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.
Please contact us by phone or email to enquire about bed & breakfast availability, or if you would like to be informed of new dinner dates as they are released.
What our guests have to say about us….
In case you need some inspiration to get you into the Autumn spirit this year......
We've had some gorgeous mornings lately, with those mists across the Levels that Somerset is so famous for. These snaps were taken early this morning from the upstairs window. The first is looking towards Pilton, and in the second you can just pick out the radio mast near Wells (clue: its above the third cedar tree from the left!)
There's a real feel of autumn in the air, although we are still hoping for summer to last a bit longer yet. In the morning there's a really heavy dew on the grass now, and the light in the evenings is very beautiful. The swallows seemed to have thinned out over the last few days. Very early Sunday morning I saw a group of about 200 circling high above the house; I wonder if it was a village rendezvous before some fly back to Africa? [NB according to my handy little book, the collective noun is a "kettle of swallows"; I cannot think why!?] For us the shoulder months of May, September and October tend to be our busiest time, and the diary is already pretty busy for the coming weeks. If that warmer weather does make a reappearance we could be in for a hectic couple of months!
If you're looking for inspiration for a late Summer break (perhaps once the children go back to school!) then look no further than beautiful Somerset. Keepers is just a short hop from a few of Somerset Life's favourite places for a romantic dinner.