Gayla Stewart

Gayla at Select Catering offers mouthwateringly delicious food for all occasions using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Enjoy private intimate dining with your closest friends and family to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or reunion while being served restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your stunning holiday home. Your event will be totally stress-free, the table is laid for you and the dining room and kitchen is cleared afterwards so that you can enjoy socialising with your guests. Please take a look at the catered menu.

Gayla also offers a delivered menu if you don't fancy spending your entire holiday planning, shopping, cooking and washing up! Order from the delivered menu and food that tickles your tastebuds will be delivered direct to the fridge/freezer at your holiday home in disposable containers so all you have to do is pop them in the oven and relax!

Email:          Mobile: 07801375604 Landline: 01823433514

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Sarah Sellick

I have always loved to cook and as a child could often be found surrounded by eggs, flour and butter attempting to create something delicious. I trained as a cordon bleu cook as soon as I could and have cooked happily ever since – the last 5 years for Sleeps12.

I work directly with all my clients to discuss menus and specific wishes and am very happy to cater for all dietary requirements. I use the best local ingredients I can find and am happy to cater for small and large groups.

My aim is to take the stress and hassle away from you so that you can sit back and enjoy your special meal knowing that all you have to do is sit down while my friendly waitresses and I do all the hard work including the washing up and tidying away! 

Email:            Phone: 07502377329

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Flora Bartlett

I live locally and am a trained Leith's cook. I have always loved cooking and have been catering on and off for the last 15 years, the last 10 for sleeps12. 

I love preparing creative dinners and celebrations, lunches, brunch, breakfast, buffets and all day packages to suit your individual needs. I can even help with Weddings!

We use friendly and attentive waitresses from the surrounding villages and when we arrive we take all the stress away by allowing you to relax, knowing we are creating fantastic food that will make your special meal truly memorable. 

We believe passionately in sourcing the best ingredients.  We try to keep food miles to a minimum and I use the super local meat, vegetables and small suppliers; including organic beef from my parent's farm.

I look forward to meeting with you, creating a menu for you and serving you delicious food in wonderful surroundings.


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Katy's Catering

I offer high quality, friendly, and professional catering for all occasions, with the aim of taking the pressure away from you so that you can enjoy more time with friends and family in your beautiful Sleeps12 holiday home without having to worry about anything. I use fresh local ingredients, and I can cater for special dietary needs; menus can be tailored to suit your requirements, with food served at a time that works for you.

My service includes everything from laying the table to clearing away at the end of the meal; you won’t have to do a thing, so you really can sit back and relax.

Feel free to give me a call if you would like to see menus or if you have any questions.

Phone: 07835 772194      Email:

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Meek Catering

Our ethos is simple, we aim to provide all of our customers with great food and excellent service at affordable prices.

Whether you require catering services for you’re wedding day, a birthday or anniversary celebration, a private dinner party, or a buffet for your home or business, you can be sure we will provide the catering solutions to help make it a memorable occasion.

We cater for events across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset including Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Mere, Salisbury, Bath, Blandford, Wincanton, Yeovil, Westbury, Warminster and the surrounding areas.

We hope you find our website offers a wide selection of delicious dishes to help inspire your imagination. All of our menus are individually priced to help you plan and budget your upcoming event.

Email:          Phone: 01747 835363

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Stefanos Food

Stefano makes traditional Italian dishes for local farmers’ markets, food festivals and family events. Our menu changes weekly, by Wednesday evenings, or alternatively Stefano can provide a tailor-made Italian feast to eat fresh or ready in your freezer.


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Thai Gourmet

Thai Gourmet provides a top Thai cuisine service delivered in your own home in the UK, cooked in your own kitchen. Genuine ingredients are cooked for you by superb Thai Chef Khun Pratuan to recipes drawn from her long experience and instinctive knowledge based on the traditional methods and dishes of her Mother and Grandmother.

Email:  Phone: 01935 579019 or 07977860002

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COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals

We have partnered with COOK in Taunton to make their fabulous frozen meals available to all of our guests.

For those of you that haven't come across COOK before, they make dishes using the same ingredients and techniques that you would use at home so everything looks and tastes homemade.
Once you have placed an order, they will deliver your meals to your holiday cottage in advance or on the evening of your arrival.

You can shop online, e-mail or call the COOK shop in Taunton, details below.

Please note that there is a minimum order value of £30 to qualify for delivery.

Email:            Phone: 01823323001


Suzy Hartman

I am Suzy Hartman, a Holistic Therapist with professional qualifications since 2005.

