Brewers Cottage

Taunton, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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


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


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.


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

This is a beautiful place. The room was so clean and fresh. We had a meal there at night which was superb. The host and hostess are absolutely lovely - as is the little cat.

Alison, Southampton

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

We had a surprise 50th to attend in the area and also wanted a quiet place to stay after the party! Found Brewers Cottage and thought the location would be ideal. We were certainly not let down at all. David and Rosie were incredibly helpful with the booking and also organised local transport for us to get the party and home again so we could enjoy a tipple or two! Nothing was too to much trouble. The place was lovely even in cold wet February and the room/facilities were superb and beautifully done. Breakfast was fabulous in a lovely warm room with open fire! Highly Recommended & great hosts.

Angus, Farnham

Excellent. We stayed in their annex room with a lovely wet room attached. David phoned a couple of weeks before our visit and discussed what we would like for dinner. We agreed on a fish pie and an apple frangipan tart, both of which were delicious. David and Rosie were very welcoming, and made sure we had everything we wanted. The room and bed were very comfortable, and the lighting just right for reading in bed.

Jan, Minehead

David and Rosie were perfect hosts in a wonderful part of the country with good ideas of places to visit and an enthusiasm for the area. The room was clean and spacious and we had a terrace in their beautiful garden to read and acquaint ourselves with Mollie, their friendly cat. David knows his good food and it showed with the breakfast. Most of it was locally sourced from the yoghurt to the bacon and the honey to the logan berries picked from the garden in the morning. This area of Somerset has a feel of its own, and if you'd like to visit we'd highly recommend staying with David and Rosie.

Andy, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David & Rosie Darrah

  • Brewers Cottage is right in the peaceful heart of rural Somerset. The cottage is off the beaten track yet close to historic market towns and some lovely villages to explore. The perfect spot for a relaxing stay.
  • There are some super National Trust properties to visit nearby; Barrington Court, Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhull House as well as beautiful gardens at Hestercombe, Forde Abbey, East Lambrook Manor and Midney.
  • For walkers, cyclists, nature lovers, painters and photographers this part of Somerset is a slice of heaven. The surrounding countryside is unspoilt with wonderful wildlife and big skies. There are several RSPB and Wildlife reserves close by.
  • There are some very good places to visit and lots of great pubs with excellent food to try. John Leach's Pottery, the Somerset Cider Brandy Company, the Artisan workshops at Barrington and Brown & Forrest Smokery are all just up the road.
  • We provide delicious meals here, so you don't have to rush out to find somewhere to eat. We use local ingredients; fish and seafood from Lyme Bay, meat and game from our excellent local butchers, artisan bread and cheeses and our own vegetables and eggs.
  • We keep bees, so there is always our own honey on the breakfast table. As far as possible, everything we provide is fresh from the market, the garden or our local suppliers. We cater for any food preferences with delicious alternatives and no fuss.