Catering

Sarah Sellick

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 5 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 sit down while my friendly waitresses and I do all the hard work including the washing up and tidying away! 

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Menus

Menu

Delivered Menu

Childrens Menu

Contact Details

Email: sarahsellick@btinternet.com

Phone: 07502377329

Gayla Stewart

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!

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Catered Menu

Delivered Menu

Childrens Menu

Contact Details

Email: gayla.selectcatering@gmail.com

Phone: 01823 401146 - 07801375604

Flora Bartlett

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.

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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

Thai Gourmet

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

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Menus

The Chef’s Super Special Menu

The Irresistible Thai Menu

The Royal Thai Gourmet Menu

The Memorable Thai Menu

The Popular Buffet Menu

The Walk & Talk Menu

The Walk & Talk Special Menu

Contact Details

Phone: 01935579019 or 07977860002

Email: tours@engagingthailand.com

Website: www.thaifoodcookedinyourownhome.wordpress.com

Stefano's

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.

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Menu

Buffet Menu

Contact Details

Email: food@stefanoshomemadefood.co.uk

Website:  www.stefanoshomemadefood.co.uk

Meek Catering

Welcome to Meeks Catering Company


Our ethos is simple, we aim to provide all of our customers with great food and excellent service at affordable prices.

Whether you require catering services for you’re wedding day, a birthday or anniversary celebration, a private dinner party, or a buffet for your home or business, you can be sure we will provide the catering solutions to help make it a memorable occasion.

We cater for events across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset including Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Mere, Salisbury, Bath, Blandford, Wincanton, Yeovil, Westbury, Warminster and the surrounding areas.

We hope you find our website offers a wide selection of delicious dishes to help inspire your imagination. All of our menus are individually priced to help you plan and budget your upcoming event.

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Spring/Summer Catered Menu

Autumn/Winter Catered Menu

Contact Details

Website: Meek Catering

Phone:  01747 835363

Email: info@meekscatering.co.uk

Scarletts

Catered by Aurora Aykroyd 

I have had over 17 years of catering experience, introduced to exceptional cooking by my French grandmother and time spent living across the Mediterranean, largely self-taught, I later trained in France and now have a Kitchen and Tea Garden Catering business with my husband, in Langford Budville, in between the Blackdown Hills and Exmoor. 

Our catering ethos springs from seasonally inspired dishes created using only the best, 

carefully and locally sourced natural ingredients, using herbs and heritage vegetable varieties from the area local to our kitchen cafe. We aim to provide the delicious food, well made with passion and care. We have our own wood-fired oven on site where our artisan bread is baked. 

We have menu plans available, though we can work directly with you to create a bespoke catering plan. Provided in many ways, from reducing the pressure of organising and hosting an event, such as a dinner party for small or large groups of friends and family, to weddings, parties and events. Something simple like stocking your freezer with meals for the length of your stay, so all you have to do is pop them in the oven, relax and enjoy. 

We are very happy to cater for all dietary requirements with the same care and attention. 

Georgios PIzzas, the mobile wood fired oven that can cater for larger events. more information at www.georgiospizzas.co.uk

Website: Scarletts 

Menus

Delivered Menu 

Contact Details

Email: eat@scarlettsgarden.co.uk 

Phone 01823 401517 

Food

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

My Personal Sanctuary

My Personal Sanctuary is a luxury, organic and truly indulgent visiting spa service, offering branded in-house treatments to guests staying at stylish and award winning holiday homes and retreats across the UK. 

From the moment we arrive at your door our aim is to envelop you and your guests in calm, serenity and absolute relaxation. Our lovely treatments have been carefully designed to maximise relaxation and personal fulfilment, and our packages offer a combination of massage, traditional body scrubs, facials and hand and feet treatments. Our fantastic Pukka Herbs and Green People products are suitable for all ages or skin type and are sure to leave you feeling thoroughly pampered.

