright, crisp day Westhay Moor is a beautiful place to explore with its shimmering lakes and reed beds, birds singing and signs of spring al Cheddar Gorge; this world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.
Kings Castle Wood – the ancient iron age hill fort reserve of King’s Castle Wood is a peaceful haven packed with wild flowers in spring and summer and just a walk away from the beautiful historic city of Wells, the smallest city in England.
Exmoor National Park two thirds of this beautiful national park is in Somerset. Beautiful scenery and wildlife abound. A full day out from but well worth the effort. Our favourites places are Dulverton and Dunster.
Cheddar Gorge X-treme, Cheddar (14 miles). Adventure caving experiences, rock climbing experiences and Cheddar Gorge climbs.
Cave Climb - Rock Climbing, Abseiling and Caving experiences. Activities run in various venues within 6 miles of Cheddar (14 miles).
Virgin Hot Air Balloon rides Tor Rugby Club, Glastonbury (1 mile).
Landsend Farm Fishery, Wedmore (8 miles).
The Sedges, Bridgwater (14 miles).
Cheddar Reservoir(15 miles).
Westhay Lake (6 miles).
www.go-fish.co.uk has all the details you’ll need.
The Sustrans National Cycle Route 3 is the National Cycle Network nearby, running from Bristol to Land's End.
Ebborlands Farm Riding Centre, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1AY (8 miles) - 01749 672550.
Divoky Riding School, Manor Farm, Shepton Mallet BA4 4LG (16 miles) - 01749 880233.
South West Karting - Haynes, Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford (30 minutes). Somerset's number one indoor kart centre.
CITIES & TOWNS
STREET (2.5 miles) boasts a major factory outlet shopping complex - Clarks Village - which attracts visitors from far and wide. It was the first purpose-built outlet shopping scheme in Britain (1993), and now offers over 90 outlet stores, restaurants and cafes. Street also houses The Greenbank heated outdoor swimming pool and The Shoe Museum which houses more than 1,500 shoes from Roman to modern day. Hecks Cider is a lovely farm shop and cider farm in Street. The Hecks family have been making traditional Somerset farmhouse cider in Street for 6 generations, since 1840.
WELLS (6 miles) is known as England's smallest city, with its historic centre, the magnificent Cathedral situated within a most attractive Cathedral Close, which also boasts the unique moated Bishop's Palace. The Bishop's Palace hosts events throughout the year, please check their website for details. Close by, Vicars Close is home to the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the quaint market square offers an array of interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants, and a colourful twice weekly market.
CHEDDAR (13 miles) is a large village on the edge of the Mendip Hills, renowned for the Cheddar Gorge and Caves, a SSSI. This largest gorge in Britain includes several show caves such as Gough’s Cave, through which Britain’s biggest underground river runs. The Cheddar Gorge cliffs are Britain’s highest inland limestone crags and create a spectacular sight. The village gave its name to Cheddar cheese and has also been a centre for strawberry growing, the crop being transported on the railway, which now provides a fabulous cycle path, The Strawberry Line.
AXBRIDGE (15 miles) is a is a charming historic town which is famous for its medieval market square and some interesting Tudor houses and 13th century parish church. An art deco cinema in a house, The Roxy, is one of England's smallest (seats 30), with film showings on Fridays evenings! Pride of place in the square goes to King John’s Hunting Lodge which is a National Trust property housing a Museum of local history.
BURNHAM ON SEA (16 miles) is 16 miles away and is a beautiful drive through the Somerset Levels. The beach there is spectacular and there are nature reserves to be visited along the way or stop in at Wedmore for lunch at the Swan at Wedmore or the George at Wedmore Pub for some great food.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE (23 miles) is a traditional seaside town with awarding-winning sandy beaches, donkey rides, water sports, restaurants and shops as well as the Playhouse, Winter Gardens, SeaQuarium and the fantastic Helicopter Museum. The Grand Pier offers a year-round programme of shows, musicals and fairs (please check the web site for events). Sand Bay, just 2 miles away offers an unspoilt beach and Sand Point and Middle Hope, owned by the National Trust, are nearby.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE (16 miles) is a traditional seaside town with awarding-winning sandy beaches, donkey rides, water sports, restaurants and shops as well as the Playhouse, Winter Gardens, SeaQuarium and the fantastic Helicopter Museum. The Grand Pier offers a year-round programme of shows, musicals and fairs (please check the web site for events). Sand Bay, just 2 miles away offers an unspoilt beach allowing dog walking and horse riding all year round and Sand Point and Middle Hope, owned by the National Trust, are nearby.
