About Us

St Anne’s is a comfortable, cosy haven nestled below Chalice Hill. You will receive a warm welcome, a good night’s sleep in one of our super-comfortable beds and a healthy breakfast to set you up for the day. We are just ten minutes walk from Glastonbury High Street and an even shorter distance from Chalice Well and the Tor. Glastonbury is an ancient site of spiritual pilgrimage full of history, legends and mysteries which attracts travellers from all over the globe. We can provide you with information about the local area and help you get the most out of your stay.  For those in need of relaxation and rejuvenation we offer therapies such as Crystal Healing and Aromatherapy Massage.  All in all St Anne’s is an ideal place to base yourself for an authentic, inspiring Glastonbury experience!

 

Bedrooms

You may stay in a choice of three individually styled en-suite rooms, two doubles and one twin.  There is also a double bedroom (‘The Stargazer Room’) with a spacious adjacent bathroom. We offer delicious breakfasts, use of the garden room, car parking and free wifi. We provide everything you need for a comfortable stay: bottled water, biscuits, a small kettle, coffee and a selection of teas in each room as well as towels, shampoo, shower gel, a hair dryer and hot water bottle.

 

Self-catering Yurt

Our fabulous new yurt, 18ft in diameter, is now open as a luxurious self-catering space. Fully insulated with a wood-burning stove the yurt stays cosy all year round. The newly constructed log cabin provides private bathroom and kitchen facilities for glampers and there is an outdoor seating area with uninterrupted views of Chalice Hill.

 

Retreats and Group Bookings

We are more than happy to accommodate groups who are attending a course or doing a tour of local sites.  If you are interested in hiring all the rooms for a group please enquire by email about prices and availability.  We may be able to offer special discount rates for stays of 4 or more days during off season periods.    At the moment we can accommodate up to 5 singles in the house.

 

Your Hosts

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Anna: Homeopath, flower essence practitioner, crystal healer and aromatherapist; I am fascinated by herbs and natural healing and enjoy learning as much as I can about them. I love good coffee and inspirational books. I like to travel and I am particularly fond of the Himalayas where I met my husband Rohit. I find yoga is brilliant for releasing tension and stress and I like getting outdoors and being in nature.  My motto is ‘Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved, and in the living of it a higher order is revealed’.

Rohit: Rohit has worked as guide leading groups on trekking expeditions in the Himalayas around Rishikesh where he was born and brought up.  He has a passion for cooking and music and has completed the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training course.

Mathura Das:  Mathura runs our neighbouring Honeybee and B and sometimes helps at St Anne’s : “Although originally from South West London I have spent much of my life in the East. In fact for over 40 years I have been involved in a kind of love affair with India, exploring the sub continent’s rich cultural heritage of art, music and spirituality, including ancient Vedic philosophy and the various Yoga traditions. Like Anna I have a strong affinity for the Himalayan regions having spent much time there.  I am a writer, vegetarian cook & musician, with my own group the Bindoo Babas and am the co-producer of an Indian fusion project called ‘Ashirvad'”.

 

 

Glastonbury

We provide maps and information about local places of interest such as the Chalice Well and White Spring in our Welcome Pack which you will find in each bedroom.  For more in depth information you can visit the Tourist Information Office in the High Street.  Glastonbury’s Pilgrim Reception Centre is also found in the High Street and provides a wealth of information on the more esoteric aspects of the town and has an excellent website:  http://www.unitythroughdiversity.org/

For events in Glastonbury you can rely on The Oracle magazine to keep you up to date: http://www.glastonburyoracle.co.uk

Glastonbury Online is also a good source of local information: http://www.glastonbury.co.uk/pages/

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor is one of the most famous landmarks in south-west England, and not just because it can be seen for miles around, but because it has huge spiritual significance for many people. Glastonbury is rendered most famously as Arthurian Avalon. With the 19th-century resurgence of interest in Celtic mythology, the Tor became associated with Gwyn ap Nudd, who was first Lord of the Underworld, and later King of the Fairies. The Tor came to be represented as an entrance to Annwn or Avalon, the land of the fairies. The conical shape of Glastonbury Tor is natural, though the terracing around it is man-made and it forms a seven ring labyrinth which would have guided pilgrims gradually to the summit of the sacred hill.

If you want a guide to Glastonbury’s mysteries, and someone to lead you through the Tor labyrinth, then we recommend Tor Webster: Www.torstourofthetor.com

Chalice Well

Chalice Well is one of Britain’s most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary in which the visitor 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.

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey is one of Glastonbury’s finest attractions. It now stands as an enigmatic ruin, since its destruction at the hands of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell, as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century. It was one of England’s largest and most important monasteries dating from the 7th Century. The bodies of King Arthur and his queen, Guinevere were reputedly dug up here in 1191, and the bodies were interred in a prominent marble tomb close to the High Altar in the presence of the King and Queen of the day. It is a very atmospheric site and a must-see attraction on any first visit to Glastonbury.

Glastonbury High Street

Glastonbury has the most independent, and unorthodox, high streets in England – a treasure trove for the spiritual seeker, with a range of shops selling crystals, talismans, ceremonial robes and spiritually-inspired artefacts. It also has a very generous selection of independent coffee shops and bookshops.