Keepers Cottage, Wood Lane, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TR
01458 850 353 | email@example.com
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 as well as welcoming bed & breakfast guests, we also host occasional pop up-style dining evenings. All are welcome: B&B guests staying for the weekend, as well as those that just want to come along for dinner. In both cases booking is always essential. We are currently taking bookings for dinner on Saturday 24th February and Saturday 21st April (sorry these dates currently fully booked).
Please contact us by phone or email to enquire about dinner or bed & breakfast availability, or you can check our current room availability using the 'Enquire Online' (calendar icon) above.
What our guests have to say about us….
This is me (the chef!) just five minutes before our first dinner guests arrived for our latest pop-up evening on Saturday. Can you tell I was feeling very excited, but a bit nervous! We had a really fun evening and I think all our guests - some returning for their third visit - had a really enjoyable time too. We had some lovely comments including, "thanks for another wonderful evening with fantastic food and great company", "thanks again for a lovely weekend and a beautiful meal last night. We're definitely hoping to see you again, and will be sending some friends your way as well!", and "wonderful evening, we all loved it, and every mouth full was scrummy!" I'm going to be hanging up my chef whites for a few months as we are already very busy with B&B. Thank you to all our dinner guests who have supported us over the winter months.
Breakfast is all cleared away and the first table is laid up for tonight's dinner evening. There's spring lamb, wild garlic and new season vegetables on the menu, plus roast cod with romesco sauce for our pescatarians. I'm so looking forward to it, but now I must get back to the final prep!
Keepers Cottage updated their cover photo.
We’ve 72 eggs delivered to us this week - can you tell it’s going to be a busy one?! I reckon 2 eggs per guest per breakfast, then I need at least another dozen for making cakes & biscuits (for guest rooms), and then another dozen for the dessert for our pop-up dinner evening on Saturday. In the last couple of years I have developed a few