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….
Field mushrooms about to go into the AGA for breakfast. One of my tutors at Ashburton Chefs Academy (where I did my training) used to have this lovely saying when we were cooking, “show it some love”. I often think of those words (thanks Phil Oram!!) as it’s such a great sentiment when you’re cooking - put in as much care & attention as you can, and you’ll get out the best possible result. I know they’re “only” mushrooms, but some lovely local butter, some picked thyme, fresh out of the garden, and a pinch of salt & black pepper will make these as tasty as can be.
On tea trays for guests arriving this afternoon is my (new favourite) lemon, polenta & almond cake. I like this with some creme fraiche & raspberries on the side. And of course a cup of tea! The beautiful Minton tea service I use for guest teas is “Haddon Hall” and was given to me by my late mother-in-law. It is so over the top pretty it’s a joy to use, and afternoon tea always feels more of a treat on lovely china.
New for this year is the “Keepers Weekender”. Two nights bed & breakfast in one of our award-winning, luxurious guest suites, plus five course set menu dinner on the Saturday night. Our dinner evenings follow a tried and tested format, kicking off with complimentary aperitif and canapés at about 7.30pm, then all sit down to a menu designed around what ingredients are in season and most delicious now. The evening rounds off with coffee and petit fours at about 11.30pm. You’ll then have the pleasure of just wandering up the garden path to your guest suite and bed! The first Keepers Weekender is on 19/20 July, and then later on 6/7 September (dinner on both weekends is the Saturday). Breakfast on both mornings is included in your weekend, plus tea and homemade cakes on arrival. All our guest suites are spacious, stylishly furnished, and have bags of character with countryside views from every window. You can choose to make your weekend either the Friday and Saturday night, or Saturday and Sunday. You also have the option to add a third night to your break, as rooms will be at a slight discount to our standard rates. The Keepers Weekender: King double room with en-suite bath/shower room (Paddock), dinner for two plus two nights B&B - £279 King double suite with en-suite bath/shower room (Orchard), dinner for two plus two nights B&B - £299 Superking suite in detached cottage including en-suite shower room (Hay Loft), dinner for two plus two nights B&B - £319 All rates are based on 2 adults sharing. Wine/ drinks are not included at dinner, so please bring your own with you which we are happy to chill! We do not charge corkage. To book, call us on 01458 850 353 or email info@keeperssomerset