Catering

Flora Bartlett

I live locally and am a trained Leith's cook. I have always loved cooking and have been catering on and off for the last 15 years, the last 10 for sleeps12. 

I love preparing creative dinners and celebrations, lunches, brunch, breakfast, buffets and all day packages to suit your individual needs. I can even help with Weddings!

We use friendly and attentive waitresses from the surrounding villages and when we arrive we take all the stress away by allowing you to relax, knowing we are creating fantastic food that will make your special meal truly memorable. 

We believe passionately in sourcing the best ingredients.  We try to keep food miles to a minimum and I use the super local meat, vegetables and small suppliers; including organic beef from my parent's farm.

I look forward to meeting with you, creating a menu for you and serving you delicious food in wonderful surroundings.

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Menus

Catered Menu

 Delivered Menu

Ready to Eat Menu

Contact Details

Email: florabartlett@googlemail.com

COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals

We have partnered with COOK in Taunton to make their fabulous frozen meals available to all of our guests.
For those of you that haven't come across COOK before, they make dishes using the same ingredients and techniques that you would use at home so everything looks and tastes homemade.
Once you have placed an order, they will deliver your meals to your holiday cottage in advance or on the evening of your arrival.

You can shop online, e-mail or call the COOK shop in Taunton, details below.

Please note that there is a minimum order value of £30 to qualify for delivery.

Contact Details

Email: taunton@cookfood.net

Phone: 01823323001

Website: www.cookfood.net

Food

Jackie's Cakes

For that special occasion or just to spoil yourself, order a fresh cake to be delivered to your holiday home.  Contact Jackie on 01823 672817 or mobile 07866 125061 to discuss your requirements. 

Box of Chocolates Cake

A rich chocolate cake with chocolates and truffles on top and chocolate bars
around the edge to form a box tied together with a large ribbon.

Round and Rich Chocolate Cake

A rich chocolate cake with chocolates and truffles on top and
chocolate sticks around the edge tied together with a large ribbon.

Jackie’s cakes

Delicious cakes made fresh every day to order.

Victoria Sandwich - a moist traditional cake sandwiched together with strawberry jam. Serves 10-12 £7.00
Chocolate Muffins - very popular with children and adults! Serves 12 £6.00
Flapjack - chewy and sweet. Serves 12 £.3.00
Ginger Cake - a very moist and tasty cake drizzled with lemon icing and studded with stem ginger pieces. Serves 12 generously £11.00
Chocolate Brownies - a firm favourite with chocolate lovers, sweet and chewy (no nuts) delicious with ice cream! Serves 12 £9.00
Carrot Cake - made with sunflower oil so dairy free, flavoured with cinnamon and nutmeg with raisins, drizzled with orange flavoured icing. Serves 12 generously £11.00
Golden Syrup Cake - a sweet sponge made with golden syrup sandwiched together with butter cream. Serves 10-12 £8.50
Chocolate Cake - chocolate sponge sandwich together with butter cream and decorated with chocolate buttons and sprinkles. Serves 10-12 £8.50
Tea Bread - fruity tea bread lightly spiced delicious buttered, or with clotted cream! Serves 8 £5.50
Chocolate Cola Cake - chocolate cake made with cola covered in a cola flavoured butter cream icing and decorated with cola bottles. Serves 12 generously £13.00
Lemon Polenta Cake - a delicious gluten free cake made with butter, lemons, ground almonds and polenta. Serves 12 generously £18.00
Banana and Honey - very tasty full of honey and bananas drizzled with honey and sprinkled with demerara sugar. Serves 8 £6.00
Madeira Cake - a plain firmer sponge can be flavoured with lemon, orange or chocolate. Serves 12 £8.00

Extra special cakes

Posh Chocolate Box Cake - a very chocolaty moist cake covered in a fudge icing and lots of chocolates and tied together with a bow. Serves 12 generously £25 or larger for 24 servings £40
Round and Rich - as above but with chocolate sticks around the sides. Price and servings as above.
Summer Fruit Cake - a sponge cake filled with soft fruit and softly whipped cream. Serves 12 £18.00
Meringues - filled with soft fruit and softly whipped cream. Serves 12 £18.00
Profiteroles - choux pastry filled with cream and covered with a chocolate sauce. Serves 12 £18.00
Birthday Cakes - made personal with a theme of a hobby, interest or age! Price from £30 please contact me with details.