BATH (26 miles) is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city, a World Heritage Site which offers something for everyone. No matter the time of year you visit, you are likely to find events catering for all tastes, from the well-loved Christmas market to music, food and cultural festivals and world-class theatre productions on offer at the Theatre Royal. The streets are lined with every kind of restaurant and a wide range of quality bars and shops. The stunning and well-preserved architecture of the Georgian terraces such as The Royal Crescent are famous. A visit to the celebrated Roman Baths and wonderful Bath Abbey are a must. The American Museum at nearby Claverton Manor makes for an interesting visit, or you could hire a bike or take a gentle boat trip and explore the gorgeous scenery along the Avon and Kennet canal towpath.
BRISTOL (27 miles) is world renowned as a port and has a wide range of museums highlighting the city's history. Bristol can boast some impressive historical landmarks, too, in the shape Brunel’s awe-inspiring Clifton Suspension Bridge and his beautifully restored steamship, the SS Great Britain in Bristol's historic Harbourside. Visit Bristol Museum & Art Gallery which features outstanding collections of art and archaeology, geology and natural history and the interactive At-Bristol Science Centre. Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens.
CLEVEDON (28 miles) is a Victorian seaside town full of old-fashioned charm. Many great writers have penned their finest here and it's easy to see why when you stroll down the Grade 1 listed pier and watch the sun set over the Bristol Channel. The Curzon Community Cinema here is historically unique.
The Shoe Museum, Street (2 miles), houses more than 1,500 shoes from Roman to modern day. The Museum also tells the story of Clarks from its beginnings in the early 19th century.
Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions. Britain's most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey (7.5 miles).
Stembridge Tower Mill (The National Trust, High Ham (10 miles) was built in 1822 and is the last remaining thatched windmill in England.
Royal Bath & West Showground (11 miles) is a 240 acre site near Shepton Mallet, which is home to a series of world class shows and events in Somerset throughout the year.
Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton (The National Trust) (10 miles) is the former home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte. Here visitors can learn about his famous 16th-century plant directory, Lytes Herbal.
Rich's Cider Farm, Highbridge (12 miles). A traditional cider farm with a charming farm shop, where you can buy local produce including cider, ale, cheese and honey, as well as locally-made pottery. See how the cider is made and learn all about its history in the cider museum. While you're there, take a look at the apple orchards and stop in for lunch at their top restaurant.
Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum, Westonzoyland (13 miles), houses a fascinating collection of stationary steam-powered engines. The museum holds steaming days every month during the tourist season, allowing visitors the rare chance to see these old machines working as they used to....with steam power.
Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester (14 miles). Europe’s largest naval aviation collection. http://www.fleetairarm.com/.
King John's Hunting Lodge, Axbridge (15 miles) is an early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant’s house (circa 1500) providing a fascinating insight into local history.
Coates English Willow & Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory (15 miles). Guided tours, willows and wetlands walks, unique basket museum, Lemon Tree coffee house and shop.
Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil (15.5 miles), is the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.
Court Farm Country Park, Banwell (19 miles). Somerset’s top award winning farm attraction - open all year round.
Brean Family Theme Park, Brean (19.5 miles) is the UK's largest FREE admission theme park, with over 40 rides and attractions.
Brean Splash Waterpark, Brean (19.5 miles). A fantastic indoor and outdoor facility. Please check their timetable before you visit.
Animal Farm Adventure Park, Berrow (19.5 miles).
Hestercombe Gardens, Hestercombe (23 miles). This wonderful garden restoration, featuring temples, lakes and formal beds, is the joint work of design greats Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edward Lutyens.
Puxton Park, Hewish (24 miles). An all-weather adventure park with soft play, aerial climbing and slides in 40 acres of countryside.
