Culmbridge House

Devon holiday house sleeping 12, with indoor swimming pool and large garden.

Catering

Sarah Sellick

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 5 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 sit down while my friendly waitresses and I do all the hard work including the washing up and tidying away! 

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Menus

Menu

Delivered Menu

Childrens Menu

Contact Details

Email: sarahsellick@btinternet.com

Phone: 07502377329

Gayla Stewart

Gayla at Select Catering offers mouthwateringly delicious food for all occasions using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Enjoy private intimate dining with your closest friends and family to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or reunion while being served restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your stunning holiday home. Your event will be totally stress-free, the table is laid for you and the dining room and kitchen is cleared afterwards so that you can enjoy socialising with your guests. Please take a look at the catered menu.

Gayla also offers a delivered menu if you don't fancy spending your entire holiday planning, shopping, cooking and washing up! Order from the delivered menu and food that tickles your tastebuds will be delivered direct to the fridge/freezer at your holiday home in disposable containers so all you have to do is pop them in the oven and relax!

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Catered Menu

Delivered Menu

Childrens Menu

Contact Details

Email: gayla.selectcatering@gmail.com

Phone: 01823 433514 - 07801375604

Flora Bartlett

I live locally and am a trained Leith's cook. I have always loved cooking and have been catering on and off for the last 15 years, the last 10 for sleeps12. 

I love preparing creative dinners and celebrations, lunches, brunch, breakfast, buffets and all day packages to suit your individual needs. I can even help with Weddings!

We use friendly and attentive waitresses from the surrounding villages and when we arrive we take all the stress away by allowing you to relax, knowing we are creating fantastic food that will make your special meal truly memorable. 

We believe passionately in sourcing the best ingredients.  We try to keep food miles to a minimum and I use the super local meat, vegetables and small suppliers; including organic beef from my parent's farm.

I look forward to meeting with you, creating a menu for you and serving you delicious food in wonderful surroundings.

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Catered Menu

 Delivered Menu

Ready to Eat Menu

Contact Details

Email: florabartlett@googlemail.com

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.

Contact Details

Email: taunton@cookfood.net

Phone: 01823323001

Website: www.cookfood.net

Thai Gourmet

Provides a top Thai cuisine service delivered in your own home in the UK, cooked in your own kitchen. Genuine ingredients are cooked for you by superb Thai Chef Khun Pratuan to recipes drawn from her long experience and instinctive knowledge based on the traditional methods and dishes of her Mother and Grandmother.

Phone: 01935 579019 or 07977860002

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Menus

The Chef’s Super Special Menu

The Irresistible Thai Menu

The Royal Thai Gourmet Menu

The Memorable Thai Menu

The Popular Buffet Menu

The Walk & Talk Menu

The Walk & Talk Special Menu

Contact Details

Phone: 01935579019 or 07977860002

Email: tours@engagingthailand.com

Website: www.thaifoodcookedinyourownhome.wordpress.com

Stefano's

Stefano makes traditional Italian dishes for local farmers’ markets, food festivals and family events. Our menu changes weekly, by Wednesday evenings, or alternatively Stefano can provide a tailor-made Italian feast to eat fresh or ready in your freezer.

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Menu

Buffet Menu

Contact Details

Email: food@stefanoshomemadefood.co.uk

Website:  www.stefanoshomemadefood.co.uk

Meek Catering

Welcome to Meeks Catering Company


Our ethos is simple, we aim to provide all of our customers with great food and excellent service at affordable prices.

Whether you require catering services for you’re wedding day, a birthday or anniversary celebration, a private dinner party, or a buffet for your home or business, you can be sure we will provide the catering solutions to help make it a memorable occasion.

We cater for events across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset including Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Mere, Salisbury, Bath, Blandford, Wincanton, Yeovil, Westbury, Warminster and the surrounding areas.

We hope you find our website offers a wide selection of delicious dishes to help inspire your imagination. All of our menus are individually priced to help you plan and budget your upcoming event.

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Menus

Spring/Summer Catered Menu

Autumn/Winter Catered Menu

Savoury and Sweet Canapes Menu

Contact Details

Website: Meek Catering

Phone:  01747 835363

Email: info@meekscatering.co.uk

Food

Forest Beef

Meat Boxes by Award Winning Forest Beef

We are the Batchelor Family and our farm is located on the Blackdown Hills.

