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Our trusted suppliers can provide a range of extras for your stay. Browse the list below and contact the supplier direct to make arrangements.


The Kitchen Garden Somerset

The Kitchen Garden was created by Miranda and Carol, two chefs with many years experience in some award-winning restaurants in Somerset and beyond.

These cooks love to cook dinner parties for Blackdown Luxury Lettings guests.

Whether it’s for a dinner party, a long weekend, or for a whole week, The Kitchen Garden knows from experience that having professional private chefs truly makes for a fabulously relaxing stay.

Carol and Miranda have a long list of happy clients, including some interesting celebrities. So, you can bet your bottom dollar they come highly recommended.

The Kitchen Garden is most sought after for its food which is packed full of flavour. They love to take clients on a foodie journey using local ingredients. 

Whether you are fed up with cooking and washing up and need a weekend off, or perhaps you are organising a special celebration, corporate team building day or a hen weekend, The Kitchen Garden will cater to your every whim. 

What you’ll get is beautiful and creative food, made using the best and the freshest ingredients.

They are passionate about using locally grown, raised, produced or even foraged food. 

The menus are tailored for each client, and these chefs are very experienced in catering for groups with different dietary requirements. 

How to book:

1. Please Follow the link to our website and fill out the enquiry form. 

2.  Simply give us a call and have a chat. 

Miranda: 07899 665635

The Kitchen Garden Somerset 

Soul Food - Marc Jerem

Soul Food is run by Marc Jerem, a local boy who cut his catering teeth among places like River Cottage, The Castle in Taunton, The New Angel at Dartmouth and Mark Hix. If you want a top notch caterer for when you're staying in these parts, he's your man; three course dinners for special celebrations, cream teas, buffets, barbecues, canapes, street food, he can do the lot. If you want him to feed you throughout your stay or just drop off pre-cooked meals, that can be done too.
Marc likes to make as much as he can himself - bread, scones, jam, chutney, houmus, the lot and it's all delicious. 

T: 07710 010595   E-mail: 

Soul Food

LAP Food & Bars

This well respected catering company are based out in the Blackdown Hills and will happily come to create a feast fit for a king when you're celebrating a significant event, be it a hen or stag weekend, a very special birthday, a big anniversary, or just because. Their Executive Chef has several accolades to her name and LAP have covered some of the most prestigious venues in the South West. The best local ingredients are used to produce the tastiest food so whether you want a buffet, canapes, or a sit down dinner you can be assured of top quality fare and professional service. 

T: 07974 433186   E:

Lap Food & Bars

Flora's Food and Kitchen

Flora’s Food and Kitchen have 20+ years of successful event catering experience and deliver quality food inspired by the seasons. They are passionate chefs working with and supporting local producers, working in Devon and Somerset. 

Once you have booked your holiday get in touch with Flora, a Leith's trained chef, and get your date in asap (she is super busy) and then choose your menu. On the appointed day, the team comes out to your holiday rental property, lays up, prepares, serves, clears, and washes up, leaving it all spotless. You can relax, enjoy and create special memories secure in the knowledge Flora will take care of all your catering needs.

With an incredibly talented kitchen team, and super local waiters and waitresses you are sure to be in great hands.

Take a look at Flora’s Special Occasion Menu to whet your appetite! Buffets, Grazing Boards, Delivered, and Brunch menus are all available too.

Every menu can be tailored for you, and they can, of course, cater to guests who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and have other food allergies or intolerances. We look forward to meeting you!

T: 07771 722879    E:

Flora's Food and Kitchen



Devon Catering

Somethings in life are worth celebrating and if you're going to do it properly you need good food. Leaving it to professional caterers is one way of making sure that's what you get. Devon Caterers will come and serve you canapes with your cocktails, a lipsmackin' 3 course dinner, finger food, a buffet, whatever. All dishes are made using the finest, freshest local ingredients as you'd expect. Top notch food, excellent service, a superb way to raise a glass to that stag or hen weekend, big birthday, anniversary or reunion.

T: 01271 858505  E:

Devon Catering

Joe Draper

Clean, fresh and rustic. That's a very accurate description of the amazing food that Joe Draper cooks; another is exquisite. Book him to come and cook for you at your large group accommodation and you'll find out for yourselves. Joe has heaps of high quality experience behind him having worked as a chef for River Cottage and Marco Pierre White, among others. It's always good to know that people like him are actively supporting local communities by sourcing ethical, sustainable and organic ingredients locally. He also likes to use wild and foraged food where he can; when he's not out and about seeking produce he's busy working as a consultant chef all over the world. 

