I have always loved to cook and as a child could often be found surrounded by eggs, flour and butter attempting to create something delicious. I trained as a cordon bleu cook as soon as I could and have cooked happily ever since – the last 3 years for Sleeps12.
I work directly with all my clients to discuss menus and specific wishes and am very happy to cater for all dietary requirements. I use the best local ingredients I can find and am happy to cater for small and large groups.
My aim is to take the stress and hassle away from you so that you can sit back and enjoy your special meal knowing that all you have to do is turn up while my friendly waitresses and I do all the hard work including the washing up and tidying away!
Gayla at Select Catering offers mouthwateringly delicious food for all occasions using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Enjoy private intimate dining with your closest friends and family to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or reunion while being served restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your stunning holiday home. Your event will be totally stress-free, the table is laid for you and the dining room and kitchen is cleared afterwards so that you can enjoy socialising with your guests. Please take a look at the catered menu.
Gayla also offers a delivered menu if you don't fancy spending your entire holiday planning, shopping, cooking and washing up! Order from the delivered menu and food that tickles your tastebuds will be delivered direct to the fridge/freezer at your holiday home in disposable containers so all you have to do is pop them in the oven and relax!
Phone: 01823 401146 - 07801375604
I live locally and am a trained Leith's cook. I have been catering on and off for the last 15 years, the last 5 for sleeps12.com. We love preparing creative dinners, lunches, brunch, breakfast, buffets and all day packages to your individual needs as well as catering for Weddings.
We use friendly and attentive waitresses from the surrounding villages and come and make your event really special.
We believe passionately in the best ingredients and well cooked food. We try to keep food miles to a minimum and use the super local meat, vegetables and small suppliers; including organic beef and vegetables from my parent's farm.
We look forward to cooking and serving delicious food in wonderful surroundings.
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.
Provides a top Thai cuisine service delivered in your own home in the UK, cooked in your own kitchen. Genuine ingredients are cooked for you by superb Thai Chef Khun Pratuan to recipes drawn from her long experience and instinctive knowledge based on the traditional methods and dishes of her Mother and Grandmother.
Phone: 01935 579019 or 07977860002
Phone: 01935579019 or 07977860002
Stefano makes traditional Italian dishes for local farmers’ markets, food festivals and family events. Our menu changes weekly, by Wednesday evenings, or alternatively Stefano can provide a tailor-made Italian feast to eat fresh or ready in your freezer.
With over 20 years experience working in luxury catering establishments in both France and England, I will bring the restaurant experience to you!
Professional and easy going would describe me best…
I will ensure everyone in your party is catered for with flair making sure that anyone with special dietary requirement gets the same treatment and tasty alternatives.
My cuisine is a mix of flavours from my Home country France and adoptive country England, with subtle notes from Mediterranean herbs and spices.
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Waitress service comes at an extra £50 per waitress which includes table setting, food service, clearing away and washing up while you sit back and relax.
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.
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!)
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
Relax,renew,revitalise Whilst on holiday with sleeps 12 in the comfort of your holiday home.
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*
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)
(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
Hand scrub, cuticle work, hand massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*
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
£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.
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.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Shaldon 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.
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.
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.
Phone: 07789 480298
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.
Tel/text: 07973 834876
Exploring the Quantocks on horseback is an exhilarating experience for both novice and experienced riders. We vary our routes daily but on all the rides the scenery in stunning. With 22 horses to choose from we can cater for most abilities and we have a couple of horses than can cater for heavier riders, depending on ability.
The stables are in the heart of the Quantocks and we have direct access to thousands of acres of probably the finest riding country in Britain.
We have novice, intermediate and experienced rides daily at 10am. The cost is £40 per person for two hour treks. Children need to be 12 years and above.
We can also cater for hen parties and large groups of mixed ability. Another popular choice, which we can provide is afternoon tea with prosecco and homemade cakes. Please go to our website www.quantocktrekking.co.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/QuantockTrekking/ to see photos and reviews.
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.
Website: The Bar Tender
Phone: 0117 941 5825
Activity Bouncers for Hire, ideal for all ages!
- Bouncy Castles
- Pole Joust
- Sumo Wrestling
- Ball Pools
FUN PHOTO-SHOOTS for SLEEPS 12 FAMILIES !
Why not celebrate your family gathering with a photo-shoot with professional photographer Emily Fairweather? Then you’ll have stunning images to remind you of your happy holiday forever.
Ham Bottom, Sleeps12.
The Old Mill, Sleeps12.
Ham Bottom, Sleeps12.