We have recently won Beef Farm of the Year and would love to be able to provide all the meat you need for your stay in a Sleeps12 property.

Our lovely Longhorn Beef cattle produce an amazing range of beed products, the steaks are beautifully tender! Our farm pigs produce stunning sausages, chops and bacon. Our free range hens lay about 18000 eggs a day and we take our farming really seriously. 

We love what we do and our animals and we think that is reflected in the taste. 

Why not order a bespoke produce box that will feed all those hungry mouths for the entire stay?

If you are staying in the summer we can do a fantastic BBQ box!

Our range varies throughout the year and we have great links to other suppliers so can usually souce free range chicken and turkey. 

We can deliver for a small delivery charge so the box is there for your arrival or you can visit us on the farm and collect!

Please do visit www.forestbeef.co.uk to find out more and to order online. 

Give us a call on 01823 602711 or email us at info@forestbeef.co.uk with orders or more information about our products and our price lists. 

 

Ridgeway Cider

Ridgeway Cider from Holcombe Rogus  

 Delicious and refreshing farmhouse crafted ciders: dry, medium and sweet sold in bag in boxes – 3L-£8, 5L-£12, 10L-£22 or 20L for £40. Why not try our local Somerset cider to enhance your holiday experience. Tours and tastings are available at our Cider Barn. More info at: www.ridgewaycider.co.uk

Pampering

My Personal Sanctuary

Introducing My Personal Sanctuary - 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.

Each bespoke pamper package includes:

      - 1 or more visiting therapists – as agreed with you

      - Heated treatment bed, fresh linen, products & music

      - 30 minute treatment preparation

      - 10 minute welcome and health consultation

      - A number of hours of treatments – as agreed with you

      - Short turnaround time between treatments

      - Choose from a combination of 20, 30, 40, 60 or 90 minute treatments

Choice of treatments include:

      - Facials

      - Massages

      - Body treatments

      - Hand and feet treatments

      - Mother-to-be treatments

      - Signature treatments

Pricing:

1 hour Rest & Unwind Package £120, providing up to 3 treatments at £40.00 each

2 hour Rest & Unwind Package £180, providing up to 6 treatments at £30.00 each

3 hour Rest & Unwind Package £210, providing up to 9 treatments at £23.33 each

4 hour Rest & Unwind Package £270, providing up to 12 treatments at £22.50 each

5 hour Rest & Unwind Package £325, providing up to 15 treatments at £21.67 each

There really is no better way to relax your mind and body and add a touch of decadence to your break with us.

All bookings are subject to terms and conditions and availability, hence we advise booking early.  For more information on treatments and pamper packages, contact the My Personal Sanctuary team on 01625 540557 or visit the MPS website at www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk.

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Lucy Berner

Relax,renew,revitalise Whilst on holiday with sleeps 12 in the comfort of your holiday home.

CONTACT -Lucy Berner- 07875945210

email- bernerlucy@yahoo.com

 

Massage Treatments

Full Body Aromatherapy Massage 
Full body massage with a choice of 3 different blended oils - Muscle Ease, Relaxation or Energising
£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*

 

Facial Treatments

Dermalogica Facial
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)

 

Party Package 

(Available for MINIMUM of 6)

  • File and Paint toes  - £15.00
  • File and Paint hands - £15.00
  • 15 Minute* Back massage - £15.00
  • 15 Minute* Mini Dermalogica facial - £15.00
  • 15 Minute* Head, Neck, Shoulder massage - £15.00

 

Manicure
Hand scrub, cuticle work, hand massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*


Pedicure
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

 

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.

Activities

Golf

Golf

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.

Oake Manor Golf Club - 01823 461993
Vivary Golf Course - 01823 333875
Lyme Regis - 01297 442963
Cricket St.Thomas - 01464 302 31

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon ShootingShaldon 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.

www.birdshilldays.com

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. 

 Website: www.ashcombeadventure.co.uk

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. 

Website: www.heywoodestate.co.uk

Essential Adventure

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...

Website: www.essential-adventure.co.uk

Cycle Hire

Turner Cycles - Bike Hire

Phone: 01823 461155    

Email:  ben@turners-cycles.co.uk

Website: Turners Cycles - Bike Hire

 

Abbotshood Cycle Hire

Phone: 01884820728 - 07958 916165 - 07904068555

Email: abbotshood@halberton.org

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.