My team of experienced, qualified Holistic and Beauty Therapists travel to your property of choice for your well-earned break, to offer exclusive pampering sessions

We fit in around your itinerary, providing an extensive range of luxury treatments. 

All you have to do is Select and Relax!

We bring all our own equipment to make your chosen pamper session complete, turning your accommodation bedrooms into relaxing mini spas.  

Our wide range of treatments for individuals start at £25.00 for a manicure or pedicure to various massages, body scrubs, facials and much more. Group treatments start from £15 per person.

Please send a message or email to the contact below, state your requirements or request a full list of treatments available.

Individuals or Group bookings are catered for.

Treatments are available for Ladies, Men and Children (Children require full parent’s consent).

Phone: 07725 989981             Email:

Personal Sanctuary

Introducing My Personal Sanctuary - 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.

T: 01625 540 557       Email:




While on your holiday, what better way to unwind and take it all in than a relaxing round of golf? There are three golf courses in the vicinity. Set against the glorious backdrop of Taunton's surrounding countryside, you can take in the scenery and enjoy an exhilirating game at the same time. So remember to bring your clubs.

Oake Manor Golf Club - 01823 461993
Vivary Golf Course - 01823 333875
Lyme Regis - 01297 442963
Cricket St.Thomas - 01464 302 31

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon ShootingShaldon Shooting School is set in a deep valley on the edge of Exmoor. We offer coaching for individuals or groups of up to 30 people. No experience is necessary, all ages and abilities are welcome. We supply all the equipment you will need, and plenty of instructors so you are not waiting too long for your turn. We even send someone to meet you so you don’t get lost in the lanes on the way! Lunch can be arranged in a great local pub.

Website: Shalden Shooting School

Phone: 01398 331021

Birds Hill Days - Activities in the Country

A unique opportunity to experience country activities on 170 acres in one of the most beautiful settings within Exmoor National Park. Activities include clay shooting and pistol shooting or archery and laser clay shooting which can be done on-site if there is room.

Clay Pidgeon Shooting - Heywood Estate

The Heywood Estate is set in the Somerset countryside and offers a range of clay pigeon shooting opportunities as well as other field sports activities and corporate events.   Their shooting tuition covers the full spectrum from novice through to international standard.  Regardless of age gender or ability we provide a broad range of packages to ensure that your visit to the Heywood Estate shooting ground is both enjoyable and memorable. 


Cycle Hire

Turner Cycles - Bike Hire

Phone: 01823 461155    


Website: Turners Cycles - Bike Hire


Abbotshood Cycle Hire

Phone: 01884820728 - 07958 916165 - 07904068555


Abbey Burton - Clay Pigeon Shooting

Welcome to Abbey Burton Clay Shooting. I offer professional coaching in Clay Shooting, Game Shooting and Archery to individuals and groups of all abilities, whether you're an experienced shot looking to have their technique fine-tuned or a newcomer to the sport looking to develop skills for safe and accurate shooting, all our welcome.

I am a fully qualified CPSA Coach, CPSA Safety Officer, Level 1 Archery Instructor and also a Great Britain competitive shot with many awards to my name at the age of 24.


Phone: 07789 480298


Horse Riding Tiverton

Horse Riding - Rose and Crown, Riding Stables, Calverleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8BA

Phone: 01884 252060

Blackdown Hills Clay Pigeon Shooting

We offer half and full days for both experienced and inexperienced shooters including beginners. We have a team of tutors we can call on who have experience helping those with any level of ability. They are not employed full or part time but are people we know who help us on the days when they are required.

We can also offer hospitality in the manor house. The full day package would include tea or coffee on arrival, soup in the morning, a warm lunch in the house and then cake and tea when the day has finished.  There are other options including a picnic or snacks rather than a full lunch. Breakfast is also available. Or simply no catering package at all, just soft drinks.

We can cater for groups ranging from 3 or 4 and anything upto 30.

We are based in Churchstanton on the Blackdown Hills, postcode TA3 7DR.


Hens with Pens

Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class in any part of the UK 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!



Telephone: 0203 291 3651

Exeter Quad Centre

Quad Biking Exeter, Devon, is based 15 minutes from Exeter City Centre on the Escot Estate.  We have approx 10 miles of road, woodland and gravel quad bike tracks, our fully trained instructors will take you out on your safari for the ultimate experience.

Other activities available like Lasertag, Paintball, Clays and Segways

Website: Exeter Quad Centre

Life drawing

Life drawing and 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 naughtiness, including the opportunity for the girls to life model too!

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. 


Tel/text: 07973 834876


Mackerel Fishing Trips

Let's go fishing - it's great fun! Nicks Boat Trips.

