Sleeps 14 in luxury holiday lodge with 6 en suites and indoor swimming pool
COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals
We have partnered with COOK in Taunton to make their fabulous frozen meals available to all of our guests.
For those of you that haven't come across COOK before, they make dishes using the same ingredients and techniques that you would use at home so everything looks and tastes homemade.
Once you have placed an order, they will deliver your meals to your holiday cottage in advance or on the evening of your arrival.
You can shop online, e-mail or call the COOK shop in Taunton, details below.
Please note that there is a minimum order value of £30 to qualify for delivery.
I have always loved to cook and as a child could often be found surrounded by eggs, flour and butter attempting to create something delicious. I trained as a cordon bleu cook as soon as I could and have cooked happily ever since – the last 3 years for Sleeps12.
I work directly with all my clients to discuss menus and specific wishes and am very happy to cater for all dietary requirements. I use the best local ingredients I can find and am happy to cater for small and large groups.
My aim is to take the stress and hassle away from you so that you can sit back and enjoy your special meal knowing that all you have to do is turn up while my friendly waitresses and I do all the hard work including the washing up and tidying away!
Good Cook Co
If you want to make the most of your weeks holiday let us help by providing you with a cook. Our cooks can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to enable you to go and explore the area or simply relax. By taking the catering off your hands you will all have more time together and be able to swith off from every day life to ensure you have a truly relaxing holiday. Prices start at around £125 per day.
The Cheese and Wine Shop, Wellington
A quality Delicatessen based in Wellington which is renowned for its range of local and speciality produce, will deliver to your door.
The Local Food Company
Buy organic local food and have it delivered to your door.
Relax,renew,revitalise Whilst on holiday with sleeps 12 in the comfort of your holiday home.
Full Body Aromatherapy Massage
Full body massage with the added luxury of blended essential oils to suit your mood.
£40.00 for 1 Hour*
Back, Neck, Shoulder, Face and Head Aromatherapy Massage
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*
Full Body Swedish Massage
£40.00 for 1 Hour*
Back, Neck, Shoulder, Face and Head Swedish Massage
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*
Indian Head Massage
£30.00 for 35 Minutes*
Calming and relaxing , Includes Cleanse, Tone , Exfoliation, Neck, face and scalp massage, Mask, arm and hand massage , and moisturise
£35.00 for 45 Minutes*
Dermalogica Facial with Full Body massage
£65.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*
Dermalogica Facial With Back, Neck Shoulder Massage
£50.00 for 1 Hour*
Full Body Exfoliation and Head Massage
A relaxing Pomegrante sugar scrub gently removes dry, flakey skin followed by an application of Pink Grapefruit Shea butter cream gently massaged onto the body leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The treatment is completed with a soothing head massage.
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*
The above treatment with a Dermalogica Facial
£50.00 for 1 Hour*
Spa Deal Package
3 x 15 Minute treatments for £30.00 per person for 45 mins*
choose 3 treatments from the following
- Back massage
- Head, Neck, shoulder massage
- Lower leg and foot massage
- Mini Dermalogica Facial
- File and paint toes
- File and Paint fingers
Mother to Be Package
£50.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*
Pedicure includes foot soak, cuticle work, leg and foot massage, exfoliation and polish (45 Minutes)
Mini Dermalogica Facial (15 Minutes)
Head, neck shoulder massage (15 Minutes)
Bride to Be Package
£50.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*
Back Massage (15 Minutes)
Dermalogica Facial (35 Minutes)
File and Paint toes (20 Minutes)
(Available for MINIMUM of 6)
- File and Paint toes with foot cream - £15.00
- File and Paint hands with hand cream - £15.00
- 15 Minute* Back massage - £15.00
- 15 Minute* Mini Dermalogica facial - £15.00
- 15 Minute* Head, Neck, Shoulder massage - £15.00
Hand scrub, cuticle work, hand massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*
Foot Soak, exfoliation. cuticle work. foot massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*
Manicure and Pedicure
booked as one treatment only £45.00
£30 for 45 Minutes*
Any service marked with a * (asterisk) are approximate times only.
