Keepers Cottage, Wood Lane, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TR
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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….
One of the most rewarding aspects of living in Somerset is the amazing heritage of the surrounding area and the spirituality associated with it. If you’re interested in finding out more about Glastonbury or other significant, historical local sites, then we have just the thing. Our Bed & Breakfast guests can now book bespoke tours with Michael Orchard, a freelance tour guide for either individuals or small groups. Michael is a former guardian of the famous Chalice Well Gardens in Glastonbury, and is very well versed in the knowledge of historical and sacred sites in the west country. His tours include: Glastonbury and the Isle of Avalon - myths and legends of a sacred land, Avebury, Stonehenge, and Stanton Drew – the mystery of the ancient stone circles, City of Wells – Cathedral, Bishops Palace and Sacred Springs, Beautiful Bath – from Roman Baths to Regency splendour. Whatever your interests, Michael will design a day tour to suit your needs. Contact email email@example.com, tel: 078 999 64123 or contact Emma at Keepers for us to put Michael in touch.
A fantastic evening last night with a full house joining us for dinner. We hope you all enjoyed the food and your evening as much as we enjoyed hosting you! On the menu was beautiful fillet of Brixham plaice, as well as that beetroot hummus starter I’ve been tinkering with (I promise I will post the recipe soon!) I served that with homemade flatbreads - the AGA got switched on very briefly yesterday - and hazelnut dukkah. Pudding was lemon cream with lemon sherbert and local strawberries from Cheddar. Sherbert is somewhere between a sorbet and an ice cream and my recipe is made with half/ half milk and cream. It’s really refreshing and stays soft scoop straight from the freezer, which many homemade ices often don’t. If you fancy joining us another time we have 2 places for on Saturday 10th August. Please message me to book.
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