Synonymous with the famous music festival (which actually takes places down the road in Pilton) Glastonbury has a very bohemian feel and is championed for its eccentricity. Glastonbury is unlike the majority of British market towns and this is why people love to live there. The streets of the town centre are rich with life and colour and shops range from the usual clothes and jewellery, to crystals and spiritual faith retailers.
The Britannia Lanes of Somerset office is ideally located just 30 minutes from Glastonbury, in Bridgwater. We can help with all aspects of moving house, as well as providing a variety of storage requirements to suit your needs.
Moving to Glastonbury
Glastonbury is a fantastic place to move to for period properties as every era is covered, from medieval to Victorian. Large period homes start at around £350,000 but escalate to over a million for graded, Victorian, or Arts and Crafts properties with over five bedrooms. Humble detached family homes are upwards of £240,000 or £180,000 for semi. Quaint terraced homes and cottages vary between £130,000 and £210,000 (for two bedrooms) and flats start at £90,000.
If you would prefer to rent in Glastonbury, flats can be snapped up for as little as £575 pcm, rising to just shy of £700 pcm for two-bed terraces. Family-sized semi-detached homes vary between £795 pcm and £850 pcm. Detached homes to rent can be extremely hard to come by and rental values tend to be over £800 pcm.
Schools in Glastonbury
Primary schools are extremely strong in Glastonbury. Baltonsborough CofE Primary was ranked ‘good’ during its latest Ofsted inspection and Butleigh CofE Primary is also ‘good’ but the behaviour and safety of pupils is ‘outstanding’. Both Meare Village Primary and West Pennard CofE Primary are ‘outstanding’.
The only local secondary school in Glastonbury is St Dunstan’s Community School, which is rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted. However, Crispin School Academy, just down the road in Street, is ‘good’. Also, Millfield School (also in Street) is a popular co-educational independent school for children ages 13 to 18.
Transport Links Glastonbury
Glastonbury sits between the A39 and A361, both which provide access to motorways and destinations west of Somerset. The M5 is also nearby, which spans from Exeter in the South to Birmingham in the North.
Glastonbury has a number of local and regional buses running through it, but no train station. The nearest is in Castle Cary (30 minutes’ drive) which provides services to Reading, Penzance, Bristol, Weymouth London Waterloo, and Reading. Bridgwater train station is a 32-minute journey away and sits on the Bristol to Taunton line, with one train in each direction per hour.