All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy, feeling aches and pains dissolve under the skilled fingers of our therapists. 

 Let Us Create Your Personal Sanctuary

We would love to look after you and your guests, whatever your party size and occasion.  So if you would like to speak to one of our team about the treatments we offer, please get in touch. 

Phone: 01625 540 557

Email: enquiries@mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk  Web: www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/MyPersonalSanctuary

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyPersonalSanc

Lucy Berner

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

CONTACT -Lucy Berner- 07875945210

email-bernerlucy@yahoo.com

 

Massage Treatments

Full Body Aromatherapy Massage 
Full body massage with a choice of 3 different blended oils - Muscle Ease, Relaxation or Energising
£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  - £15.00
  • File and Paint hands - £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

 

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.

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

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

Clay Pidgeon Shooting - Heywood Estate

The Heywood Estate is set in the Somerset countryside and offers a range of clay pigeon shooting opportunities as well as other field sports activities and corporate events.   Their shooting tuition covers the full spectrum from novice through to international standard.  Regardless of age gender or ability we provide a broad range of packages to ensure that your visit to the Heywood Estate shooting ground is both enjoyable and memorable. 

Website: www.heywoodestate.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

Blackdown Hills Clay Pigeon Shooting

We offer half and full days for both experienced and inexperienced shooters including beginners. We have a team of tutors we can call on who have experience helping those with any level of ability. They are not employed full or part time but are people we know who help us on the days when they are required.

We can also offer hospitality in the manor house. The full day package would include tea or coffee on arrival, soup in the morning, a warm lunch in the house and then cake and tea when the day has finished.  There are other options including a picnic or snacks rather than a full lunch. Breakfast is also available. Or simply no catering package at all, just soft drinks.

We can cater for groups ranging from 3 or 4 and anything upto 30.

We are based in Churchstanton on the Blackdown Hills, postcode TA3 7DR.

Website: https://www.gunsonpegs.com/shoots/arthayes-burnworthy-shoot/HtQCCj2qFvT9rShDB

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

Hen Parties at River Cottage

On the hunt for a unique hen party experience for your best friend’s big send off?


Look no further, let Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ take away the stress of choosing an entertaining and interactive hen party day.


We all know that all great weddings are kicked off by an even greater hen weekend. At River Cottage HQ the seventeenth century farmhouse is the perfect location for a unique hen party. You’ll be relaxing with a glass of local fizz whilst your personal chef is on hand to deliver a VIP dining experience, explaining where your wonderful food comes from. They’ll do all the hard work but the open kitchen policy means you can observe or even participate in parts of the cookery if you wish.


Think bake off sessions, bread and butter making or even a sausage making masterclass! This hen weekend option would suit a real foodie hen who wants an up-market and unique experience where fantastic South West food and wine is centre stage.
Prices start at £65 per person for private dining.

Contact parkfarm@rivercottage.net for further information or call on 01297 630 319

Stag do ideas at River Cottage

Stag Do Ideas at River Cottage HQ


In need of some different stag party ideas for your best mate’s big send off?


How about a food-filled stag do extravaganza at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ, where you’ll take part in a pig master class or perhaps some wild food foraging, followed by a VIP dining experience.


Your personal chef will be in and out of the kitchen to explain where your wonderful food comes from and a little more about the recipes. You’ll even have the opportunity to have a go yourself due to our open kitchen policy.
This option would suit a real foodie stag, keen to get stuck into meat butchery or perhaps some hot smoking, a stag who wants to spend their weekend in the South West where food and wine is centre stage.


Prices start at £65 per person for private dining. Contact parkfarm@rivercottage.net for further information or call on 01297 630 319

Private Dining at River Cottage

Private Dining and Birthday Parties at River Cottage HQ


Stuck for that special birthday idea? How about “Happy birthday to you at River Cottage HQ!”?


Host your food-filled celebration in 'Britain’s most filmed farmhouse' where your personal River Cottage chef will prepare your feast. Prices start at £65 per person.