Website: www.abbeyburtonclayshooting.co.uk

Phone: 07789 480298

Email: abbeyburton@hotmail.com

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 

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!

 

Email: bookings@henswithpens.com

Telephone: 0203 291 3651

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

Life drawings

Life drawing and modelling - for Hen Parties and other all-female parties 

Both the female artist/tutor and the nude 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 and naughtiness, including the opportunity for the girls to life model too!

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 £24.00 per head all inclusive, based on a minimum number of 12. 

Email: nbx1969@gmail.com

Tel/text: 07973 834876

 

Mackerel Fishing Trips

Let's go fishing - it's great fun! Nicks Boat Trips.

Mackerel fishing is a very popular family activity, it suits all ages and abilities. We provide fishing lines, advice and encouragement. We want you to have a memorable trip.

Website: www.lymeregismackerelfishing.com

Phone: 0797 479 6002

Hen Parties at River Cottage

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 parkfarm@rivercottage.net 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 parkfarm@rivercottage.net 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 parkfarm@rivercottage.net 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.

River Cottage Cookery School

Entertainment

Private Cocktail Bartender

Hire your own private cocktail bartender for your celebration. 

Three options available:

  • Personal Cocktail Bartender - A personal bartender to come to your home and make cocktails for you and your guests
  • Personal Cocktail Bartender and a Butler in the Buff
  • Cocktail Clinic - A personal fun training session to teach you about cocktails and how to make them.
  • All Inclusive Package - professional cocktail bartender for 2.5 hours, all ingredients based on 4 cocktails each, plastic glasses and menus. The perfect pre going out drinks party, hen party or just as a warm up before the party really starts!

Contact Details

Email: info@thebartender.co.uk

Website: The Bar Tender

Phone: 0117 941 5825

Bouncy Castles

Activity Bouncers for Hire, ideal for all ages!

  • Bouncy Castles
  • Pole Joust
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Ball Pools
     

Contact Details

Email: enquiries@activitybouncerstaunton.co.uk

Phone: 01823451157

Website: www.activitybouncerstaunton.co.uk

Portrait Photographer

FUN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS

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! 


Within two weeks of the photo-shoot I will select and edit around 75-100 of your images.  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 her at emilyfairweather@btinternet.com

 PACKAGES & PRICES

OPTION 1

PHOTO-SHOOT, 10x8” PRINT & 5 digital images : £195

and includes : 
Travel to Sleeps 12 property. One 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 print. If you would like to purchase any of the other images you can upgrade to Option 2 or click on the product tab above for a full product range list.

OPTION 2

PHOTO-SHOOT, 2 10X8” PRINTS & 75-100 digital images : £350

Includes all of Option 1 plus all 75-100 images as high resolution digital files and two art quality prints at 10x8” 

Cupcakes and Cookies

Have 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"

 

Contact Details

Email: topside@tiscali.co.uk

Phone:  01823 672817

Dance

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.

Contact Details

Phone: 07813 990937 - 01884 840106

Website: www.karinagraciadance.co.uk

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. Why not select one of the most popular activities from flower crowns, knicker customisation, facinator making, cocktail rings, ceramic painting and gater making! 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.?

The Crafty Hen is now also offering baby shower and Christmas workshops too. The range is so diverse you are sure to find an activitiy to suit your group. 

Contact Details

Email: info@thecraftyhen.co.uk

Phone: 01179548002

Website: www.thecraftyhen.co.uk

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. Or call Butlers in the Buff direct on  01275395336

Imaginate Events Fun Casino & Poker Hire

Casino nights are the latest and fastest growing entertainment suitable for all ages and can be provided in various combinations to accommodate your event or venue.

All tables are full size with all relevant equipment, chips, croupiers and fun money with a prize for the highest roller.

A choice of tables are available and can be booked from just one to as many as you require. We can advise on how many tables and the types of games subject to the number of guests, timings and budget.

Our croupiers will teach and advise anyone who has never played the games before and even show you some inside secrets the casinos don’t want you to know!

Roulette, Blackjack & Texas ‘no limit’ hold’em Poker

Other services available include Race nights, Giant games, Arcade hire, Music, Giant Slot Car tracks and lots more.

