Booking Extras

We offer a selection of extras that you can add to your booking prior to arrival. Browse our extras below:

  • Beds

    Beds

    Extras

    £100.00 - £200.00

    Beaverbrook 20 has up to 10 extra beds available at an extra charge. £100 ...

  • Dogs

    Dogs

    Extras

    £50.00

    This property is happy to take up to 2 dogs by prior arrangement. Dogs are...

More Extras

We can organise a range of other extras for your booking. Browse the list below, please to contact us for more information.

Catering

Joe Draper

Former chef for Marco Pierre White and River Cottage, Joe will create something special using ethical local, seasonal, wild, organic and sustainable produce to create your bespoke dining experience. My style of food is clean, rustic, and well executed to allow the produce to speak for its self, supporting our local communities by sourcing locally and sustainably, working closely with the seasons and using wild and foraged food.

Email: joedraper@kitchenconsultantchef.co.uk   Tel: 07811120350

Menus for Joe     Joe's Website     Joe's Bio

Dowlish Wake Pop Up Catering

Opt for a drop off delivery service or book for full catering for that special celebration or just to treat yourselves and make things easy when you're on holiday. They do amazing world cuisine using fresh seasonal produce, all sourced as locally as possible; choose from menus such as Moroccan Magic, Indian Banquet, Autumn Bounty, and Dinner Fit For a Dowager.

Contact Becky: 07841 594342 or 01460 250860 - Email: becky@brookhousesomerset.com

Advance booking is essential.

 Menus for Pop Up Catering   Reviews for Pop Up Catering

Gayla Stewart

Gayla has plenty of experience at providing mouthwatering food for all occasions, whether it's a fork or finger buffet, or a three course meal. She can deliver pre-cooked or frozen food or come to your holiday cottage and create whatever you fancy from her extensive menu. Restaurant quality food in your own surroundings - and Gayla somehow manages to make it look so effortless - that's the sign of a true pro.

Email: gayla.selectcatering@gmail.com          Mobile: 07801375604    Landline: 01823 433514

 Menus for Gayla   Reviews for Gayla

Flora Bartlett

With over 15 years of catering experience, Flora is a trained Prue Leith chef who loves preparing creative dinners and lunches for celebrations, or just for you to enjoy whilst on your holiday with Sleeps12. She offers a fully catered menu and a delivered menu with food that can be left in the fridge or oven ready for you to eat. Food miles are kept to a minimum (she gets her organic beef from her parent's farm), waitresses are friendly, yet discreet and attentive, and food is absolutely scrummy.

Email: florabartlett@gmail.com   Mobile: 07771722879

 Menus for Flora   Reviews for Flora

Katy's Catering

Professional catering for all occasions; a very tempting menu that caters for all tastes and can be adjusted to suit any dietary requirements. Choose from canapes or a three course meal - a fantastic idea if you're celebrating something special, entertaining corporate clients, or just fancy jolly good tucker without the stress of preparing and cooking it yourself.

Phone: 07835 772194      Email: katyberry@hotmail.co.uk

 Menus for Katy   Reviews for Katy

Meek Catering

Great food and excellent service at affordable prices, whether it's for a birthday or anniversary celebration, a private dinner party, or corporate hospitality. Meek Catering cover Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset and offer a menu of imaginative dishes for buffets or three course dinners.

Email: info@meekscatering.co.uk          Phone: 01747 835363

Menus for Meek  Reviews for Meek

Fuelled by Liv

Liv is professionally trained in traditional French cuisine and modern vegan catering, so it's safe to say her menus offer creative flair and something for all tastes and diets. Based in Somerset, she works across the South West and will happily come to your Sleeps12 holiday home and create a feast fit for a king; what's more she makes it appear so effortless when it clearly isn't - all that laying the table, clearing away, washing up, it's all done so unobtrusively. Menus change with the seasons to reflect the very best of local produce - the same ingredients go into Liv's fresh dishes and her frozen meals which can be delivered to your door - a very convenient idea for your night of arrival.

