Would you buy a home in Glastonbury?

Posted 22 June 2016 by Helen Christie

For 51 weeks of the year, Glastonbury in Somerset is home to just 9,000 or so people, but for a few days in June, around 135,000 festival fans descend on the idyllic town.

Buying a home in Glastonbury however, is an appealing thought for many people. Having a world-renowned festival on your doorstep is a huge boost for the local economy, as well as providing a touch of glamour to the town.

The tiny town, and nearby villages have properties that are available for a fraction of the cost of nearby Bristol and Bath. Potential homebuyers could get a three-bedroom semi-detached house from just £225,000 at Willow Place at Dunstan Park, a tranquil location set just on the outskirts of Glastonbury.

It’s not the easiest place to live if you are planning to commute to work, with Bath and Bristol nearly an hours drive away, and London to Glastonbury takes around three hours by car, but the town does have a great deal of appeal, especially for fans of mayths and legends. The abbey is regarded as Britain’s first Christian sanctuary, and legend states that the famous tor is a haven for fairies. 

There are plenty of perks for local residents too. Those who live near Worthy Farm, where the festival takes place, receive two free tickets for the festival, and those living within the town boundaries are given a special ticket allocation which means that most are guaranteed entry to the festival. There are also travel passes available for local residents so they are able to drive along roads that are closed to festival-goers.

Local residents can also rent out rooms or even their whole homes during the event, and some choose to rent out drives for parking or offer up fields for campsites.


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