Contact Details

Email: enquiries@imaginateevents.com

Website: www.imaginateevents.com

Phone:  01823 667923 or 07549893033

 

Travel

Taxis - Max's Minibus Hire

14, 16 & 21 Seater busses available 

Contact Details

Website: www.tauntonminibuses.co.uk

Phone: 01823257180

Taxis - Knight Brothers Travel Ltd

15,16,18 & 24 Seater busses available

Contact Details

Website: www.knightbrotherstravel.co.uk

Phone: 01823442205

Taxis - Monument Mini Cabs

Contact Details

Phone: 01823 66 44 44

Taxis - County Taxis

Contact Details

Phone: 01823 666333

Taxis - A1 Taxis

Contact Details

Phone: 01823 332211

Taxis - A Cabs

Contact Details

Website: www.a-cabs-taunton.co.uk

Phone: 01823 241124 - 07900 900093

General

Tourist Links

For links to Tourist Information and details of areas of natural beauty within Somerset go to the following:

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.

Website: Tilda Rose Floristry

Phone: 07585110972

Bloomin Lovely

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.

Website: www.bloomin-lovely.co.uk

Country Cottages Online

See our large country house featured on Country Cottages Online

Eating Out

Queens Arms

Location: Pitminster

Website: Queens Arms at Pitinster

Phone: 01823 421529

The Catherine Wheel

Location: Hemyock

Website: The Catherine Wheel

Phone: 01823 680224

The Half Moon

The Half Moon is becoming well known for it's traditional food, presented with contemporary style in warm, welcoming surroundings. Everything is fresh and homemade, including our mouthwatering array of puds.

Location: Clayhidon

Website: Half Moon Inn

Phone: 01823 680291

The Railway Inn

A local pub, not owned by any brewery or PLC's, with a few awards & medals under its belt but humble enough not to bore you with it. Family-run with the help of a cracking team, The Railway is near the centre of town & station. Although not essential, booking is recommended. 

Location: Honiton

Website: The Railway Honiton

Phone: 01404 43686

Culm Valley Inn

The Culm Valley Inn is nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Culmstock, close to Cullompton and Tiverton. With beautiful views across the old bridge and river this is the ideal spot for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to take a welcome break.

Enjoy amazing home cooked food, which is all freshly prepared by our talented chef and sourced from the best local ingredients and choose from a good selection of real ales and fine wines to compliment your lunch or dinner.

Location: Clayhidon

Website: Culmvalley Inn

Phone: 01884 840354

The Five Bells

The Five Bells is a seriously good foodie pub with thatched Devon charm. The 16th century, Grade II listed thatched inn is picture perfect with stepping stones leading to a beautiful, large beer garden. Head on into the pub and you’re met with a deceptively light-filled airy space. It feels old, with stone floors and wooden beams, but it’s also modern in comfort and layout.

Location: Clyst Hydon

Website: Fivebells

Phone: 01884 277288

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 Holywell Inn

The Holywell Inn, dine in style and comfort in our new dining lounge, also available by reservation for groups of up to 30.

Location: Holywell Lake

Website: The Holywell Inn

Phone: 01823 672770

The Castle Taunton

Why not hold a celebration at the amazing Castle at Taunton?

The Castle at Taunton is a historic hotel located in the heart of the busy market town, and yet step inside and you are transported into a world of calm and tranquillity.


Its four private dining rooms offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit every occasion from intimate family gatherings to larger celebrations for up to 80.


Food has always remained a number one priority at the Castle, and fresh produce is always sourced locally and prepared by the most skilful of chefs. You’ll find a good selection of wines, and knowledgeable, courteous staff.


The Castle’s two restaurants work on the same ethos. The relaxed brasserie, BRAZZ offers homemade fishcakes and pies, salads and steaks, and is perfect if you’re looking for a buzz. Castle Bow, the flagship restaurant offers the very best of cooking in a more intimate restaurant and caters for a maximum table size of eight. Both restaurants are available for exclusive use.

What options are avaliable?

Function Menus
Both Canape and Function menus avaliable please contact us for more details. 


The Penthouse
With panoramic views across Taunton and the surrounding hills, the Penthouse, with its own rooftop garden, is the perfect place for up to 12 people to dine or 30 people to enjoy pre-dinner drinks.

