So it's hen party time and you're looking for a luxury location for a girly gathering to remember; Crowcombe and Thorncombe will fit the bill perfectly - these two spacious timber clad lodges sleep 28, so that's quite a get together! They both have a private indoor heated pool and a big sunny patio for alfresco fun; a lovely spot for afternoon tea or Pimms and chit-chat.

If your flock of females like thrill and adventure - perfect; Crowcombe and Thorncombe are nestled right at the foot of the beautiful Quantock Hills so there's plenty of outdoor pursuits right on your doorstep. Pack a picnic and head into the wild for the day, find a spot with an amazing far reaching view, relax on your rugs and while away a couple of hours in the fresh air.

Walk in the footsteps of the romantic poets Wordworth and Coleridge - write some ditties to read out on the big day; book up for a tour of the hills on horseback or electric bikes; find a cosy country inn for lunch or a tea shop for homemade cakes. Try something different - archery, clay pigeon shooting, paintballing, abseiling or kayaking, and soothe tired muscles back at the lodges with a relaxing aromatherapy massage from one of our mobile therapists (see our Extras page).

Grab some retail therapy in Taunton, or have a day out in Bristol or Bath sightseeing and shopping; just 15 minutes away is the Somerset coast and within an hour is the gorgeous Jurassic coast - great for catching the sun, fish and chips on the beach and mackerel fishing trips.

If you decide to stay in, how about whiling away an afternoon with a Crafty Hen Party class, making vintage bunting for the wedding, or try your hand at life drawing - model supplied! Book a table at The Blue Ball at Triscombe or The Rising Sun at West Bagborough for a celebration feast, or have one of our recommended caterers in to do the cooking for you; try your hand at roulette with an in-house casino night; have  fruity cocktails served by a cheeky Butler in the Buff! Let our portrait photographer come in and capture those happy moments; it'll be a hen weekend to remember - and lots of stories to tell on the big day!    

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