Not long now till that very special day so it's time to get away for a weekend or a midweek break with your besties. Come on down to Ham Bottom and you'll have a wonderful time, soaking in the hot tub beneath the stars, cosying up beneath the fairy lights in the BBQ lodge, relaxing and chatting in the sauna, and taking a dip whenever you fancy in the fabulous indoor swimming pool. There are 6 roomy en suite bedrooms and all the beds are zip and link so you can have them arranged as superkings or twins; just let us know and we'll do the rest so it's all exactly as you want it when you arrive.

If the plan is to just get away from it all and stay out in your rural retreat you could book up an entertaining activity for some in-house fun; perhaps a cheeky life drawing class, cup cake decorating, or a dance class - Flamenco, Bollywood, Belly Dancing or Street style. You might fancy some pampering, in which case all you need to do is call one of our recommended mobile therapists, and if you like the idea of being utterly spoilt call in a tried and tested catering company to come and cook you a delicious spread. Take a look at our Extras page for more inspiration and details.

But if the great outdoors is calling you'll find some very good walks right on the doorstep; one of the nicest things is to stroll across the fields to The Globe Inn or to The White Post Cafe. If you want to venture a little further you could head for the wilds of the Quantock Hills and hike up to Wills Neck, the highest point in the hills, for a leisurely picnic, or go out on horseback with Quantock Trekking and then back to their base for afternoon tea. You could take a trip to Exmoor and explore the beautiful wooded valleys and heather clad heaths where wild ponies feed; a stroll along the river at Watersmeet is particularly appealing, or down to the ancient Tarr Steps. You could spend an afternoon strolling around the gardens at Hestercombe House or Knighthayes Court, set out for the coast on a steam train with the West Somerset Railway, or drift along on a horse drawn barge on the Tiverton canal.

There's no shortage of places to eat in these parts, whether you prefer a rustic country inn or a very civilised restaurant. Of the latter we can recommend Podshaver's Barn at Bishops Lydeard and Duende in Wiveliscombe. When it comes to pubs you're rather spoilt for choice, with several very welcoming ones just a few miles away. Stroll up across the fields to The Globe Inn or try The Martlett just up the road; the Blue Ball at Sampford Moor, the Rock Inn at Waterrow or the New Inn at Halse are also very good.

Book today and start planning a very special hen weekend in Somerset.

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