Mackerel fishing is a very popular family activity, it suits all ages and abilities. We provide fishing lines, advice and encouragement. We want you to have a memorable trip.


Phone: 0797 479 6002


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!

Contact Details


Phone: 01179415825 

Portrait Photographer


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! 

Within two weeks of the photo-shoot I will select and edit around 75-100 of your images.  These 100 images will be securely stored on your own private gallery on my website to share with your friends and family. You can then choose the images you’d like to have as digital files, framed prints & canvases or in a stunning album. I have a range of British bespoke products & will bring some display samples with me. For my full product range please see my website. 

Prices start at £195. For more information please call Emily on 01984 667 281/07958 763029 or email her at



PHOTO-SHOOT, 10x8” PRINT & 5 digital images : £195

and includes : 
Travel to Sleeps 12 property. One hour Photo-Shoot with Emily Fairweather.  All post-production of around 100 images from the photo-shoot and hosting of them on a private gallery on Emily’s website. Your choice of 5 high resolution jpegs and 1 x 10x8” art quality print. If you would like to purchase any of the other images you can upgrade to Option 2 or click on the product tab above for a full product range list.


PHOTO-SHOOT, 2 10X8” PRINTS & 75-100 digital images : £350

Includes all of Option 1 plus all 75-100 images as high resolution digital files and two art quality prints at 10x8” 

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. 

Contact Details


Phone: 01179548002


Pot Doodles

Pot Doodles has gone mobile. Welcome to Pot Doodles the "paint your own pottery experience" that has now gone Mobile! At the end of 2008 we took our fantastic Pot Doodles "Paint your own pottery experience" MOBILE. Rather than you come to us we now come to you in our unique "Doodle Van". Pot Doodles will visit your home, school, club, hall or other venue for:-

Birthday Parties For All Ages!

Hen Parties

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Belly Dance Workshops & Performance

Belly Dance Workshops & Performances

Professional Artist Shema has 14 year's experience of teaching & performing
acrossthe UK, Europe, US, Canada and the Middle East.

Book Shema to perform or run a class at your "Sleeps 12" property for an elegant
professional & glamoropus addition to your hen party, private party, wedding or anniversary.

Also available Henna & Live Music

Contact Details


Phone: 07805354312




Ice and a Slice Belles

Ice and a Slice Belles supply a unique one stop service when planning beverages for your event.

We are a local, independent, small business who love mixing and shaking original and tasty cocktails and mocktails.

You can hire us to attend your event where we will make tasty drinks for you and your quests. We use our own homemade syrups, which we think makes our drinks distinctive.
You can hire us for Cocktail making sessions! This is where you learn to make a selection of our cocktails and we give you tips on how to make your own homemade syrups.
Prices start from only £20 per head.
Contact us for information and how to book!
Jess : 07373738282 Gem : 07793781569
Have a look at our reviews and more pictures on our
Facebook and Twitter pages.

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 conatct Emily in the office for more details on this offer. Or call Butlers in the Buff direct on  01275395336



  • Max's Minibus Hire - Taunton Mini Buses -  or tel 01823 257180 (14, 16 & 21 seater buses available)
  • Knight Brothers Travel Ltd -  or tel 01823 442205 (15, 16, 18 & 24 seater buses available)
  • Monument Mini Cabs, Wellington - 01823 66 44 44
  • County Taxis, Wellington - 01823 666333
  • A1 Taxis, Taunton (next to railway station) - 01823 332211
  • A CABS (Taunton) 01823 241124 or 07900 900093

(It is recommended that you pre-order taxis in advance).


Tilda Rose Floristry

Sarah is inspired by a love of floral forms and playing with colour, texture and shape but most of all by the guaranteed lift that an arrangement of flowers can give. Her relaxed approach to her floral designs mean that she creates colourful, loose and lively natural arrangements that have that country but vintage feel.

Whether you are looking for an arrangement to decorate the home (or home from home), for a special occasion or event, wedding day flowers or personal sympathy or flowers ...... 

Take a look at her facebook page.

Website: Tilda Rose Floristry

Phone: 07585110972

Bloomin Lovely

Based in Wellington, we can arrange for Flowers and Balloons to be at the property for you on your arrival. We offer a range of beautiful hand tied bouquets, stunning fragrant traditional style bouquets, pretty basket arrangements, but to name a few. Please phone 01823 661000 to order.


Eating Out

The Catherine Wheel

Location: Hemyock

Website: The Catherine Wheel

Phone: 01823 680224

The Half Moon

The Half Moon is becoming well known for it's traditional food, presented with contemporary style in warm, welcoming surroundings. Everything is fresh and homemade, including our mouthwatering array of puds.

