Keepers Cottage, Wood Lane, Butleigh, Somerset, BA6 8TR
01458 850 353 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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….
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!
We are all for ready for our dinner guests this evening: the tables are laid, the menu is a winner, and I can’t wait to get cooking!!! See you all at 7.30pm 😉
I was due to have a root canal filling this afternoon so decided that I needed a proper lunch in case I wouldn’t be able to eat this evening. This is the first filling I’ve had since I was a girl, so a pretty big deal for me and definitely into unchartered waters. I rustled up this amazing warm salad, which as a last minute, last meal really hit the spot. Roasted sweet potato, blanched purple sprouting broccoli, crumbled feta, pumpkin seeds and parsley. The dressing was creme fraiche whisked up with olive oil and a good pinch of sumac. Delicious. I’m back from the dentist, and amazingly feel absolutely fine. So what’s for supper?!
We are so thrilled that our kitchen extension is finished (hooray!!) We are now fully reopened and welcoming B&B guests again. We even have a busy busy pop-up dinner weekend in three weeks time. For those of you that know the layout at Keepers, the new kitchen door is to the right of where the old double doors were. We have a new extra large sink (aka Doggie Spa!), loads of storage for boots, coats, woolly hats etc, and place for an extra fridge-freezer for when we’re super busy and I need the additional space! The window seat is where the old external window was, the one between the original part of the cottage and the old kitchen doors (see pic). It’s all open plan as the old double doors came out (that was more or less the last job on the last day), and have been sold on eBay. I’m feeling very pleased, very lucky to have such an amazing kitchen-workspace, and relieved it’s all over!