That old tradition of the hen party... a chance to get together with all your best girlfriends and spend some quality time together before you get hitched... If you're a group of more discerning ladies and the whole nightclubbing with pink deely boppers, L-plates and sashes scene isn't your thing, then come to Ilbeare - you can bring 14 of your favourite females and relax and have fun in this gorgeous house, surrounded by miles and miles of beautiful Somerset countryside.

Croquet on the lawn, afternoon tea or evening drinks on the patio, chit chat in the hot tub beneath the stars, sit by the stream with a G&T and dangle your feet in the cool water, stay up til the early hours in the BBQ lodge swapping stories, snuggle round the cosy warmth of the woodburner, gather together in your pj's and watch a weepy movie, walks in the woods kicking up leaves... no matter what time of year it is, Ilbeare is a wonderful place to unwind and make memories that will last a lifetime.

If you'd like something a bit different, have a look at our Extras page and book something up - perhaps an indulgent pampering session, or a belly dancing class might appeal. Maybe a life drawing class, some pottery painting, or a craft lesson making vintage bunting or corsages? If you fancy getting outdoors, you're close to the Quantock Hills here so you could get out in the wild on horseback or take an electric bike tour, rounded off with a visit to a country pub (we recommend the Rising Sun at West Bagborough).

And at night? You could head into Taunton to one of the many bars and restaurants, but why not stay at Ilbeare and have a huge celebratory feast created especially for you by one of our tried and tested local caterers; you could even have your very own bartender to serve you cocktails. Whatever you do, you'll find Ilbeare the perfect escape for a weekend relaxing with your besties, and you'll take some wonderful memories away with you.