All timings are approximate and can be tailor made to suit your requirements.
Fully qualified and insured therapists
Evening pampering not available.
Click here for a list of local riding/trekking centres
While on your holiday, what better way to unwind and take it all in than a relaxing round of golf? There are three golf courses in the vicinity. Set against the glorious backdrop of Taunton's surrounding countryside, you can take in the scenery and enjoy an exhilirating game at the same time. So remember to bring your clubs.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Shaldon Shooting School is set in a deep valley on the edge of Exmoor. We offer coaching for individuals or groups of up to 30 people. No experience is necessary, all ages and abilities are welcome. We supply all the equipment you will need, and plenty of instructors so you are not waiting too long for your turn. We even send someone to meet you so you don’t get lost in the lanes on the way! Lunch can be arranged in a great local pub.
Website: Shalden Shooting School
Phone: 01398 331021
Birds Hill Days - Activities in the Country
A unique opportunity to experience country activities on 170 acres in one of the most beautiful settings within Exmoor National Park. Activities include clay shooting and pistol shooting or archery and laser clay shooting which can be done on-site if there is room.
Ashcombe Adventure Centre
Set in Devon's glorious rolling countryside and using their unrivalled range of outdoor activities, Ashcombe Adventure Centre design action packed events that are memorable, rewarding and fun. Activities include: Shooting, archery, fishing, paintballing, quad biking, stallion karting, skid steer karts. Ashcombe's cater for all manner of events ranging from team building to stag and hen weekends, to rewards or celebrations of any kind. Events must be pre-booked as they are designed specifically to meet your requirements.
Clay Pidgeon Shooting - Heywood Estate
The Heywood Estate is set in the Somerset countryside and offers a range of clay pigeon shooting opportunities as well as other field sports activities and corporate events. Their shooting tuition covers the full spectrum from novice through to international standard. Regardless of age gender or ability we provide a broad range of packages to ensure that your visit to the Heywood Estate shooting ground is both enjoyable and memorable.
Leading provider of outdoor pursuits, adventure sports and team building throughout Devon and the South West. Activities include kayaking & canoeing, climbing & abseiling, coasteering, mountain biking, bush craft, caving and more...
Mill Meadow Quantock Cycling Hub
Website: Mill Meadow Cycling Hub
Quantock Cycle Hire
Website: Quantock Cycle Hire
Abbotshood Cycle Hire
Links to other local activities you may enjoy
Abbey Burton - Clay Pigeon Shooting
Welcome to Abbey Burton Clay Shooting. I offer professional coaching in Clay Shooting, Game Shooting and Archery to individuals and groups of all abilities, whether you're an experienced shot looking to have their technique fine-tuned or a newcomer to the sport looking to develop skills for safe and accurate shooting, all our welcome.
I am a fully qualified CPSA Coach, CPSA Safety Officer, Level 1 Archery Instructor and also a Great Britain competitive shot with many awards to my name at the age of 24.
Phone: 07789 480298
Hens with Pens
Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class in any part of the UK with Hens with Pens.
Class duration: 2 hours Price: £250 for up to 15 hens, and £50 for every group of 1-5 hens more. What hens get:
• Tutor and model comes to you
• Drawing materials provided
• Retro swing music included
• Berets and moustaches to wear for fun
• No experience necessary – you don’t need to be able to draw already!
1st hour: group drawing games/exercises 2nd hour: life drawing from a male model
All of our tutors are experienced and qualified artists. You don’t need any experience and there’s no need to worry about your drawing ability – the idea is just to have fun!
Exeter Quad Centre
Quad Biking Exeter, Devon, is based 15 minutes from Exeter City Centre on the Escot Estate. We have approx 10 miles of road, woodland and gravel quad bike tracks, our fully trained instructors will take you out on your safari for the ultimate experience.
Other activities available like Lasertag, Paintball, Clays and Segways
Website: Exeter Quad Centre
Both the female artist/tutor and the male model are experienced professionals, creating a fun relaxed environment. There is a healthy mix of life drawing tuition and guidance, enjoyable and challenging drawing games, and cheeky banter!
