Several miles north of Ashton Cottages Somerset. Glastonbury is a spot on the Mendip hills known as Deerleap. It is well known by local artists because of the far reaching views it provides over the Somerset Levels and of Glastonbury Tor nestled in amongst the hills. On misty mornings it is the perfect spot to appreciate just how flat the landscape is and how it would’ve looked thousands of years ago when the area was under water. On mornings like this it becomes an island once again.
"Anne Hathaway's cottage----This is the most charming of all the Birthplace Trust's properties, not only is it tinged with romance as the place where William Shakespeare courted the young girl who was to become his wife, but it nestles in the most idyllic of English surroundings. The cottage is located in the village of Shottery, and although referred to as a cottage in reality it is a substantial house. The fact that the Hathaway's were a prosperous family is reflected by the house.