T: 07811 120350     E:     


Gayla Stewart

Book Gayla Stewart's food is lipsmackingly good, whether it's canapes, a finger buffet, or a sit down three course dinner. 
She can also deliver pre-cooked or frozen meals, really handy for when you arrive and throughout your stay because it saves you having to think about what to have for dinner and it means you don't have to cook; just pop it in the oven and hey presto - you'll soon have delicious home made food to tuck into, cooked by a real pro using good quality local ingredients. 

T: 07801 375604  or 01823 433514   Email:

Gayla Stewart - Select Catering

Thai Gourmet

You know how gorgeous proper Thai food is - all those mouth watering aromas, and the flavours; well, you can have that in the comfort of your holiday accommodation when you hire Thai Gourmet to cater for you. Whether you're enjoying a hen or stag weekend, celebrating a momentous anniversary or birthday, or just having a big feast because you're all there together, the team at Thai Gourmet will do you proud. The head chef grew up in Thailand and knows all the traditional ways of Thai cooking, waitresses wear beautiful sarong dresses. Buffets, finger food and banquets, all diets catered for.

T: 01935 473089   E:

Engaging Thailand

Dine Indulge

If catering for a big group gives you the jitters, stop right there! You can hire a private chef to cater for you at your holiday house with Dine Indulge; what you get is impeccable service and restaurant quality food, and your chef will even do the shopping and cleaing away. It's not as expensive as you might think either, that's the idea, it's affordable and accessible to everyone. A great idea for corporate groups staying at one of our self catering large group holiday homes for hospitality or team building.

T: 0330 111 03 61

Dine Indulge

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River Field and Forest

Being on holiday is all about spoiling yourselves and stacking up the treats, isn't it? If smoked food falls into that category you should take a look at the website for River Field and Forest and place an order to be delivered to your holiday accommodation. They have new products coming on all the time, but with everything they sell, the emphasis is on quality, with food sourced from artisans in remote corners of the British Isles - people who are passionate about what they do, which is why it all tastes so good. As well as the most delectable smoked salmon, trout and gravadlax, you'll find things like venison haunch steaks, venison for a casserole, smoked duck and smoked goose. A wonderful treat for your holiday - imagine rocking up and having that kind of thing to tuck into! Get your order in!

T: 01460 55538   E:   

River Field and Forest Website

COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals

What COOK do is supply, just as they say, remarkable frozen meals. If you order in advance from their website they'll deliver to your door; all you have to do is pop the meals in the oven - a great idea for that first night at your big holiday house, for when you've had a long day out, or for when you're celebrating something significant. They have dinner party menus, canapes, kids meals, and of course, they cater for all diets. Convenient - and very tasty.

T: 01823 323001

Cook Food


Virtual Wine Tasting

Bring the vineyard to the door of your group accommodation in Devon with a virtual wine tasting from Bray Valley Wines. You'll need to be organised for this as the wine is ordered in advance and delivered to your holiday house - then you meet up with your sommalier, Ilona via Zoom and she'll talk you through each wine and answer any questions. It's fun, it's informative and you get to try som ejolly good wines!

T: 07970 028822      E:

Bray Valley Wines

After Dinner Tango Lessons

Well here's something different that'll bring a lot of fun to your private event or celebration - tango lessons in your big holiday house. Ruth who runs Tango Oblivion has been teaching the tango for 20 years so she knows her stuff and it shows; you should see how she does it! She'll teach you all about this vibrant and playful dance - the steps, the posture, and because tango comes from the heart, about finding that vital point of energy within you; then you'll be away, dancing your little socks off. 

T: 07811 520038  E:

Tango In Devon


Devon Beauty Therapy

All the luxury of a top notch beauty salon in your large group holiday house in Devon! What a treat - great for hen weekends, hospitality or just because. Choose from manicures and pedicuares, massage therapies, facials, waxing and threading and eye treatments, or plump for a Pamper Party and have a little bit of everything. Spoil yourselves, you're on holiday.

