Booking Extras

We offer a selection of extras that you can add to your booking prior to arrival. Browse our extras below:

More Extras

We can organise a range of other extras for your booking. Browse the list below, please contact us for more information.

Events

Balloons and Ribbons

Balloons and Ribbons love creating bespoke and beautiful designs for your celebration. It’s amazing what they can do with balloons of all sizes – arches, garlands, bouquets, hoops and sculptures, and confetti, as well as neon signs and sequin walls, prop hire and themed picnics. Take a look at the gallery on their website and you’ll see that it’s nice and it’s different - and importantly, they only use biodegradable balloons.

T: 07540 430332

Email: balloonsandribbonsuk@hotmail.com

Balloons and Ribbons Website

Catering

Joe Draper

Joe Draper brings a very special bespoke dining experience to your large group holiday house. He’s got some impressive experience behind him, having worked for Marco Pierre White and River Cottage, so you know it’s going to be good. The produce he uses ticks all the right boxes - ethical, local, seasonal, wild, organic and sustainable; Joe likes to work closely with the seasons, using wild and foraged food where he can. His style of catering is clean, fresh and rustic; the tastes and flavours are absolutely divine.

T: 07811 120350         E: joedraper@kitchenconsultantchef.co.uk  

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Le Frog

Restaurant quality food in the comfort of your Sleeps12 holiday home, that's what Le Frog is all about, so if you have a special birthday or an anniversary to celebrate, book them. Or book them just for a treat, why not? Le Frog is a family run business with years and years of experience in the catering trade, so you know you can trust them to come up with something that'll send your tastebuds into a frenzy of delight. Food is classic, traditional, but with a French twist, as you'd expect with a name like Le Frog. They do events and dinner parties, or hot drop off food; reviews are very good, not just for their mouthwatering food, but for the top rate service too.   

Email: info@lefrog.co.uk   Tel: 03333 012349

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Gayla Stewart

Gayla Stewart’s ethos is that great food is for sharing – the memories, the stories, the good times and the laughs; it’s for coming together as a family, for celebrating the special events in life. She’s also a great believer in making the best of fresh and seasonal local produce, evidenced by the culinary delights she creates for dinner parties, buffets and drop off dishes. Amazing food, fantastic service – no wonder she gets such great reviews.

T: 07801 375604 or 01823 433514              E: gayla.selectcatering@gmail.com         

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Flora's Food And Kitchen (Flora Bartlett)

Book Flora Bartlett to come and cook for you at your luxury holiday house; she does relaxed lunches, celebration dinners and buffets, and offers a fully catered service for your whole stay. If you just want something delivered to heat up for supper, Flora can do that too. She’s a Prue Leith trained chef so you know it’s going to be good; ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, with organic beef coming from animals raised and grazed on her parent’s farm.

T: 07771 722879           E: florabartlett@gmail.com

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Jackie's Cakes

Jackie makes amazing cakes for special occasions - freshly baked, a feast for the eyes and the belly. Perfect for when you're staying at your Sleeps12 holiday home to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, or having a few days away for a hen weekend. Order a bespoke cake, treat yourselves to afternoon tea - sandwiches, cakes and scones, sausage rolls or choose one of Jackie's scrumptious puddings to round off your Sunday roast. Just give her plenty of notice and bear in mind that there may be a small delivery charge. 

T: 01823 672817 or  07866 125061          E: jackiescakes@icloud.com

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COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals

We are delighted to have partnered with COOK in Taunton because it means their fabulous frozen meals can be enjoyed by our guests; you see, somethings are so good you just can't help shouting about them. 
COOK have a very wide range of dishes available to order, both sweet and savoury. It's all made just as it would be at home, with fresh wholesome ingredients and a notable lack of artificial flavours, colours, etc. All you do is order what you want and it will all be delivered when you arrive at your Sleeps12 holiday cottage, or before if arranged with the owner. 
It's easy to order online, or you can email the COOK shop in Taunton (details below) - please note that there is a minimum order value of £40 to qualify for delivery.

T: 01823 323001          E: taunton@cookfood.net    

COOK Taunton Website

Soul Food - Marc Jerem

Marc Jerem has worked for several well-known restaurants, including the Castle Hotel in Taunton, Marc Hix, River Cottage and The New Angel at Dartmouth. He caters for all diets and will create a bespoke menu for you for a 3 course celebration meal, a cream tea, buffet, barbecue or canapes - whatever you want. He can also deliver wholesome home cooked food so all you have to do is pop it in the oven Everything is homemade and all ingredients are fresh, sourced locally and often wild or foraged.

