When you stay at The Manor Holcombe, we help you access a wonderful range of recommended local experiences which we know you will love. From foodie tours of Somerset, private chefs and cocktail making to yoga, storytelling performances and afternoon tea, choose from a wide range of fantastic options. All are guaranteed to enhance your stay and make it truly memorable. 

Here are our carefully selected, tried and tested favourites:

Food & Drink

Whether you prefer to cook, take time off from the kitchen or be inspired by culinary experts, our recommended food and drink experiences are a must! 

CATERING AND PRIVATE CHEFS: For those who would rather relax and leave meal preparation to someone else, we recommend booking our private chefs and catering services. From special celebration, gourmet cuisine to wholesome family meals, our local experts can arrange an array of meals for your stay, prepared with the freshest local produce.

FOOD UNPACKING SERVICE: A convenient way to shop for your food and drink during your stay is to order it online, via a range of nearby supermarkets. On delivery of your order, we can arrange for it to be unpacked for your arrival or during your stay for an additional charge.  

GRAZING BOARDS: The perfect accompaniment to evening drinks or for an informal light lunch, order our colourful grazing boards for a selection of cheeses, cured meats, bread, vegetables and fruit.

PICNIC DELIVERY: Instead of cobbling together a few snacks for walks in the countryside, treat yourselves to a picnic delivery. Brimming over with mouth-watering, home grown or locally sourced specialities. From flavoursome Bath cheeses to artisan breads and cured meats, each picnic box is designed to give you a taste of Somerset.

COOKERY CLASSES: For those who love to learn a new skill while on holiday or to keep the kids occupied. Learn how to prepare and cook several delicious dishes with our expert chef, then share your work with the rest of the group.

COCKTAIL MAKER: The perfect prelude to dinner is delicious cocktails prepared in the comfort of your own home by our cocktail connoisseur. If you prefer, you can also learn how it’s done in our cocktail making classes, with fun games between each cocktail.

AFTERNOON TEA: A quintessentially English experience, our traditional afternoon tea with all the trimmings, is one of our most popular extras. Feast on delectable classic English cakes and pastries delivered by our baker, accompanied by a variety of tasty tea.


WINE TASTING: A fun and fascinating evening for adult groups, savour a selection of wine and learn from an expert how to identify different varieties. This is the perfect experience to try alongside your booking for grazing boards or a private chef.

FOODIE TOURS OF SOMERSET: Experience the artisan food and drink scene in Somerset on a unique, bespoke tour. You are picked up and dropped off at The Manor, then taken to farm shops, vineyards, beaches, art galleries and other unique venues, all tailored for your group. 

Relaxation & Fitness

Take the opportunity to enhance your wellbeing under the guidance of our wellness gurus who will come to The Manor Holcombe during your stay for private sessions.

YOGA AND PILATES: Try revitalising yoga or pilates in the gym or garden at the Manor Holcombe while on holiday and feel fantastic. Learn and follow the moves with guidance from our talented instructors.

MASSAGE AND PAMPERING: Where better to indulge in some pampering than in the comfort and privacy of your holiday home? Relax in style with our professional masseurs and beauticians who will come to The Manor. Choose from a range of treatments so just ask us for further information.

MEDITATION: Learn the art of meditation using breath and body work. Tap into a sense of wellbeing proven to lower stress hormones and decrease inflammation held in the body. You will take away tools to integrate mindfulness and meditation into your everyday life.

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STORYTELLER LIVE PERFORMANCE: A hit with all ages, our professional storyteller extraordinaire will delight and entrance you. With 20 years of experience including a stint as storyteller in residence at the Roald Dahl foundation, this accomplished actress will create truly memorable, original performances for you and your guests. She adapts her stories for adults, children or family groups, incorporating it into a dinner party or a children’s adventure, set in and around The Manor. Book a cellist accompaniment for a very special performance.

CONCIERGE SERVICE: Book our dedicated concierge service for personal assistance with planning every moment of your stay, from organising excursions to indulgent services and unforgettable activities. Please contact us for further information. 

An excellent choice for friends, families or colleagues, our team activities are designed to keep things fun and interactive. Choose from a range of virtual, hybrid and in-person games and events. What about a scavenger hunt, a murder mystery party or a spy school? Perhaps a virtual escape room, treasure hunt or team quiz is for you? Contact us for further details and we’ll help you choose the best options for your group. 

Please contact us if you are interested in adding on any of our recommended experiences to your stay. We will then send you further details of prices and how book. It is worth noting that the most popular experiences book up early so the sooner you book, the better.