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.
Balloons and Ribbons
Balloons and Ribbons love creating bespoke and beautiful designs for your celebration. It’s amazing what they can do with balloons of all sizes – arches, garlands, bouquets, hoops and sculptures, and confetti, as well as neon signs and sequin walls, prop hire and themed picnics. Take a look at the gallery on their website and you’ll see that it’s nice and it’s different - and importantly, they only use biodegradable balloons.
T: 07540 430332
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 03333 012349
Caroline Wholey has heaps of private catering experience including ski seasons in the Alps, summers in the South of France and autumns in shooting lodges. She’s spent a year in the USA as a family cook and has covered numerous director’s lunches in London. These days she’s happy catering for guests at their Sleeps12 holiday house, using seasonal ingredients to create the most delicious dinners and buffets. She will also deliver main dishes and desserts, and make occasion cakes to order.
T: 07703 221194 E: email@example.com
Dowlish Wake Pop Up Catering, 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.
T: 07841 594342 or 01460 250860 T: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance booking is essential.
Gayla Stewart’s ethos is that great food is for sharing – the memories, the stories, the good times and the laughs; it’s for coming together as a family, for celebrating the special events in life. She’s also a great believer in making the best of fresh and seasonal local produce, evidenced by the culinary delights she creates for dinner parties, buffets and drop off dishes. Amazing food, fantastic service – no wonder she gets such great reviews.
T: 07801 375604 or 01823 433514 E: email@example.com
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.
T: 07771 722879 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meek’s Catering Company believe that good food should be a celebration that brings people together. They use the best local produce and ingredients to create food that you won’t forget and will come to your holiday house to cater for special events and treats. They offer BBQs, fork and finger buffets, canapes, and dinner parties, tailored to your own tastes and dietary requirements. Leave it all to them whilst you relax and enjoy yourselves.
T: 01747 835363 E: email@example.com
Savva Bars and Catering
Savva Bars and Catering have all your food and drink needs covered when it comes to eating in at your large group holiday house. You’ll have hand-picked wines to compliment your food, whether it’s sharing boards, grazing tables, BBQs or a dinner party of contemporary classic dishes with a very modern twist. Upgrades include gins, Espresso martinis, cocktails and Mixology Classes. They also do dinner party delivery to your door for smaller groups of up to 8,
T: 07595 255027 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
T: 01823 323001 E: email@example.com
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.
T: 07710 010595 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 07715 595075 E: email@example.com
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 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
T: 07388 516796 E: email@example.com
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!
T: 07809 757698 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
SR Dining offer bespoke and versatile menus for catering at your holiday house. Nothing is a problem for them, whether you want to book them for your whole stay or for a one-off breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, 3 course dinner or Sunday roast. They do 7 course taster menus, grazing tables, buffets, canapes, picnics and barbecues with all diets considered. The food is created with passion and is fabulous; it shows how much these guys love what they do.
T: 07515 635606 E: email@example.com
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
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 E: 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.
T: 01460 279595 E: 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
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 E: email@example.com
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.
T: 01984 667281 or 07958 763029 E: email@example.com
The Gin & Sin co.
The Gin & Sin Co are an independent, family run Mobile Gin bar based in Somerset. They're well known on the local events and festivals circuit but you can book them all to yourselves at your large group holiday house. They offer a range of drinks packages tailored to just how you want them and including carefully selected G&Ts, gin cokctails and prosecco. your large group holiday house
T: 07969 363 884 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile pottery painting experience in the comfort of your holiday home - something different for birthdays, anniversaries, hen parties, or just because it's one of those things you'd like to try. Paint your own plates, bowls or mugs, an ornament or figurine, a trinket box or piggy bank; not only is it fun, but at the end of the workshop you have a very unique keepsake. You'll need at least 12 of you for this.
T: 07710 183891 E: email@example.com
Cocktails & Games Cocktail Making
Bring the party to your large group holiday house with a fun filled activity that gets everyone joining in – perfect for gatherings of friends and family, for celebrations and hen weekends. Guests get their own Cocktail Station, all equipment is supplied – alcohol, ingredients, fruit and ice, and glassware, plus you’ll have your own bar tender to teach you all about the history of cocktails and show you how to mix your own mouthwatering drinks. Prices start from £35 per person.
T: 07565 042048 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
T: 07500 035700 or 01747 824482 E: email@example.com
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: 07886 033815 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Downclose Stables, North Perrott, Crewkerne, Somerset
Spend a few hours pony trekking in the beautiful Somerset countryside; take a leisurely trek through the open fields, on bridleways and quiet country lanes, or by prior arrangement, along the beach on the nearby Jurassic Coast. More experienced riders can try the cross country course, 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.
T: 07903 019704 E: email@example.com.
A lot of creativity goes into every single arrangement created by Angie and her team of qualified florists, so it's not surprise that they've won several awards for what they do. If you're celebrating a big birthday, a milestone anniversary, or a hen weekend at one of our luxury holiday houses, get Cottage Flowers in to make it all look beautiful. Flowers used are seasonal and sourced as locally as possible.
T: 01460 53020 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 E: email@example.com
Taxis - Somerset
A1 Ace Taxis - Taunton (next to railway station) - 01823 332211
Bridgwater - 01278 445566
Broadway Taxis - Bridgwater - 01278 422442
It is recommended that taxis are booked in advance