Email: hello@fuelledbyliv.com     Mobile: 07739709269

 Menus for Liv   Reviews for Liv

Stefanos Food

The Amalfi Coast comes to Somerset & Devon, with mouth watering Italian and Mediterranean food cooked to order for private catering. Stefano will come and cook you a tailor-made feast or you can have something pre-cooked delivered to pop in the freezer or oven; he even does a mobile pizzeria! Perfect for those happy celebrations and corporate hospitality at your Sleeps12 holiday house.

Email: hello@stefanosfood.co.uk

Stefanos Website    Reviews for Stefano

Thai Gourmet

Amazing Thai cuisine cooked and served in your own home in the UK. Authentic ingredients and traditional cooking methods are used in every dish; some of the recipes have been handed down from the mother and grandmother of professional Thai Chef Khun Pratuan. Superb for hen weekends, birthdays, anniversaries, and just for exquisite Oriental food in the comfortable surroundings  of your Sleeps12 holiday home.

Email: tours@engagingthailand.com  Phone: 01935 579019 or 07977860002

Thai Gourmet Website    Thai Gourmet Reviews     

COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals

We are delighted to have partnered with COOK in Taunton because it means their fabulous frozen meals can be enjoyed by our guests; you see, somethings are so good you just can't help shouting about them. 
COOK have a very wide range of dishes available to order, both sweet and savoury. It's all made just as it would be at home, with fresh wholesome ingredients and a notable lack of artificial flavours, colours, etc. All you do is order what you want and it will all be delivered when you arrive at your Sleeps12 holiday cottage, or before if arranged with the owner. 
It's easy to order online, or you can email the COOK shop in Taunton (details below) - please note that there is a minimum order value of £30 to qualify for delivery.

Email: taunton@cookfood.net.            Phone: 01823323001

COOK Taunton Website

Coombe Farm Organic

Coombe Farm offers something a little different when it comes to catering at your Sleeps12 large group holiday house. They've got several options they can bring to you - one is a Shepherd's Hut that's all kitted out with fryers, grills, an oven and a panini machine, another is one of those Big Green Egg outdoor cookers, and they have an Asado cooker for joints of lamb, the traditional South American way. Have a barbecue, a hog roast, panini picnic, canapes and cocktails, or a full-on sit down dinner; the guys are very flexible so whatever you want, give them a call.

Soul Food - Marc Jerem

Marc Jerem notched up some very impressive catering experience working for several well known high-end restaurants, namely the Castle Hotel in Taunton, Marc Hix, River Cottage and The New Angel at Dartmouth. And boy, does this show in his food! Marc's creative flair and his passion for cooking speaks loud and clear in the taste and the flavours, and how much effort he puts into what he does; everything is homemade - bread, houmus, scones, jam, everything, he literally lives and breathes his job. 
Marc lives with his young family in the Blackdown Hills where it's still easy to eat with the seasons, and that's what he likes to do. All ingredients are fresh, sourced locally and often wild or foraged. Once he puts his own twist to it, it moves to another level.
Marc is happy to cater for all diets and will happily come to your Sleeps12 large group accommodation and create whatever you want, whether it's a 3 course celebration meal, a cream tea, buffet, barbecue or canapes. He can also cater for a garden party with a difference by bringing his Soul Food van round, complete with rustic bunting; you put the music on, pop some corks and you've got a great atmosphere for your group to enjoy, while Marc rustles up food that's spot-on.
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E-mail: marc@soulfoodhub.co.uk       T: 07710 010595   See sample menus for Soul Food

Kinori – Not Just Sushi!

Now here's something different! Who would have thought that when you come down to your Sleeps12 large group holiday house in the West Country you'd get the chance to try authentic Japanese food? Bet you weren't expecting that! 
Kinori is owned and run by Hideki Koike who was born and raised in Japan. He came to England when he was 21 and soon notched up lots of catering experience working in the kitchens of award winning restaurants, hotels and pubs, among them the acclaimed Lord Poulett Arms at Hinton St George. 
Hideki held onto his roots and his love and knowledge of Japanese food never left him so that's what he went back to, and now he travels all over the South West making people happy, filling tummies with his amazingly tasty cuisine - and he's such a huge character, which adds to the experience. Book him to come and cook you a 3 or 4 course feast if you're celebrating something special; otherwise just treat yourselves because it's very, very good and you're worth it. Hideki also has a Yatai kitchen that he can bring round for a low key garden party in the grounds of your holiday house, and he does personal cooking lessons - a fantastic idea for a birthday present or for corporate entertainment. 

