We offer a selection of extras that you can add to your booking prior to arrival. Browse our extras below:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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
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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: 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
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
For an entertaining evening in, local spirits specialist Azu Spirits offers complete group tasting sets and private tasting experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of your holiday home.
Perfect for stag/hen do’s or family and friends together on holiday, for groups of eight or more Azu Spirits can come to you and guide your party through a unique blind tasting experience. Ellie Gibson (Azu’s founder) will arrive with Glencairn nosing glasses, water pipettes, tonics for the gins, your selected spirits and all the blind tasting content.
Their tasting sets, available for two (180ml) or groups (600ml) are presented as a blind tasting and designed for sharing. Providing everything you need to host your own blind tasting with friends or family, the sets include six premium spirits in numbered sharing bottles, a guide, tasting tips, a lavishly illustrated booklet and the luxury wax-sealed envelope for ‘the big reveal!’
Specialising in single malt whisky, renowned British spirits, local craft gin and luxury spirits, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0777-803-2247 to discuss private bookings or visit
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: email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenix Massage Therapies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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/