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Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Little House of Art.....more than just a B & B!

The Little House of Art, Glastonbury, EnglandNow if you're heading to Glastonbury (after the disappointing news of no festival this year) why not take the chance to check out the charming and unique Bed and Breakfast The Little House of Art only two minutes walk from Glastonbury town centre with its eateries, characters and unusual shops.  Why unique I hear you ask?  Well Martin and Sue own not just any B&B it has its very own Art Gallery featuring the work of local artists.

The Little House of Art, Glastonbury, EnglandThe accommodation consists of  two double bedrooms with luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen and comfortable beds and considering the location and standard very reasonably priced from £65.00 per room, per night including breakfast.   A choice of delicious cooked breakfasts, including vegetarian is available using locally sourced organic produce wherever possible including eggs from their own chickens!  
There's a choice of a Private Bathroom with shower and full-sized bath - bath robes provided or a luxurious en-suite wetroom.  Wireless internet connection and digital TV/DVD with Freeview are provided with a wide range of  DVD’s available to view in your room.  There's tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer in the rooms and the use of an iron and board is available on request whilst outside there's ample free parking.

Currently the featured artist is Sam Dunford from Poole in Dorset.   She specializes in Landscape paintings using oil paints on canvas. Her collection includes affordable Landscape paintings for your home, affordable paper prints of her landscape paintings, which are all handmade by Sam. She also welcomes commissions of landscape paintings from your photographs, visit her landscape painting commissions page for more details.  Sam's inspiration for her landscape paintings comes from everything, it can be from a walk around the Heath, a trip into town or just a walk into work.

Also featured are a number of 'Twitter' artists whose work can be found online..... 

Martin Lilley -  Photographs
Neil Gardner - Artist  follow him on twitter @ngautoart
 Marilyn Ewens Painter - see more of her work at
Emma Bradshaw: Painter  or on twitter @SAW_Ltd
Anita Pegler: Painter contact her via 
Judy Blathwayt Painter contact her at 
Thomas Haskett Painter  on twitter @TmHaskettArtist
Jackie Curtis - Print Maker  follow her on twitter @jcurtisart
James Wedge - Painter 
Alacoque Doyle -  follow her on twitter @alacoquedoyle
Jon Curtis - Potter -  follow him on twitter @Jonthepotter
Lucy Large- Artist  follow her on twitter @lucylarge
Jenny Barron - Still Life @JENNYBARRON
Wendy Dunt - Ceramics @wheelyworld
Sam Dunford - Artist @samdunford_art
Kathryn Nichols - Illustrator @thedrawinghouse
Julia Nairn - Artist @myapplique
Paul Burgess - Artist @PB_art

The Bed and Breakfast itself is situated within easy walking distance of all the major attractions like Glastonbury Abbey, Chalice Well Gardens and Glastonbury Tor.  A short 10 minute drive will see you in the historic cathedral city of Wells and the Somerset Levels Wildlife Reserves.  If you're feeling more adventurous it's only an hours drive to Bristol and Bath or the lovely beaches of Dorset and Devon on the world heritage site of The Jurassic Coast.

golden cap, from charmouth

Follow Martin and Sue on Twitter and keep up to date.

Here they'll be providing information on what's happening in Glastonbury. Follow them on Twitter@arthousesue to keep up to date

Mid-Somerset Show Sheptom Mallet 19th August

Somerset Arts Week - 15th to 30th September

Glastonbury Chilkwell Guy Fawkes Carnival2012 17th November 2012 The town centres largest event of the year with a procession of floats lasting all evening. A major spectacle, with collections for charity. The town is full of people and there is a great

Glastonbury Frost Fair 15th December

Booking with Martin and Sue is easy. Simply click your arrival date, choose the number of nights you wish to stay and how many adults there will be. Click 'Check Availability' and you will be re-directed to their secure booking area where you can confirm and pay for your stay.

Room with private bathroom £65 per night incl breakfast.

Room with 4 poster and ensuite wet room £75 incl breakfast.

Secure Online Booking Instant Confirmation

Alternatively you can ring Martin and Sue on 01458 830485 and they will complete your booking for you.....tell them Ralph sent you.....

A scrumptious picnic Hamper with fresh produce, wine or
champagne, can be provided whether for the beach or a special occasion or
 treat yourself to Breakfast in Bed with a glass of Moet or Bucks Fizz? (option available during booking process) and breakfast is available outside when the weather permits.


Now the owners of some establishments cower in fear when the dreaded Trip Advisor website is mentioned (just ask Channel 5's Alex Polizzi, The Hotel Inspector) but not so Martin and Sue.  You can check their reviews of The Little House of Art safe in the knowledge they offer a 5* service at a very reasonable price.

Here's the latest Trip Advisor review.....

“A lovely B & B”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 27 August 2012 
My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend, whilst attending a wedding in a nearby village.

The b & b itself is lovely - lots of thought has gone into its decoration, with art displayed on all the walls. We stayed in the poetry room, which was very sweet. Comfortable bed and spotless throughout. The weather wasn't nice enough to go out in the garden, but this looked nice. The b & b is a short walk to Glastonbury High Street, which was brilliant.

Sue and Martin were excellent hosts, advising us on local places to go and helping us with anything we needed. They made our three night stay very pleasant.

The breakfasts were fantastic. The vegetarian full English is one of the best I've had and my husband was impressed with the other options too. We would definitely recommend this b & b.