Gayla Stewart

Gayla will come to The Cottage Beyond to create a wonderful celebration feast for birthdays, anniversaries and occasions, or just because. Menus will be tailored to whatever you want, whether it's a buffet, bowl food, canapes or a three course dinner, and special diets are catered for. The other thing Gayla can do is deliver home made pre-cooked or frozen meals to the cottage, so all you need to do is pop them in the oven.

E:         T: 07801375604  or  01823 433514

See Gayla's sample menu here

Flora's Food And Kitchen

Flora's Food And Kitchen offers catering for special occasions and dinners at The Cottage Beyond, as well as a Eat Or Reheat Delivery Menu which means you don't need to worry about cooking for your large group holiday. Especially handy for the night you arrive - have tasty home made food delivered ready for you to tuck into or to reheat at your leisure. Flora is a Prue Leith trained chef with nearly 20 years experience; she uses local ingredients wherever possible including organic beef from her parents' farm.

E:   T: 07771 722879

See catering menus for Flora's Food And Kitchen 

See Eat Or Reheat Delivery Menu for Flora's Food And Kitchen 

Christian Hopwood

Christian Hopwood will come along to the Cottage Beyond to cook you up a scrumptious celebration feast or a holiday dinner, to serve you canapes or a finger buffet, or to deliver delicious home cooked meals for you to eat or reheat.  Expect top quality food with Christian's own creative twist, all made using the best local ingredients sourced from trusted suppliers and from his own garden.      T: 07986 829457

See Christian's Menu 

Jackie’s Cakes

Give Jackie's Cakes a call if you're coming to The Cottage Beyond to celebrate something very special like a big birthday or anniversary, although who needs a reason to eat cake? Jackie will deliver celebration cakes, cream teas, afternoon teas and scrumptious puddings, and something else she does is Cupcake & Cookie parties; they last 2 hours, cost £20 per head (minimum of 4 people) and are a lovely idea for refined hen weekends and birthdays. 

T: 01823 672817 or 07866 125061 

See Jackie's Cakes Cake List and Prices

Katy's Catering

Katy's Catering provides professional catering for all occasions, whether it's canapes, a finger buffet, bowl food or a sit down dinner. Perfect for family celebrations at The Cottage Beyond or just because you're on holiday and sometimes it's nice not to cook. Katy's menus caters for all tastes and can be adjusted to suit any dietary requirements. 

T: 07835 772194      E:

See menus for Katy's Catering

Joe Draper

You're in for such a treat if you book Joe Draper for bespoke catering at The Cottage Beyond. Joe has worked for the likes of Marco Pierre White and River Cottage, so that gives you some idea of what to expect. He prides himself on serving clean, fresh and rustic food that's ethical, local, seasonal, wild, organic and sustainable; in tune with the seasons Joe uses wild and foraged food where he can. Nothing short of divine.

Email:   T: 07811 120350

See Joe's menus     Joe's Website     

COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals

COOK are based in Taunton and what they're all about is delivering top quality frozen meals to you for your holiday at The Cottage Beyond - really handy for the night you arrive in particular. They do main meals and puddings, all made just as you'd do it at home using the freshest wholesome ingredients. Order online or email the COOK shop, but note that there is a minimum order of £40 to qualify for delivery.

E:            T: 01823 323001

COOK Taunton Website


Sue Hartman Holistic Therapist

Oh, this is such a treat! Sue Hartman has been working as a holistic therapist for many years and she's fully qualified in all aspects of pampering with a whole range of luxurious treatments including facials, Indian Head Massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy and reflexology. She'll come to the Cottage Beyond and honestly, she'll leave you feeling relaxed, renewed and revitalised, and isn't that something we could all do with sometimes? Great for refined hen weekends and mums to be.

E:      T: 07725989981

See Sue Hartman's pamper treatments

Hair & Beauty by Bailey

Emma has been a therapist since 2008 and has worked in many spas. She is fully qualified in all treatments. She will come to The Cottage Beyond and make your feel amazing! Great for holidays, get togethers, birthdays, hen parties and more! Go on - treat yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
Contact for a quote. Discounts and pamper packages are available.

