So the church is booked, reception sorted, bride and bridesmaids dresses almost ready, honeymoon selected.... plans for the big day are no doubt going well, so it's time to head off for a weekend of celebrations with your loveliest girly friends. Whether you want it to be loud and sparkly, pink and glittery, or something quieter and perhaps more refined, Thorncombe is the ideal self catering hen party accommodation. With room for 12 in 5 en suite bedrooms, this luxury lodge has a big open plan living/entertaining space, just perfect for special occasions, plus there's a fantastic indoor heated pool and plenty of room outside for afternoon tea or a barbecue, or even dancing on the patio.

Thorncombe is nestled right at the foot of the Qauntock Hills in Somerset so you couldn't wish for a better location if your best bunch of buddies are the outdoor types - there are plenty of opportunities for walking, horse riding, or cycling, with electric bikes becoming increasingly popular. If your pre-wedding posse are more indoorsy, then book up an afternoon of delights - cupcake decorating, life drawing, belly dancing, street dancing, indulgent spa treatments, a craft workshop - whatever you fancy from our Extras page, just let us know and our highly polished party planner will give you any further advice.

If the thought of cooking for 12 is just too stressful then book up at one of the local pubs for dinner - The Rising Sun at West Bagborough or the Blue Ball at Triscombe are both good options. Or stay in, get glammed up, and have one of our recommended caterers into to cook up a celebratory feast to make your mouth water - how about a cheeky Butler in the Buff as well? Shake off any groggy feelings the next day with an amble through the lanes or a stroll on one of the nearby beaches. Plenty of choice for happy hens!

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