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


Gayla Stewart

Gayla Stewart

Gayla has plenty of experience at providing mouthwatering food for all occasions, whether it's a fork or finger buffet, or a three course meal. She can deliver pre-cooked or frozen food or come to your holiday cottage and create whatever you fancy from her extensive menu. Restaurant quality food in your own surroundings - and Gayla somehow manages to make it look so effortless - that's the sign of a true pro !  She is very helpful - do give her a call

Email:          Mobile: 07801375604    Landline: 01823 433514

Menus for Gayla Stewart

Email:          Mobile: 07801375604 Landline: 01823433514

This catered menu means that we arrive, cook and serve your chosen meal for you in the wonderful surroundings of your holiday home, sitting down to eat at a time to suit you. The price per person includes all setting up and clearing away being done for you. All you need to do on the evening is organise the drinks.

Waitress service costs £40 and is necessary for 10+ guests. 

Minimum of 6 adults please and for 9 or less people all choose the same menu across the 3 courses (plus vegetarian option if needed). For 10 or more people you may have 2 choices per course (plus vegetarian option). 

A children's menu and canapés menu are available. 

Special dietary requirements can be accommodated. All food is prepared in our kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. The menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information can be provided on request.

Our kitchen has been awarded maximum 5 stars in Taunton Deane Food Hygiene scheme. 


Adults Catered 3 Course Menu

£35 per person for 3 courses for up to 11 people - £30 per person for 3 courses for 12 people or more


Fresh Salmon, Smoked Salmon & Dill Terrine, dressed salad leaves  (g/f)
Roasted Asparagus, Prosciutto, Mascarpone, Lemon & Basil Tart, dressed salad leaves
Chicken Liver Parfait with Macerated Fruits, Fruit Chutney & Toasted Brioche. 
Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki (g/f)
Thai King Prawn Cocktail with Mango & Coriander (g/f)
Spiced Chickpea Cakes with Marinated Red Onion, Coriander & Lemon Salad (v)
Creamy Garlic, Thyme, Sherry Mushrooms,on toasted Ciabatta (v)
Baked Somerset Goats Cheese on Chargrilled Balsamic Vegetables or Marinated Beetroot Rocket Salad (v) (g/f)
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup with Croutons (v)
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger & Nutmeg (v) (g/f)
Fried Greek Halloumi with Honey, Sesame seeds and Oregano (v) (g/f)


Slow Roasted Exmoor Lamb Shank, Creamy Potato Mash & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Exmoor Boeuf Bourgignion, Wholegrain Mustard Potato Mash & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Roast Leg of Local Duck,  Red Wine Redcurrant Sauce, Dauphinoise Potato & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Baked Scottish Salmon with a Parmesan Herb Crust, Dauphinoise Potato/ New Potatoes & Seasonal Veg
Exmoor Bacon Wrapped Pork Fillet stuffed with Black Pudding, Roasted Rhubarb, Dauphinoise Potato & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Exmoor Bacon Rolled Chicken Breast stuffed with Apricots, Mint & Pine nuts, Dauphinoise Potato & Seasonal Veg
Panfried Exmoor Chicken Breast in Creamy Tarragon & White Wine Sauce, Dauphinoise Potato & Seasonal Veg (g/f)
Spiced Chargrilled Mackerel on bed of Spinach Lentils (g/f)
Warm Chicken, Spicy Chorizo, Avocado, Roasted Asparagus & Basil Salad (g/f)
Mushroom & Cornish Blue Wellington, Seasonal Veg (v)
Mediterranean Vegetable & Goats Cheese Stack, Dauphinoise Potato (v) (g/f)
Moroccan Filo Pie with Minted Couscous, Seasonal Veg (v)
Stuffed Baked Courgette with Wild Rice & Cashews (v) 


Decadent Chocolate Rum Truffle Torte (v)
Squidgy Pavlova with Rosewater Drizzle (v) (g/f)
Hot Soft Chocolate Puddings (v)
Lemon & Lime Cheesecake on Ginger Crumb (v)
Tiramisu (v)
Vanilla Pod Creme Brûlée with shortbread  (v) 
Orange & Vanilla Panna Cotta with Tequila Orange (g/f)
Marmalade & Whisky Fruity Bun and Butter Pudding (v)
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce (v)
Salted Caramel Brownie (v) 
Lime, Ginger & Honey Steamed Pudding with Rosemary Custard (v)
White Chocolate Vanilla Cream with Raspberry & Rhubarb Dressing (v) (g/f)

All served with jugs of cream


Garnished Westcountry Cheeseboard £4.50 per person

Coffee or Tea with Home Made Truffles £4.50 per person


Children's Menu (Age10 and Under) £10.00pp for 3 courses (with adults menu)


Dough balls with Garlic Butter
Garlic Bread
Crudités with Dips
Melon with Fruit Coulis


