Keepers Cottage, Wood Lane, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TR
01458 850 353 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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. Our current dinner evenings are all fully booked but we will be back with new dates after the Summer. ** Places for 2 people for dinner have just become available on Saturday 22nd July. Contact us to reserve **
Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to be informed of new dinner dates as they are released, or to enquire about bed & breakfast availability.
What our guests have to say about us….
** Places for 2 people for dinner at our last pop-up of the Summer - Saturday 22nd July - have just become available. Please contact us to reserve. ** We'll be serving a five course tasting menu starting with complimentary glass of fizz and canapés, and designed around what ingredients are in season and most delicious. And if you like the idea of making a weekend of it, then don’t forget we also have three, beautifully furnished guest suites. We’ve been welcoming bed & breakfast guests to our home for the past 18 months and are proud to be rated a "Special Place to Stay" by Alistair Sawday’s, and winners of a Silver medal in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism awards. We ask for a ‘donation’ of £37 per person for dinner, which covers your entire evening (there are absolutely no hidden extras). Rates for our bed & breakfast suites are on the "Sleep" page of our website, or please ask us for details. Tel. Emma on 01458 850 353 email@example.com www.keeperssomerset.com What our dinner guests say about us...... "The evening was really relaxed, the food was divine and the atmosphere really special." "Thank you both for a super evening on Saturday. We had a lovely time and a completely delicious meal. Everything was done so well from the welcome to the end and we will sing your praises!" "This was our third visit to Keepers Cottage, and we will keep coming back for more. Emma and Ian are amazing hosts, with infinite attention to details. We were blown away by Emma's pop-up dining, the food was amazing and the company great.” "A truly amazing evening. If you are a foodie and ever get the chance to attend their Pop up restaurant evenings, do not hesitate.” "The food was incredible, service impeccable with wonderful interesting fellow diners.” "A real winner. Emma created the most unbelievable setting and irresistible menu at her pop up supper party. Highly recommended to anyone who dreams of delicious and luxurious food.”
Having been told by someone that knows about these things (a real gardening aficionado) we should be VERY pleased that the paddock behind the annexe is covered with wild pyramid orchids. Aren't they lovely?
Feeling ridiculously excited that the "rose garden" (well, the two new rose beds enclosed by a yew hedge, which still looks like a gappy old toothbrush) is flowering for the first time. Twenty-two Winchester Cathedral roses and they are absolutely beautiful with a delicious scent. Can't wait for next year when they REALLY get going.
This time last year we visited Broadway in the Cotswolds and I was so inspired by the utterly gorgeous, cottage-style gardens throughout the village I decided we "needed" more roses in our garden at home. In the 12 months since then we have planted 24 roses (not bad!!). Most of them are in the new rose garden that we created between the main lawn and the paddock. They wouldn't be many weeks from coming into flower for the first time. Meanwhile the new Bonita roses either side of the steps are in full bloom and are just lovely.