Catering

Joe Draper

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: joedraper@kitchenconsultantchef.co.uk   Tel: 07811120350

Menus for Joe     Joe's Website     Joe's Bio

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. 
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

jack@levelscatering.co.uk

Levels Catering Website

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: marc@soulfoodhub.co.uk       T: 07710 010595

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

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

BBland Instructing - Outdoor Pursuits

What a lot of fun! BBland Instructing offers laser shooting, clay shooting, rifle shooting, archery and other team building activities for groups, so it's great for hen parties or corporate groups, as well as for families and friends looking for unique entertainment for birthday celebrations, or just for something to add excitement to a large group holiday. 

T: 07875 688167        E: brianbland31@gmail.com     

BBland Instructing Website

Bake With A Legend

Get your pinnies on! Bake With A Legend host baking classes across the UK, led by no less than the nations favourite Bake Off stars. Their ‘Bake At Home’ package gives fans of the TV show the chance to be joined in their Sleeps12 group accommodation by their favourite GBBO baker. A brilliant activity for family holidays, hen weekends and corporate breaks.
You choose one of their recipes, they bring all the ingredients and equipment, and when the baking is done you get to sit down and chat with your Baking Legend.
Gluten free and dairy free recipes are available too, so those on special diets don't need to miss out. Allow 3 hours to cater for up to 24 people. You can see a full list of the bakers they work with on their website.

info@bakewithalegend.com

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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 

Dance Workshop Website

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 info@chriswilder.co.uk

The Conjurer's Collection Website

Entertainment

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

Emily Fairweathers Website     See Sleeps12 Options

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 

Fun Casino2 Go

Host your very own casino night with roulette, blackjack and poker; don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, professional croupiers will be on had to show you how to play. Make an evening of it, get your glad rags on and the cocktails mixed! Hire includes table set up, lamps, all the chips and cards, and even fun money, so you get all the thrills without the risk!

Contact Sandra or Barry at funcasino2go@btinternet.com             See website www.funcasino2go.co.uk

T: 07500 035700 or 01747 824482

 

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

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).

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