A warm welcome awaits you at this unique and special place to stay in gorgeous Glastonbury in an elevated location just eighty yards from the top of the High Street.
Our Georgian Grade II listed building is a mere minute's walk from the bustling High Street with its eclectic shops and cafes. The World Heritage site, Chalice Well Gardens, and the Abbey are a comfortable stroll away. The more energetic of you will find the Tor within easy reach, too. Perfectly located for both Millfield Preparatory School and Millfield School at Street.
Although you're never far from history here, there's nothing old about the standard of accommodation we offer. We've spent a long time lovingly renovating the entire building to an exceptional standard including re-wiring and re-plumbing, and we won the Mendip Award for Best Renovation for 2014. Bove Town House was most recently a boarding house for Millfield School, but it's shaken off its dull institutional past and has been restored to its former splendour. Now you'll find it's a grand house once again with elegant rooms, a stately stone staircase, crystal chandeliers and contemporary styling
Off road private parking, free Wifi, comfortable, modern accommodation and a superb location - we have all the ingredients for a perfect stay, whatever your reason for coming to Glastonbury.
"Trevor and Shannon are such great hosts, so welcoming and lovely through and through. We both enjoyed our healing treatments from Trevor which were out of this world. We now feel energized and centred ready to face the world again."
MEET YOUR HOSTS
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Shannon Slater-Dent and Trevor Tredgett are delighted to now own and run this exceptional home-from-home for travellers and seekers from all over the world.
For Shannon, opening Bove Town House marks a milestone after a nomad's life around the globe. Her extensive travels inform her unique style, which she brings to this lovingly and carefully restored Georgian Grade II listed building, which has recently been honoured with an award from Mendip District Council as the Best Renovation for 2014.
As a graduate of the Leith School of Food and Wine, Shannon has cooked professionally and taught cookery and trained in Nutrition. She's also a writer and sound and energy healer and both she and Trevor give regular Solfeggio-tuned crystal bowl sound healing sessions in Glastonbury, both privately and for the public. Their public events have been taking place regularly in Glastonbury since 2012.
Trevor has over 27 years experience across a number of modalities, which include hypnotherapy, counselling, spiritual healing, body work and crystal healing. Trevor is also trained in Body Harmony and more recently has incorporated sound and voice analysis into his work. This has resulted in the development of a unique subtle touch therapy which clients now benefit from. See the 'Testimonials' section for further information.
Trevor has also trained others both in counselling and body work, and will be developing workshops to teach his own unique form of healing from Bove Town House in the near future.
Bove Town House sits above the town centre where visitors can look out over all the key landmarks in this historic town - the Tor, Glastonbury Abbey and Wearyall Hill, where according to ancient legend, Joseph of Arimathea planted his staff in the ground which took root and grew into the famous Holy Thorn – of which we now have two in our garden. The story of Joseph of Arimathea is soon to be a major Hollywood motion picture 'Glastonbury: Isle of Light' to be released in late 2017.
Click on the following link for a brief video clip of Glastonbury Ancient Isle of Avalon Movie Trailer
The house itself is a hotchpotch of eras, but is listed for its Georgian features. We believe the house dates from the early 1700s, but it has been extensively modified over the centuries. Its principal remodelling dates from the Georgian era when a Georgian facade and portico entrance were added.
When the previous owners sold off part of the gardens and tennis court of Bove Town House for redevelopment, archaeologists were called in to excavate the grounds. They found the remains of a Saxon nobleman/knight's roundhouse. They also found a gold ducat in the settlement's midden/cess pit - apparently the only ducat of its kind ever found in England - which had been minted to finance the Second Crusade (1144-1150). So a Knight of Glastonbury once owned our land. Was he part of the Arthurian legend? Who knows?
The archaeologists also told us that there had been a settlement on the land as early as 1000BC. In the garden we unearthed many pieces of ornamental and carved stonework transported over the centuries from the Abbey, which we have incorporated in a patchwork boundary wall.