For a hen weekend to remember, head to Jurston Barn with your fabulous female flock; it's perfect - light, airy and spacious with private landscaped grounds, a big sunken hot tub, and a fantastic indoor heated pool. Honestly, you don't really need to go anywhere - hang out at Jurston Barn, take a dip whenever you fancy, relax in the hot tub for some chit chat, have drinks on the patio, get together and watch a weepy movie... If you take a look at our Extras page you'll find plenty of ideas to make your hen party one to remember; book up one of our mobile therapists to come in and pamper you, or you could have a good old giggle and a bit of cheeky banter with a life drawing class, or a craft workshop making garters to wear on the big day. Have a paint your own pottery experience, learn Flamenco or Greek dancing (no plate smashing please!). When evening comes get glammed up for a full-on casino experience, tuck into some scrummy food prepared for you in the luxury of Jurston Barn by one of our tried and tested caterers; get in your own cocktail bartender or some innocently cheeky Butlers in the Buff.
Kiss goodbye to any tender heads next day with a walk in the gorgeous countryside on your doorstep or hire some bikes for a leisurely cycle ride - you could wind up at one of the local inns for lunch - the Half Moon at Clayhidon, the Martlett at Langford Budville, or the New Inn at Halse, or book up a table at Podshavers Barn Restaurant at Bishops Lydeard for Sunday roast. If you do want to get out you'll find plenty of inspiration on our Things To Do pages; have a trip on the canal at Tiverton on a horse drawn barge and go to the Ducks Ditty Floating Cafe Bar afterwards, or go to Bishops Lydeard and jump on board a steam train with the West Somerset Railway and alight at the coast, at the quiet harbour town of Watchet or the head for the golden sands at Minehead. Go and see one of the beautiful old houses nearby, like Killerton or Knighthayes, both NT, and if you fancy something more adventurous book up for some go karting at Mansell Raceway, a horseback tour of the Quantocks with Quantock Trekking, or go to Wimbleball Lake for watersports.
Spend the day on Exmoor, hiking across the heather topped moors, or strolling along the wooded riverbank at Watersmeet or Tarr Steps, visit Dunster, go to the castle, and make sure you allow time for a cream tea in the village. Closer to home you can explore the glorious Blackdown Hills and have a walk around Otterhead Lakes where it's utterly tranquil, then go to the Holman Clavel for lunch, or go to Staple Hill and follow one of the pathways with the treat of a bite to eat afterwards at the Greyhound Inn at Staple Fitzpaine. Take a picnic to Culm Beacon or Wellington Monument and enjoy the panoramic views; and if you feel the need to head into town go to Taunton and dine at Brazz, or go to Exeter, see the cathedral, take a tour of the underground passages, or mooch about down at the quay.
It'll be a weekend full of fun with your wonderful women, and happy memories that you'll talk about for years to come!