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 to contact us for more information.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07811120350
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
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
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.
E-mail: email@example.com T: 07710 010595
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.
T: 07715 472332 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Underhill Massage
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com. Phone: 0203 291 3651
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0208 108 0303
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 07875 688167
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!
· 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.
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
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: email@example.com Phone: 01179 415825
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01273 590820
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
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: email@example.com Phone: 03301229436
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01823 667923 or 07549893033
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.
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).