Emily’s photo-shoots are informal and fun, with a typical shoot lasting around 1.5 hours. We’ll do large family group portraits and then a variety of smaller family shots in any combination you like! Emily will ask the kids to splash in puddles or run down a hill to create natural and fun photos.
She will produce contemporary black and white images and vibrant colourful photos using natural light and gorgeous back-drops.
We can either do the photos at your Sleeps 12’s property (like the images above at Ham Bottom and The Old Mill) or you can use Emily’s bridges/field eg the railway bridge below (about 10 minutes drive away, please see her backdrops at http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk/about-me/):
Normally it’s best to wear simple clothes that are very ‘you’. Please have a look at the FAQ section for more information on clothes and looks http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk/family-portrait- photographer/faqs/
Within four weeks of the photo-shoot I will select and edit around 100 of your images using Light Room and Photoshop. These 100 images will be securely stored on your own private gallery on my website to share with your friends and family. You can then choose the images you’d like to have as digital files, framed prints & canvases or in a stunning album.
I have a range of British bespoke products & will bring some display samples with me. For my full product range please see my website. http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk
Prices start at £195. For more information please call Emily on 01984 667 281/07958 763029 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
OPTION 1 - PHOTO-SHOOT, 10x8” MOUNTED PRINT & 5 JPEGS
£195 and includes :
Travel to Sleeps 12 properties or to a location where you would like the photo-shoot to take place.
1.5 hour Photo-Shoot with Emily Fairweather
All post-production of around 100 images from the photo-shoot and hosting of them on a private gallery on Emily’s website. Your choice of 5 high resolution jpegs and 1 x 10x8” art quality, mounted print.
If you would like to purchase any of the other images you can either upgrade to Option 2 or follow the product link above and choose from Emily’s products.
OPTION 2 – includes all of Option 1 plus all the images as high resolution digital files and two art quality prints at 10x8” £350
OPTION 3 - Includes Option 2 plus 1 x 30 page hard-backed album £485
The bridge at Ham Bottom/Fuzzy Orchard, Sleeps12.
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.
Crafty Hen Parties
The Crafty Hen offers fun craft workshops delivered by professional crafts people for hen parties. Our flock of friendly tutors will help you make many things to use and wear, perhaps even for the wedding or hen weekend.? We tailor your workshops and parties exactly to your needs and the group requests. We come to your accommodation and provide all materials and equipment as well as expert tuition.
We can offer sessions in making garters, nipple tassels or customising knickers. There is also a range of jewellery making workshops to choose from; including tiaras and hairpins, cocktail rings, textile corsages and accessories. You can even make your own bunting, why not work together and use this to decorate your wedding.? With some of our workshops we can offer vintage options, you can incorporate vintage fabrics and antique lace into your creations.?
Phone: 0117 939 5203
Belly Dance Workshops & Performance
Belly Dance Workshops & Performances
Professional Artist Shema has 14 year's experience of teaching & performing
acrossthe UK, Europe, US, Canada and the Middle East.
Book Shema to perform or run a class at your "Sleeps 12" property for an elegant
professional & glamoropus addition to your hen party, private party, wedding or anniversary.
Also available Henna & Live Music
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.
Taxis - Max's Minibus Hire
14, 16 & 21 Seater busses available
Taxis - Knight Brothers Travel Ltd
15,16,18 & 24 Seater busses available
Taxis - Monument Mini Cabs
Phone: 01823 66 44 44
Taxis - County Taxis
Phone: 01823 666333
Taxis - A1 Taxis
Phone: 01823 332211
Based in Wellington, we can arrange for Flowers and Balloons to be at the property for you on your arrival. We offer a range of beautiful hand tied bouquets, stunning fragrant traditional style bouquets, pretty basket arrangements, but to name a few. Please phone 01823 661000 to order.
Blue Ball Inn - Sampford Moor
We offer a good selection of beers, wines and spirits and always have real ale available. We have an exceptional menu including fine dining and some typical pub meals, all served in the pleasant surroundings of the dining area. Give us 48 hours notice and you can have a grass fed steak!
Location: Sampford Moor
Website: Blue Ball
Phone: 01823 660857
The Martlet Inn
This cosy, 17th century, village pub has always been popular with locals and visitors alike. A classic pub/restaurant where you will always be assured a warm welcome from landlords Bruno and Terena. This quintessential village inn oozes character from every pore, with its flagstone floors, oak beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. all complemented by a stylish new dining room and conservatory. Outside, the charming courtyard garden offers plenty of space to sit, relax and enjoy a drink and a meal
Website: The Martlet Inn
Phone: 01823 400262