So! That big day will be here soon, when one of your besties gets hitched and settles down to a life of domestic bliss. If you’ve been given the task of arranging a hen weekend, well, we’re here to make it easy for you. Seriously, what could be better than a weekend of living it up in a big house in the country? Herons Bank sleeps 14 and stands within its own private grounds just outside the Mid Devon town of Cullompton; you’ve got wide open countryside and immense skies all around, a whopper of a garden with a year round BBQ lodge, and heaps of space inside that includes a stunning pool hall with a heated swimming pool and hot tub. Plenty of room to sing and dance and let your hair down.
If you’re an active bunch of gals get yourselves off to The Bear Trail or Diggerland just up the road, book an off-road experience at Quad World or Land Rover Experience West Country, or head down to Haldon Forest Park for a treetop escapade at Go Ape or a Segway ride at ground level. If you prefer to plan your own adventure have a hike in the beautiful Blackdown Hills; stroll up to Culm Beacon, take in the spectacular views and then wander along the river to wind up at The Culm Valley Inn. And that’s another thing – country pubs/places to eat; you’ll find plenty of good ones round here. The Five Bells at Clyst Hydon, Keepers Cottage Inn, and The Ashill Inn are all very welcoming, but if you want a more fancy setting go to The Pig At Combe. The other option is to get one of our recommended caterers in to create a scrum-diddly-umptious celebration feast for you.
If a day in the city appeals nip down to Exeter; grab a big slice of retail therapy, have a tour of the Underground Passages beneath the streets, see the cathedral, or head down to the quay for stand-up paddle boarding and canoe hire at AS Watersports. A more sedate bunch of ladies will enjoy a visit to Killerton House or Knightshayes Court, maybe even a leisurely ride on a horse drawn barge on the Grand Western Canal at Tiverton, followed by drinkie poos onboard Ducks Ditty Floating Café Bar.
We have heaps of inspiration for a fabulous hen weekend in Devon! Just take a look at our Things To Do and Extras pages and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Check availability and reserve your chosen dates for 48 hours from today!