Homemade Beef Meatballs in a rich Tomato Sauce on Spaghetti
Homemade Free Range Chicken Gougons served with Chunky Chips & Peas
Homemade Fish Gougons served with Chunky Chips & Peas
Beef Lasagne served with Carrots & Peas
Cottage Pie served with Carrots & Peas
Thornes Butcher's Pork Sausages served with Creamy Mash, Peas or Baked Beans & Ketchup/ Barbecue Sauce
Quorn Sausages served with Creamy Mash, Peas or Baked Beans & Ketchup/ Barbecue Sauce (v)
Creamy Macaroni Cheese served with Broccoli or Peas (v)


Chocolate Mousse Pot, Chocolate Brownie & Smarties
Fresh Fruit & Mallow Kebabs with Chocolate Sauce
Cinnamon Oaty Apple Crumble with Cream
Fresh Fruit Jelly & Ice Cream
Decorated Piped Buttercream Cupcake

All children to choose the same menu, minimum of 2 children. Only in conjunction with adults catered menu.

Allergen Information available on request


Delivered Menu Prepared Ready for you to Pop in the Oven with Reheating Instructions

Minimum of 8 Guests - £17.00 for 2 courses - £21.50 for 3 courses


Roasted Butternut Squash, Ginger & Nutmeg Soup (v)
Creamy Winter Leek & Potato Soup (v)
Petit-Pois & Mint Soup wth Parmesan Crisps (v)
Garlic & Herb Bread, Dipping Oils & Olives (v)
Chicken Liver & Sherry Pate with Pickled Fruits
Baked Goats Cheese on Balsamic Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables (v)
Poppadoms & Chutneys (v)
Baked Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Bacon & Devon Blue Cheese 
Smoked Mackerel & Horseradish Pate
 Selection of breads


Balsamic Chicken with Porcini Mushrooms & Sundried Cranberries 
Exotically Spiced Lamb Tagine
Baked Succulent Local Pork Sausages with Red Onion Marmalade
Slow-Braised Pork cooked in Local Cider & Parsnips
Classic Beef Lasagne
Traditional Cottage Pie
Steak & Mushroom Pie Topped with Dauphinoise Potatoes 
Luxury Cheesy Topped Fish Pie
Chicken Tikka Masala 
Coq au Vin
Roast Pumpkin & Spinach Lasagne (v)
Red Pepper, Tomato & Lentil Moussaka (v)
Wild Mushroom, Parmesan & Gruyere Bake (v)
Authentic Vegetable Curry (v)
Somerset Lamb Hotpot
All come with freshly prepared vegetables or mixed salad and seasonal potatoes or rice


Seasonal Fruit Crumble
Meringues, Berries & Raspberry & Rosewater Syrup
Toffee Cake with Caramel Sauce
Bread & Butter Pudding 
Chocolate Truffle Torte
Apple & Vanilla Tart
Frosted Carrot Cake
Gluten-free Lemon Drizzle Cake 
Dark Chocolate Brownies with Rich Ganache Sauce 


Flora Bartlett

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 or phone 07771 722879.

Rodney Scott

Rodney Scott

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.


We Offer

  • Dinner parties
  • A meal delivered with heating instructions
  • Hampers for picincs
  • Special breakfasts
  • BBQs
  • Afternoon tea


Contact Details


Phone: 07886388090

Denis Guillemin

Dennis Guillemin

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.
Bon Appetit!


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.

Contact Details


Phone 07813930480


Christian Hopwood

Christian is passionate about preparing top quality imaginative food using the best local ingredients he can get his hands on - from trusted suppliers and even from his own garden. He's done catering for  years now and just check out his reviews if you need convincing how good he is. Whatever you want, be it canapes or a banquet, delivered or fully catered, speak to Christian; he'll make it perfect for you. He also only lives in the next door village as wel!!!      Tel: 07986829457

Menus for Christian Hopwood

Email:            Phone: 07986829457

Adults Catered Menu

£35.50 per head for 3 courses or £39.50 per head for 4 courses
Fresh ground coffee, home-made truffles & chocolate dipped strawberries - £4.50 per head
Cheese board with a variety of local cheeses, biscuits, butter, grapes and celery - £5.00 per head

If 8 people or more a waitress is required at £40 for the evening for all the serving, washing up and clearing away.

I am happy to cater for all dietary requirements – please just ask.

If possible please choose the same menu for your whole party (+ vegetarian option if required). However, if you are a party of 10 or more, you may choose 2 options per course (+ vegetarian option). 

Gf = gluten free    V = vegetarian

Most dishes can be made gluten free if required.


