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….
SORRY NOW FULLY BOOKED! We've just had a last minute cancellation for dinner this Saturday - there are now four places for dinner available, so if you'd like to join us for please get in touch. Our evenings follow a tried and tested format: complimentary aperitif & canapés on arrival, a delicious five-course, seasonal set menu, rounding off with coffee & petit fours, all for £42 per head. Everything you eat will have been prepared, cooked & created by me: chef-host, Emma! To book please just drop me a line by email, Messenger or ring on 01458 850 353 or email info@keeperssomerset If you like the idea of ambling up the garden path to bed after dinner, then do take a look at our website for details of our three spacious guest suites. We have been welcoming Bed & Breakfast guests to our home for the past four years and are proud to a Sawday’s “Special Place to Stay”, and a 'Taste of the West' Gold medalist. What guests say about us: "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. 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.”
Today’s big family dinner was slow roast shoulder of pork with a red onion & pomegranate salsa, baby roast potatoes, and then this amazing salad knocked up by friend and weekend guest Anna. Roasted sweet potato, cherry toms, avocado, lettuce, and seeds with a really lemony dressing. #didntshedowell #salad #colourful
It’s the start of a seriously busy few weeks, what with a full house at Easter, next weekend we have a pop up dinner on Saturday with B&B guests travelling down for the weekend to join us, and then another Bank Holiday straight after that. I’m really going to have to be on my A game. One of my breakfast bowls will keep me going to lunch I swear it’s as filling and lasting as bacon & eggs! Overnight oats with a whole apple coarsely grated stirred through (skin ‘n’all), a dollop of berry compote, a tablespoon of granola - I’ve gone for my raw cacao nut granola today as I made a new batch yesterday - and a big dollop of plain Greek yoghurt. Happy Easter!!!
What an incredible weekend. Not just because of the weather, which has been gorgeous today, and not just because I beat my 10km PB (yay!) Saturday evening we had our 12th pop-up dinner evening, our first since before the kitchen extension was built. What an amazing night - I know it’s not about me but I had an absolute ball cooking for our 15 dinner guests. Beautiful sea bass with leek tartlet for main course, and my “Barbados” homage for dessert!! Seven courses in all so that’s just over 100 plates of food! The room was noisy and buzzy which I think meant everyone was having just as good a time. Thank you to all our dinner guests we are so grateful for your support, hope to see you again soon #dinner #thankyou #saturdaynight Sunday evening is a much more relaxed affair - it’s a salad of poached salmon, avocado, feta & broad beans with a lemon, yoghurt & oil oil dressing for me & Mr Keepers. Plus there are some sweet potato wedges just roasting in the AGA. Yum!