 T: 07710 010595       E: marc@soulfoodhub.co.uk     

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Sarah Watson Catering

Mouthwateringly good food cooked for you in the comfort of your holiday home, whether it’s dinner, lunch, canapes and champagne, or a special occasion. A very professional service with efficient and friendly waitresses to serve you. Another option is home cooked meals to pop in the oven.

T: 07889 517750         E: sarahwatson989@btinternet.com

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Country Plate Catering

Country Plate Catering brings you bespoke catering at your Sleeps12 holiday house at affordable prices. Head chef Kris has years of experience and has catered for hundreds of weddings, so you know you’re in very good hands. Whatever you want, they can do it, from 3 course dinners, grazing tables and canapes, to afternoon teas, bbqs and picnics. Food is seasonal with a big focus on local, they have chefs and waiting staff and will tidy everything away when they’re done.

T: 07388 516796       E: info@countryplatecatering.co.uk            

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Pizza Panther

Amazing pizzas cooked for you at your Sleeps12 holiday home. Pizza Panther is run by Ollie, who honed his craft at one of the best pizzerias in Naples; his van is kitted out with a specialist pizza oven so you get a truly authentic taste. All the favourite toppings, though Ollie isn’t afraid to add an original twist to the traditional. Seriously good pizza, fill your belly!

T: 07809 757698        E: info@pizzapanther.co.uk       

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SR Dining

SR Dining offer bespoke and versatile menus for catering at your holiday house. Nothing is a problem for them, whether you want to book them for your whole stay or for a one-off breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, 3 course dinner or Sunday roast. They do 7 course taster menus, grazing tables, buffets, canapes, picnics and barbecues with all diets considered. The food is created with passion and is fabulous; it shows how much these guys love what they do.

T: 07515 635606                 E: stevenroberts1988@yahoo.com

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Pampering

Glo Pamper

Introducing Glo - a luxurious, relaxing and truly indulgent visiting spa service. That’s right, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your holiday property. Their highly experienced hand-picked therapists will ensure you receive a luxury spa experience from the moment they arrive at your door. With a comprehensive range of treatments and pamper packages to treat you from head-to-toe using high end professional brands, you can tailor the treatments to suit your needs and your schedule. They do Spa To You and Pamper packages including private catering - perfect for hen weekends or just because.

T: 020 7096 0385       E: info@glo-pamper.co.uk 

Glo Pamper Website

Activities

Ling Shooting - Clay Pigeon Shooting

Ling Shooting offers a great activity for individuals and groups, with shooting tuition and entertainment provided in a beautiful setting in Somerset. What they specialise in is clay pigeon shooting and game shooting tuition so if you fancy honing your skills in this department give them a call. It's a lot of fun for groups, this kind of thing so they get a lot of bookings from hen parties, for team bulding days and corporate entertainment. 

T: 07789 480298.  E: info@lingshooting.co.uk

Ling Shooting Website

Shalden Clay Pigeon Shooting

Tucked away in a picturesque valley on the edge of Exmoor, Shalden Shooting School offers coaching for individuals or groups of up to 30 people. All ages and abilities are welcome and actually, it doesn't matter if you have no experience at all. They supply all the equipment and because they have plenty of instructors there won't be much (if any) standing around twiddling your thumbs; you don't even need to worry if you get lost in the lanes on the way there because if you give them a call they'll send someone out to meet you, and what's more, they can even arrange lunch in a local pub.

T: 01398 331021   E: info@shootingschooldevon.co.uk

Shalden Shooting Website

Hens with Pens

Giggles guaranteed if you book Hens With Pens to provide you with entertainment for your Sleeps12 hen weekend! The tutors are experienced and qualified artists who come to you with a male model (phew!), drawing materials and playful retro swing music, plus if you fancing popping on a beret and a fake moustache to really get into the spirit ot things, they can bring them along too. Choose from a one and a half hour class, an hour's life drawing, or thirty minutes of group drawing games and exercises, and don't fret if you think you can't draw - the idea is to have a bit of fun. 

T: 0203 291 3651    E: bookings@henswithpens.com   

Hens with Pens Website

Life Drawing and Nude Modelling

How about a life drawing and nude modelling session to bring a bit of added fun to your Sleeps12 hen weekend? It doesn't matter if you can't draw because you get expert drawing tuition and guidance along with a barrel of cheeky banter and enjoyable drawing games. If you're brave enough you can even join in and do a bit of modellin yourselves! 
Sessions typically last about an hour and a half, with a maximum of two hours, all drawing materials and even artists' berets are included, and you get photos to keep as well as your sketch pads. 
Costs are £24.00 per head, all inclusive and based on a minimum number of 12. Areas covered are South Devon, Mid Devon, East Devon and South Somerset.

