Brewers Cottage

Taunton, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1460 282900


Idyllic cottage hidden in deepest, foodiest Somerset - bask on your own patio among roses and sweet peas. Bring bikes – loads to explore

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

David and Rosie are relaxed hosts and everything slows down the moment you open the gate. If you enjoy your own space, spread out in the annexe with a wet room or find upstairs bedrooms white and fresh with lavender and Rosie’s paintings. Breakfast in the neat cottage dining room or al fresco: honey from the bees plus anything you ask for, David might go foraging or catch a trout for supper; bring your own wine and wander the garden with a glass –  masses of colour, rare trees, ample veg patch where five types of tomato grow! Cider tasting is just up the road, Barrington Court and market town Ilminster are close.

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm or flexible
Check out
By 10.30am or flexible
Booking restrictions
Extra twin available sharing bathroom (let to same party only).
Closed
Occasionally.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner 3 courses with coffee, from £29.50. BYO. Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £90
Damage deposit
£
Surcharges
A supplement is charged for single night bookings.
1 Double
From £90
1 Annexe for 2
From £95
1 Double
From £90

Accommodation

Reviews

We have just spent an idyllic short break at Brewers Cottage. David and Rosie are the most welcoming and attentive hosts you could ever wish for! The annexe was so comfortable and well furnished with a wonderful wet-room as well. David is a superb cook and both the breakfasts and the evening meals he served us were incredibly good! The gardens were so peaceful and tranquil and we so enjoyed watching the chickens and the ducks! We felt so comfortable and secure in these Covid19 times - the whole stay was just perfect! Thank you David and Rosie - we will return!

Hilary, Maidenhead

Our recent idyllic stay with David and Rosie was everything we could have wished ... and more. They are truly kind hosts and adept at dealing with requirements to ensure a safe stay, including a private garden space for The Annexe. We loved its stylish, immaculate decor, comfortable bed, efficient shower and divine crisp linens. Dinner and breakfast were both totally delicious. The whole experience was beyond our expectations. We wish Rosie and David well and very much hope to return.

Bob, London

I can only concur with other recent reviewers: this is a delightful place to stay on all counts. The cottage itself is charming, with a large and delightful garden, the location is extremely tranquil, the owners are friendly, welcoming and very informative about the area and David's cooking is simply superb. Dinner easily surpassed the quality of most restaurants and breakfast was similarly excellent, with extensive use of their garden produce, including eggs, vegetables and honey. Outstanding.

Andrew, Edinburgh

This was our second visit to Brewers Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 nights in the annexe. David cooked for us 2 evenings and his meals were among the the best we’ve ever had. It’s worth staying with Rosie and David for the dinners alone! They made us feel very comfortable and secure in their precautions against COVID- couldn’t be faulted. Thank you again.

Frances, Macclesfield

We were a group of 6 (3 family-related couples) staying for the weekend at Brewers Cottage. David and Rosie were delightful, helpful hosts. They provided us with a warm welcome and an extremely comfortable stay. We booked to have an evening meal there on our first night. Our chosen dishes were all superb; five stars for presentation, quality and taste. We ate out the following evening at a ‘Good Food Guide’ recommended restaurant in the area - all 6 of us agreed that the previous evening’s meal at Brewers Cottage was far superior. Thank-you David and Rosie, a very special house and garden.

Susan, Guildford

We had a wonderful stay at Brewers Cottage; the hosts are lovely and the setting is beautiful. We stayed in the annexe which is self-contained with its own patio and a spacious wet room. David and Rosie are so welcoming and cooked us a delicious hearty breakfast. We’ll definitely be back!

Louise, London

Thank you, David and Rosie , for a most special and comfortable 3 night stay in Brewers Cottage. The weather was not very summer like, , but we can’t hold our very pleasant hosts responsible for that!. David and Rosie have a very special knack of being there when you want them for advice but know exactly when you want to be alone. David is also a SPECTACULAR COOK. You would go a long way to find a better meal in most restaurants. All in all, a very highly recommendable B&B

Ann and Armin, Wuppertal Germany

We really enjoyed our 2 nights at Brewer's Cottage. The bedroom was comfortable, the garden lovely and there is so much to see in this area. What we were most impressed by was David's food. We had dinner in the house both evenings and it was superb. Three exquisite courses of sheer delight. David takes a pride in sourcing wonderful ingredients and performs magic with them.

Frances, Macclesfield

What a gem. We felt like we were staying in Provence. Stunning location. Fantastic house and garden. David and Rosie were charming, and so very helpful, keen to ensure we had a great couple of days with them. The cottage is gorgeous, spotlessly clean and well appointed with quality furniture and furnishings. Very comfy beds and bed linen. The breakfasts were outstanding. Fresh eggs from the ducks or chickens you see in the garden. Perfectly cooked. The most amazing fruit compote I’ve ever tasted. We had dinner plans but next time I will dine with them as the food was excellent. Thank you

Tom, West Malling

I spent 2 nights at Brewers Cottage while visiting the area to attend a local event. David and Rosie are exceptional hosts and my stay with them was both enjoyable and very relaxing. I had a comfortable double room in the main house and had two very peaceful nights in the quiet of the countryside. David is an excellent cook and the full English breakfast (with all local ingredients) was definitely the best I have ever had. I had also booked dinner for the first night and that was also very good. Highly recommended for anyone looking for "get away from it all" break.