The sessions usually last around an hour and a half, but a couple of hours is allowed. Most properties for large groups will be suitable as a venue, and the sessions can also be held outside when privacy and weather permits.
All drawing materials are provided, as well as the appropriate artist's beret, and the girls get to keep their sketchpads at the end. We also take photos and send to the hen.
We charge £19.50 per head all inclusive, based on a minimum number of 12.
Please call Nick on 07973834876
Healthy Cooking Experiences
Starting with our easy and fun “Healthy eating discussion” we will explain the “why and how” about homemade food which will help you maintain a balance diet.
Hen Parties at River Cottage HQ
On the hunt for a unique hen party experience for your best friend’s big send off?
Look no further, let Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ take away the stress of choosing an entertaining and interactive hen party day.
We all know that all great weddings are kicked off by an even greater hen weekend. At River Cottage HQ the seventeenth century farmhouse is the perfect location for a unique hen party. You’ll be relaxing with a glass of local fizz whilst your personal chef is on hand to deliver a VIP dining experience, explaining where your wonderful food comes from. They’ll do all the hard work but the open kitchen policy means you can observe or even participate in parts of the cookery if you wish.
Think bake off sessions, bread and butter making or even a sausage making masterclass! This hen weekend option would suit a real foodie hen who wants an up-market and unique experience where fantastic South West food and wine is centre stage.
Prices start at £65 per person for private dining.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or call on 01297 630 319
Stag do ideas at River Cottage
Stag Do Ideas at River Cottage HQ
In need of some different stag party ideas for your best mate’s big send off?
How about a food-filled stag do extravaganza at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ, where you’ll take part in a pig master class or perhaps some wild food foraging, followed by a VIP dining experience.
Your personal chef will be in and out of the kitchen to explain where your wonderful food comes from and a little more about the recipes. You’ll even have the opportunity to have a go yourself due to our open kitchen policy.
This option would suit a real foodie stag, keen to get stuck into meat butchery or perhaps some hot smoking, a stag who wants to spend their weekend in the South West where food and wine is centre stage.
Prices start at £65 per person for private dining. Contact email@example.com for further information or call on 01297 630 319
Private Dining at River Cottage
Private Dining and Birthday Parties at River Cottage HQ
Stuck for that special birthday idea? How about “Happy birthday to you at River Cottage HQ!”?
Host your food-filled celebration in 'Britain’s most filmed farmhouse' where your personal River Cottage chef will prepare your feast. Prices start at £65 per person.
For a bigger celebration, why not hire our threshing barn and put on a post-meal band to boogie the night away. You’ll have the run of the lovingly restored barn with wooden floors and oak beams, which can seat up to 64 guests on long banquet tables inside with a further 30 alfresco seats available on our decking in the summer with stunning views of the Axe Valley. Prices start at £70 per person.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or call on 01297 630 319
Learn to Cook at River Cottage
Have you ever wanted to learn more about seasonal produce and how to cook it?
Would you like to learn new Skills in the kitchen to wow your friends and family?
Why not take a day trip to the River Cottage Cookery School and try one of their amazing courses.
Find more details and a course calendar using this link.
Private Cocktail Bartender
Cocktail Services from TheBartender, brought to you:
The All-Inclusive Package includes a cocktail bartender for 2.5hrs and all ingredients, plastic glassware & ice for an evening of cocktails. Costs start from £30pp, with upgrades available.
If you prefer something a little more interactive, the Cocktail Clinic is an entertaining class to teach you all about the classics, how to make them, how to shake them and of course, how to drink them! Prices start from £35pp which includes everything for the class.
Phone: 0117 941 5825
FUN PHOTO-SHOOTS for SLEEPS 12 FAMILIES !
Why not celebrate your family gathering with a photo-shoot with professional photographer Emily Fairweather? Then you’ll have stunning images to remind you of your happy holiday forever.
Ham Bottom, Sleeps12.
The Old Mill, Sleeps12.
Ham Bottom, Sleeps12.
