Victoria Barton bought the cottage from Betty Eagleton at a cut price in 2012 on the condition that she and Alan Turner stayed there rent free for as long as they wanted. Alan Turner died in his sleep in October 2013 and Betty stayed on in the house between her travels. Betty moved permanently to Australia in May 2015.
In July 2016, Gabby Thomas and her best friend Liv Flaherty broke into Keepers Cottage and stole Victoria's dresses. However, Victoria arrives and Gabby and Liv make a run. Gabby nearly gets caught when Victoria attacks her in a hood but Gabby got away.
In March 2018, stuffing with brain damage, Rebecca nearly burns down Keepers Cottage whilst going out to get pain medication, accidentally leaving her son Seb on his own. Later, Aaron Dingle breaks into the house, saves Seb and manages to stop the house from burning down.