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
Becky's Kitchen at Brook House, Somerset
Becky has established a reputation for imaginative and delicious catering through her boutique Bed & Breakfast, Brook House as well as her local ‘pop up’ bistro evenings and many other events. Opt for a drop off delivery or a fully catered service for that special celebration or just to treat yourselves and make things easy when you’re on holiday. Becky offers amazing word cuisine as well as the more traditional, using fresh, seasonal produce all sourced as locally as possible. Choose from carefully crafted menus which include main dishes such as slow roast lamb with harissa, garlic and cumin, slow braised blade of beef, and fillet of Somerset venison; and puddings that include Marsala raisin brioche bread and butter pudding, an ‘assiette’ of chocolate tart, blackcurrant fool and lavender shortbread and cardamom syllabub with a mint and mango salsa.
Contact Becky: 07841 594342 or 01460 250860 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance booking is essential.
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07771722879
Great food and excellent service at affordable prices, whether it's for a birthday or anniversary celebration, a private dinner party, or corporate hospitality. Meek Catering cover Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset and offer a menu of imaginative dishes for buffets or three course dinners.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 01747 835363
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07739709269
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
River Field and Forest
If you have a thing for smoked food you’re going to love River Field and Forest. This family run online/delivery business supplies the finest smoked meats and fish, sourced from artisans throughout the British Isles who are passionate about the food they produce; a whole lot of love goes into what they do and quality is always at the forefront.
So make that big birthday extra special by starting the day with a breakfast of smoked salmon and soft scrambled eggs for all. Have a heavenly hen weekend with an afternoon tea of smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, or a tastebud tantalising smoked fish platter (Beetroot & Gin smoked salmon, cold smoked trout, honey & lime hot smoked salmon…). Celebrate that significant anniversary with a delicious dinner; the most flavoursome Gravadlax or smoked duck breast salad to start, then tuck into venison haunch steaks or a hearty venison casserole. Savour every mouthful, let the flavours linger, it’s exquisite.
Or just pop on your boots and stroll through the fields to the local pub for a pint (or two). Nice anyway, but even better when you know there’s a side of smoked salmon waiting for you in the fridge when you get back, ready sliced, ready for grazing.
Ordering online is easy and as delivery is generally next day it can all be done last minute; no faff, no fuss. Packaging is recyclable or bio-degradable so you’ll be doing your little bit for the planet too.
E: email@example.com T: 01460 55538
The Ella-Phant Kitchen
The Ella-Phant Kitchen is a boutique catering company run by Gabriella; young she may be, but she certainly knows her stuff when it comes to cooking and private catering. Gabriella trained at the Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, one of the UK's top cookery schools; then she was head chef for a while at a popular Somerset restaurant, but what she really wanted to do was run her own catering business, thus The Ella-Phant Kitchen was born.
So, birthdays, anniversaries, hen weekend celebration, or just because, Gabriella would LOVE to come and cater for you. All menus are tailored to what you like and want, and all diets are catered for, and you can have a sit down dinner, a buffet, canapes, special occasion cakes - whatever. Rest assured it's all made to ensure the best possible taste and making good use of the bountiful local produce in Gabriella's neck of the woods. Expect a few surprises as this girl loves to forage and she loves to grow things - for example, the rhubarb that's used in her Rhubarb, Orange & Ginger Cordial.
T: Gabriella 07715 595075
The Kitchen Garden Somerset
The Kitchen Garden Somerset is run by Miranda and Carol, two talented cooks with over 10 years experience as private caterers. They have a long list of happy clients, celebrities included, so you can bet your bottom dollar they come very well recommended.
They’ll come to your Sleeps12 large group holiday house to cater for you for breakfast, brunch, lunch and supper, or for the whole of your stay, whether it’s for a special celebration, corporate team building or hospitality, a hen weekend, or just because. What you’ll get is top notch food made using the best and the freshest ingredients they can get their hands on that’s grown, raised, produced or even foraged locally, cooked with passion and flair by professional chefs who certainly know their stuff.
Food is tailored to exactly what you want, with special diets catered for.They also do drop off food on the same basis and they offer fantastic Cookery Experiences in the comfort of your luxury group accommodation – afternoon tea, artisan bread baking and cake making; it’s a great idea for hen weekends, birthdays, anniversaries and for families all joining in together to create something incredibly delicious and then sitting down together to tuck in.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coombe Farm Shooting, Crewkerne, Somerset
Coombe Farm Shooting provides a fantastic clay pigeon shooting experience for up to 10 people at a time. Instructors come with all the relevant qualifications and heaps of experience; the setting, on a huge private estate in Somerset is wonderful, with lush rolling countryside all around. Make a day of it by hiring the team at Coombe Farm Organic to cater for you when you've finished shooting. Great for families and friends, for hen weekends and birthday treats.
Email: email@example.com T: 01460 279595
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
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: email@example.com
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
Wall Eden Adventure
First rate fun and adventure for 2+ people, so great for large groups whether you're a family, a hen party, or a corporate team building bunch. Get out and have some fun kayaking or canoeing, try your hand at archery, air rifle target shooting, Battle Zone archery, or the curious sport of axe throwing. Book a multi activity day and mix it up, try a few things out for size. All activities are based on the same site so there's no to-ing and fro-ing, just all jolly good fun out in the beautiful Somerset countryside near Highbridge.
T: 01278 786488 or 07703 857732 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org See website www.funcasino2go.co.uk
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 email@example.com
Downclose Stables, North Perrott, Crewkerne, Somerset
Spend a few hours pony trekking in the beautiful Somerset countryside with Downclose Stables. Can you imagine? A leisurely ride through the open fields, on bridleways and quiet country lanes, or by prior arrangement you can trek along the beach on the nearby Jurassic Coast. Wonderful!
More experienced riders can have a bash at the cross country course, which sounds like fun, or you can make use of the indoor or outdoor arenas. The horses are all sizes so there should be something to suit you, and if you've got young children (3 years+) they can do reign lead rides. Instructors have lots of experience and relevant safety gear is provided. Get in touch and book your trek today!
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
Candy Bees Sweet Cart and Prop Hire
Candy Bees offer sweet cart and prop hire for parties and occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. They have a range of sweet carts and rustic country style props to dress a room or outdoor area; apple crates, old fashioned bicycles, milk churns, bunting, etc. They'll deliver to your Sleeps12 holiday house, set up and collect.
T: Fiona 07756 800249
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).