For a bigger celebration, why not hire our threshing barn and put on a post-meal band to boogie the night away. You’ll have the run of the lovingly restored barn with wooden floors and oak beams, which can seat up to 64 guests on long banquet tables inside with a further 30 alfresco seats available on our decking in the summer with stunning views of the Axe Valley. Prices start at £70 per person.


Contact parkfarm@rivercottage.net for further information or call on 01297 630 319

Learn to Cook at River Cottage

Have you ever wanted to learn more about seasonal produce and how to cook it?

Would you like to learn new Skills in the kitchen to wow your friends and family?

Why not take a day trip to the River Cottage Cookery School and try one of their amazing courses.

Find more details and a course calendar using this link.

River Cottage Cookery School

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.

Contact Details

Email: info@thebartender.co.uk

Website: The Bar Tender

Phone: 0117 941 5825

Bouncy Castles

Activity Bouncers for Hire, ideal for all ages!

  • Bouncy Castles
  • Pole Joust
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Ball Pools
     

Contact Details

Email: enquiries@activitybouncerstaunton.co.uk

Phone: 01823451157

Website: www.activitybouncerstaunton.co.uk

Portrait Photographer

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.

Cobbleside, Sleeps12.

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 : emilyfairweather@btinternet.com

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.

Cupcakes and Cookies

Have fun making decorations for cupcakes and cookies. Suitable for the complete novice or the more experienced.

Make decorations for cupcakes from butter cream  icing to sugar paste  butterflies, snow flakes, shoes, roses and many other flowers and shapes.
Ice and decorate cookies from dresses and cakes to farm animal shapes.
All equipment supplied and 6 cakes, lots of flavors to choose from and 2 cookies ready to go.
Just bring an apron and some imagination!

The party will last approximately 2 hrs (may be longer) and cost £20 per person. Min of 4  people please.
Please call Jackie on  for more details or facebook "cakes Jackies cakes"

 

Contact Details

Email: topside@tiscali.co.uk

Phone:  01823 672817

Website: Jackie's Cakes On Facebook

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

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.?

Contact Details

Email: info@thecraftyhen.co.uk

Phone: 0117 939 5203

Website: www.thecraftyhen.co.uk

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

Contact Details

Email: alagroba@hotmail.com

Phone: 07805354312

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/765715213503204/

 

 

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. 

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

 

Travel

Taxis - Max's Minibus Hire

14, 16 & 21 Seater busses available 

Contact Details

Website: www.tauntonminibuses.co.uk

Phone: 01823257180

Taxis - Knight Brothers Travel Ltd

15,16,18 & 24 Seater busses available

Contact Details

Website: www.knightbrotherstravel.co.uk

Phone: 01823442205

Taxis - Monument Mini Cabs

Contact Details

Phone: 01823 66 44 44

Taxis - County Taxis

Contact Details

Phone: 01823 666333

Taxis - A1 Taxis

Contact Details

Phone: 01823 332211

Taxis - A Cabs

Contact Details

Website: www.a-cabs-taunton.co.uk

Phone: 01823 241124 - 07900 900093

General

Tourist Links

For links to Tourist Information and details of areas of natural beauty within Somerset go to the following:

Tilda Rose Floristry

Sarah is inspired by a love of floral forms and playing with colour, texture and shape but most of all by the guaranteed lift that an arrangement of flowers can give. Her relaxed approach to her floral designs mean that she creates colourful, loose and lively natural arrangements that have that country but vintage feel.

Whether you are looking for an arrangement to decorate the home (or home from home), for a special occasion or event, wedding day flowers or personal sympathy or flowers ...... 

Take a look at her facebook page.

Website: Tilda Rose Floristry

Phone: 07585110972

Bloomin Lovely

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.

Website: www.bloomin-lovely.co.uk

Somerset Studio Flowers

Flowers delivered to your holiday home for that special occasion. Contact Micky on 01823 400816 to discuss your requirements.         