 T: 07973 834876         E: nbx1969@gmail.com     

BBland Instructing - Outdoor Pursuits

Brian at BBland offers instruction in archery, rifle shooting, clay shooting and laser clay shooting as well as fun-filled team building activities. He has years of experience and is fully qualified, working mainly within the Somerset area. He'll happily come to your holiday house for outdoor pursuits bringing great fun for families, friends and colleagues.

T: 07875 688167             E: brianbland31@gmail.com

BBland Instructing Website

Dance Workshops for Fun!

Get those hips a-swinging and improve your nifty footwork with Dance Workshops For Fun! Choose from several dance forms including Flamenco and Bollywood, and off you go, led by Karina who tailors each class to the group's requirements. Add in a performance from live flamenco musicians or Bollywood dancers and you'll have an event you'll never forget for your large group holiday, hen weekend or self-catering corporate break.

T: 07813 990937      E: danceflamenco@live.com

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Sharandys Birds of Prey, nr Chard, Somerset

Ever fancied handling a bird of prey? Well you can if you book up with Sharandy's Birds of Prey and the chances are you'll be able to handle more than one as they have getting on for 30 of them, including hawks, falcons, an eagle, a kestrel, and 12 species of owl. Something different for hen parties, corporate groups or just for a family activity; you can have talks, flying displays and one-to-one experience days, which is a great idea for a birthday present. The setting is wonderful, with a backdrop of glorious Somerset countryside.

T: 01460 65445 

Sharandys Birds of Prey Website

Birds Hill Days

Fun in the countryside on the edge of Exmoor with archery, clay shooting, CO2 pistol shooting and fencing. This is great for families, hen parties and corporate groups and whilst they have the perfect setting, they can travel throughout the South West provided you have adequate space for activities and relevant permissions at your Sleeps12 group accommodation. 

T: 07748 498457        E: matthew@birdshilldays.com

Birds Hill Days Website

The Crafty Hen

Award winning crafty hen parties, a brilliant activity for your hen weekend in the comfort of your holiday house. You can make all sorts of things - bunting, fascinators, flapper headbands, cocktail rings, flower crowns, floral wreaths, garters, jewellery, pompom crowns, paper wedding flowers, even customised knickers! Choose a package or have bespoke workshops.

T: 0330 122 9436           E: info@thecraftyhen.co.uk              

The Crafty Hen Website 

Entertainment

Butlers with Bums

Butlers with Bums are proud to be the most publicised butler service company in the UK. We regularly feature and continue to work alongside the world’s top magazines, newspapers and TV shows.

We provide a reliable, fun, friendly butler service wherever you require across the UK for our thousands of happy hens. Our amazing 5* reviews speak for themselves.

We offer not just stunning cheeky Butlers and Models but we also provide a mobile cocktail making class and a nude life drawing class with our own special twist.

Cocktail making classes from just £35pp, Nude life drawing classes from just £20pp, 1 Butler for 2 hours from just £115 

T: 01273 590820      E: info@butlerswithbums.com              

Butlers with Bums Website

Portrait Photographer

Fun Family Photography

Why not celebrate your family gathering with a photo-shoot with award-winning portrait photographer Emily Fairweather? Emily knows the Sleeps 12 properties well, choosing stunning natural backdrops for your family portraits & providing beautiful natural photographs to remind you of your happy holiday.

Emily will produce contemporary black and white images and vibrant colourful photos using natural light and gorgeous rural backgrounds at your Sleeps 12 property, garden and surrounding countryside. A typical shoot will last around an hour and will take place in two or three different parts of the garden/house – wherever the best light is. She’ll do large family group portraits and then a variety of smaller family shots in any combination you like! 

Prices start at £250.

T: 01984 667281 or  07958 763029       E: emilyfairweather@btinternet.com

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The Gin & Sin co.

The Gin & Sin Co are an independent, family run Mobile Gin bar based in Somerset. They're well known on the local events and festivals circuit but you can book them all to yourselves at your large group holiday house. They offer a range of drinks packages tailored to just how you want them and including carefully selected G&Ts, gin cokctails and prosecco.  your large group holiday house

T: 07969 363 884      E: theginandsinco@outlook.com

Gin & Sin Website

Cupcakes and Cookies

While away a couple of hours making decorations for cupcakes and cookies; Jackie will come along to your large group holiday house and show you how to fashion sugar paste butterflies, snowflakes, flowers and all sorts; she'll bring all the equipment and the cakes and cookies in the flavours of your choice, all you need is an apron and your imagination. You'll need a minimum of 4 people for this, whether complete novices or more experienced at cake decorating.

