Keepers Cottage, Wood Lane, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TR
01458 850 353 | email@example.com
Keepers Cottage is a award-winning, country bed & breakfast in a private family home near Glastonbury, Somerset.
With landscaped gardens of about an acre and a gorgeous location surrounded by woods and fields, Keepers is as peaceful and elegant inside as it is out. The epitome of English country house comfort and style.
Thought to date from the 1850s, Keepers Cottage was originally a two-up, two-down gamekeeper’s cottage built from the local Blue Lias stone. In more recent years previous owners remodelled and renovated the cottage and outbuildings, and the gardens were enlarged and landscaped. Your hosts – Ian & Emma Taylor – moved to Keepers Cottage from neighbouring Dorset in 2015, opening the bed & breakfast later that year.
We offer just three guest suites – we call them Paddock, Orchard and Hay Loft. Paddock and Orchard are at either end of a large annexe at the far side of 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 modern bathrooms. We combine this with all the usual comforts and conveniences you'd expect, and then add a dash of luxury, to make for what we think is a really magical combination.
We are passionate about sharing our lovely 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….
Beetroot and white bean hummus with hazelnut dukkah. I’ve been playing about with this combination and I think it’s a winner - we had it at the weekend as part of a lazy lunch with a roasted chicken, crushed Jersey Royals with herbs, & my favourite roasted carrot salad. I’m thinking of making the hummus into a starter for one of our dinner evenings, with some feta crumbled over the top and some flatbreads. What do you think??!
We had our first visit this weekend to The Newt in Somerset and wow did it live up to everything we’d heard. The gardens are just heavenly and there’s so much to see: a to die for walled ‘parabola’ featuring the apple; an enormous potager; ponds, fountains and rills; the most atmospheric cottage garden you can imagine; and a series of garden rooms planted in white, then blue and finally red (the red is incredible!) We were a bit pushed for time so didn’t have time to walk further round the estate, but I’ll be going back as soon as I can! I pride myself on attention to detail but The Newt takes it to a whole other level and I can’t recommend a visit highly enough. It’s about a 20-25 minutes drive from Keepers towards Bruton. #visitsomerset #thingstodothisweekend #bruton #thenewt
A bit of downtime today after our weekend guests had checked out with the Butleigh Dash! Ian’s “little” brother Phil (left) has been staying so the three of us headed down to the far end of Wood Lane for the start, with the finish at the other end of the lane by the Rose & Portcullis pub. It’s just over a mile and a half, but seems like the first part is all up hill! And I must take a box to stand on the next time we do a team photo! 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
We're now taking bookings for our next set of dinner evenings. Do be quick if you'd like to join us as they are getting very full! Saturday August 10th - two places left for dinner Saturday 7th September - up to eight places for dinner; this could be booked as a private table of 6 or 8 if there's a group of you. All our guest suites are fully booked. Saturday July 20th - SORRY NOW FULLY BOOKED Our evenings follow a winning format: complimentary aperitif & canapés on arrival, then everyone sits down at about 8pm for a delicious, five-course menu designed around what's seasonal and most delicious now. Your evening rounds off with coffee & petit fours at about 11.30pm, all for £42 per head. Everything you eat will have been prepared, cooked & created by me: chef-host Emma! We have a fabulous, 60 foot open plan kitchen-dining room so it's a sociable evening with diners seated around two large tables. To book please just drop me a line by Messenger or ring on 01458 850 353 or email info@keeperssomerset What guests say about us: "The food was incredible, service impeccable with wonderful interesting fellow diners.” "A real winner. Emma created the most unbelievable setting and irresistible menu. Highly recommended to anyone who dreams of delicious and luxurious food.” "The evening was really relaxed, the food was divine and the atmosphere really special." "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.”