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Catering Services for Haygrass House – Somerset


It’s up to you…

Just choose from our list of talented local chefs and liaise directly with them and they will take care of everything.

They will offer you a variety of menus for your big house party or corporate event from a simple, hearty, two course, self-service meal, to a more formal, fully served and cleared dinner. All are made from the best available local produce wherever possible.

If, however, you would prefer us to organise your event for you, just let us know and we will gladly do so!

If you have a specific caterer that you would like to use, they would just need to visit the house and show us the necessary insurances.


Arabella Tindall

 

arabella_tindall@hotmail.com

07831 619167

 

Masterchef quarterfinalist Arabella creates beautiful, delicious food using seasonal produce from local, independent suppliers. Accommodating any dietary requirement is a particular speciality.

Based near Wellington, she can deliver fabulous ready-made dishes for you to reheat or provide a fully catered dinner party service.


Vegan To You

 

anna@vegantoyou.co.uk

07779 254964

vegantoyou.co.uk

 

Vegan to You is the first exclusively vegan catering company in the UK.

They cater for all types of events – corporate entertaining, weddings, festivals, crew catering, in-home cooking and everything in between.

With 20 years catering experience they can create original and exciting menus to suit varying budgets and facilities – all plant based of course!


MILKSHED CATERING

 

info@milkshedcatering.com

07860 581680

milkshedcatering.com

 

Bespoke dinner parties and events using fantastic local produce are a speciality for Milkshed Catering.

Their dinner party service is perfect for special birthdays, anniversaries and family gatherings – both chefs and waiting staff are highly experienced and will go the extra mile to ensure you fully relax and enjoy your celebration.

Menus are agreed in advance from their sample menu suggestions, or you can request something more bespoke involving your favourite ingredients.


THIR13EN

 

ask@thir13en.co.uk

07872188686

thir13enfinedine.co.uk

 

Dining Experiences that are Prepared, Cooked & Served Exclusively for You.

We craft dining experiences that are tailor made for you & your close ones. No matter the occasion, we will take the time to understand the experience you desire. Co-founders & couple, Ben & Isabella are passionate to source the absolute best, locally produced food before cooking it to perfection.

Here at “13”, we go above & beyond so you can give you something unique & truly memorable.


Linda’s Food Thyme

 

info@lindasfoodthyme.co.uk

07930 685331

lindasfoodthyme.co.uk

 

Linda at Linda’s Food Thyme is a professionally qualified chef who spent several years cooking in award winning restaurants in London. She certainly has a flair for catering, with her own signature style which reflects her international roots and cosmopolitan background in fine dining. Menus are creative and showcase the best of fresh ingredients.

You can try Linda’s exquisite cuisine by booking her to come and cook for private dining in your holiday house, or you can use her convenient delivery service and have delicious home cooked meals delivered to your door.


FOOD4YOU

 

enquiries@food-4-you.co.uk

01823 336332

food-4-you.co.uk

 

Food 4 You has been based in Somerset for 20 years and they have worked hard to establish themselves as one of the most respected and sought after caterers in the region.

Quality, locality, and sustainability are the key ingredients in the food that they provide. Of course it has to look good and taste great; it also has to be responsibly sourced.

Their suppliers are, wherever possible, based in Somerset, Devon, Dorset or Cornwall. Why look beyond your doorstep when it is blessed with so much?


Sarah Thai Catering

 

 

info@sarahthaicatering.co.uk

07767153429

sarahthaicatering.co.uk

 

Bring the authentic taste of Thailand to your house party. Choose from a buffet style banquet or a fully served and cleared away seated banquet, with food prepared at the house.


Available via The Big House Company


THE BREAKFAST CHEF Contact us, The Big House Co: 01823 662673 to check availability.

Full English breakfast cooked, served & cleared away for you.

Bacon, Sausage, Tomato, Beans, Mushrooms, Black Pudding, Egg

Toast, Jam, Marmalade

Selection of Fruit Juices

Tea and Coffee

Cost pp: From £20.00

Minimum No: 15


DELIVERED 2 COURSE SUPPER Contact us, The Big House Co: 01823 662673 for menus & more information

Take the pressure off and give everyone a real welcome break on their arrival, a chance to relax enjoy a delicious real home-made meal together and not worry about shopping or cooking, allowing for varying arrival times or the night before you depart.

Pre prepared supper delivered to the house, all you need to do is warm through and enjoy!

Ask The Big House Co for our menus.

Choose from 2 Mains and 2 Puddings for your whole group

Cost pp: From £21.50

Minimum No: 15


HANDMADE PIZZAS Contact us, The Big House Co: 01823 662673 for menus & more information

Let the oven come to you! Freshly prepared at the house.

All of our pizzas are made with our home made, hand stretched dough and our homemade sauce, they are then topped with only the finest ingredients and baked to perfection in our wood fired oven.

You choose 3 options for your group. Minimum 25 Pizzas:  Prices start from £450

Additional Pizzas: £15pp   Salads also available if required at an additional cost


There are some great pubs too…

We can make suggestions about local pubs – just ask us for more information.