Chris, Southampton

We had two nights with David and Rosemary and David cooked a beautiful meal on my birthday. The house is lovely in a fabulous location close to some interesting places such as Barrington Court. It is very tasteful and comfortable and we slept very well in a most comfy bed with lovely bed linen and fluffy towels. We were looked after impeccably but not intrusively at all. Breakfast and dinner were heavenly. The flavours were just amazing. David is an excellent cook and sources ingredients locally. It was like having a top chef cook for you at home. Highly recommended- we will be back.

Gill, Farnham

Words cannot express how wonderful this place is and how inviting and warm both David and Rosie are. Set in a quiet part of the countryside, it's the perfect place for one to recharge and rejuvenate. To sum up, it's good for the soul. The room we had was excellent and the breakfast top notch. David is an excellent chef! They've got some lovely pets that roam freely in their beautiful garden. Hope the 3 little new ones are there when we return ;) ! Can't wait to return. Multiple thumbs up.

Christopher, Singapore

We stayed in the annex, a purpose built guest room furnished with a large double bed, TV and WIFI – all very comfortable and spacious, along with ensuite bathroom and shower. A three course evening meal was on offer, chosen from a menu we received a few days prior to our stay; some of the fruit and veg coming straight out of their beautiful cottage garden. This meal exceeded all expectations, and was equal to the best restaurant meals we’ve had. The breakfast was also excellent, and we would recommend Brewer’s Cottage as a B&B without hesitation – David and Rosie are wonderful hosts.

Max, Cambridge

Really nice place in a quiet village, David and Rosie are very enthusiastic and it's such a pretty area to visit.We didn't try the evening meals, but we had heard they are top standard and next time we visit, we will be sure to eat there. Don't miss the remarkable Church at Isle Abbotts.

Tim, Lancaster

The evening meal was delicious, a delight to the palate and served to perfection - colourful and attractive. We joined our in-laws who were guests of Brewers Cottage.

Angela

From the comms with David prior to our visit to the moment we left, everything far surpassed our expectations. Lovely light roomy annex with a wonderfully comfortable bed and a view of the terrace and glorious garden. Even the towels were luxuriously large! We booked dinner on Saturday night with two well travelled guests and we were all blown away. It was fine dining at its best with local produce, including the freshest vegetables from the garden. The Asparagus Dish a piece of art, Fish Medley delicious and Dessert divine. Rosie & David were incredibly hospitable. We shall return.

Jill, Cape Town

We spent 3 nights at Brewers Cottage in June and were so pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is immaculate and so tastefully decorated. The garden is indeed magical. On our first night, David prepared an exquisite dinner of lemon sole. Dessert was amazing too. David is an excellent chef and we highly recommend that any visitor stays ”in” for dinner! We occupied the 2 rooms upstairs which were bright, airy and so restful. The shower in the en suite is excellent with great water pressure. We highly recommend Brewers Cottage and will be back if there is space!

Christine, Singapore

We spent a lovely week at Brewers Cottage! Isle Brewers is centrally located near a number of activities and places to visit such as gardens, cities and attractions. Rosie and David are very nice and helpful hosts, providing us with a lot of good ideas and tips. Our room was very nice, lovingly and tastefully decorated. The room and bathroom were very spacious and very clean. They have a large beautifully landscaped garden with many trees, plants, fruit and vegetables. We enjoyed our 5 o'clock tea on the terrace. David is a very good cook. For us it was the best B&B, we’d love to go again!

Kathrin, Lübeck

Everything about our stay at Brewers Cottage exceeded expectations! The house is stunning, the gardens magical and the hosts warm and friendly. David's cooking deserves a special mention as the two evening meals we had during our visit were more akin to fine dining than bnb food!! Highly recommend a visit - we will be back.

Louise, London

Extremely helpful and engaging hosts made our stay very enjoyable in the comfortable and well-appointed annexe. We had an excellent evening meal in front of the log fire in the cosy dining room; we learned the names of the hens and cockerel in the attractive garden and got lots of information about the local area. The annexe gave us privacy to enjoy the peaceful setting and to come and go as we wished.

Rowena, Worcester

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David & Rosie Darrah

  • We are in the peaceful heart of rural Somerset, on the edge of a quiet village, off the beaten track, yet close to many historic market towns and villages and some lovely countryside to explore. The perfect destination for a relaxing few days' break
  • The National Trust opens a number of properties nearby; Barrington Court, Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhull House. There are also some other wonderful gardens to see at Hestercombe, Forde Abbey, East Lambrook Manor and Midney near Somerton
  • For walkers, cyclists, nature lovers, painters and photographers this part of Somerset is a slice of heaven. The surrounding countryside is largely unspoilt with wonderful wildlife and big skies. There are several RSPB and Wildlife reserves close by
  • Some interesting places to visit are; John Leach's Pottery, the Somerset Cider Brandy Company at Burrow Hill, the Artisan workshops at Barrington Court and Brown & Forrest Smokery just up the road and there are some really outstanding places to eat nearby
  • We are mid-way between the North and South Coasts, both are less than an hour away and offer stunning scenery. Exmoor, the Blackdown Hills, The Mendips and the Quantocks are all close by and well worth a visit. Perfect walking country with wonderful views
  • If you don't want to rush out to find somewhere to eat, you can have a meal here. We use only the best local ingredients; fish and seafood from Lyme Bay, meat and game from local farms and butchers, artisan bread and cheeses and our own vegetables and eggs