T: 01823 672817          E: topside@tiscali.co.uk 

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Pot Doodles

Mobile pottery painting experience in the comfort of your holiday home - something different for birthdays, anniversaries, hen parties, or just because it's one of those things you'd like to try. Paint your own plates, bowls or mugs, an ornament or figurine, a trinket box or piggy bank; not only is it fun, but at the end of the workshop you have a very unique keepsake. You'll need at least 12 of you for this.

T: 07710 183891        E: info@potdoodles.co.uk

Pot Doodles Website

Cocktails & Games Cocktail Making

Bring the party to your large group holiday house with a fun filled activity that gets everyone joining in – perfect for gatherings of friends and family, for celebrations and hen weekends. Guests get their own Cocktail Station, all equipment is supplied – alcohol, ingredients, fruit and ice, and glassware, plus you’ll have your own bar tender to teach you all about the history of cocktails and show you how to mix your own mouthwatering drinks. Prices start from £35 per person.

T: 07565 042048            E: cocktailsandgames@outlook.com    

Cocktails and Games Website

Fun Casino2 Go

Host your very own casino night with roulette, blackjack and poker; don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, professional croupiers will be on had to show you how to play. Make an evening of it, get your glad rags on and the cocktails mixed! Hire includes table set up, lamps, all the chips and cards, and even fun money, so you get all the thrills without the risk!

T: 07500 035700 or 01747 824482       E: funcasino2go@btinternet.com

Fun Casino2 Go Website

The Conjurer’s Collection

Be immersed into a world of secrets and intrigue with a fantastic mystery game experience brought to your large group holiday house by a professional magician. The theme is The Golden Age of Magic and Illusion, you’ll have puzzles to solve and clues to unravel, all very exciting and tremendous fun. Tailor the evening around your food and drinks, incorporate an impressive magic show, (how DID he do that?). Excellent entertainment for up to 20 people, ideal age over 14.

T: 07886 033815         E: info@chriswilder.co.uk

The Conjurer's Collection Website

General

Bloomin Lovely

If you're staying at one of our large group holiday homes near Wellington to celebrate a special occasion, like a milestone birthday or an anniversary, wouldn't it be nice if when you arrived you walked in to find flowers and balloons there? Wouldn't that make it so much more special? Bloomin' Lovely will do that; they'll make it look all lovely, and they also do the most beautiful hand tied bouquets, stunning traditional bouquets, pretty basket arrangements, and lots more - think presents, table decorations, make it perfect. 

T: 01823 661000    E: bloomin.lovely@me.com

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Blue Shed Flowers

Taking her inspiration from the Somerset landscape Jan uses colour, form and foliage, along with her fine art training to put together the most beautiful floral creations. The flowers she uses are mostly grown on their own Blue Shed field near Wiveliscombe  - if not, they're sourced as locally as possible, and that 'freshly gathered' look is now synonymous with Jan's arrangements and bouquets. Whether you want flowers to add a wonderful touch to your country holiday with Sleeps12, or something very special for a significant celebration, you can rely on Jan to come up with something you'll love. 

T: 07525 948053     E: info@blueshedflowers.co.uk

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Candy Bees Sweet Cart and Prop Hire

Candy Bees offer sweet cart and prop hire for parties and occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. They have a range of sweet carts and rustic country style props to dress a room or outdoor area; apple crates, old fashioned bicycles, milk churns, bunting, etc. They'll deliver to your Sleeps12 holiday house, set up and collect.  

T: Fiona 07756 800249

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Banquet & Bloom

Minky can come and make your Sleeps12 holiday house in Devon or Somerset look SO pretty for you. She’ll dress the table in her own rustic style using vintage look fabrics and the most gorgeous flowers hand cut from her own garden on the farm where she lives. She uses the loveliest vases and accessories and the result is just charming. Great for celebrations or just because.

T: 07775 714696        E: minkyluard@gmail.com

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Travel

Taxis - Somerset

A1 Ace Taxis - Taunton (next to railway station) - 01823 332211
                        Bridgwater - 01278 445566

A Cabs - Taunton - 01823 429406

Archie's Cabs - Wellington - 01823 428844

Broadway Taxis - Bridgwater - 01278 422442

Knight Brothers Travel Ltd - Taunton - 01823 442205 - 16 seat mini bus or 33 seater buses available

Monument Mini Cabs - Wellington - 01823 664444

Taunton Minibus Hire - Taunton - 01823 257180 - 16, 24 & 29 seater buses available

It is recommended that taxis are booked in advance

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