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 contact us for more information.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07811120350
Restaurant quality food in the comfort of your Sleeps12 holiday home, that's what Le Frog is all about, so if you have a special birthday or an anniversary to celebrate, book them. Or book them just for a treat, why not? Le Frog is a family run business with years and years of experience in the catering trade, so you know you can trust them to come up with something that'll send your tastebuds into a frenzy of delight. Food is classic, traditional, but with a French twist, as you'd expect with a name like Le Frog. They do events and dinner parties, or hot drop off food; reviews are very good, not just for their mouthwatering food, but for the top rate service too.
Email: email@example.com. Tel: 03333 012349
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07801375604 Landline: 01823 433514
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: email@example.com Mobile: 07771722879
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fuelled by Liv
Liv is professionally trained in traditional French cuisine and modern vegan catering, so it's safe to say her menus offer creative flair and something for all tastes and diets. Based in Somerset, she works across the South West and will happily come to your Sleeps12 holiday home and create a feast fit for a king; what's more she makes it appear so effortless when it clearly isn't - all that laying the table, clearing away, washing up, it's all done so unobtrusively. Menus change with the seasons to reflect the very best of local produce - the same ingredients go into Liv's fresh dishes and her frozen meals which can be delivered to your door - a very convenient idea for your night of arrival.
Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07739709269
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - the only proviso is that there must be at least 20 of you.
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
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: email@example.com. Phone: 01823323001
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: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07710 010595
The Kitchen Garden Somerset
Book The Kitchen Garden Somerset for bespoke catering at your holiday house. They have a long list of happy clients, including quite a few celebrities. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch, canapes and cocktails, supper, a special occasion or your entire stay, you’ll get the most amazing food made using the best and the freshest ingredients grown, raised, produced or even foraged locally. They also offer several cooking experiences.
Miranda: 07899 665635 Carol: 07861 071571
The Wild Pear
The Wild Pear is run by two Somerset ladies who love to create amazing food using the freshest and most wholesome ingredients they can get their hands on; between them they’ve notched up a lot of catering experience and have worked in some impressive places. They can do just about everything, all tailored to how you want it – grazing platters to share, scrumptious puds and cakes, homemade bread and the tastiest tasting menus. To give you an idea, the spring menu starts off with Crab, asparagus, fennel & chilli, goes on to mains of Lamb cutlets, harissa, herb freekeh, pomegranate and cucumber, and rounds off nicely with Rhubarb Fool with pistachio. Yum yum in my tum.
T: 07866 563121
Sarah Watson Catering
Mouthwateringly good food cooked for you in the comfort of your holiday home, whether it’s dinner, lunch, canapes and champagne, or a special occasion. A very professional service with efficient and friendly waitresses to serve you. Another option is home cooked meals to pop in the oven.
T: 07889 517750
If you book Christian Hopwood to come and cater for you at your Sleeps12 large group holiday house you can expect top quality food with a very creative twist. He uses the best local ingredients he can get his hands on, including produce from his own garden, so what you're eating is fresh and seasonal and hasn't travelled far. Great for celebration feasts, holiday dinners, buffets and canapes; Christian also delivers home cooked meals for you to reheat.
T: 07986 829457
Country Plate Catering
Country Plate Catering brings you bespoke catering at your Sleeps12 holiday house at affordable prices. Head chef Kris has years of experience and has catered for hundreds of weddings, so you know you’re in very good hands. Whatever you want, they can do it, from 3 course dinners, grazing tables and canapes, to afternoon teas, bbqs and picnics. Food is seasonal with a big focus on local, they have chefs and waiting staff and will tidy everything away when they’re done.
Email: email@example.com T: 07388 516796
Amazing pizzas cooked for you at your Sleeps12 holiday home. Pizza Panther is run by Ollie, who honed his craft at one of the best pizzerias in Naples; his van is kitted out with a specialist pizza oven so you get a truly authentic taste. All the favourite toppings, though Ollie isn’t afraid to add an original twist to the traditional. Seriously good pizza, fill your belly!