Stourhead House (The National Trust), Warminster (26 miles) is a world-famous 18th-century landscape garden, it’s magnificent lake shimmering with reflections of classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare and exotic trees.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, Warminster (27 miles).
Glastonbury Body Art Festival, Glastonbury.
Festival of Light at Longleat, Longleat Safari Park (27 miles).
Godney Wassail - secret garden wassail (2.5 miles). Cider, entertainment, lantern parade.
Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival (10 miles).
Glastonbury Calling - a two-day festival run by the people and venues from the town to highlight the variety of great new music from the west.
Rare Plant Fair at the Bishop’s Palace (6 miles).
Easter Fairytale Kingdom, Wookey Hole (7.5 miles).
Easter Fairytale Kingdom, Wookey Hole (7.5 miles).
Easter Family Trail at the Bishop’s Palace (6 miles).
Donkey Day at Somerset Rural Life Museum (1 mile).
Medieval Falconry Day at the Bishop’s Palace (6 miles).
Traditional Easter Egg Hunt at the Somerset Rural Life Museum (1 mile).
Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre weekend.
Wells Festival of Film (6 miles).
Glastonbury road run, running through Glastonbury high street.
Glastonbury Fringe Festival at Glastonbury Abbey.
The Royal Bath & West Show, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset (11 miles).
The Royal Bath & West Show, The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset (11 miles).
The English Country Garden Festival, The Bishop's Palace, Wells (6 miles).
Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Glastonbury (8.5 miles).
Weston Air Festival (23 miles) –breathtaking air displays over the stunning seafront and beach lawns at Weston-Super-Mare.
The Godney Gathering (2.5 miles) is one of the best single day micro festivals in the country.
Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show, Brean (20 miles).
Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza.
Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show, Brean (20 miles).
Autumn Fair at The Bishop’s Palace (6 miles).
Somerset County Show, Taunton Racecourse Conference Centre (24 miles).
Wells Festival of Literature, The Bishop's Palace, Wells (6 miles).
Glastonbury Festival Run - a choice of 2k, 5k and 10k.
Guy Fawkes Bridgwater Carnival (15 miles). Part of the Somerset Carnival series.
Guy Fawkes North Petherton Carnival (18 miles). Part of the Somerset Carnival series.
Guy Fawkes Shepton Mallet Carnival (10 miles). Part of the Somerset Carnival series.
Guy Fawkes Wells City Carnival (6 miles). Part of the Somerset Carnival series.
Glastonbury Guy Fawkes Carnival, Glastonbury. The Somerset Carnivals are widely regarded as the largest illuminated processions in the UK and Europe.
Glastonbury Frost Fayre. A seasonal event on the High Street in Glastonbury with food, music, and many stalls selling everything wonderful from Glastonbury and Somerset. Frost fayre, Glastonbury Abbey.
Burnham on Sea & Highbridge Guy Fawkes Carnival (16.5 miles). Part of the Somerset Carnival series.
Weston-super-Mare Guy Fawkes Carnival, Weston-super-Mare (23 miles). Part of the Somerset Carnival series.
Festival of Light at Longleat, Longleat Safari Park (26.5 miles).
Wookey Hole Santaland, Wookey Hole (7.5 miles).
The Bishop's Palace Craft Fair, The Bishop's Palace, Wells (6 miles).
Festival of Light at Longleat Safari Park (26.5 miles). Daily. Showcasing a brand new theme, the unmissable Festival of Light will return!
Christmas at Bishop’s Palace, Wells (6 miles). The rooms of the medieval Palace building are adorned with decorations plus a Christmas-themed family trail through the Palace & Gardens, leading to a traditional nativity scene at the end.
Father Christmas at Bishop’s Palace, Wells (6 miles) - selected dates throughout December.
Glastonbury Abbey Christmas Market - Includes choir performances, food and drink and a variety of stalls to visit.
Wells Christmas Market, Wells (6 miles) - The regular Wells Saturday Market hosts additional stalls to create a festive atmosphere in the historic city. The extended seasonal market is located in the Bishop’s Palace Green.
Wookey Hole Santaland, Wookey Hole (7.5 miles).
Christmas Fun Day at the Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare (21 miles). See Santa arrive by helicopter!!
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