Activities for Haygrass House – Somerset

 

We can arrange activities to suit any kind of event or party at Hay Manor. We have spent time researching and finding an excellent range of suppliers to provide the best experiences for you.

We can bring activities to the house or book you a whole host of things to do nearby.

For days out and local attractions explore the local links on this page. You will also find local information files at Hay House.


Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery & Pistol shooting (Clays not available on site)

Contact Matthew Nimmo for more information:

07748 498457

nimmomatthew@hotmail.com

birdshilldays.com

 

Our rangers are second to none providing exemplary tuition and top of the range equipment.

Our excellent instructors will guide you through the stance and aim, through to losing the arrows and pulling the trigger!

Please note – we do not allow any other supplier of Clay Shooting, Archery or Pistols at the house.


Laser Clays (available on site)

Contact us for more information:

party@thebighouseco.com

 

An alternative to Clay Shooting and a great activity for all ages! Price: £39pp for a min of 10 people.


Wine Tasting

Contact us for more information:

party@thebighouseco.com

 

Perfect as an afternoon or pre-dinner activity. Taste six different wines and learn more about the world of wine in a fun and informal session with a WSET-qualified wine coach. Tastings last for around 90 minutes and options include:

 

    • Introduction to Wine Tasting
    • Champagne & Sparkling Wines
    • New World v Old World
    • ‘Posh v Plonk’ (blind tasting)
    • Port and Sherry Tasting
    • Fine Wine Tasting

Prices from £250 (for a group of up to ten) or £400 (for up to 20).


Massage, Manicures & Pedicures (available on site)

Contact Sadie for treatments and prices:

07917357951

savanibeauty@gmail.com

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Savani Health & Beauty is a mobile beauty service bringing the Spa experience to you.


Murder Mystery Evening

Contact us for more information:

party@thebighouseco.com

 

If you want fun and laughter then look no further!
The evening can be adapted to suit your group…include names and places that are special to you.
Get your ideas ready….there’s going to be a murder.

From: £895 per group.


Casino Night

Contact us for more information:

party@thebighouseco.com

 

Create the glamour and mystique of a night at the casino.
2 Deluxe, full size gaming tables, mahogany roulette wheel and genuine casino chips. The croupiers ensure the highest quality casino event for you and you guests. Good Luck!!

From: £685 per group.


Gin Tasting

Contact us for more information:

party@thebighouseco.com

 

During your exclusive gin tasting, you will be presented with six gins specially selected for their quality and provenance. You’ll taste each gin neat before mixing and enjoying 6 perfectly served G&Ts with an array of garnishes as suggested by the distiller.
What better way to spend an evening with family, friends or colleagues.

From: 39pp + Travel (circa £100)


Cocktails & Games

Contact Jon Sebar for more information:

07565042048

cocktailsandgames@outlook.com

cocktailsandgames.co.uk

 

Let the party begin!

Cocktails & Games Masterclass for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Corporates, Hens & Stags. Whatever the occasion, we supply everything you need from the cocktail equipment, alcohol & ingredients, glassware & even the ice.


Bouncy Castle Hire

Contact us for more information:

party@thebighouseco.com

 

From £200.


Tennis coaching

Private coaching on Hay’s tennis court.

Contact Henry Field

07411 105249

henry.ds.field@gmail.com

£55/hr 1:1  plus, £10 pp/ph up to a maximum of 6.


Karaoke Hire

Contact us for more information:

party@thebighouseco.com

 

Weekend Hire from £195.


Horse Riding

Contact Quantock Trekking for more information:

01823 431 713

gill@quantocktrekking.co.uk

quantocktrekking.co.uk


Fly Fishing

Contact Hollies Trout Farm and Fishery for more information:

01404 841428

holliestroutfarm.co.uk


Paint Ball

Contact UCZ Paintball for more information:

01392 464032

info@uczpaintball.com

uczpaintball.co.uk/


Quad Biking/Off road karting

Contact Devon Leisure for more information:

01626 864 315

devonleisure@aol.com

devon-leisure.com


4 x 4 Off Road Driving Experience (Land Rover)

Contact Land Rover Experience West Country for more information:

01404 549 333

westcountry@landroverexperience.com

www.westcountry.landroverexperience.co.uk

  • Sleeps Number Sleeps 20/26
  • Dogs Allowed Dogs Possible
  • Games Room Games Room
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court Tennis Court

Haygrass House – Somerset

Like your Georgian Manor with a twist? Old meets new, the best of both worlds. Pass through the electric gates at the entrance of the drive and there she is – traditional honey coloured, with 2 big stone lions guarding the door. Inside the oohs and aahs will start.

 

A grand, impressive, characterful house that feels like home very quickly and a special place stay in Somerset. It’s beautiful, stylish and a great place to enjoy having fun with your favourite people. There’s plenty to do outside and in, so whatever the weather, it will be a memorable stay. It’s a house to be together in, play and laugh, but there’s space to quietly re-charge, read a book, or just contemplate how great life is.

Social spaces

The dining room has elegant floor to ceiling sash windows, throwing plenty of natural light into the room. A large table (seating 20/26) for gathering your group around, beneath the grand chandelier that sets the scene for a special dinner party. Match the elegance by dressing up in your finery – go Gatsby for the weekend.

