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

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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: florabartlett@gmail.com   Mobile: 07771722879

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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

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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

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Jackie's Cakes

There's always a reason to order a freshly baked cake when you're staying at your Sleeps12 holiday home; maybe you're celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or maybe you're having a few days away for a hen weekend. But actually, do you need a reason? Why not just order yourselves a big fat yummy cake, delivered to your door, just because you can! Treat yourselves to afternoon tea - sandwiches, cakes and scones, or choose one of Jackie's divine and scrumptious puddings to round off your Sunday roast. 
The other thing Jackie does is balloons - all colours, all occasions, helium balloons, balloon garlands and ordinary air filled balloons, shiny or not, Jackie can deliver them to your holiday house. 
Get in touch with Jackie to discuss what you want; just bear in mind that she needs plenty of notice and that there may be a small delivery charge depending on where you are and how far she has to travel. 

T: 01823 672817           M: 07866 125061          E: jackiescakes@icloud.com

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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: taunton@cookfood.net.            Phone: 01823323001

COOK Taunton Website

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 or just because.

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

Glo Pamper Website

Activities

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: info@shootingschooldevon.co.uk

Shalden Shooting Website

Ling Shooting - Clay Pigeon Shooting

Ling Shooting offers a great activity for individuals and groups, with shooting tuition and entertainment provided in a beautiful setting in Somerset. What they specialise in is clay pigeon shooting and game shooting tuition so if you fancy honing your skills in this department give them a call. It's a lot of fun for groups, this kind of thing so they get a lot of bookings from hen parties, for team bulding days and corporate entertainment. 

T: 07789 480298.  E: info@lingshooting.co.uk

Ling Shooting Website

Birds Hill Days - Activities in the Country

Fun in the countryside on the edge of Exmoor with archery, clay shooting, CO2 pistol shooting and fencing. This is great for families, hen parties and corporate groups and whilst they have the perfect setting, they can travel throughout the South West provided you have adequate space for activities and relevant permissions at your Sleeps12 group accommodation. 

T: 07748 498457        E: matthew@birdshilldays.com

Birds Hill Days Website

Hens with Pens

Giggles guaranteed if you book Hens With Pens to provide you with entertainment for your Sleeps12 hen weekend! The tutors are experienced and qualified artists who come to you with a male model (phew!), drawing materials and playful retro swing music, plus if you fancing popping on a beret and a fake moustache to really get into the spirit ot things, they can bring them along too. Choose from a one and a half hour class, an hour's life drawing, or thirty minutes of group drawing games and exercises, and don't fret if you think you can't draw - the idea is to have a bit of fun. 

T: 0203 291 3651    E: bookings@henswithpens.com.   

Hens with Pens Website

Entertainment

Private 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: info@thebartender.co.uk            

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

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 £250.

Call Emily on 01984 667281 / 07958 763029

Email: emilyfairweather@btinternet.com

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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

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"

Email: topside@tiscali.co.uk     Phone: 01823 672817 

General

Bloomin Lovely

If you're staying at one of our large group holiday homes to celebrate a special occasion, like a milestone birthday or an anniversary, wouldn't it be nice if when you arrived you walked in to find flowers and balloons there? Wouldn't that make it so much more special? Bloomin' Lovely will do that; they'll make it look all lovely, and they also do the most beautiful hand tied bouquets, stunning traditional bouquets, pretty basket arrangements, and lots more - think presents, table decorations, make it perfect. Based in Wellington, Somerset.

T: 01823 661000 

Bloomin Lovely 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).

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