Emily’s photo-shoots are informal and fun, with a typical shoot lasting around 1.5 hours. We’ll do large family group portraits and then a variety of smaller family shots in any combination you like! Emily will ask the kids to splash in puddles or run down a hill to create natural and fun photos.
She will produce contemporary black and white images and vibrant colourful photos using natural light and gorgeous back-drops.
We can either do the photos at your Sleeps 12’s property (like the images above at Ham Bottom and The Old Mill) or you can use Emily’s bridges/field eg the railway bridge below (about 10 minutes drive away, please see her backdrops at http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk/about-me/):
Normally it’s best to wear simple clothes that are very ‘you’. Please have a look at the FAQ section for more information on clothes and looks http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk/family-portrait- photographer/faqs/
Within four weeks of the photo-shoot I will select and edit around 100 of your images using Light Room and Photoshop. These 100 images will be securely stored on your own private gallery on my website to share with your friends and family. You can then choose the images you’d like to have as digital files, framed prints & canvases or in a stunning album.
I have a range of British bespoke products & will bring some display samples with me. For my full product range please see my website. http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk
Prices start at £195. For more information please call Emily on 01984 667 281/07958 763029 or email : email@example.com
OPTION 1 - PHOTO-SHOOT, 10x8” MOUNTED PRINT & 5 JPEGS
£195 and includes :
Travel to Sleeps 12 properties or to a location where you would like the photo-shoot to take place.
1.5 hour Photo-Shoot with Emily Fairweather
All post-production of around 100 images from the photo-shoot and hosting of them on a private gallery on Emily’s website. Your choice of 5 high resolution jpegs and 1 x 10x8” art quality, mounted print.
If you would like to purchase any of the other images you can either upgrade to Option 2 or follow the product link above and choose from Emily’s products.
OPTION 2 – includes all of Option 1 plus all the images as high resolution digital files and two art quality prints at 10x8” £350
OPTION 3 - Includes Option 2 plus 1 x 30 page hard-backed album £485
The bridge at Ham Bottom/Fuzzy Orchard, Sleeps12.
Cupcakes and CookiesHave fun making decorations for cupcakes and cookies. Suitable for the complete novice or the more experienced.
Make decorations for cupcakes from butter cream icing to sugar paste butterflies, snow flakes, shoes, roses and many other flowers and shapes.
Ice and decorate cookies from dresses and cakes to farm animal shapes.
All equipment supplied and 6 cakes, lots of flavors to choose from and 2 cookies ready to go.
Just bring an apron and some imagination!
The party will last approximately 2 hrs (may be longer) and cost £20 per person. Min of 4 people please.
Please call Jackie on for more details or facebook "cakes Jackies cakes"
Phone: 01823 672817
Website: Jackie's Cakes On Facebook
Looking for something different to add a little excitement to your stay?
Karina offers excellent fun workshops featuring several dance forms
- Flamenco - the passionate and fiery dance from Southern Spain, stamp your feet!
- Bollywood - the colourful, vibrant and bouncy dance from the Indian film business. Learn routines to pumping Bollywood tracks.
- Samba Dance– an exciting carnival dance from Brazil, getting the hips moving.
- Greek Dance- a fun group dance which gets faster and faster! (no plate smashing!)
- Street Dance- get into the moves and a choreography to a choice of current chart tracks (a popular workshop for children too)
One or more dance styles can be taught in a session and various unique sessions can be offered featuring costumes, henna and face paintings, as appropriate, including:
- ‘Strictly Evening’ - for a taste of lots of dance, along with some light-hearted ‘competition’ for parties. In addition to the above styles waltz, salsa and African dance can be added.
- Parties – hen, birthday, children’s parties or special occasions can all be catered for. Each personally bespoke and planned to suit that special event.
- Corporate– team building events can be designed to meet your business needs. Karina works with training and development specialists that can develop and design personal and team development activities to support organizational development needs.
- Personal tuition – individual lessons can be given. Wedding first dances can also be designed and couples coached through.
All the dance styles are fun to learn and Karina tailors each class according the groups requirements. You will be given a copy of the music you have been dancing to on a CD. Live musicians are available for flamenco performances. A flamenco performance will mesmerize with the passionate and graceful dance accompanied by the haunting song played on the deep gypsy guitar. Bollywood performances with extra dancers are also available.
