Getting hitched? Looking for the perfect place to spend a refined hen weekend, miles away from it all? Pitsworthy will tick all the right boxes, tucked away in a sheltered valley deep in the achingly beautiful countryside of Exmoor National Park. While away the days soaking in the hot tub, watching squirrels and pheasants potter about in the garden, go and explore the tracks and trails on the 1,500 acre estate and see red deer feeding in the wild.

Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting with expert tuition from the estate manager, rounded off with a picnic packed by Amy, who lives on site and has all your catering needs covered. She can come in and cook you a celebration dinner, or serve you a delightful afternoon tea – whatever you want. Stroll into Exford and enjoy wholesome home cooked food at The Crown or The Exmoor White Horse Inn, head off on an Exmoor Wildlife Safari that takes you well off the beaten trail.

If you fancy a day out, go and see the carriage collection and the stately home at Arlington Court, head over to Dunster to see the fairytale castle (NT) high on the hill, amble along the leat and visit the working water mill. Have a cream tea at Watersmeet and a wander along the lush river valley, hike up to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on the moors, and take in the spectacular panoramic views. If you drive over to the coast you can have surf lessons at Woolacombe, Croyde or Ilfracombe, take a boat trip out to Lundy Island, soak up the ambience of Porlock Weir or Cleeve Abbey.

There’s plenty for you to see and do, but if you’d rather stay put at Pitsworthy, well, who can blame you when it’s so wonderful here? Book beauty therapists to come and pamper you, have a cocktail class and your own private bartender to serve your Manhattans and Mojitas, maybe a cheeky life drawing class or cup cake making. Take a look at our Extras and Things To Do pages and you’ll find plenty of inspiration for a hen weekend that will keep you talking for years to come. Book today!

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