£2 charge for a cardboard box or you can use a returnable box (think green!)

Forest Beef

Meat Boxes by Award Winning Forest Beef

We are the Batchelor Family and our farm is located on the Blackdown Hills.

We have recently won Beef Farm of the Year and would love to be able to provide all the meat you need for your stay in a Sleeps12 property.

Our lovely Longhorn Beef cattle produce an amazing range of beed products, the steaks are beautifully tender! Our farm pigs produce stunning sausages, chops and bacon. Our free range hens lay about 18000 eggs a day and we take our farming really seriously. 

We love what we do and our animals and we think that is reflected in the taste. 

Why not order a bespoke produce box that will feed all those hungry mouths for the entire stay?

If you are staying in the summer we can do a fantastic BBQ box!

Our range varies throughout the year and we have great links to other suppliers so can usually souce free range chicken and turkey. 

We can deliver for a small delivery charge so the box is there for your arrival or you can visit us on the farm and collect!

Please do visit www.forestbeef.co.uk to find out more and to order online. 

Give us a call on 01823 602711 or email us at info@forestbeef.co.uk with orders or more information about our products and our price lists. 

 

Ridgeway Cider

Ridgeway Cider from Holcombe Rogus  

 Delicious and refreshing farmhouse crafted ciders: dry, medium and sweet sold in bag in boxes – 3L-£8, 5L-£12, 10L-£22 or 20L for £40. Why not try our local Somerset cider to enhance your holiday experience. Tours and tastings are available at our Cider Barn. More info at: www.ridgewaycider.co.uk

Pampering

Sue Hartman

Relax,renew,revitalise Whilst on holiday with sleeps 12 in the comfort of your holiday home.

 

Massage Treatments

Full Body Aromatherapy Massage 
Full body massage with the added luxury of blended essential oils to suit your mood.
£40.00 for 1 Hour*

Back, Neck, Shoulder, Face and Head Aromatherapy Massage
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*

Full Body Swedish Massage
£40.00 for 1 Hour*

Back, Neck, Shoulder, Face and Head Swedish Massage
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*

Indian Head Massage
£30.00 for 35 Minutes*

 

Facial Treatments

Dermalogica Facial
Calming and relaxing , Includes Cleanse, Tone , Exfoliation, Neck, face and scalp massage, Mask, arm and hand massage , and moisturise
£35.00 for 45 Minutes*

Dermalogica Facial with Full Body massage
£65.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*

Dermalogica Facial With Back, Neck Shoulder Massage
£50.00 for 1 Hour*

Full Body Exfoliation and Head Massage
A relaxing Pomegrante sugar scrub gently removes dry, flakey skin followed by an application of Pink Grapefruit Shea butter cream gently massaged onto the body leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The treatment is completed with a soothing head massage.
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*

The above treatment with a Dermalogica Facial
£50.00 for 1 Hour*

 

Spa Deal Package

3 x 15 Minute treatments for £30.00 per person for 45 mins*

choose 3 treatments from the following

  • Back massage
  • Head, Neck, shoulder massage
  • Lower leg and foot massage
  • Mini Dermalogica Facial
  • File and paint toes
  • File and Paint fingers

 

Mother to Be Package

£50.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*

Pedicure includes foot soak, cuticle work, leg and foot massage, exfoliation and polish (45 Minutes)
Mini Dermalogica Facial (15 Minutes)
Head, neck shoulder massage (15 Minutes)

 