Sample menus for Kinori

T: 07715 472332       E: enquiries@notjustsushi.co.uk

Pampering

Glo Pamper

Introducing Glo - 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. They do Spa To You and Pamper packages - perfect for hen weekends.

T: 02070960385       Email: info@glo-pamper.co.uk 

Glo Pamper Website

Lucy Berner

Lucy is a fully qualified Holistic & Beauty Therapist with over 6 years of pampering experience; she works with a team of 8 other professional therapists who are well-versed in pampering both large and small groups. They'll travel to your Sleeps12 large group holiday property to spoil and indulge you; therapies can be tailored to suit your requirements with the aim of giving you a wonderfully relaxing pampering experience. They'll leave you feeling completely de-stressed and revitalised, good for the body, good for the soul!
Get your nails done, your lashes, your brows, have a deep tissue massage; beautiful you.

Please feel free to contact me for a list of all the treatments we offer and for any questions you might have.

Retreat Pampering Website

Activities

Sheldon 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.

Phone: 01398 328 035   Email: info@shootingschooldevon.co.uk

Shaldon Shooting Website

Ling Shooting - Clay Pigeon Shooting

Welcome to Ling Shooting. We are located in Somerset in the South West, offering the best in Shooting Tuition & Entertainment to all Individuals and Groups. We specialise in Clay Shooting Lessons, Game Shooting Tuition, Have a go Packages, Group Bookings, Hen, Stag Parties, Team Building Activities and Corporate Entertainment in Archery, Air rifle, Clay Shooting Laser Clay. 

Phone: 07789 480298.  Email: info@lingshooting.co.uk

Ling Shooting Website

Hens with Pens

Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class at one of our Sleeps 12 properties with Hens with Pens.

Class duration: 1.5 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!

30mins: group drawing games/exercises 1 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.     Phone: 0203 291 3651

Hens with Pens Website

Nude Life

Looking for a different kind of hen party, that will be talked about for years to come? Our life drawing classes create a totally unique and unforgettable experience for your bride-to-be and all her hens.

We’re here to help personalise your event from start-to-finish, so that you can make great memories on and off the page (and get some amazing photos too).

Email: hello@nudelife.co.uk                       Phone: 0208 108 0303

Nude Life Website

Life Drawing and Nude Modelling

Life drawing and nude 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 hands-on naughtiness - including the opportunity for the hen and other girls to life model too in joint poses!

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. 

We cover South Devon, Mid Devon, East Devon and South Somerset.

Email: nbx1969@gmail.com      Tel/text: 07973 834876

BBland Instructing - Outdoor Pursuits

BBland Instructing offers a range of dynamic outdoor activities on-site or local to you. Choose from Laser Shooting, Clay Shooting, Rifle Shooting, Archery or specific Team Building activities. Large groups a speciality.

Email: brianbland31@gmail.com      Phone: 07875 688167

BBland Instructing Website

Bake With A Legend

We host baking classes across the UK, led by the nations favourite Bake Off stars. Our recently launched ‘Bake At Home’ package gives fans of the TV show the chance to be joined in their own home or accommodation, by their favourite GBBO baker.

Select one of our recipes, and we'll bring everything you need to make one big group bake. You can bake up a storm and meet a TV star without having to even put your shoes on!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

·         Your GBBO star will visit you in your own kitchen
·         Demonstration from your Bake Off legend!
·         Pick from our recipes and bake as a group
·         All ingredients & equipment to make the bake
·         Assistance and advice from your Baker
·         Post-bake sit down and chat with your Baking Legend

Bakers include: Jane Beedle (2016), Andrew Smyth (2016), Ian Cumming (2015), Howard Middleton (2013) and Glenn Cosby (2013). Visit our website for the full list of the bakers we work with.

