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.

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 if you would like to be informed of new dinner dates as they are released.

Keepers is first and foremost a relaxed and comfortable family home and we offer just three guest bedroom suites – we call them Paddock, Orchard and Hay Loft. Keepers exudes rustic charm with stripped wooden floors, vaulted, oak-beamed ceilings, and wood-burning stoves. 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 were therefore thrilled to be invited to join Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay, just a few months after we first opened. Sawday's pride themselves on standing for everything that is independent, local and special.

Please contact us directly by phone or email to book or enquire about availability. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our lovely home.


What our guests have to say about us….

Latest News

Posted on Friday 12th May 2017

Some lovely ideas for walks to try this weekend, especially as it gives more good weather. Number 7 - Bishop's Palace, Wells to Glastonbury - sounds like a good one if The Sheppey can be the lunchtime pit-stop! Have a great weekend everyone, what ever you are doing.

Posted on Thursday 11th May 2017

Happy Somerset Day everyone! We hope to see you later at The White Hart in Somerton for the "Made in Somerset" shopping event, in aid of Etatu. 10am-2pm Thursday 11th May

Posted on Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Can any clever gardening folks tell me what this plant is please? It's the one in the foreground. It's about knee high, and is forming a clump about the size of a dinner plate, with clusters of slightly drooping blue (purple?) flowers, yet to come out. This is only our second full summer in this garden and I absolutely don't remember this plant from last year, so I'm worried I'm now nurturing a weed! An identification would be marvellous, but please be gentle with me if it is something I should have hoiked out weeks ago.

Posted on Tuesday 2nd May 2017

"Keepers Cottage is absolutely beautiful. We were lucky to have a room that opened out onto the fields at the back of the property and spent an idyllic afternoon sitting on the terrace enjoying the sound of the birds and perfect countryside view. We stayed for Emma and Ian's pop-up supper, which was something we had never done before. The food was absolutely fantastic...a crispy poached egg, pork tenderloin and the bakewell dessert were highlights. We chose to have breakfast served in a hamper to our room. It was so beautifully presented. Warm homemade blueberry muffins were excellent. Nothing had been left to chance at Keepers Cottage, a stunning setting, well thought out decor with lots of lovely finishing touches and carefully planned food made for a weekend that felt like a real treat. Thank you so much!" Fabulous and very kind review from guests that stayed last weekend for our latest pop-up dinner evening. If you fancy a lovely break staying in our luxurious, countryside setting and enjoying a seven course tasting-style dinner then your last chance this summer is the weekend of 22nd July! We will be taking a Summer break from the pop-up dining whilst we are busy with our B&B, but will be back in the Autumn. To book please call or drop us an email; as always more details on our website. 01458 850 353 /

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