Coat Barn

A Grade II listed former barn in a peaceful Somerset hamlet; it sleeps 18 people in 8 en suite bedrooms, plus there's an indoor pool and a games room

Booking Extras

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

  • Dogs

    Dogs

    Extras

    £50.00

    This property is happy to take up to 2 dogs. Dogs are charged on a per dog...

More Extras

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

Catering

Caroline Wholey

Caroline has done numerous ski seasons in the Alps catering for private chalets, combined with summer season cooking in a variety of places such as villas in the South of France, Directors Lunches in London, private households in Rock, as well as shooting and stalking lodges in the autumn for a succession of clients ranging from international high net worth individuals through to lovely families and their friends. She previously lived in America for a year cooking and housekeeping for a Connecticut based family who also occasionally entertained in their Manhattan apartment. She enjoys baking amazing cupcakes for a monthly charity cake sale, along with the occasional commissioned birthday and wedding cake. Presently she is happily married, living in Somerset with far too many dogs, and thoroughly relishes the occasional foray back into catering. She specialises in smaller private events and dinner parties, and takes pleasure in communicating clearly with her clients to deliver a fantastic meal of their choice. The attached menu is a guideline only as she prefers to work with seasonal products.

Email: carolinewholey@yahoo.co.uk

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.

Email: taunton@cookfood.net.            Phone: 01823323001

Pampering

Alison Underhill at Coat Barn

Alison Underhill is a specialist in deep tissue massage and sugar waxing with 25 years of experience.

Having done 3 world tours with Tina Turner, 2 with Shirley Bassey, Joe Cocker and Level 42 she has perfected her own unique style of deep tissue massage. As in all professions there are the good bad and indifferent.  

She returned to Someret 2 years ago.

Phone: 07849227637               Email: alisonunderhill@live.co.uk

Pampering Prices

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.

T: 01625 540 557       Email: enquiries@mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk

Activities

Hens with Pens

Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class at one of our Sleeps 12 properties with Hens with Pens.

Class duration: 1.5 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!

30mins: group drawing games/exercises 1 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.     Phone: 0203 291 3651

Life drawing

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.      Phone: 07973 834876

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!

Email: info@thebartender.co.uk     Phone: 01179 415825

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 £195.

Call Emily on 01984 667281 / 07958 763029

Email: emilyfairweather@btinternet.com

See Examples

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. 

Email: info@thecraftyhen.co.uk    Phone: 01179 548002 

Ice and a Slice Belles

Ice and a Slice Belles supply a unique one stop service when planning beverages for your event.

We are a local, independent, small business who love mixing and shaking original and tasty cocktails and mocktails.

You can hire us to attend your event where we will make tasty drinks for you and your quests. We use our own homemade syrups, which we think makes our drinks distinctive.
You can hire us for Cocktail making sessions! This is where you learn to make a selection of our cocktails and we give you tips on how to make your own homemade syrups.
Prices start from only £20 per head.
Contact us for information and how to book!
Jess : 07373738282 Gem : 07793781569
iceandaslicebelles@hotmail.com
Have a look at our reviews and more pictures on our
Facebook and Twitter pages.

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 contact 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.

Email: enquiries@imaginateevents.com      Phone:  01823 667923 or 07549893033

The Gin & Sin co.

Somerset Mobile Gin Bar

The Gin & Sin Co are an independent, family run Mobile Gin bar based in Somerset.

We are available for hire for weddings, parties and business events for which we offer a range of drinks packages tailor made to meet your individual requirements.

We have our signature menu of carefully selected Gins & Tonics, Gin cocktails and Prosecco. You will also find us at various local festivals, Country fairs and shows, village fetes and street parties.

Phone: 07969 363 884

General

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

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