All Sleeps 12 properties are covered.
Karina is a full time freelance dance teacher with 15 years’ experience. She teaches weekly adult classes in Devon and Somerset and daily in local schools. Karina performs regularly throughout the South West and is commissioned to run both classes and workshops. A highlight for Karina’s dance career was touring with the ‘New Devon Opera’ as the dancer for Carmen.
Her skills were further developed and honed through teaching dance in India in 2013. Karina has also performed at events in both Spain and India.
Crafty Hen Parties
The Crafty Hen offers fun craft workshops delivered by professional crafts people for hen parties. Our flock of friendly tutors will help you make many things to use and wear, perhaps even for the wedding or hen weekend.? We tailor your workshops and parties exactly to your needs and the group requests. We come to your accommodation and provide all materials and equipment as well as expert tuition.
We can offer sessions in making garters, nipple tassels or customising knickers. There is also a range of jewellery making workshops to choose from; including tiaras and hairpins, cocktail rings, textile corsages and accessories. You can even make your own bunting, why not work together and use this to decorate your wedding.? With some of our workshops we can offer vintage options, you can incorporate vintage fabrics and antique lace into your creations.?
Phone: 0117 939 5203
Pot Doodles has gone mobile. Welcome to Pot Doodles the "paint your own pottery experience" that has now gone Mobile! At the end of 2008 we took our fantastic Pot Doodles "Paint your own pottery experience" MOBILE. Rather than you come to us we now come to you in our unique "Doodle Van". Pot Doodles will visit your home, school, club, hall or other venue for:-
Belly Dance Workshops & Performance
Belly Dance Workshops & Performances
Professional Artist Shema has 14 year's experience of teaching & performing
acrossthe UK, Europe, US, Canada and the Middle East.
Book Shema to perform or run a class at your "Sleeps 12" property for an elegant
professional & glamoropus addition to your hen party, private party, wedding or anniversary.
Also available Henna & Live Music
Butlers in The Buff
Charming, innocent and just a little cheeky!
Experts in etiquette, “Butlers in the Buff” will transform any party or event – whether it’s a corporate event, a birthday celebration, hen night or just a girl’s night in - into a truly memorable evening.
Operating nationally, they have a range of Butlers on offer. So wherever the event, you will be provided with the perfect butler! And if you would prefer them to wear something other than their pinny, the Butlers can tailor their outfit to match the party’s theme. How about a topless Butler in trousers, or even a kilt?!
So, let our lovely butlers take the stress out of entertaining, sit back and enjoy the view while your butler tops up your drinks and waits your guests hand and foot.
Butlers in the Buff provide a premium, highly professional, bespoke service that is at once truly decadent and truly sophisticated.
Special Offers for Sleeps12
Fantastic rates for Sleeps12 customers only!
Prices start from £139.00 for 1 butler for 2 hours. Please conatct Emily in the office for more details on this offer.
Tilda Rose Floristry
Sarah is inspired by a love of floral forms and playing with colour, texture and shape but most of all by the guaranteed lift that an arrangement of flowers can give. Her relaxed approach to her floral designs mean that she creates colourful, loose and lively natural arrangements that have that country but vintage feel.
Whether you are looking for an arrangement to decorate the home (or home from home), for a special occasion or event, wedding day flowers or personal sympathy or flowers ......
Take a look at her facebook page.
Based in Wellington, we can arrange for Flowers and Balloons to be at the property for you on your arrival. We offer a range of beautiful hand tied bouquets, stunning fragrant traditional style bouquets, pretty basket arrangements, but to name a few. Please phone 01823 661000 to order.
Somerset Studio Flowers
Flowers delivered to your holiday home for that special occasion. Contact Micky on 01823 400816 to discuss your requirements.
Blue Ball Inn - Sampford Moor
We offer a good selection of beers, wines and spirits and always have real ale available. We have an exceptional menu including fine dining and some typical pub meals, all served in the pleasant surroundings of the dining area. Give us 48 hours notice and you can have a grass fed steak!