Across the hall from the dining room, the light filled drawing room has a baby grand piano, sofas, a large open fire for a cosy winters afternoon indoors. It’s a beautiful room.

The mellow library has beautiful panelling and there’s a large stone fireplace to light if you want to add to the atmosphere, choose a book from the shelves and curl up on a sofa. There is also a wide screen tv and an excellent Denon sound system.

Central in the house is the kitchen, with an Aga (electric) giving a proper country house feel, 2 eye level ovens and an induction hob. With a centre island and very comfy bar stools – anyone cooking is going to have an audience! A pantry and a breakfast kitchen lead off the main kitchen, giving you extra storage and preparation space. There is a butlers kitchen (towards the games room), with an eye level, built in oven and induction hob, if you need even more cooking space.

Hay Manor has 2 large sitting rooms for a great house party in Somerset

Hay Manor Reception Room

Bedrooms

Up the grand staircase, past the attractive stained glass window, admire the original, ornate light-well that cascades natural light into the hall, there are 9 fabulous bedrooms. All in calming Farrow & Ball colours with crisp bed linen and soft, deep pile carpet underfoot. The well chosen contemporary furniture and lighting balances in harmony with the traditional features, high ceilings, pretty sash windows and heavy drapes. Many of the bedrooms have views of the gardens and beyond to the rolling Somerset countryside. See our floor plan for bedroom layout.

Additional sleeping accommodation (extra charge) can be provided in the stables flat, with 2 bedrooms, 2 put up beds (in living room) and 1 bathroom. Enough for 6, so you can increase your group size, and still enjoy all the great facilities of the house.

Hay Manor Bedroom

Hay Manor Bedroom

There are 3 en-suites and 3 general bath/shower rooms, all with new high spec fittings throughout. Deep baths for enjoying a soak and invigorating large rainfall showers to wake you up in the morning.

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Fun spaces

The media room. Welcome to media room heaven. Gaming chairs and sofas, Denon sound system and projector system onto the facing wall. A perfect teenage hang-out. If you can’t find them, this is where they will be.

The gym. The lounge lizards among us are skeptical that this is a fun space, but we are assured that it counts. It’s very well equipped with a rowing machine, treadmill, exercise bike, punchbag and weights.

Further long the passage with original slate and brick floors (slightly low beams, adorned with fairy lights), past the funky signage, to the games room, a description that doesn’t do it justice! It’s a fantastic, double height space with oodles of character, a basketball hoop, darts, table tennis and plenty of room for lots of fun. Any age group is going to love this space.

All play and no work…just in case you have to, the study is quietly located towards the back of the house, with a workspace that might not make it feel like work?

Hay Manor has a cinema room, gym & and pool.

There is plenty of entertainment for a group of friends to enjoy including tennis, a gym, cinema room & swimming pool.

Outside

There are 28 acres of grounds & gardens and one of the loveliest features is the fairytale tree house, newly re-built and promising hours of fun. Across the main lawn from the house is the outdoor pool (seasonal) with sun loungers and when relaxing gets too tiring, cross the lawn to the tennis court and serve a few aces.

By the house there’s more seating on the terrace, where you’re then perfectly positioned by the barbecue and pizza oven to enjoy some evening feasting. It’s a sunny spot to enjoy the views of the garden and through to the orchard. Further beyond, is a full size football pitch with goals.

The swimming pool at Hay Manor, Somerset.

The tennis court at Hay Manor, Somerset.

A few small points..

  • Prices shown are for 20 guests. The Stables (up to 6 extra) is £700 per weekend & £1,200 for a week.
  • The swimming pool has partial low fencing and a hedge around it. Children & animals  should always be supervised.
  • While playing on the tree house & slide children should be supervised.
  • Hidden away by the main gates is a lodge (100m from the house), where a husband & wife couple live, who show you in to the house & explain how things work.
  • Up to two dogs are welcome (£15 per dog, p.n.), but owners please be aware that you are responsible for clearing up after your dog in the garden.
  • There is a very slight hum of motorway traffic, in the garden only, please ring for more details, we have been to the house on several occasions.
  • A small equestrian area on the edge of the grounds. Only the trainer visits them.
  • The refundable cautionary deposit for this house is £1,500.
  • We recommend taking out your own personal travel insurance prior to booking.

Price Guide

Weekend (2 nights) from £4000 - £5000
Midweek (2 nights) from £3700 - £4200
Week (7 nights) from £6700 - £9900
Xmas/New Year £10600

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Zip and Link  Superking  Superking +   2 day beds King
Number of Bedrooms 1 4 1 3
En suite bathrooms 3
Separate bathrooms 3

Features

  • Outdoor pool (Easter – end Sept)
  • Tennis court
  • Full size football pitch
  • Media room
  • Well equipped gym
  • Games room
  • Double height tree house
  • Outdoor pizza oven & bbq
  • 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£15pn/ per dog)
  • Additional accommodation up to 6 (extra charge)
  • Small private (no access) equestrian barn nearby

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