Jurston Barn is the perfect hen weekend hang out; tucked away in a private location, it’s light and airy and very spacious, with a landscaped garden, a big hot tub, and a fantastic indoor heated pool. You can hide yourselves away for the whole weekend; take a dip whenever you fancy, have chit chat in the hot tub, cocktails on the patio, snuggle up on the commodious sofas and watch a weepy movie. If you have a peek at our Extras page you'll find plenty of ideas for that extra special touch; get mobile therapists in to pamper you, have a good old giggle with a life drawing class, book an in-house craft workshop to make garters to wear on the big day, or learn a new dance style – like Flamenco, Bollywood or Greek (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 of the Blackdown Hills AONB, or hire 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 are all very good. If getting out and about is all part of the plan, check out 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 board a steam train with the West Somerset Railway. Alight at the coast, at the quiet harbour town of Watchet or head for the golden sands at Blue Anchor or Minehead. Go and see one of the beautiful old houses nearby, like Killerton or Knighthayes, and if you fancy something more adventurous book up for go karting at Mansell Raceway, a horseback tour of the Quantocks with Quantock Trekking, or head up 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 then 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, and wind up at the Holman Clavel for lunch, or go to Staple Hill and follow one of the trails 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 after shopping, or go to Exeter, see the cathedral, take a tour of the underground passages and mooch about down at the quay.
What a weekend it will be – certainly one you’ll all remember for years. Check availability and book your hen weekend at Jurston Barn today!