We offer a selection of extras that you can add to your booking prior to arrival. Browse our extras below:
We can organise a range of other extras for your booking. Browse the list below, please to contact us for more information.
We have teamed up with Gayla at Select Catering and are pleased to be able to offer a fabulous menu of both ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook delicious meals. Gayla is an experienced caterer and uses local, seasonal produce in her meals, wherever possible. Select catering will also, if you require, provide a fully catered service, where Gayla will cook and serve the meals in the cottages.
On receipt of the balance for your holiday, we send a copy of the Select Catering Menu, for you to be able to browse. If you require anything from the menu, simply pop a cheque in the post and the meals will be in the fridge on your arrival at the Barn.
Fully catered for that special occasion - waitress service available
Flora lives locally and is a trained Leith's cook. She loves preparing creative dinners, lunches, brunch, breakfast, buffets and all day packages to suit your individual need. Flora will come with friendly and attentive waitresses from the surrounding villages to make your event really special.
She believes passionately in the best ingredients and well cooked food and tries to keep food miles to a minimum by using super local meat, vegetables and small suppliers; including organic beef and vegetables from her parent’s farm. Flora looks forward to cooking and serving delicious food in the wonderful surroundings of Lavender Barn. Just let us know if you would like to book Flora and we will take care of the arrangements. If you wish to contact Flora with any questions you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07771 722879.
From The Producer!
Source and Somerset Local Food Direct. Source is a wonderful, innovative co-operative of Exmoor and Quantock producers. It has been created to inform you about and to deliver quality local produce. Source has joined forces with Somerset Local Food Direct to enable you to order our great local food and have it delivered to the barn for your holiday, just like Tesco, only local!
On confirmation of a booking we send a leaflet about the service.
Taunton Farmers Market
Taunton has a wonderful, weekly farmers market. It is held in the High Street area of town, from 9.30 until 3.30 every Thursday. It is a large farmers market and many local producers regularly sell there.
Some highlights are Wallace's venison, Tower Farms cheese, Common Loaf spelt bakery and a great organic fruit and veg stall.
The Fruit and Flower Basket
Here you can buy local fruit, veg, deli and frozen items. They cook a lot of the produce on-site in their kitchens. Their homemade quiche is delicious!
Set in the centre of nearby Williton the shop has been serving West Somerset for over 150 years, aiming to provide a traditional range of top quality produce with a warm and friendly level of customer service. The shop sells meats from local farmers, fresh and locally smoked fish, local cheeses, jams and chuckneys, and delicious local ice cream.
There is a full delicatessen including cooked hams, pies and pasties. You can also order great holiday hampers.The website http://www.somersetfarmhouse.co.uk is very good and you can pre order supplies, they will deliver free if the order is over £95.00
We are a local business in Bishopswood, on the Blackdown Hills, and all our food is sourced locally where possible. We will happily provide friendly waitresses to serve, as well as do the tidying and washing up to make that special ossasion even more relaxing and enyoyable.
We guarantee to provide excellent food and excellent staff. The only thing we cannot guarantee is the weather!
With over 15 years experience in the catering industry, our aim is to add to your holiday experience. We can provide for you in a number of ways, from reducing the pressure of organising and hosting an event, such as a dinner party to stocking your freezer with meals for the length of your stay.
- Dinner parties
- A meal delivered with heating instructions
- Hampers for picincs
- Special breakfasts
- Afternoon tea
With over 20 years experience working in luxury catering establishments in both France and England, I will bring the restaurant experience to you!
Professional and easy going would describe me best…
I will ensure everyone in your party is catered for with flair making sure that anyone with special dietary requirement gets the same treatment and tasty alternatives.
My cuisine is a mix of flavours from my Home country France and adoptive country England, with subtle notes from Mediterranean herbs and spices.
Waitress service comes at an extra £50 per waitress which includes table setting, food service, clearing away and washing up while you sit back and relax.
Only two miles from the Lavender Barn is one of the south west premier spas, great for day/half day treats!
My Personal Sanctuary
Will come and do pampering and treatments in the comfort of Lavender Barn.
A photo shoot with Emily provides a perfect memory of your holiday whether you are celebrating a special anniversary with all the family, a 40th birthday or reminders of a special honeymoon. Emily will cater to your individual requirements.
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 Price: £250 for up to 15 hens, and £50 for every group of 1-5 hens more. 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!
The Crafty Hen
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; including tiaras and hairpins, cocktail rings, textile corsages and accessories. 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.?
Phone: 0117 939 5203
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.
Phone: 07789 480298
Pot Doodles has gone mobile. Welcome to Pot Doodles the "paint your own pottery experience" that has now gone Mobile! At the end of 2008 we took our fantastic Pot Doodles "Paint your own pottery experience" MOBILE. Rather than you come to us we now come to you in our unique "Doodle Van". Pot Doodles will visit your home, school, club, hall or other venue for:-
Cup Cake Parties
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"
Phone: 01823 672817
Website: Jackie's Cakes On Facebook
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.
Phone: 0117 941 5825