Our 3 hour events can cater for up to 24 people, and we can provide gluten and dairy free options.

Visit our Website

Dance Workshops for Fun!

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

Karina offers excellent fun workshops with a choice of several dance forms from Flemenco to Bollywood

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. 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.

Phone: 07813 990937 

Dance Workshop Website

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!

Email: info@thebartender.co.uk     Phone: 01179 415825

The Bartender Website

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 contact Butlers in the Buff direct on 01275395336

Butlers in the Buff Website

Butlers with Bums

Butlers with Bums are proud to be the most publicised butler service company in the UK. We regularly feature and continue to work alongside the world’s top magazines, newspapers and TV shows.

We provide a reliable, fun, friendly butler service wherever you require across the UK for our thousands of happy hens. Our amazing 5* reviews speak for themselves.

We offer not just stunning cheeky Butlers and Models but we also provide a mobile cocktail making class and a nude life drawing class with our own special twist.

Cocktail making classes from just £35pp, Nude life drawing classes from just £20pp, 1 Butler for 2 hours from just £115 

Email: info@butlerswithbums.com              Phone: 01273 590820

Butlers with Bums Website

Portrait Photographer

Fun Family Photography

Why not celebrate your family gathering with a photo-shoot with award-winning portrait photographer Emily Fairweather? Emily knows the Sleeps 12 properties well, choosing stunning natural backdrops for your family portraits & providing beautiful natural photographs to remind you of your happy holiday.

Emily will produce contemporary black and white images and vibrant colourful photos using natural light and gorgeous rural backgrounds at your Sleeps 12 property, garden and surrounding countryside. A typical shoot will last around an hour and will take place in two or three different parts of the garden/house – wherever the best light is. She’ll do large family group portraits and then a variety of smaller family shots in any combination you like! 


Prices start at £195.

Call Emily on 01984 667281 / 07958 763029

Email: emilyfairweather@btinternet.com

Emily Fairweathers Website     See Sleeps12 Options

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. Why not select one of the most popular activities from flower crowns, knicker customisation, facinator making, cocktail rings, ceramic painting and gater making! 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.?

The Crafty Hen is now also offering baby shower and Christmas workshops too. The range is so diverse you are sure to find an activitiy to suit your group. 

Email: info@thecraftyhen.co.uk    Phone: 03301229436 

The Crafty Hen Website

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.

Phone: 07969 363 884

Gin & Sin Website

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.

Email: enquiries@imaginateevents.com      Phone:  01823 667923 or 07549893033

Imaginate Events Website

Pot Doodles

Pot Doodles the "paint your own pottery experience" that is Mobile!

A fabulous creative experience for people of all ages and abilities, offering an exciting range of creative activities.

In addition to pottery painting parties, we host fabric painting parties, decoupage parties and create with clay parties.

Pot Doodles Website

 

General

Cottage Flowers

A lot of creativity goes into every single arrangement created by Angie and her team of qualified florists at their gorgeous little shop in Ilminster. They've got so good at it that they've won several awards and teach floristry at various venues and workshops, but that's no surprise because everything they produce is beautiful. They always use seasonal flowers and get them locally wherever they can.
If you're celebrating a big birthday, a milestone anniversary, or a hen weekend at one of our luxury holiday houses, get some flowers in to make the occasion that much more special. Cottage Flowers will deliver within a 15 mile radius - give them a call.

Phone: 01460 53020

Cottage Flowers Website

Travel

Taxis - Somerset

Taunton Minibus Hire - Taunton - 01823 257180 - (14, 16 & 21 seater buses available)

Knight Brothers Travel Ltd - Taunton - 01823 442205 - (16 seat mini bus or 33 seater buses available)

Monument Mini Cabs - Wellington - 01823 66 44 44

Archie's Cabs - Wellington 01823 428844

A1 Taxis - Taunton (next to railway station) - 01823 332211

A Cabs - Taunton 01823 241124 or 07900 900093

To and Fro Travel -  Bridgwater - Jon Larcombe 07597 989737 or 01278 671460

(It is recommended that you pre-order taxis in advance).

Taxi - Beaverbrook Barn

Trevor - 07752846997

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