Keepers Cottage, Wood Lane, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TR
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Situated on a quiet country lane on the outskirts of the village of Butleigh, Somerset, Keepers Cottage is a small but luxurious, boutique-style bed & breakfast. We are in an absolutely glorious spot with breathtaking views across open fields to Glastonbury Tor, Wells and the Mendip hills beyond.
Thought to date from the 1850s, Keepers Cottage was originally a two-up, two-down gamekeeper’s cottage built from the lovely, local Ham and Blue Lias stones. In more recent years previous owners extensively remodelled and renovated the cottage and outbuildings, and the gardens were enlarged and landscaped. Your hosts – Ian and Emma Taylor – moved to Keepers Cottage from neighbouring Dorset in 2015.
First and foremost this is a relaxed and comfortable family home and we offer just three guest bedroom suites – we call them Paddock, Orchard and Hay Loft. Paddock and Orchard are at either end of an annexe overlooking the garden, and Hay Loft is in a detached cottage, between the annexe and the main house.
Which ever private suite you chose you'll find rustic charm with stripped wooden floors, vaulted, oak-beamed ceilings, and beautiful bathrooms. We combine this with all the usual comforts and conveniences you'd expect, and then add a dash of luxury such as sumptuous furnishings and L’Occitane toiletries, to make for what we think is a really magical combination.
We are passionate about sharing our beautiful home and look forward to welcoming you. Please contact us by phone or email to enquire availability, or you can check our current room availability using the 'Enquire Online' (calendar icon) above.
What our guests have to say about us….
A “what can we eat tonight”? moment this evening so I came up with this delicious, crunchy Thai-inspired salad bowl topped with crispy, pan-fried chicken. The salad combines chopped hearts of Romaine lettuce, cucumber & toasted peanuts for crunchiness, fine slivers of red onion & a few spring onions for that onion-y hit, a really zingy, hot chilli-lime-fish sauce dressing, all scattered with fresh mint and coriander leaves. The chicken I simply batted out till thin, dipped in flour, then egg, then panko breadcrumbs, and quickly pan-fried. #dnnerideas #eathealthy #crunchyspicyhot
The rosa rugosa hedge outside Hay Loft suite is literally buzzing with bumblebees. The bees 🐝 only have to wait another few days and then they can feast on the lavender too!! The cawing you might be able hear in the background is a magpie fledgling that’s been on the lawn today, begging its parents to feed it. Not the loveliest of birds but at least it shows that our songbird population is thriving. #garden #bumblebees #roses
You might notice that I love salad. This was last night’s, which was just the ticket after a pretty full-on weekend catching up with my chef school buddies. In my book you need a few basic building blocks for a really satisfying salad with interesting textures & flavours. Fresh salad leaves. Always! A cooked vegetable (in this case, blanched green beans, but think also roasted sweet potato wedges or carrots, chargrilled asparagus or even cold, sliced new potatoes - the list is pretty much endless). Herbs: chopped & plenty of them (I used chives &’parsley). Some protein. Tuna would be lovely, as would cold chicken if you have it in the fridge, but I love a soft boiled egg. A sprinkling of seeds or nuts - I used some amazing leftover caramelised walnuts, a homemade gift from one of my weekend cheffy friends. A really good dressing. Of course. You also need something crunchy (a stick or two of celery is always good here). I swear that every salad also needs an oniony hit. I sliced up a couple of spring onions, but a few slivers of finely sliced red onion is also perfect (or chives at a push). Lastly have a look what’s lurking in jars - I found some artichoke hearts in oil which finished everything off very nicely!! #recipe #mysaladrecipe #supper #saladideas #eatdelicious
What shall I cook today...?? To distract you all from the measly selection of alcohol, I’ll tell you that about a year into our B&B adventure we decided to ditch the bottles of local water that we used to provide B&B guests in their rooms. The empty plastic bottles - we can get through a LOT in just one week - didn’t sit right at all. Instead we give guests lovely chunky, reusable glass bottles filled with filtered water. And cute mini milk-bottles which I leave on their doorsteps last thing at night. #earlymorningcuppa #reuserecycle #larder