We enjoyed our June 2009 stay at Melrose House immensely. Everyone, from the extended family to other guests, was pleasant and genuine. Sarah Oliver’s parents passed by, noticed a new car in the large half circle driveway, and proceeded to welcome us and settle us in the Dove Cote room. A short while later, the Olivers returned home, warmly welcomed us, and provided suggestions for our stay. The Georgian House is inviting, immaculate, old fashioned and comfortable, but modern where it counts. The en suite was roomy, with a large, double bed that was sheer pleasure to sink into (not too hard and not too soft for the back, either). The en suite included the amenities of a hotel (bottled water, tea, coffee, snacks, magazines, maps, hair dryer, bath items, etc.). The bathroom was equal to our five star hotel in London, from the warm towel rack, unending hot water with great water pressure, and large, thick, soft towels. They offered us breakfasts with a wide variety of hot and cold choices, fresh local produce, and generous portions. The other B&B guests we met at breakfast were interesting and fun, from various areas of the E.U. The property is private and quiet, with a dove cote and garden. The Tor begins on the other side of the Melrose House fence. A short walk (less than 10 minutes to High Street) includes passing the Chalice Well and the Abbey Ruins. We were apprehensive to stay at a B&B, but were rewarded with comfort, quiet, and warm cordiality, without a loss of privacy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melrose House BB is a georgian house situated at the foot of Glastonbury Tor (a hop over the fence and you are at Chalice Well Spring and Glastonbury Tor). A four star ETB rated property with all ensuite rooms, all of which have fantastic garden views. Its gardens surround the property and lend it to having a tranquil feel. Melrose House is suitable for groups visiting Glastonbury, individual bookings and we delight in welcoming back repeat guests. We are a ten minute walk from Glastonbury High Street, a five minute drive to Street and within ten minutes drive to the city of Wells. Millfield Prep School is within walking distance and Millfield Senior School is in Street (five minutes drive). We are lucky to have private parking to the sides of the main house on our driveway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Melrose House Glastonbury, Somerset