Bride to Be Package

£50.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*

Back Massage (15 Minutes)
Dermalogica Facial (35 Minutes)
File and Paint toes (20 Minutes)

 

Party Package 

(Available for MINIMUM of 6)

  • File and Paint toes with foot cream - £15.00
  • File and Paint hands with hand cream - £15.00
  • 15 Minute* Back massage - £15.00
  • 15 Minute* Mini Dermalogica facial - £15.00
  • 15 Minute* Head, Neck, Shoulder massage - £15.00

 

Manicure
Hand scrub, cuticle work, hand massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*


Pedicure
Foot Soak, exfoliation. cuticle work. foot massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*


Manicure and Pedicure
booked as one treatment only £45.00


Reflexology
£30 for 45 Minutes*

 

Any service marked with a * (asterisk) are approximate times only.

All timings are approximate and can be tailor made to suit your requirements.
Fully qualified and insured therapists
Evening pampering not available.

Contact Details

Phone: 07725989981

Email: sarsuzy@gmail.com

My Personal Sanctuary

Introducing My Personal Sanctuary - a luxurious, relaxing and truly indulgent visiting spa service. That’s right, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your holiday property.

Their highly experienced hand-picked therapists will ensure you receive a luxury spa experience from the moment they arrive at your door. With a comprehensive range of treatments and pamper packages to treat you from head-to-toe using high end professional brands, you can tailor the treatments to suit your needs and your schedule.

Each bespoke pamper package includes:

      - 1 or more visiting therapists – as agreed with you

      - Heated treatment bed, fresh linen, products & music

      - 30 minute treatment preparation

      - 10 minute welcome and health consultation

      - A number of hours of treatments – as agreed with you

      - Short turnaround time between treatments

      - Choose from a combination of 20, 30, 40, 60 or 90 minute treatments

Choice of treatments include:

      - Facials

      - Massages

      - Body treatments

      - Hand and feet treatments

      - Mother-to-be treatments

      - Signature treatments

Pricing:

1 hour Rest & Unwind Package £120, providing up to 3 treatments at £40.00 each

2 hour Rest & Unwind Package £180, providing up to 6 treatments at £30.00 each

3 hour Rest & Unwind Package £210, providing up to 9 treatments at £23.33 each

4 hour Rest & Unwind Package £270, providing up to 12 treatments at £22.50 each

5 hour Rest & Unwind Package £325, providing up to 15 treatments at £21.67 each

There really is no better way to relax your mind and body and add a touch of decadence to your break with us.

All bookings are subject to terms and conditions and availability, hence we advise booking early.  For more information on treatments and pamper packages, contact the My Personal Sanctuary team on 01625 540557 or visit the MPS website at www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk.

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Activities

Golf

Golf

While on your holiday, what better way to unwind and take it all in than a relaxing round of golf? There are three golf courses in the vicinity. Set against the glorious backdrop of Taunton's surrounding countryside, you can take in the scenery and enjoy an exhilirating game at the same time. So remember to bring your clubs.

Oake Manor Golf Club - 01823 461993
Vivary Golf Course - 01823 333875
Lyme Regis - 01297 442963
Cricket St.Thomas - 01464 302 31

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon ShootingShaldon Shooting School is set in a deep valley on the edge of Exmoor. We offer coaching for individuals or groups of up to 30 people. No experience is necessary, all ages and abilities are welcome. We supply all the equipment you will need, and plenty of instructors so you are not waiting too long for your turn. We even send someone to meet you so you don’t get lost in the lanes on the way! Lunch can be arranged in a great local pub.

Website: Shalden Shooting School

Phone: 01398 331021

Birds Hill Days - Activities in the Country

A unique opportunity to experience country activities on 170 acres in one of the most beautiful settings within Exmoor National Park. Activities include clay shooting and pistol shooting or archery and laser clay shooting which can be done on-site if there is room.

www.birdshilldays.com

Ashcombe Adventure Centre

Set in Devon's glorious rolling countryside and using their unrivalled range of outdoor activities, Ashcombe Adventure Centre design action packed events that are memorable, rewarding and fun.  Activities include:  Shooting, archery, fishing, paintballing, quad biking, stallion karting, skid steer karts. Ashcombe's cater for all manner of events ranging from team building to stag and hen weekends, to rewards or celebrations of any kind. Events must be pre-booked as they are designed specifically to meet your requirements. 

