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 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 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
Each business event is different and will have different requirements – just speak to us if you would like us to help organise your catering. You are, of course, free to contact our chefs directly if you prefer.
Bespoke dinner parties using fantastic local produce are a speciality for Milkshed Catering.
The company is made up of individuals who are passionate about fantastic customer service and great food.
Head Chef, Mark, has more than 25 years experience in top level cooking. He has previously worked in the UK, France, Spain, Australia and Switzerland and has cooked in top restaurants such as Gordon Ramsey at Claridges, Michelin recommended Domaine Gayda in France and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. He now writes all their menus and heads up the kitchen side of the business.
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?
The French Kitchen philosophy comes from its founder Laurent Courtois. Born in the Loire Valley, France, Laurent’s love of food started at an early age with mealtimes and good food being an important part of every day life. Laurent spent the first ten years of his professional career in his home country working in restaurants around the Loire area before moving to the 5* Meridien Hotel in Paris where he stayed for five years. In 1998 Laurent came to England. Passionate about cooking, and with twenty years considerable experience, Laurent established The French Kitchen.
From knees-ups to hoe-downs, barefoot picnics to ballroom banquets, the Pieminster team can help you with all your catering needs, doing as much or as little as you’d like.
All their pies are made in their Bristol kitchens and brought to you wherever you are in the UK. So whether you’d like a Kate & Sidney, Moo, Free Ranger or Heidi Pie, they’ve got it covered. They only use 100% free range British meat and their vegetarian pies are Vegetarian Society Approved. All of their ingredients are ethically sourced and local. And if you have any special dietary requirements, they have that sorted too, with a list of alternative options for you including gluten free ones.
why not try something different?
Relax and entertain your guests while the expert team creates a whole nation of flavours
for your delight. Head Chef Khun Prathuan (known to all as Lek) grew up in Thailand and
knows all about the traditional cookery skills of the real Thai kitchen.
The meal will be served to you and all the clearing up will be done too!
We can arrange activities to suit any kind of event or party at one of our large houses to hire. We have spent time researching and finding an excellent range of suppliers to provide the best experiences for you.
Our rangers are second to none providing exemplary tuition and top of the range equipment. For days out and local attractions explore the local links on this page. You will also find local information files in all our five star awarded houses.
We offer a range of activities to make your house party more relaxing or more exciting, depending on your preference. We can bring activities to the house or take you to a whole host of things to do nearby.
Tone Dale is an impressive, elegant Georgian Palladian style Villa, set in four acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, centering on the mill stream, alongside a once thriving, but now silent woollen mill. This large house is available to rent for big parties, country house weddings, holidays and Corporate events.
The property comprises the main house sleeping 21 and the Stables accommodating a further 10. The main house is large enough and fully equipped for 31 guests. The grounds including terrace are stylishly landscaped giving total privacy to guests. First built by Thomas Fox in 1797, the house and gardens have been carefully restored by the Big House Co.
Entrance is through the grand (40ft) Hall. Off the hall is a fully equipped kitchen together with a scullery and jam room. The drawing and dining rooms are where guests can unwind in comfort and style with a roaring log fire, amid many antiques and family portraits. The more energetic can retire to the Long Room for a game of table tennis or pool.
There are seven bedrooms (and 6 shower/bathrooms) all reflecting fascinating and different aspects of the history of the house and family. They are comfortably furnished, with sumptuous beds. 3 are en suite. The 11th bedroom is the ivy clad Old Laundry, a charming, very large bedroom suite with a gallery and its own bathroom.
Originally the maids’ quarters but today there is a twin bedded room and a double/twin room with a further single room en suite.
In total the main house has 11 bedrooms and 7 bath/shower rooms.
The Party Room The Long Room
Leading off from the dining room the air conditioned party room has a 60” plasma screen and an integrated sound and lighting system which is ideal for staging your own disco and can also be used for formal presentations.
Nestled in the garden adjacent to the main house, the Stables provide elegant accommodation for up to 10 guests. The beautifully appointed kitchen is ideal for a morning brew but the guests would then join in the main house for all meals and entertainment.
The ground floor has two bedrooms and one bath/shower room. Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms and a bathroom.
In total the Stables has 5 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms.
During your stay
Nestled in Somerset close to the Devon border, Tone Dale House is ideally placed for many great days out to suit young and old such as The West Somerset Railway, which is one of the longest steam railways in the UK, or unleash your inner hippy with a trip to Glastonbury and race the kids to the top of the Tor.
World famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves are a short trip away as is Tropiquaria – a converted 1930’s BBC radio transmitter building, now housing a zoo, aquarium and various play areas. Children will also love nearby Diggerland, Crealy Adventure Park and Quadworld (also for big kids!). For the more sedate there are several National Trust properties and stately homes such as Knightshayes, Cothay Manor, Killerton House and Fyne Court within a short drive.
Of course you can’t visit Somerset without tasting the local cider. Sheppys is just down the road from Tone Dale House and they will happily show you how the cider is made from their own on site orchards..