Devon Beauty Therapy

Phoenix Massage Therapies

This is great for hen parties, for when you fancy some serious downtime or for when you've been overdoing it! Phoenix Massage Therapies have years of experience in holistic healing and sports science so you're quite literally in good hands. Their qualified therapists bring their skills and pamerign to your large group holiday house, offering Swedish, deep tissue and seated massage. Go on, you're so worth it!

T: 01392 241406  E:

Phoenix Massage Therapies

Nikki's Boutique

Professional pampering in the comfort of your luxury large group holiday home. Nikki and her team will happily come to you bringing with them their happy smiles and over 25 years of experience; treat yourself to a manicure, a pedicure, a massage or a facial, or have your hair done. Feel beautiful, feel great.

Nikki's Boutique 

Serenity Pamper Parties

Holistic pamper parties in the comfort of your luxury large group holiday home - great for hen parties, coporate groups, celebrations, or just because you're jolly well worth it. They have qualified and experienced therapists who offer massage, beauty and holistic treatments. 

Serenity Pamper Parties

Glo Pamper

The luxury of your very own private spa brought to you from Glo Pamper, direct to your large holiday home in Devon. Prices are competitive, therapists are suitably qualified and insured; hen parties, mother to be parties and corporate groups are a  speciality but no one is left out. Choose from 2 to 65 hour Rest & Unwind Packages, a Home Spa and Chef package, and the Breathe Deep and Unwind Package which includes a private yoga class.

Glo Pamper

Tamsin Hopgood Mobile Massage Therapy

Luxurious and deeply relaxing massage in the comfortable surroundings of your holiday home.Tamsin has over 20 years experience as a massage therapist offering holistic, sports and stone massages, as well as aromatherapy which is her speciality - she even creates her own synergistic blends tailored to suit each client. 

Tamsin Hopgood


Fiona Yoga Devon

Hatha Yoga in the comfortable surroundings of your Devon holiday house; indoors if it's a little chilly, out on the lawn if the sun is shining. Fiona is a qualified British School of Yoga teacher and has over 16 years experience of teaching adults and children. Restorative, relaxing and invigorating, you should try it. 

T: 07879 840094      E:

Fiona Yoga


Woah, what a great idea! Brilliant for corporate groups, stag dos, hen weekends, or just because there's a group of you staying at one of our big holiday houses. Clayzer will bring mobile laser clay pigeon shooting to you, with 3 systems allowing up to 15 people being able to shoot at the same time; it's safe, it's fun and anyhow, you'll have a qualified instructor on hand. You never know what you're good at till you give it a try.

T: 07983 979696 or 07887 626522    E:


Travel & Taxis


Our luxury large group holiday houses and shepherds huts are tucked away in peaceful, unspoilt countryside, so train stations aren't within reasonable walking distance - but we do have reliable taxi services in these parts! You can usually get a taxi from train and bus stations but to be on the safe side we would always recommend booking ahead.

The nearest train stations to our properties are:

Wayside: Tiverton 7.9 miles or Honiton 10.2 miles

Foxhill Lodge: Tiverton 8.2 miles or Honiton 10.7 miles

Herons Bank: Tiverton Parkway 5.6 miles

The Cedars: Tiverton 8.2 miles or Honiton 10.7 miles

Dreamview Shepherds Huts: Tiverton 8.2 miles or Honiton 10.7 miles

Mileage is approximate


There are bus services in this neck of the woods but be aware that they may not be as frequent as you are used to, so booking a taxi to collect you from the bus station and take you to your large group holiday house or shepherds huts is a better option. The bus stations nearest to our properties are:

Wayside: Tiverton 13.3 miles

Foxhill Lodge: Tiverton 13.5 miles

Herons Bank: Tiverton 6.6 miles

The Cedars: Tiverton 13.5 miles

Dreamview Shepherds Huts: Tiverton 13.5 miles

Mileage is approximate


Because our luxury large group holiday cottages and shepherds huts are in quiet rural areas public transport isn't the best option! We suggest using the local taxi services and would recommend booking in advance. Here are a few numbers:


Taunton Mini Buses: 01823 257180
A1 Ace Taxis: (next to railway station) - 01823 332211
TL Taxis: 01823 444444
Knight Brothers Travel Ltd: 01823 442205 (bespoke minibus hire)


Sparkys Taxis: 01404 47670
K Cars: 01404 47699


Frankies Taxis: 01884 255333
Jolly Jaunts Taxis: 01884 840979 0r 07976 827762
Parkway Taxis: 01884 38899