 Website: www.ashcombeadventure.co.uk

Langford Lakes

Langford Lakes offer four lakes (Carp/Mixed/Roach and Perch) set in 30 acres of Nordman Fir Plantation. An ideal spot for beginners and the more experienced angler.

Website: www.langfordlakes.co.uk

Essential Adventure

Leading provider of outdoor pursuits, adventure sports and team building throughout Devon and the South West. Activities include kayaking & canoeing, climbing & abseiling, coasteering, mountain biking, bush craft, caving and more...

Website: www.essential-adventure.co.uk

Cycle Hire

Turner Cycles - Bike Hire

Phone: 01823 461155    

Email:  ben@turners-cycles.co.uk

Website: Turners Cycles - Bike Hire

 

Abbotshood Cycle Hire

Phone: 01884820728 - 07958 916165 - 07904068555

Email: abbotshood@halberton.org

Abbey Burton - Clay Pigeon Shooting

Welcome to Abbey Burton Clay Shooting. I offer professional coaching in Clay Shooting, Game Shooting and Archery to individuals and groups of all abilities, whether you're an experienced shot looking to have their technique fine-tuned or a newcomer to the sport looking to develop skills for safe and accurate shooting, all our welcome.

I am a fully qualified CPSA Coach, CPSA Safety Officer, Level 1 Archery Instructor and also a Great Britain competitive shot with many awards to my name at the age of 24.

Website: www.abbeyburtonclayshooting.co.uk

Phone: 07789 480298

Email: abbeyburton@hotmail.com

Horse Riding Tiverton

Horse Riding - Rose and Crown, Riding Stables, Calverleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8BA

Phone: 01884 252060

Hens with Pens

Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class in any part of the UK with Hens with Pens.

Class duration: 2 hours 

What hens get:

•   Tutor and model comes to you

•   Drawing materials provided

•   Retro swing music included

•   Berets and moustaches to wear for fun

•   No experience necessary – you don’t need to be able to draw already!

1st hour: group drawing games/exercises 2nd hour: life drawing from a male model

All of our tutors are experienced and qualified artists. You don’t need any experience and there’s no need to worry about your drawing ability – the idea is just to have fun!

 

Email: bookings@henswithpens.com

Telephone: 0203 291 3651

Exeter Quad Centre

Quad Biking Exeter, Devon, is based 15 minutes from Exeter City Centre on the Escot Estate.  We have approx 10 miles of road, woodland and gravel quad bike tracks, our fully trained instructors will take you out on your safari for the ultimate experience.

Other activities available like Lasertag, Paintball, Clays and Segways

Website: Exeter Quad Centre

Life drawings

Life drawing and modelling - for Hen Parties and other all-female parties 

Both the female artist/tutor and the nude male model are experienced professionals, creating a fun relaxed environment. There is a healthy mix of life drawing tuition and guidance, enjoyable and challenging drawing games, and cheeky banter and naughtiness, including the opportunity for the girls to life model too!

The sessions usually last around an hour and a half, but a couple of hours is allowed. Most properties for large groups will be suitable as a venue, and the sessions can also be held outside when privacy and weather permits.

All drawing materials are provided, as well as the appropriate artist's beret, and the girls get to keep their sketchpads at the end. We also take photos and send to the hen.

We charge £24.00 per head all inclusive, based on a minimum number of 12. 

Email: nbx1969@gmail.com

Tel/text: 07973 834876

 

Mackerel Fishing Trips

Let's go fishing - it's great fun! Nicks Boat Trips.

