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Have you got tickets to Glastonbury 2014?

Have you got tickets to Glastonbury 2014?

At HotelsCombined HQ we are sitting here in envy after realising that one of the world’s biggest festivals, Glastonbury, kicks off in less than a month’s time.

For those who don’t know, Glastonbury is a five day music festival, organised by Michael Eavis on his own land – Worthy Farm in Pilton, England. It’s a festival that attracts more than 175,000 people and raises millions of dollars for good causes. The tickets this year sold out in just one hour and 27 minutes, which is unsurprising given the amazing line-up of artists including Arcade Fire, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Lily Allen, Lana Del Rey and Ed Sheeran.

While most people choose to rough it during the festival itself – camping in the mud and slime – we had a look at some luxury accommodation options in the area for post-festival relaxation. After a few days of sleeping on an (increasingly flat) air-mattress, a few days recovering at one these places would be heavenly:

Cheriton House Bed & Breakfast

A room at Cheriton House Bed & Breakfast

A room at Cheriton House Bed & Breakfast, Bath

This luxury accommodation is a large Victorian villa located on the southern slopes of Bath, under an hour’s drive from Glastonbury and offers stunning views across the city. It’s the ideal location from which to discover and explore Bath, visit the unique Roman Baths or relax in the Thermae Bath Spa. The boutique feel of the hotel ensures that you’ll be well looked after – it’s the perfect way to revive yourself after a few days of dancing at Glastonbury.

Charlton House Hotel, Somerset

The Charlton House Hotel

The Charlton House Hotel, Somerset

Britain’s fifth most romantic hotel (according to The Times in 2013) is located just 10 miles from the Glastonbury Festival site and serves as either a perfect getaway after a day of dancing or a relaxing place to recover post- festival. Hang around long enough and you might even see a famous face or two – in previous years the hotel been home to The Artic Monkeys, Foals and Coldplay – during the festival.

Maplestone, Shepton Mallet

Relaxing tea at Maplestone

Relaxing tea in the gardens at Maplestone, Shepton Mallet

Maplestone is advertised as a place to relax and unwind, which is exactly what you’ll need after a few day of camping at Worthy Farm. It offers comfortable and affordable B&B accommodations with a cosy cottage feel. Enjoy the full English breakfast and take it easy before checking out the local pubs and restaurants nearby – it’s a great opportunity to relax and recover in a picturesque location.

Compton House Hotel, Axbridge 

A view of Compton House

A view of Compton House, Axbridge

This charming 4-star Georgian country house is situated at the foot of the Mendips, with beautiful views across the Somerset Level. The accommodation is homely and cosy offering guests a quiet and peaceful getaway, within walking distance to the medieval town of Axbridge. It’s the perfect place to relax with a group of friends or family.

Have we missed any of the places you’d love to put your feet up and relax at after Glastonbury? Are you headed there this year?

If you’d like to check out other available accommodation in the Glastonbury area, you can compare the hotel options