Mini fish cakes with creamy chilli dipping sauce
Smoked salmon on home-made blinis with sour cream
Tiny Yorkshire puddings with rare roast beef, strawberry slice and horseradish cream
Crispy duck or vegetable spring rolls with hoi sin dipping sauce (v)
King prawns with lime, lemongrass and crème fraiche sauce on a spoon (gf)
Caramelised red onion tartlets with melting brie (v)
Sticky honey cocktail sausages


Roasted asparagus and Parma ham with foaming hollandaise sauce (gf)
Smoked salmon terrine with cucumber salad, horseradish cream and French bread
Home-made roast tomato and orange soup / roast butternut squash soup with crusty rolls (v)
Pan-fried Kidderton Ash goat’s cheese with toasted hazelnuts, honey and thyme (v) (gf)
Caramelised red onion and goats cheese puff pastry tart with thyme (v)
 Luxury fish pie with saffron mash and a pea soup shot (gf)
Garden pea panna-cotta (v)

Main Courses 

Pan-fried rump of lamb with dauphinoise or garlic roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables (gf)
Pork fillet with cider cream & caramelised apples, creamy mash, seasonal vegetables (gf)
Eight hour braised shin of beef with a red wine reduction, pureed potatoes and baby vegetables (gf)
Chicken with pesto, taleggio cheese & roasted tomatoes served with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables (gf)
Roast fillet of beef with a red wine gravy, creamy dauphinoise or roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, green beans and honeyed carrots
Salmon fillet with a crusted pecorino & pesto topping, new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Roast cod loin with goat’s cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Butternut squash risotto with creamy mozzarella and baby spinach leaves (v) (gf)
Fragrant Moroccan linguini with green salad (v)


Divine lemon possett with almond biscuits and fresh fruit
Passion-fruit and hazelnut roulade served with fresh raspberries (gf)
Apple, pear, raspberry and white chocolate crumble with homemade custard
Sticky toffee pudding with a gooey middle, vanilla ice cream & sticky sauce
Chocolate truffle cheesecake with chocolate biscuit crumb and red berries
Heavenly lemon cheesecake on a ginger crumb with fresh red berries
Gooey Pavlova with fresh cream & lots of fresh fruit (gf)
All puddings served with fresh double cream


Children’s Catered Menu - £12 per head for 3 courses

Please, if possible, choose the same menu for all the children


Garlic bread
Tomato bruschetta

Main Courses

Home-made beef burgers in a bun
Good old-fashioned shepherds pie

Classic meat or vegetable lasagna
Spaghetti & meatballs with tomato and (hidden) vegetable sauce

Mini chicken schnitzels

Fish gougons

Mild chicken korma with mini naan bread
All home-made and served with rice or oven chips and your choice of vegetables.


Strawberry Jelly with sprinkles and fresh strawberries

Apple crumble with custard

Yummy chocolate or vanilla ice-cream
Banana pudding with toffee sauce
Meringue baskets with fresh fruit and cream


Delivered Menu  

To save you slaving over a hot stove, I can deliver home cooked food direct to the property during the afternoon ready for you to heat up and eat that evening. 

£20 per head for 3 courses

Please choose the same menu for your whole party unless you have specific dietary requirements.


Halloumi, mushroom and parsley stuffed red peppers with mixed green salad
Chicken liver or smoked mackerel pate served with melba toasts and butter
Home-made roasted tomato and orange soup served with a variety of bread rolls & butter
Basil roulade with goats cheese and sun-blushed tomatoes served with green salad
Smoked salmon terrine with a rocket salad

Main courses

Caramelised red onion and goats cheese puff pastry tart with rocket salad (v)
Luxury fish pie with saffron mash, green salad or green beans
Chicken and broccoli gratin served with new potatoes
Green Thai chicken curry with jasmine rice, green beans and mini naan breads
Beouf bourguignon with creamy mash potatoes and green beans
Mushroom strudel with green vegetables (v)
Fruity lamb tagine with rice or cous-cous
All main courses served with either prepared vegetable or green salad


Super squidgy chocolate log with double cream
Gooey pavlova with lots of fresh fruit and cream
Pear, apple, raspberry and white chocolate crumble with home-made custard
Individual sticky toffee puddings with sticky sauce and cream
Passion fruit and hazelnut roulade




COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals

We are delighted to have partnered with COOK in Taunton because it means their fabulous frozen meals can be enjoyed by our guests; you see, somethings are so good you just can't help shouting about them.  I expect lots of you are familier with COOK - they have shops nationwide.
COOK have a very wide range of dishes available to order, both sweet and savoury. It's all made just as it would be at home, with fresh wholesome ingredients and a notable lack of artificial flavours, colours, etc. All you do is order what you want and it will all be delivered when you arrive at your Lavender Hill Holidays.
It's easy to order online, or you can email the COOK shop in Taunton (details below) - please note that there is a minimum order value of £30 to qualify for delivery.


Email:            Phone: 01823323001


Cedar Falls

At Bishops Lydeard Cedar Falls is one of the south west premier spas, great for day/half day treats!  