Mackerel fishing is a very popular family activity, it suits all ages and abilities. We provide fishing lines, advice and encouragement. We want you to have a memorable trip.

Website: www.lymeregismackerelfishing.com

Phone: 0797 479 6002

Paintball and Outdoor Laser

Welcome to Cannington Park Paintball & Outdoor Laser. Here at Cannington Park Paintball & Outdoor Laser its either a game of tactics, teamwork and strategy or a game of adrenaline pumping, heart stomping, pure unadulterated FUN! It's all at Cannington Park Paintball & Outdoor Laser.

Whether you want to build on team skills, have a family activity day out or just shoot your friends (with paint!!) to get them back for those school days - Paintball or Laser is the way to do it.

Being a family run business, we like to feel that the service and friendliness you will receive on the day will be second to none. So there's no need to feel nervous if you haven't played before.

Please feel free to navigate our website and if interested do no hestitate to contact us or make an enquiry using our friendly enquiry form where we will get back to you ASAP!

Enjoy laser games in the woods attached to Ilbeare please call 01278653691 to book, all equipment provided and all set-up.

http://www.canningtonparkpaintball.org.uk

Entertainment

Private Cocktail Bartender

Hire your own private cocktail bartender for your celebration. 

Three options available:

  • Personal Cocktail Bartender - A personal bartender to come to your home and make cocktails for you and your guests
  • Personal Cocktail Bartender and a Butler in the Buff
  • Cocktail Clinic - A personal fun training session to teach you about cocktails and how to make them.
  • All Inclusive Package - professional cocktail bartender for 2.5 hours, all ingredients based on 4 cocktails each, plastic glasses and menus. The perfect pre going out drinks party, hen party or just as a warm up before the party really starts!

Contact Details

Email: info@thebartender.co.uk

Website: The Bar Tender

Phone: 0117 941 5825

Dance

Looking for something different to add a little excitement to your stay?

Karina offers excellent fun workshops featuring several dance forms

  • Flamenco - the passionate and fiery dance from Southern Spain, stamp your feet!
  • Bollywood - the colourful, vibrant and bouncy dance from the Indian film business. Learn routines to pumping Bollywood tracks.
  • Samba Dance– an exciting carnival dance from Brazil, getting the hips moving.
  • Greek Dance- a fun group dance which gets faster and faster! (no plate smashing!)
  • Street Dance- get into the moves and a choreography to a choice of current chart tracks (a popular workshop for children too)

One or more dance styles can be taught in a session and various unique sessions can be offered featuring costumes, henna and face paintings, as appropriate, including:

  • ‘Strictly Evening’ - for a taste of lots of dance, along with some light-hearted ‘competition’ for parties. In addition to the above styles waltz, salsa and African dance can be added.
  • Parties – hen, birthday, children’s parties or special occasions can all be catered for. Each personally bespoke and planned to suit that special event.
  • Corporate– team building events can be designed to meet your business needs. Karina works with training and development specialists that can develop and design personal and team development activities to support organizational development needs.
  • Personal tuition – individual lessons can be given. Wedding first dances can also be designed and couples coached through.

All the dance styles are fun to learn and Karina tailors each class according the groups requirements. You will be given a copy of the music you have been dancing to on a CD. Live musicians are available for flamenco performances. A flamenco performance will mesmerize with the passionate and graceful dance accompanied by the haunting song played on the deep gypsy guitar. Bollywood performances with extra dancers are also available.

All Sleeps 12 properties are covered.

Karina is a full time freelance dance teacher with 15 years’ experience. She teaches weekly adult classes in Devon and Somerset and daily in local schools. Karina performs regularly throughout the South West and is commissioned to run both classes and workshops. A highlight for Karina’s dance career was touring with the ‘New Devon Opera’ as the dancer for Carmen.

Her skills were further developed and honed through teaching dance in India in 2013. Karina has also performed at events in both Spain and India.

