ABOUT US

 

St Anne’s B & B  is a comfortable, cosy haven nestled below Chalice Hill. Hosted by husband and wife team,, Estelle a Crystal/Reiki Therapist, and Malcolm a Wildlife Photographer. You will receive the warmest of welcomes and a sound night’s sleep in one of our super-comfortable beds and a healthy vegetarian 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 Reiki.  All in all, St. Anne’s is the  ideal place to base yourself for an authentic, inspiring Glastonbury experience!

We offer use of our beautiful wildlife garden, library/ information /TV room and conservatory with access to free tea and coffee all day, free WIFI and car parking ,however we only have space for 2 cars so please call to reserve a space on a first come first served basis, please note parking on site is solely at your own risk. If parking is not available we have secured a special rate of £2 per 24 hours at Drapers Factory Car park which is 2 mins walk away so please ask us for details prior to your stay.

 

Bedrooms

You may stay in a choice of three individually styled en-suite rooms, two doubles and one twin. For those who prefer something a bit quirky, there is also a double bedroom ‘The Stargazer Room” with private balcony and spacious adjacent bathroom. We provide everything you need for a comfortable stay; bottled water, biscuits, 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

For the ultimate in rest and relaxation, our fabulous new 18ft diameter Yurt  is now open as a luxurious self-catering hideaway (breakfast is available on request please ask for details). Fully insulated with a wood-burning stove the yurt stays cosy all year round. The newly constructed log cabin provides a private bathroom and kitchen facilities for glampers and there is a private outdoor seating area with uninterrupted views of Chalice Hill. May we just point out that due to its popularity, spaces for the Yurt are already limited and early booking is advisable.

 

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.  

 

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 and has held legendary status as the ealiest Christian foundation linked to Joseph of Arimathea.  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 with beautiful grounds 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.  There is an open air market every Tuesday in Magdalene Street.

Somerset Rural Life Museum

Situated just over the road from St Anne’s is the newly renovated Somerset Rural Life Museum which tells the  story of Somerset’s rural and social history.  The magnificent 14th century Abbey Barn remains the centre piece of the site, providing a unique setting for exhibitions and events.  There is a cafe and a shop which can be accessed independently of the museum.

Avalon Marshes

Glastonbury lies at the heart of the Avalon Marshes, a unique wetland habitat which is easily accessible on foot, by bike or car.  Wildlife highlights include booming bitterns and egrets on the nature reserve at Ham Wall, Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve and Westhay Moor, which can been seen through the year and massive winter starling murmurations.  The area also boasts a rich heritage with historical sites such as the Neolithic Sweet Track, Glastonbury Lake Village and Meare Fish House.  The Avalon Marshes centre is situated 5 miles west of Glastonbury near Westhay.