The Village

The village of Butleigh is largely shaped by a collection of old houses and cottages that were originally built to house the servants, farmers, labourers and tradespeople of the Butleigh Court estate.

Its history goes way back to medieval times, and beyond. A large Roman villa once occupied the site.

Butleigh has managed to stay small, retaining its village community feel and individual identity. It has more or less the same number of parishioners now (850) as in 1858, the date this cottage was built.

More can be read about the village by clicking here.

Butleigh has a well-stocked village shop/Post Office. As well as all the kitchen basics, frozen foods, wines & beers, it has daily deliveries of fresh breads, cakes, eggs, fruit & veg, local meat,  milk, and newspapers.

There is also a friendly pub, The Rose & Portcullis, that serves food at both lunchtimes and evenings.

Both are 5 minute walk away.

There are many country walks and cycle routes around the village, making it the ideal place to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. You can walk to Glastonbury via an indirect cross-country route along the banks of the River Brue… remember your wellies! It takes about an hour. Otherwise, drive there in the car, which takes 5 minutes!

Other shopping: Glastonbury and Street (both 5 minutes by car) have all the independent shops you need (butcher, baker, dream-catcher maker), as well as 5 (yes, 5!) major supermarkets between them. Street has Clarks Village shopping outlet, and Shepton Mallet, 20 minutes away, has Kilver Court shopping outlet, as well as the Mulberry factory shop.