E:       T: 07368195035

Facebook: @hairandbeautybybaileyx

Glo Pamper

Glo Pamper offer the luxury of a visiting spa service to The Cottage Beyond, with a huge range of treatments and pamper packages including massages, facials, and manicures. They do pamper parties for hen weekends and birthdays and that, but their home spa treatments are a treat for anyone, anytime - who needs a reason? You're on holiday, spoil yourself! 

E:         T: 02070 960385    

Glo Pamper Website

Taxis & Minibus Hire

Taxi & Minibus Hire

We recommend the following if you need to use taxis or minibuses during your stay at The Cottage Beyond:

A1 Taxis: 01823 332211

A Cabs:  01823 429406 or text 07900 900093
Based in Taunton, A Cabs have a range of 4- 8 seater vehicles; most are wheelchair friendly.

Monument Mini Cabs:  01823 664444

Knight Brothers Travel Ltd:  01823 442205
Knight Brothers have various sized mini buses available for hire.

Max's Minibus Hire: 01823 257180
Various sized mini buses available.

Toby's Taxis:  01594 840448  or 07743 054248
Toby's Taxis have a 16 seater as well as smaller vehicles available.


Activity Bouncers (Taunton)

Activity Bouncers (Taunton) have an impressive selection of bouncy castles and inflatables that they can hire out for use at The Cottage Beyond during your stay. They cater for all ages and all events so if you're looking for entertainment for a children's party, a hen weekend, or just for fun, give them a call.  

Phone: 01823 451157

Karina Gracia Dance

Oh what fun! If you like to shake your hips and flaunt your moves you must book Karina Gracia Dance for a workshop whilst you're staying at The Cottage Beyond. Karina knows some very nifty footwork and she covers several different dance styles, among them Flamenco, Bollywood, Samba, Greek and Street Dance. You can have one style or more in a workshop and you can include costumes and henna painting to really set the mood. Great for hen weekends, celebrations, and for friends and families of course.

T: 07813 990937  

See Karina's FaceBook page

Murder to Measure

Something rather different to entertain you during your stay at The Cottage Beyond. Murder to Measure provide very unique events in the form of murder mysteries; they have a few different packages including one for dinner parties, which sounds rather fun. They have plots and scenarios for all size groups and budgets, and they're even happy to work with you if you've got any great ideas of your own for this sort of thing. Just think, costumes, all the props - fantastic memories!

T: 01460 241915  or  07747 633238

Murder To Measure website

The Bartender Cocktail Worskshops

Get to grips with the science behind mixology; find out what works and what doesn't, invent a new cocktail, or learn how to make all the classics - Mojitos, Tequila Sunrises, Manhattans, Daquiris, the lot. The Bartender offer a range of cocktail workshops and will come to The Cottage Beyond for hen weekends, celebrations and for gatherings of friend and family. Try The Great British Shake Off or be The Star Behind the Bar.

E:           T: 0117 941 5825

The Bartender website


Bloomin Lovely

If you want to make The Cottage Beyond look extra special when you come here to celebrate a big family birthday or anniversary, or just because you're getting together and that doesn't happen often enough, we'd recommend Bloomin' Lovely for flowers and table decorations. They do the most beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements and they're only down the road in Wellington so it makes sense to use someone local. 

T: 01823 661000 

Bloomin Lovely Website


Emily Fairweather Photography

Capture your stay at The Cottage Beyond with photographs taken by a professional photographer; Emily Fairweather specialises in portrait photography and has won awards for her work, so obviously, she's very used to takings pics of large families and smaller groups. The beautiful garden and farmland at the Cottage Beyond set the scene perfectly for something that will ensure very special memories to last a lifetime. 

E:        T: 01984 667281 or 07958 763029

Emily Fairweather Photography website



Countryside Mobility South West

With Countryside Mobility South West you can explore the South West with freedom and ease; areas that in the past may have been difficult or even impossible are now more accessible so no one need miss out on the wonderful experience that being outdoors in the South West can offer.

Among the many places that are now 'easy access' are Dunster Castle, the gardens at Hestercombe, Haldon Forest Park and Wimbleball Lake. 

Countryside Mobility provides safe, enjoyable and easy access to the South West's countryside and visitor attractions for anyone who has difficulty walking, through an off road mobility scooter hire scheme.