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Magdalene Street Naish House, Glastonbury BA6 9EJ England
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#1 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Glastonbury
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The Covenstead is an amazing, magical place to stay when you visit Glastonbury. The impressive building is listed, quite grand and full of curiosities and copious books on magic, myth and legend. Our location is perfect as it's on the main street with beautiful views onto the Abbey ruins and within walking distance of shops, pubs and restaurants. We also serve a mean breakfast and cater for vegetarians/vegans.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid public parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Interconnected rooms available
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Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
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Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Lucy M wrote a review 9 Jan
Northam, United Kingdom101 contributions110 helpful votes
Wow! That's the impact as you walk in the front door. Decor is wonderful, some may say eclectic, but it's spectacular if you like the witchy, gothic(?), spiritual thing. Which we do. The atmosphere is welcoming and comforting: the Temple room on the ground floor, draws you in and doesn't want to let you go. Candles, incense sticks all provided and you are invited to use them. Then there's the books! Every, generally, Pagan/Spiritual topic you could imagine is covered somewhere in the vast library that is the Covenstead. It reminded me so much of my childhood home that I felt I was back there. The rooms are incredible, we stayed in Herne's room at the very top...where there is another lounge and a well equipped kitchen for everyone's use...so we had great views over the abbey grounds and looking up to the Tor. Ensuite bathroom generously supplied with products too. Now, breakfast! Cereals, fruit, croissants, pan au chocolate all available before a cooked breakfast...as much or as little as you want. Excellent provision for veggies (us) including the best, most beautifully cooked, tastiest mushrooms I have ever eaten. Everyone sits together for breakfast at the most enormous, exquisite table, with huge ornate chairs. I understand now why it is so difficult to book a room here, if you are "normal for Glastonbury" you will love The Covenstead. We booked for our next stay before we left. Fabulous owner, Tony and his assistant who I want to say is called Freya but I'm sure that's wrong, sorry. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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M Dillon wrote a review Jun 2022
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What a wonderful experience. In the heart of Glastonbury. The décor is fantastic. The rooms are breathtaking. The bed was so comfy. The host Tony was friendly, welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. The staff were equally pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was probably one of the best I have had anywhere. Worth every penny. My favourite place in the whole world. I can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Paul and Annie wrote a review Dec 2022
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This is our second visit in 4 weeks. We love the place and it is perfectly suited to explore Glastonbury and the surrounding towns. Tony and Freya are welcoming hosts. The room was incredible with a huge bathroom, terrific view, amazing breakfast. Free parking. See you again in 2023 10 /10
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Date of stay: December 2022
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maria christofi wrote a review Dec 2022
Hastings, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
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I was expecting somewhere special and unique when I booked The Covenstead but It was way beyond what I imagined! The pictures online don’t do the place justice but I feel that is also part of what makes it such a special surprise. It is almost like staying in a magical museum / library full of authentic curiosities and esoteric objects. The place is full of esoteric/ occult books which was an absolute treat for me and there is also a bookcase bursting with tarot decks. All of this is against the backdrop of beautifully styled rooms and lush furnishings, despite the museum / library vibe it is also modern and bright and you’d be lucky to find a speck of dust anywhere. Breakfast is DELICIOUS and the communal banquet style table makes it so special. What elevates all of this even further is that Tony, Freya and the team couldn’t be more helpful and are all so lovely and caring. The location is perfect, right opposite the abbey and not far from everything you’ll want to see. My only complaint is that you eventually have to leave! My top tip here is to make sure you factor enough time in to enjoy the space, the temple room / lounge area is stocked with candles and incense so you will have everything you need to feel at home. I recommend The Covenstead for all sorts of trips. If it’s a solo retreat it is just the most perfect haven but is also the most magical place to share with someone.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Louise P wrote a review Nov 2022
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Wow, What a place! I still can't belive I was lucky enough to stay here. When I get the chance to go back to Glastonbury there is only 1 B&B I would consider. The Covenstead is such a magical and mystical place. A real museum of all things woo. You could spend hours exploring the artifacts, playing with the oracle/ tarot cards and just soaking up the atmosphere. We had breakfast both mornings, freshly cooked and delicious. I really like that everyone dines at the same (huge) table, and got to chat to other guests. Location - right in the town centre, opposite the Abbey and the main shopping street just around the corner. Car parking - there's only 2 spaces allocated to the Covenstead, however there is street parking at the front to unload your car, and a car park a few yards away. Rooms - Huge! Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. I absolutely love that you get incense and candles to burn. I've included some photos but you really need to see it to believe it. Thank you Tony for being such a great host.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kirsty A wrote a review Oct 2022
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This is absolutely the most quirky,cleanest ,comfortable hotel I've ever been to,the gentleman that runs it is honestly so helpful funny & lovely ,the food was perfect,the staff so friendly & not to mention all of the books,ornament /historic pieces that he has there...just amazing honestly,I've never slept so well...thankyou!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Liz g wrote a review Oct 2022
Swansea, United Kingdom20 contributions8 helpful votes
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My 4th time here ,fantastic welcome.Tony phoned to see what time we would arrive to make sure our rooms were ready. This was a birthday trip for me came out with a birthday cake at breakfast lovely touch . I stayed in the hallowe’en room the best so far .Great big bath candles over looking the abbey . Will return soon
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Date of stay: October 2022
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David I wrote a review Oct 2022
Woking, United Kingdom37 contributions24 helpful votes
The Covenstead is a B & B with a difference and it starts the minute you walk through the front door. The place isa shrine to witches, but in an interesting but not bad way. The room we had was similar and a beautiful 4 poster bed which was extremely comfortable. The proprietor was a superb host and very helpful as to where to eat in Glastonbury. The breakfast table has to be seen to be believed and the only thing missing was a member of the Adams family. The breakfast itself was great. Would I recommend this place, absolutely!!!! It is simply great value for money and a bit of a small adventure as well
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Tim Cannons wrote a review Oct 2022
Four Marks, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent stay, wife and I loved it. Tony was the perfect host and his staff were amazing. Excellent cooked breakfast but after two of them I had to try the fruit bowl for breakfast which was amazing. There is so much to look at and the vibe of this place is unique. We will definitely be back soon !!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark T wrote a review Sep 2022
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Simply the most unique hotel we have stayed at, was our third visit there, all the rooms are stunning and Tony is the most wonderful host. Breakfasts are to die for, with a choice for everyone. Can’t can’t wait for next years visit.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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US$117 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandSomersetGlastonbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Covenstead
Which popular attractions are close to The Covenstead?
Nearby attractions include St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (0.1 km), Glastonbury Abbey (0.1 km), and Wyrdraven (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Covenstead?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at The Covenstead?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at The Covenstead?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Covenstead?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Covenstead?
Conveniently located restaurants include Queen Of Cups, Burns the Bread, and Rainbows End Cafe.
Is The Covenstead located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Glastonbury.
Are pets allowed at The Covenstead?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Covenstead?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chalice Well (0.8 km), Glastonbury Abbey (0.1 km), and Somerset Rural Life Museum (0.6 km).