Keepers Cottage, Wood Lane, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TR
01458 850 353 |

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Welcome to Keepers Cottage.

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 27th January (2 places left) and Saturday 24th February (sorry this date 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….

Latest News

Posted on Tuesday 12th December 2017

A really hard frost this morning - but no snow, I think we've missed it sadly! After an early walk with the dogs it's back indoors for breakfast of porridge with Earl Grey raisins & toasted almonds (and a little Demerara sugar). Now on the breakfast menu and proving very popular.

Posted on Monday 11th December 2017

It'll be no sprouts for us on Christmas Day!!! I've just done Ashburton Cookery School's Christmas meal survey for a chance to win one of their cookery courses. I trained at Ashburton and I can honestly say it was the best time ever, what a wonderful place with amazing tutors. Good luck!

Posted on Saturday 9th December 2017

A batch of our most popular granola straight out of the AGA this morning. Pecan, date & coconut was the first combination I came up with, and guests still love it! New combo ideas ALWAYS very welcome.

Posted on Sunday 26th November 2017

It’s been a busy and eventful few months and I am very pleased that dinner evenings at Keepers Cottage will return soon. We have been asked so many times when we’ll be starting our pop-up dinners again, we thought we had better get some dates in the diary, even if they are in the New Year! - Saturday 27th January, and - Saturday 24th February The evenings will follow our usual formula with complimentary glass of fizz & canapés on arrival, a five-course, seasonal menu, and rounding off with coffee & petit fours at about 11pm. All for £37 per head (there are absolutely no hidden extras). To book please contact us on 01458 850 353 (Emma) or email 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 have been welcoming bed & breakfast guests to our home for the two past years and are proud to be a Gold medalist and finalist at this year’s “Taste of the West” awards. Rates for our bed & breakfast suites are on the "Sleep" page of our website, or please ask us for details What our dinner guests say about us...... "The evening was really relaxed, the food was divine and the atmosphere really special." "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.”

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