We offer a selection of extras that you can add to your booking prior to arrival. Browse our extras below:
We can organise a range of other extras for your booking. Browse the list below, please contact us for more information.
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 03333 012349
Caroline has heaps of catering experience gathered cooking for private clients during ski seasons in the Alps, summers in villas in the South of France, and autumns in shooting and stalking lodges, plus she spent a year in America cooking for a Connecticut based family who also occasionally entertained in their Manhattan apartment. She's also done the catering for several director's lunches in London, and clients range from international high net worth individuals to your average families and their friends.
These days she's happy baking cupcakes for a monthly charity cake sale, and making the occasional commissioned birthday and wedding cakes. She also delights in catering for smaller private events and dinner parties, so if you're celebrating a special birthday or anniversary or providing corporate hospitality at your Sleeps12 holiday house then get in touch. Caroline's menu is a guideline only as she prefers to work with seasonal products.
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: email@example.com Phone: 01747 835363
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 01823323001
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 a bespoke menu for you for a 3 course celebration meal, a cream tea, buffet, barbecue or canapes - whatever you want. He can also deliver wholesome home cooked food so all you have to do is pop it in the oven - fantastic tucker, no hassle.
E-mail: email@example.com T: 07710 010595
The Ella-Phant Kitchen
The Ella-Phant Kitchen is a boutique catering company run by Gabriella; young she may be, but she certainly knows her stuff when it comes to cooking and private catering. Gabriella trained at the Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, one of the UK's top cookery schools; then she was head chef for a while at a popular Somerset restaurant, but what she really wanted to do was run her own catering business, thus The Ella-Phant Kitchen was born.
So, birthdays, anniversaries, hen weekend celebration, or just because, Gabriella would LOVE to come and cater for you. All menus are tailored to what you like and want, and all diets are catered for, and you can have a sit down dinner, a buffet, canapes, special occasion cakes - whatever. Rest assured it's all made to ensure the best possible taste and making good use of the bountiful local produce in Gabriella's neck of the woods. Expect a few surprises as this girl loves to forage and she loves to grow things - for example, the rhubarb that's used in her Rhubarb, Orange & Ginger Cordial.
T: Gabriella 07715 595075
The Kitchen Garden Somerset
Book The Kitchen Garden Somerset for bespoke catering at your holiday house. They have a long list of happy clients, including quite a few celebrities. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch, canapes and cocktails, supper, a special occasion or your entire stay, you’ll get the most amazing food made using the best and the freshest ingredients grown, raised, produced or even foraged locally. They also offer several cooking experiences.
Miranda: 07899 665635 Carol: 07861 071571
The Wild Pear
The Wild Pear is run by two Somerset ladies who love to create amazing food using the freshest and most wholesome ingredients they can get their hands on; between them they’ve notched up a lot of catering experience and have worked in some impressive places. They can do just about everything, all tailored to how you want it – grazing platters to share, scrumptious puds and cakes, homemade bread and the tastiest tasting menus. To give you an idea, the spring menu starts off with Crab, asparagus, fennel & chilli, goes on to mains of Lamb cutlets, harissa, herb freekeh, pomegranate and cucumber, and rounds off nicely with Rhubarb Fool with pistachio. Yum yum in my tum.
T: 07866 563121
Country Plate Catering
Country Plate Catering brings you bespoke catering at your Sleeps12 holiday house at affordable prices. Head chef Kris has years of experience and has catered for hundreds of weddings, so you know you’re in very good hands. Whatever you want, they can do it, from 3 course dinners, grazing tables and canapes, to afternoon teas, bbqs and picnics. Food is seasonal with a big focus on local, they have chefs and waiting staff and will tidy everything away when they’re done.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07388 516796
Amazing pizzas cooked for you at your Sleeps12 holiday home. Pizza Panther is run by Ollie, who honed his craft at one of the best pizzerias in Naples; his van is kitted out with a specialist pizza oven so you get a truly authentic taste. All the favourite toppings, though Ollie isn’t afraid to add an original twist to the traditional. Seriously good pizza, fill your belly!
E: email@example.com M: 07809 757698
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
Alison is a specialist in deep tissue massage and sugar waxing with 25 years of experience. She's got an impressive track record having done three world tours with Tina Turner, two with Shirley Bassey, and also worked with Joe Cocker and Level 42. Years of experience have enabled her to perfect her own unique style of deep tissue massage.
Alison has her own studio at Pitney near Langport in Somerset but she's happy to travel to your Sleeps12 large group holiday house for private treatments.
Phone: 07849227637 Email: email@example.com
Coombe Farm Shooting, Crewkerne, Somerset
Coombe Farm Shooting provides a fantastic clay pigeon shooting experience for up to 10 people at a time. Instructors come with all the relevant qualifications and heaps of experience; the setting, on a huge private estate in Somerset is wonderful, with lush rolling countryside all around. Make a day of it by hiring the team at Coombe Farm Organic to cater for you when you've finished shooting. Great for families and friends, for hen weekends and birthday treats.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01460 279595
BBland Instructing - Outdoor Pursuits
Brian at BBland offers instruction in archery, rifle shooting, clay shooting and laser clay shooting as well as fun-filled team building activities. He has years of experience and is fully qualified, working mainly within the Somerset area. He'll happily come to your holiday house for outdoor pursuits bringing great fun for families, friends and colleagues.
T: 07875 688167 Email: email@example.com
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
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
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.
The Conjurer’s Collection
Be immersed into a world of secrets and intrigue with a fantastic mystery game experience brought to your large group holiday house by a professional magician. The theme is The Golden Age of Magic and Illusion, you’ll have puzzles to solve and clues to unravel, all very exciting and tremendous fun. Tailor the evening around your food and drinks, incorporate an impressive magic show, (how DID he do that?). Excellent entertainment for up to 20 people, ideal age over 14.
T: Chris on 07886 033815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Candy Bees Sweet Cart and Prop Hire
Candy Bees offer sweet cart and prop hire for parties and occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. They have a range of sweet carts and rustic country style props to dress a room or outdoor area; apple crates, old fashioned bicycles, milk churns, bunting, etc. They'll deliver to your Sleeps12 holiday house, set up and collect.
T: Fiona 07756 800249
Banquet & Bloom
Minky can come and make your Sleeps12 holiday house in Devon or Somerset look SO pretty for you. She’ll dress the table in her own rustic style using vintage look fabrics and the most gorgeous flowers hand cut from her own garden on the farm where she lives. She uses the loveliest vases and accessories and the result is just charming. Great for celebrations or just because.
T: 07775 714696 Email: email@example.com
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.