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 to your big holiday house 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: email@example.com
Soul Food - Marc Jerem
Marc started up Soul Food a few years back and he still runs things from where he lives in the Blackdown Hills so he's happy to come and cater for you at your large group holiday house. Hire him to come and create a delicious three course dinner for that special celebration, or a cream tea, or a buffet, a barbecue, canapes, whatever, and if you want him to feed you all throughout your stay, it can probably be done.
He can even bring the Soul Food van along, bedecked with homemade bunting, and rustle up some seriously good street food, fish and chips, burgers, pulled pork, etc. - just let him know what you want and he'll do it, but expect his own twist on things because Marc likes to make as much as he can himself, including bread, scones, jam, chutney, houmus, the lot. The ingredients he uses are either sourced locally or foraged in the woods and fields near his home.
Marc's catering background includes some well known names - Marc Hix, River Cottage, the Castle in Taunton, The New Angel at Dartmouth, to name a few. That's the kind of places where he cut his teeth so you know he's had some topnotch training and certainly knows his stuff when it comes to great tasting food.
T: 07710 010595 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Gayla Stewart has years of experience as a professional caterer and private chef, which goes someway to explaining why she's so good. Book her to come to your large group holiday house and you'll hardly notice she's there, she just gets on with things, no fuss, no bother, and she makes it all seem so effortless - in a good way of course. The result is always lipsmackingly good food, packed with flavour and cooked to perfection, whether it's canapes, a finger buffet, or a sit down three course dinner.
Another thing Gayla can do is deliver pre-cooked or frozen meals to your big holiday cottage, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feast Without Fuss
Feast Without Fuss offer bespoke catering for all occasions, with dishes made from the freshest local ingredients they can find - hence there's a big focus on what's seasonal. Lucie, who runs this show, does drop off suppers, or she'll come to your big holiday house to cook you canapes, a buffet, a hog roast, buffets, or a 3 course dinner - whatever you want. She'll bring a bar and staff if necessary, even flowers and bunting and that if you're marking a significant birthday or something.
T: 01398 332011 or 07586 354278 E: email@example.com
Feast Without Fuss
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 large group holiday house 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 big 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
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LAP Food & Bars
This well respected catering company are based out in the Blackdown Hills but they'll happily travel to your big holiday house 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: email@example.com
Lap Food & Bars
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 large group holiday house. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Dance In Devon
Ooh, we like! This is fantastic thing to do on your hen weekend at one of our luxury big holiday houses. Learn to dance - Flamenco or Bollywood! Karina, who'll be showing you what to do has Spanish origins and her love of Flamenco is contagious, but equally inspiring are the Bollywood moves. She's got heaps of experience as a regular performer and dance teacher, with classes throughout the West Country. Go on, push the tables and chairs back and give it what you've got, you'll have a great time!
T: 07813 990937 E: email@example.com
Karina Gracia Dance
Fun Casinos and Race Nights
Fun Casino and Poker Hire in your luxury Devon holiday home. Oh yes, bring on those Vegas nights with Imaginate Events and try your hand at roulette, blackjack and poker on full size tables with experienced croupiers on hand. Think of it as all the thrills without the risk - and plenty of fun!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bartender Hire Company
Well how about this? Your own private bartender. In your big holiday house, mixing you cocktails; shaking your Cosmopolitans, stirring your Manhattans. All the gear is supplied and it's up to you if you supply the booze or if you want them to bring that too. Another thing they do is Cocktail Workshops and Cocktail Clinics for groups, which is a good idea for corporate groups, hen and stag dos, big birthdays and significant anniversaries. Shake it baby!
T: 01179 415 825 E: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tango In Devon
Devon Beauty Therapy
The beauty salon comes to 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.
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: email@example.com
Phoenix Massage Therapies
Nikki's boutique will come to our properties to give you the pampering experience in the comfort of your holiday home. With over 23 years of experience from pedicures to massages take the time to relax fully while you are on holiday.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bake With A Legend
Bake Off fans will love this! Book a Bake at Home package led by one of the nations favourites from GBBO. You choose a recipe, they come along with all the ingredients and equipment you’ll need; off you bake and when you’ve finished your culinary masterpieces you get to chat with your Baking Legend. Brilliant!
T: 0208 2026766 E: email@example.com
Private Swimming Lessons
If you've always wanted to learn to swim but somehow never got round to it, here's your chance. Learn to swim at your luxury large group holiday house with Roz White. She's a qualified swimming instructor and she doesn't live far away so she's happy to come out and teach you how to swim no matter how old - or young you are.
T: 07546 361322 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Crafty Hen
Get your creative hats on and book The Crafty Hen for a workshop in the comfort of your large group holiday home. This is a great activity for hen parties and there is so much to choose from - from flower crowns and cocktail rings to vintage style garters, from fascinators to buntings to flapper headbands. Fun for birthday celebrations and team building too, or for families who like making things, no matter what there ages and abilities.
T: 0330 122 9436 E: email@example.com
The Crafty Hen
Cupcakes and Cookies
While away an afternoon making decorations for cupcakes and cookies with Jackie from Jackie’s Cakes. Think flowers, butterflies, snowflakes, animals, whatever comes to mind and Jackie will show you how to shape your creations using buttercream, icing sugar or sugar paste. All equipment, cakes and cookies are supplied – all you’ll need to find are the aprons!
T: 01823 672817 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple Pip Illustrations Drawing and Painting Classes
Bring out your inner artist with a lesson from professional illustrator Sophie Baugh Jones. She'll come to your large holiday house in Devon and show you how to draw, sketch and paint, with plenty of tips along the way. It's a great opportunity to discover any hidden talents - and a very relaxing way to send a few hours.
T: 07747 867748 E:email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
How's about this for a cheeky hen party activity? Life drawing is certainly something the bride-to-be and her buddies won't forget in a hurry! Your model comes along to your big holiday house, wherever you are, gets his (or her) kit off and poses for you; you pick up your pencils and put your artisitc skills to the test. Your model can even double up as a butler before you pick up your pencils, or bring added entertainment with a game or two. All completely above board of course.
T: 0208 108 0303 E: email@example.com
Travel & Taxis
Our luxury large group holiday houses 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
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 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
Mileage is approximate
Because our luxury large group holiday cottages 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 www.tauntonminibuses.co.uk
A1 Ace Taxis: (next to railway station) - 01823 332211 https://a1acetaxis.co.uk/
TL Taxis: 01823 444444 https://www.tlctaxis.co.uk/
Knight Brothers Travel Ltd: 01823 442205 (bespoke minibus hire) https://www.knightbrotherstravel.co.uk/
Sparkys Taxis: 01404 47670 http://www.sparkystaxis.co.uk/
K Cars: 01404 47699 https://www.honiton.com/directory/services/taxis/kcars
Frankies Taxis: 01884 255333 http://www.frankiestaxis.co.uk/
Jolly Jaunts Taxis: 01884 840979 0r 07976 827762 https://www.jollyjauntstaxis.co.uk/
Parkway Taxis: 01884 38899 http://www.taxidevon.co.uk/tiverton-parkway-station-taxis/