The Wisteria Room
Located on the ground floor, the Wisteria room can accommodate up to a maximum of 24 people on one oval table or 30 on three round tables.

The Garden Room
Located on the ground floor, the Garden room is perfect for 30-50 people depending on layout.
30 can be seated on one large oval table, or up to 50 on round tables.

The partition between the Wisteria and Garden rooms can be removed to form a large ‘L’ shaped room catering for a maximum of 80 guests, alternatively The Music Room can accommodate 70 banquet style in a rectangular room.

 

Recent Testimonials

We really enjoyed our stay at The Castle and hope to return next season. The private dining room was wonderful, food was terrific, and a good time was had by all. Your morning crew does a great job of getting breakfast ready quickly. Thanks so much, Hal

It was a wonderful evening, really enjoyed and appreciated by all of us. Something that we will all remember for time to come.
Service was discreet and efficient, food nicely presented and wines well-chilled! Weather perfect!!!
Thank you and your colleagues for all you have done to make it such a special occasion. We will be back as soon as we can find a suitable excuse!!! Matthew & Claudia

We are writing to thank the entire staff of the Castle Hotel for the great success of our birthday function in the Penthouse. Everything was so good that it not only came up to our expectations, but exceeded them. All arrangements ran like clockwork and the Penthouse was laid out beautifully. Your hospitable waiter (Rui) gave us every care and attention. Mr & Mrs Astin
 

With plenty of options The Castle at Taunton is perfect for both large or intimate celebrations. Contact the events team for more details: 01823 328303 or email events@the-castle-hotel.com


 

The Swan Bampton

Proud to be listed in The “Estrella Damm” Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2017…


Set in the charming historic town of Bampton, an area well known for its hunting, fishing, shooting and hugely popular with ramblers and cyclists alike. The magnificent Exmoor National Park is just six miles away and the beautiful beaches of North and South Devon are only a 40 minute drive.

The Swan, being the oldest pub in Bampton, was originally lodgings to accommodate the masons and other craftsmen who were hired to enlarge the church in 1450. St Michaels church can be seen from the terrace just behind the pub.

The pub has recently been renovated to a high standard with a solid oak bar giving it a contemporary yet traditional feel. The Swan has kept the original fireplace and bread oven dating back to 1450.

With Steve overseeing the front of house, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, serving traditional pub food, fine wines and real ales all at affordable prices.

On Sundays you can order a roast of locally produced meat from the Hill's farm or if you don’t fancy that you can choose something from the Sunday lunch menu. We have well-kept real ale on the hand pumps with guest ales and a keen selection of wines from around the world to suit all tastes.

Paul and Donna look forward to welcoming you to The Swan…

The Swan Bampton

 

Tamarind Bay Wellington

Tamrind Bay sorcialises in contemporary modern Indian cusine and brings it s culinary principles to the hear of Wellington

Tamarind Bay

Sheppy's Apple Bay Bar and Restaurant

APPLE BAY BAR & RESTAURANT

Apple Bay Bar is a modern space designed to maximise your experience at Sheppy’s. All the team here in Apple Bay will be delighted to serve you a drink from our bespoke bar; we have a specially selected menu of drinks from local producers where possible, which we will be serving alongside our Sheppy’s Cider.

Producing Somerset cider for over 200 years, the Sheppy family specialises in premium craft ciders.  We are proud to bring you a bar that specialises in serving you the ciders we make here at Three Bridges Farm. The bar features our award-winning Somerset Draught and Cider with Raspberry. We have an experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team who will be able to recommend the best cider for your palate or to accompany your meal.

If you are unsure about any of our products we would be happy to provide you with a sample. We always encourage our customers to try our range before they buy; after all we have nothing to hide! We hope that once you try our ciders you see why Sheppy’s has a reputation for some of the finest English cider.

You will be able to see from our restaurant menu we recommend some cider pairing for our dishes. For example, our Oak Matured Vintage and our artisan cheese board complement one another beautifully, and make a perfect end to your meal. We have something to suit everyone.

We hope you are able to visit Apple Bay to enjoy our range of products and expertise, and we look forward to welcoming you.

Menus

CALL 01823 461 233 TO BOOK A TABLE.

 

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