Book Joe Draper for a bespoke dining experience at your Sleeps 12 large group holiday house and you know you're in for something very, very special. For one thing, Joe has heaps of top notch experience behind him, having worked as chef for Marco Pierre White and River Cottage; the other thing is that the produce he uses ticks all the right boxes - ethical, local, seasonal, wild, organic and sustainable. You see, he strongly advocates supporting local communities by sourcing that way, and he likes to work closely with the seasons by using wild and foraged food where he can. Joe's style of food is clean, fresh and rustic, and absolutely remarkable in the way the produce speaks for itself; in a word - divine.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07811120350
Restaurant quality food in the comfort of your Sleeps12 holiday home, that's what Le Frog is all about, so if you have a special birthday or an anniversary to celebrate, book them. Or book them just for a treat, why not? Le Frog is a family run business with years and years of experience in the catering trade, so you know you can trust them to come up with something that'll send your tastebuds into a frenzy of delight. Food is classic, traditional, but with a French twist, as you'd expect with a name like Le Frog. They do events and dinner parties, or hot drop off food; reviews are very good, not just for their mouthwatering food, but for the top rate service too.
Email: email@example.com. Tel: 03333 012349
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07801375604 Landline: 01823 433514
Flora's Food And Kitchen (Flora Bartlett)
Flora's Food And Kitchen offers not only a fully catered service for special occasions and dinners at your Sleeps12 holiday home, but also a very efficient Eat Or Reheat Delivery Menu. Now that's a brilliant idea, especially for the night you arrive; select what you all want from the menu in advance and it will be delivered to your door for you to tuck into or to reheat at your leisure. You can quite happily bet your cotton socks the food will leave your tastebuds dancing with delight Flora is a Prue Leith trained chef with getting on for 20 years of experience behind her.
It's also good to know that all ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and so food miles are kept to a minimum (the organic beef comes from Flora's parent's farm), and that Flora has her own little team of very reliable, smiley waiting staff.
Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07771722879
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Levels Catering Company
This Somerset based catering business works throughout the South West and will come to your Sleeps12 big holiday cottage to cook up seriously scrumptious food no matter what the occasion. They cater for a lot of bigger events like weddings and that, and they are experts when it comes to fine dining dinner parties, but by no means overlook them if you want a BBQ, hog roast, buffet or canapes, because you will be delighted with what they come up with - the only proviso is that there must be at least 20 of you.
Menus are tailored to suit you and your occasion, and The Levels Catering Company is proud to work closely with local butchers, fishmongers, farmers and producers, which means you're guaranteed the best seasonal ingredients they can get their hands on.
T: 07848 944477
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 £40 to qualify for delivery.
Email: email@example.com. Phone: 01823323001
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 including private catering - perfect for hen weekends or just because.
T: 020 7096 0385 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting at Berry House
Add to your amazing large group stay at Berry House with archery throughout the year or clay pigeon shooting from October until March. Instructors are suitably qualified and experienced and all the necessary safety gear is provided. A good idea for family holidays, hen weekends and corporate team building days or entertainment.
Please email Flora on email@example.com to book.
Shalden Clay Pigeon Shooting
Tucked away in a picturesque valley on the edge of Exmoor, Shalden Shooting School offers coaching for individuals or groups of up to 30 people. All ages and abilities are welcome and actually, it doesn't matter if you have no experience at all. They supply all the equipment and because they have plenty of instructors there won't be much (if any) standing around twiddling your thumbs; you don't even need to worry if you get lost in the lanes on the way there because if you give them a call they'll send someone out to meet you, and what's more, they can even arrange lunch in a local pub.
T: 01398 331021 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Workshops for Fun!
Get those hips a-swinging and improve your nifty footwork with Dance Workshops For Fun! Choose from several dance forms including Flamenco and Bollywood, and off you go, led by Karina who tailors each class to the group's requirements. Add in a performance from live flamenco musicians or Bollywood dancers and you'll have an event you'll never forget for your large group holiday, hen weekend or self-catering corporate break.
Phone: 07813 990937
Sharandys Birds of Prey, nr Chard, Somerset
Ever fancied handling a bird of prey? Well you can if you book up with Sharandy's Birds of Prey and the chances are you'll be able to handle more than one as they have getting on for 30 of them, including hawks, falcons, an eagle, a kestrel, and 12 species of owl. Something different for hen parties, corporate groups or just for a family activity; you can have talks, flying displays and one-to-one experience days, which is a great idea for a birthday present. The setting is wonderful, with a backdrop of glorious Somerset countryside.
T: 01460 65445
Personal Cocktail Bartender
Not many of us are lucky enough to have our very own private cocktail bartender, but here's your chance. Via The Bartender you can hire a Personal Cocktail Bartender to come and serve you your Mojitos, Daiquiris, Martinis and the like. If you're staying at one of our luxury large group holiday houses to celebrate a big birthday, an anniversary or a hen weekend, this is an excellent idea, something that brings a touch of glamour to your evening.
Like that idea? Well, you have a bit of choice; you can have either of the following:
- Hire a Cocktail Bartender - A skilled drinks maker will come to your Sleeps12 holiday home and make cocktails for you all.
- Cocktail Clinic - An in-depth cocktail class for you to learn all about cocktails and more importantly, how to make them.
- All Inclusive Package - With this one you get a professional cocktail bartender for 2.5 hours, plus all the things you need for 4 cocktails each, including alcohol, ingredients, glassware, ice and menus.
All attendees must be over 18, and do note that travel charges will apply, depending upon your location.
T: 01179 415825 E: email@example.com
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 £250.
Call Emily on 01984 667281 / 07958 763029
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
Cocktails & Games Cocktail Making
Now here’s a thing. Bring the party to your Sleeps12 large group holiday house with Cocktails & Games Cocktail Making. This is a fun filled activity that gets everyone joining in, interacting and doing their bit to make extra special memories – perfect for gatherings of friends and family, for celebrations, hen weekend and corporate stays.
Guests get their own Cocktail Station, all equipment is supplied and is professional standard, and Cocktails & Games Cocktail Making will bring everything you need – alcohol, ingredients, fruit and ice, and glassware, plus you’ll have your own bubbly bar tender who will teach you all about the history of cocktails and show you how to mix your own mouthwatering drinks.
They can crank up the jollity by way of games, both single person and team games with absolutely no pressure on anyone to join in – but if you do you won’t regret it; you’ll love every moment because it really is heaps of fun.
Prices start from £35 per person, travel all included, simple as. Fun with a capital F. Make it happen.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07565 042048
Taxis - Somerset
Taunton Minibus Hire - Taunton - 01823 257180 - (16, 24 & 29 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 book taxis in advance.