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 07809 757698
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 including private catering - perfect for hen weekends or just because.
T: 020 7096 0385 Email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Drawing and Nude Modelling
How about a life drawing and nude modelling session to bring a bit of added fun to your Sleeps12 hen weekend? It doesn't matter if you can't draw because you get expert drawing tuition and guidance along with a barrel of cheeky banter and enjoyable drawing games. If you're brave enough you can even join in and do a bit of modellin yourselves!
Sessions typically last about an hour and a half, with a maximum of two hours, all drawing materials and even artists' berets are included, and you get photos to keep as well as your sketch pads.
Costs are £24.00 per head, all inclusive and based on a minimum number of 12. Areas covered are South Devon, Mid Devon, East Devon and South Somerset.
T: 07973 834876 E: email@example.com
BBland Instructing - Outdoor Pursuits
Brian at BBland offers instruction in archery, rifle shooting, clay shooting and laser clay shooting as well as fun-filled team building activities. He has years of experience and is fully qualified, working mainly within the Somerset area. He'll happily come to your holiday house for outdoor pursuits bringing great fun for families, friends and colleagues.
T: 07875 688167 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sharandys Birds of Prey, nr Chard, Somerset
Ever fancied handling a bird of prey? Well you can if you book up with Sharandy's Birds of Prey and the chances are you'll be able to handle more than one as they have getting on for 30 of them, including hawks, falcons, an eagle, a kestrel, and 12 species of owl. Something different for hen parties, corporate groups or just for a family activity; you can have talks, flying displays and one-to-one experience days, which is a great idea for a birthday present. The setting is wonderful, with a backdrop of glorious Somerset countryside.
T: 01460 65445
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: email@example.com 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 £250.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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: email@example.com Phone: 01823 672817
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.
Cocktails & Games Cocktail Making
Now here’s a thing. Bring the party to your Sleeps12 large group holiday house with Cocktails & Games Cocktail Making. This is a fun filled activity that gets everyone joining in, interacting and doing their bit to make extra special memories – perfect for gatherings of friends and family, for celebrations, hen weekend and corporate stays.
Guests get their own Cocktail Station, all equipment is supplied and is professional standard, and Cocktails & Games Cocktail Making will bring everything you need – alcohol, ingredients, fruit and ice, and glassware, plus you’ll have your own bubbly bar tender who will teach you all about the history of cocktails and show you how to mix your own mouthwatering drinks.
They can crank up the jollity by way of games, both single person and team games with absolutely no pressure on anyone to join in – but if you do you won’t regret it; you’ll love every moment because it really is heaps of fun.
Prices start from £35 per person, travel all included, simple as. Fun with a capital F. Make it happen.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 07565 042048
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 email@example.com
T: 07500 035700 or 01747 824482
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Blue Shed Flowers
Taking her inspiration from the Somerset landscape Jan uses colour, form and foliage, along with her fine art training to put together the most beautiful floral creations. The flowers she uses are mostly grown on their own Blue Shed field near Wiveliscombe - if not, they're sourced as locally as possible, and that 'freshly gathered' look is now synonymous with Jan's arrangements and bouquets. Whether you want flowers to add a wonderful touch to your country holiday with Sleeps12, or something very special for a significant celebration, you can rely on Jan to come up with something you'll love.
T: 07525 948053 E: email@example.com
Banquet & Bloom
Minky can come and make your Sleeps12 holiday house in Devon or Somerset look SO pretty for you. She’ll dress the table in her own rustic style using vintage look fabrics and the most gorgeous flowers hand cut from her own garden on the farm where she lives. She uses the loveliest vases and accessories and the result is just charming. Great for celebrations or just because.
T: 07775 714696 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taxis - Somerset
Taunton Minibus Hire - Taunton - 01823 257180 - (16, 24 & 29 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 book taxis in advance.