Contact Details

Phone: 07813 990937 - 01884 840106

Website: www.karinagraciadance.co.uk

Butlers in the Buff

Charming, innocent and just a little cheeky!

Experts in etiquette, “Butlers in the Buff” will transform any party or event – whether it’s a corporate event, a birthday celebration, hen night or just a girl’s night in - into a truly memorable evening.

Operating nationally, they have a range of Butlers on offer. So wherever the event, you will be provided with the perfect butler! And if you would prefer them to wear something other than their pinny, the Butlers can tailor their outfit to match the party’s theme. How about a topless Butler in trousers, or even a kilt?!

So, let our lovely butlers take the stress out of entertaining, sit back and enjoy the view while your butler tops up your drinks and waits your guests hand and foot.

Butlers in the Buff provide a premium, highly professional, bespoke service that is at once truly decadent and truly sophisticated.

Special Offers for Sleeps12 

Fantastic rates for Sleeps12 customers only!

Prices start from £139.00 for 1 butler for 2 hours. Please conatct Emily in the office for more details on this offer. Or call Butlers in the Buff direct on  01275395336

Imaginate Events Fun Casino & Poker Hire

Casino nights are the latest and fastest growing entertainment suitable for all ages and can be provided in various combinations to accommodate your event or venue.

All tables are full size with all relevant equipment, chips, croupiers and fun money with a prize for the highest roller.

A choice of tables are available and can be booked from just one to as many as you require. We can advise on how many tables and the types of games subject to the number of guests, timings and budget.

Our croupiers will teach and advise anyone who has never played the games before and even show you some inside secrets the casinos don’t want you to know!

Roulette, Blackjack & Texas ‘no limit’ hold’em Poker

Other services available include Race nights, Giant games, Arcade hire, Music, Giant Slot Car tracks and lots more.

Contact Details

Email: enquiries@imaginateevents.com

Website: www.imaginateevents.com

Phone:  01823 667923 or 07549893033

 

The Gin & Sin co.

SOMERSET MOBILE GIN BAR

The Gin & Sin Co are an independent, family run Mobile Gin bar based in Somerset.

We are available for hire for weddings, parties and business events for which we offer a range of drinks packages tailor made to meet your individual requirements.

We have our signature menu of carefully selected Gins & Tonics, Gin cocktails and Prosecco. You will also find us at various local festivals, Country fairs and shows, village fetes and street parties.

Website The Gin & Sin co.

Eating Out

The Rock Inn

Scrubbed tables, an open fire and a chalk board menu offer a more modern approach to dining here at The Rock Inn. Our philosophy is to dispense with the set restaurant format and have a more relaxed service and content meal experience, choose from our dishes, starters also make light meals for Lunch or add a homemade pudding for a light Supper. Our Restaurant offers a dog free room with a country feel.

Location: Waterrow

Website: The Rock Inn

Phone: 01984623293

The Swan Bampton

Proud to be listed in The “Estrella Damm” Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2017…


Set in the charming historic town of Bampton, an area well known for its hunting, fishing, shooting and hugely popular with ramblers and cyclists alike. The magnificent Exmoor National Park is just six miles away and the beautiful beaches of North and South Devon are only a 40 minute drive.

The Swan, being the oldest pub in Bampton, was originally lodgings to accommodate the masons and other craftsmen who were hired to enlarge the church in 1450. St Michaels church can be seen from the terrace just behind the pub.

The pub has recently been renovated to a high standard with a solid oak bar giving it a contemporary yet traditional feel. The Swan has kept the original fireplace and bread oven dating back to 1450.

With Steve overseeing the front of house, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, serving traditional pub food, fine wines and real ales all at affordable prices.

On Sundays you can order a roast of locally produced meat from the Hill's farm or if you don’t fancy that you can choose something from the Sunday lunch menu. We have well-kept real ale on the hand pumps with guest ales and a keen selection of wines from around the world to suit all tastes.

Paul and Donna look forward to welcoming you to The Swan…

The Swan Bampton

 

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