Keepers Cottage, Wood Lane, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TR
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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 look forward to welcoming you. Please contact us by phone or email to enquire availability, or you can check our current room availability using the 'Enquire Online' (calendar icon) above.
What our guests have to say about us….
Almond, apricot and pumpkin seed granola just out of the oven and smelling delicious, all toasty and nutty. It will be even better in a few minutes with a few berries over it and a splash of cold milk!! #granola #almondandapricot #homebaking
I get more compliments from our B&B guests about my homemade granola probably than anything else. Which is lovely, but the truth is, it’s SO EASY to make!! In fact I now keep a stash of the recipe printed out to give to guests, as I get asked for it so often. Here’s my recipe if you fancy having a go. 400g jumbo oats (or a combo of oats, wheat & spelt flakes) 50g pumpkin seeds 50g coconut flakes 200g nuts 120g honey 40g coconut oil 100g dried fruit Melt the coconut oil and honey together in a small saucepan. Tip into a large bowl with all the other ingredients, except the dried fruit. Mix well, spread out on a large baking sheet lined with silicon paper, then bake in a medium oven turning the mixture every now & then and being vigilant that it’s doesn’t “catch” - about 25mins. It’s ready when the cereal flakes & nuts look toasty and golden. Remove from oven and mix in the dried fruit (eg raisins, cranberries, dates, chopped apricots etc) Leave to cool completely before putting into an airtight container. Keeps for up to a month but it will NEVER last that long! #granola #granolarecipe #bestgranolaever #healthybreakfast
This is my idea of meal prep!! I have a bowl full of very ripe tomatoes so I’m going to knock up one of our favourite curries from Madhur Jeffrey’s Curry Bible. It’s very quick and simple - sliced onions, whole spices think fennel & coriander seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, chilli flakes 🌶, all fried off. Then you add garlic and those tomatoes roughly chopped plus a small bunch off coriander, stems and all, again roughly chopped. Simmer for 20 mins till nice and saucy. I love this sort of one-pot-cooking, and it is so convenient because the AGA is switched off at the moment because of the heat, so it's all done on the little induction hob. The kitchen smells heavenly. When we’re ready to eat tonight I’ll bring it all back up to the heat then slide a couple of fillets of salmon into the sauce and cook gently till done. Oh, and don't forget a heaped teaspoon of turmeric and some seasoning!! #dinnerideas #curry #recipe #MadhurJaffrey
Luscious smoked salmon & softly scrambled eggs, finished with chives from the garden and a touch of truffle oil. Our smoked salmon and smoked haddock is sourced from local smokery Brown & Forrest so it’s a real taste of Somerset! #brunch #breakfast #delicious