Location: Clayhidon

Website: Half Moon Inn

Phone: 01823 680291

Culm Valley Inn

The Culm Valley Inn is nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Culmstock, close to Cullompton and Tiverton. With beautiful views across the old bridge and river this is the ideal spot for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to take a welcome break.

Enjoy amazing home cooked food, which is all freshly prepared by our talented chef and sourced from the best local ingredients and choose from a good selection of real ales and fine wines to compliment your lunch or dinner.

Location: Clayhidon

Website: Culmvalley Inn

Phone: 01884 840354

Blue Ball Inn - Sampford Moor

We offer a good selection of beers, wines and spirits and always have real ale available. We have an exceptional menu including fine dining and some typical pub meals, all served in the pleasant surroundings of the dining area. Give us 48 hours notice and you can have a grass fed steak!

Location: Sampford Moor

Website: Blue Ball

Phone: 01823 660857

The Martlet Inn

This cosy, 17th century, village pub has always been popular with locals and visitors alike. A classic pub/restaurant where you will always be assured a warm welcome from landlords Bruno and Terena. This quintessential village inn oozes character from every pore, with its flagstone floors, oak beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. all complemented by a stylish new dining room and conservatory. Outside, the charming courtyard garden offers plenty of space to sit, relax and enjoy a drink and a meal

Location:Langford Budville

Website: The Martlet Inn

Phone: 01823 400262

Tamarind Indian Restaurant

This fabulous restaurant is one of its kind offering 96 seats in superior surroundings.The restaurant specializes in all types of Indian cuisine , some of the dishes are unique to the Tamarind only and lots of customers ask to take the secret recipes home as they are so delicious. 

Location: Bristol

Website: Tamarind

Phone: 0117 9573030

The Holywell Inn

The Holywell Inn, dine in style and comfort in our new dining lounge, also available by reservation for groups of up to 30.

Location: Holywell Lake

Website: The Holywell Inn

Phone: 01823 672770

The Castle Taunton

Why not hold a celebration at the amazing Castle at Taunton?

The Castle at Taunton is a historic hotel located in the heart of the busy market town, and yet step inside and you are transported into a world of calm and tranquillity.

Its four private dining rooms offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit every occasion from intimate family gatherings to larger celebrations for up to 80.

Food has always remained a number one priority at the Castle, and fresh produce is always sourced locally and prepared by the most skilful of chefs. You’ll find a good selection of wines, and knowledgeable, courteous staff.

The Castle’s two restaurants work on the same ethos. The relaxed brasserie, BRAZZ offers homemade fishcakes and pies, salads and steaks, and is perfect if you’re looking for a buzz. Castle Bow, the flagship restaurant offers the very best of cooking in a more intimate restaurant and caters for a maximum table size of eight. Both restaurants are available for exclusive use.

What options are avaliable?

Function Menus
Both Canape and Function menus avaliable please contact us for more details. 

The Penthouse
With panoramic views across Taunton and the surrounding hills, the Penthouse, with its own rooftop garden, is the perfect place for up to 12 people to dine or 30 people to enjoy pre-dinner drinks.

The Wisteria Room
Located on the ground floor, the Wisteria room can accommodate up to a maximum of 24 people on one oval table or 30 on three round tables.

The Garden Room
Located on the ground floor, the Garden room is perfect for 30-50 people depending on layout.
30 can be seated on one large oval table, or up to 50 on round tables.

The partition between the Wisteria and Garden rooms can be removed to form a large ‘L’ shaped room catering for a maximum of 80 guests, alternatively The Music Room can accommodate 70 banquet style in a rectangular room.


Recent Testimonials

We really enjoyed our stay at The Castle and hope to return next season. The private dining room was wonderful, food was terrific, and a good time was had by all. Your morning crew does a great job of getting breakfast ready quickly. Thanks so much, Hal

It was a wonderful evening, really enjoyed and appreciated by all of us. Something that we will all remember for time to come.
Service was discreet and efficient, food nicely presented and wines well-chilled! Weather perfect!!!
Thank you and your colleagues for all you have done to make it such a special occasion. We will be back as soon as we can find a suitable excuse!!! Matthew & Claudia

We are writing to thank the entire staff of the Castle Hotel for the great success of our birthday function in the Penthouse. Everything was so good that it not only came up to our expectations, but exceeded them. All arrangements ran like clockwork and the Penthouse was laid out beautifully. Your hospitable waiter (Rui) gave us every care and attention. Mr & Mrs Astin

With plenty of options The Castle at Taunton is perfect for both large or intimate celebrations. Contact the events team for more details: 01823 328303 or email