Urban Buff Day Spa

Urban Buff Day Spa- 01823 257445

An oasis of lavish urban chic - where relaxation, serenity, relaxationand luxury are at the heart of your experiance.

Glo Pamper

Glo Pamper

Glo deliver a range of affordable services suitable for all ages and occasions - wonderful pampering sessions in your luxury holiday cottage!!

  • Spa to You” indulgent treatment packages perfect for individuals, couples, families or groups staying in self-catering accommodation from £19pp
  • Pamper Party” packages are designed for hen, group and kids parties, from £17pp
  • Event” services suitable for corporate parties, ladies days, chill out zones, seminars / conferences, product launches, exhibitions and team pampering
  • Well-being” services are best suited to the workplace, offering therapies such as office massage and reflexology, yoga, pilates, tai chi classes, nutrition, mindfulness training and life coaching workshop

Treatments are provided by their professional team of local mobile massage and beauty therapists throughout the UK.

Enquire or book online, email or call 0207 096 0385 to speak to their team who can tailor an experience to meet your needs

 Benefits of Glo Pamper


  • Holistic massage and beauty treatments and well-being services delivered to you in the comfort of your surroundings, whatever the weather;
  • Perfect for any occasion such as a family get-together, a romantic weekend away or some much needed me/you-time;
  • Holiday extra to make your experience deeply relaxing and rejuvenating to support your well-being;
  • Additional well-being and beauty service options available such as hair styling, make-up and yoga classes

Spa to You Packages

The below is a list of our packages and pricing for your information.  You find all of these details on our website .

2 hr Rest and Unwind Package - £150 approx

2 x 60 min treatments | 4 x 30 min treatments | 6 x 20 min treatments

3 hr Rest and Unwind Package - £180 approx

3 x 60 min treatments | 6 x 30 min treatments | 9 x 20 min treatments

4 hr Rest and Unwind Package - £240 approx

4 x 60 min treatments | 6 x 40 min treatments | 8 x 30 min treatments | 12 x 20 min treatments

5 hr Rest and Unwind Package - 1 therapist £285 approx

5 x 60 min treatments | 10 x 30 min treatments | 15 x 20 min treatments

5 hr Rest and Unwind Package - 2 therapists £310 approx

5 x 60 min treatments | 10 x 30 min treatments | 15 x 20 min treatments

Couples Package - 2 hours £150 approx

2 x 60 min treatments | 4 x 30 min treatments | 6 x 20 min treatments 

Mother and Daughter Package - 2 hours £150 approx

2 x 60 min treatments | 4 x 30 min treatments | 6 x 20 min treatments

Mummy To Be and Partner Package - 2.5 hours £165  approx

90 minute treatment for Mummy-To-Be and 60 minute treatment for partner


Emily Fairweather

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!


    Telephone: 07968189060


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.

    Contact Details


    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

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:-

Birthday Parties For All Ages!

Hen Parties

Contact Details


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"

Contact Details


Phone:  01823 672817

Website: Jackie's Cakes On Facebook

Personal Bartender

 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.

Contact Details

Phone: 0117 941 5825

Quad World

A fabulous adrenalin filled activitiy ideal for a hen do or special birthday or just fun with the family! Fun on Quad bikes with instruction and supervision

At Cullumpton - about a 40 min drive

  01392 889162


Quantock Trekking

Quantock Trekking- Horse and Pony Treeking on the stunning Quantock Hills- approx 15 mins drive in West Bagborough with pub rides etc - great for a hen do , special birthday or family fun  01823 431713


Channel Adventure

Based in Minehead and Taunton- a wonderful company offering water based fun actitivies- kayaking, paddle boarding, coasteering etc.  Great for a hen do, family group or friends  It is a wonderful activity as Channel Adventure offer either 1 hour taster sessions at a great price ie SUP, Kayaking or three hour sessions inclucing coasteering and kayaking.


Bake with a Legend.

We host baking classes across the UK, led by the nations favourite Bake Off stars. Our recently launched ‘Bake At Home’ package gives fans of the TV show the chance to be joined in their own home or accommodation, by their favourite GBBO baker.

Select one of our recipes, and we'll bring everything you need to make one big group bake. You can bake up a storm and meet a TV star without having to even put your shoes on!


·         Your GBBO star will visit you in your own kitchen
·         Demonstration from your Bake Off legend!
·         Pick from our recipes and bake as a group
·         All ingredients & equipment to make the bake
·         Assistance and advice from your Baker
·         Post-bake sit down and chat with your Baking Legend

Bakers include: Jane Beedle (2016), Andrew Smyth (2016), Ian Cumming (2015), Howard Middleton (2013) and Glenn Cosby (2013). Visit our website for the full list of the bakers we work with.

Our 3 hour events can cater for up to 24 people, and we can provide gluten and dairy free options.