  

Eating Out

The Catherine Wheel

Location: Hemyock

Website: The Catherine Wheel

Phone: 01823 680224

The Half Moon

The Half Moon is becoming well known for it's traditional food, presented with contemporary style in warm, welcoming surroundings. Everything is fresh and homemade, including our mouthwatering array of puds.

Location: Clayhidon

Website: Half Moon Inn

Phone: 01823 680291

Culm Valley Inn

The Culm Valley Inn is nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Culmstock, close to Cullompton and Tiverton. With beautiful views across the old bridge and river this is the ideal spot for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to take a welcome break.

Enjoy amazing home cooked food, which is all freshly prepared by our talented chef and sourced from the best local ingredients and choose from a good selection of real ales and fine wines to compliment your lunch or dinner.

Location: Clayhidon

Website: Culmvalley Inn

Phone: 01884 840354

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

Location:Langford Budville

Website: The Martlet Inn

Phone: 01823 400262

The Holywell Inn

The Holywell Inn, dine in style and comfort in our new dining lounge, also available by reservation for groups of up to 30.

Location: Holywell Lake

Website: The Holywell Inn

Phone: 01823 672770

The Castle Taunton

Why not hold a celebration at the amazing Castle at Taunton?

The Castle at Taunton is a historic hotel located in the heart of the busy market town, and yet step inside and you are transported into a world of calm and tranquillity.


Its four private dining rooms offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit every occasion from intimate family gatherings to larger celebrations for up to 80.


Food has always remained a number one priority at the Castle, and fresh produce is always sourced locally and prepared by the most skilful of chefs. You’ll find a good selection of wines, and knowledgeable, courteous staff.


The Castle’s two restaurants work on the same ethos. The relaxed brasserie, BRAZZ offers homemade fishcakes and pies, salads and steaks, and is perfect if you’re looking for a buzz. Castle Bow, the flagship restaurant offers the very best of cooking in a more intimate restaurant and caters for a maximum table size of eight. Both restaurants are available for exclusive use.

What options are avaliable?

Function Menus
Both Canape and Function menus avaliable please contact us for more details. 


The Penthouse
With panoramic views across Taunton and the surrounding hills, the Penthouse, with its own rooftop garden, is the perfect place for up to 12 people to dine or 30 people to enjoy pre-dinner drinks.

The Wisteria Room
Located on the ground floor, the Wisteria room can accommodate up to a maximum of 24 people on one oval table or 30 on three round tables.

The Garden Room
Located on the ground floor, the Garden room is perfect for 30-50 people depending on layout.
30 can be seated on one large oval table, or up to 50 on round tables.

The partition between the Wisteria and Garden rooms can be removed to form a large ‘L’ shaped room catering for a maximum of 80 guests, alternatively The Music Room can accommodate 70 banquet style in a rectangular room.

 

Recent Testimonials

We really enjoyed our stay at The Castle and hope to return next season. The private dining room was wonderful, food was terrific, and a good time was had by all. Your morning crew does a great job of getting breakfast ready quickly. Thanks so much, Hal

It was a wonderful evening, really enjoyed and appreciated by all of us. Something that we will all remember for time to come.
Service was discreet and efficient, food nicely presented and wines well-chilled! Weather perfect!!!
Thank you and your colleagues for all you have done to make it such a special occasion. We will be back as soon as we can find a suitable excuse!!! Matthew & Claudia

We are writing to thank the entire staff of the Castle Hotel for the great success of our birthday function in the Penthouse. Everything was so good that it not only came up to our expectations, but exceeded them. All arrangements ran like clockwork and the Penthouse was laid out beautifully. Your hospitable waiter (Rui) gave us every care and attention. Mr & Mrs Astin
 

With plenty of options The Castle at Taunton is perfect for both large or intimate celebrations. Contact the events team for more details: 01823 328303 or email events@the-castle-hotel.com


 

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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