If you’re the more discerning type of girls finding exactly the right place for your hen weekend away can be a tiresome task – unless you know about Sleeps12 of course, because we have beauties like this, like Menagerie House, a gorgeous Georgian property hidden away in a secluded spot in North Devon, surrounded by glorious open countryside. Wouldn’t you like to come here for your hen weekend, to laze away a few days with your best buddies in a beautiful old house with a lovely big garden and a hot tub with unspoilt views over the valley? How perfect would that be?

Just think. That huge living/entertaining room on the first floor; kick your shoes off, turn the sounds up, sing along, dance. Hire professional caterers to come and serve you cocktails and canapes in the drawing room or on the patio if the weather’s behaving itself. You might even fancy getting in your own personal bartender to shake your gin fizzes, or a beauty therapist to pamper you to heaven before you get your glad rags on. Any sore heads can be shaken off with a walk around the neighbouring Castle Hill Estate, or the gardens if they’re open. Sea air will do you good; spend an afternoon on one of the beautiful beaches of the North Devon coast - Instow, Croyde and Saunton are all good, or go for an Ilfracombe Sea Safari and look out for seals and dolphins.

If you’re an active bunch you can try surfing – the beaches in these parts are renowned for it; if that doesn't tickle your fancy, opt for kayaking or paddle boarding instead. Or how about quad biking or a 4x4 Land Rover Experience with Keypitts Off Road Adventures? You'll find loads to do if you head inland to Exmoor National Park - hike up to Dunkery Beacon, stroll along the river at Watersmeet or Tarr Steps, or go riding across the rufty-tufty moors with West Anstey Farm Stables. If you’re into bees you should definitely visit Quince Honey Farm, if you like country houses go to Arlington Court or a little further field, Knightshayes Court. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have wonderful memories of a happy hen weekend at Menagerie House. Book today!

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