Location: Sampford Moor
Website: Blue Ball
Phone: 01823 660857
The Carew Arms
We offer a choice of venues for eating. Our well appointed restaurant has beautiful views over open countryside and our Front Bar has an original flagstone floor and a welcoming wood burner – ideal for a well-deserved real ale and lunch after a long walk on the Quantocks! Our Skittle Alley offers seating in the stalls – where the horses were kept when the pub was a coaching stop – and is heated by our fabulous Eco-burner. In the summer, the garden is the place to enjoy the view
Website: The Carew Arms
Phone: 01984 618631
The Rising Sun (Quantocks)
Whether you want a table for Sunday lunch, a romantic maeal for two or maybe a large group booking for a family celebration the Rising Sun is the ideal venue. Come and relax in a friendly environment and enjoy some of the best food and wine that the area has to offer.
Location: West Bagborough
Website: The Rising Sun
The Windmill Inn
The Windmill Inn lies between Bridgwater and Minehead in West Somerset, overlooking the picturesque St. Audries Church and Bay. Situated in the charming village of West Quantoxhead, our venue is an ideal resting post at the foot of the Quantock Hills. With a large accessible car park, beer garden and play area, spacious dining rooms and en-suite accommodation, The Windmill Inn is a perfect location for friends, family or colleagues to meet for a relaxing visit.
Location: St Audries, Quantocks
Website: The Windmill Inn
Phone: 01984 633004
The Hood Arms
The Hood Arms is an historic coaching inn situated in the village of Kilve on the edge of the Quantock Hills. The inn is steeped in history, being on the route of the Coleridge Way and close to the Jurassic coastline and beaches of Somerset, halfway between Bridgwater and Minehead and very accessible for Taunton, or as a base to explore Exmoor. Our four star rated accommodation is superbly appointed and features a number of four poster king rooms, doubles and twins. Our menu features fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce and we have a different Specials board every day.
Website: The Hood Arms
Reeves - Dunster
Justin and Claire Reeves moved to Dunster and opened Reeves Restaurant in June 2005. Justin has over 20 years cooking experience, starting in the early eighties at La Sorbonne in Oxford under master chef Andre Chavagnon. Subsequent positions include Head chef at Painswick House Hotel, winner of country house hotel of the year, and executive chef at Smiths Industries aerospace.
The Luttrell Arms Hotel
Situated in the heart of Dunster, this famous landmark Exmoor hotel, dates from the 15th century and has spectacular medieval features and picturesque gardens. Today’s atmosphere is relaxed, informal and unique and the comfortable bars are open all day serving local ales, carefully chosen wines and a selection of tempting menu items for breakfast, lunches and dinners.
Website: The Luttrell Arms
The Carew Arms
The Bicknoller Inn
The Bicknoller Inn is located in the Village of Bicknoller nestling at the foot of the Quantock Hills an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty & situated alongside and just off the A358.
A Pub or Hostelry has stood on this site, we believe, since the 16th Century. Although the oldest part of the Pub was knocked down in the early 1900's to build the Stables and Coach House these areas now serve as the Beer Cellar & Skittle Alley
Website: The Bicknoller Inn
The Blue Ball - Triscombe
There are few pubs these days that don't serve food, but how many go the extra yard? The Blue Ball has earned an enviable repuation as one of Somerset's finest pub restaurants through a combination of traditional dishes with a modern twist, an emphasis on freshness and seasonality, and an insistance on using locally sourced ingredients from farmers, growers and merchants who care as much about the quality and welfare of their produce as we do.
Website: The Bue Ball
Farmers Arms @ Combe Florey
Welcome to The Farmers Arms, Combe Florey.
Head Chef Lynda Larkin and her team have produced a new vibrant and fresh menu using the best locally sourced produce.
We have invested a lot of money into new kitchen equipment including a charcoal fired Josper oven which is famous the world over for producing the most succulent steaks and tapas. Quality, freshly cooked and value for money is what we offer.
Location: Combe Florey
Website: Farmers Arms
Phone: 01823 432267