In-cottage Dining Service from a private chef now on the menu at Exmoor Character Cottages

15 Jul 2021

Lucy Green, owner of Exmoor Character Cottages, has whipped up a few foodie ideas to whet the appetite of her guests staying at her luxury self-catering holiday cottages, with delicious Somerset and Exmoor produce on the menu. The new ‘in-cottage dining’ service, which launched in April, has already proved to be a hit with many of her guests who want a rest from cooking and prefer to relax with a gourmet meal cooked for them in their cottage during their stay. It’s also perfect for those celebrating a special occasion.
The new gourmet experiences are sheer luxury but start from a very reasonable £40 per head for a three-course meal prepped, cooked, and served by private Chef Ben in the comfort of one of four holiday cottages. All menus can be customised to each group’s preferences and special dietary requirements. Find out more about their in cottage dining experiences
Foodie treats in store at Exmoor Character Cottages.
Sharing great food with family and friends is one of the real pleasures in life, especially when we are on holiday, so Lucy teamed up with Thir13een, run by Chef Ben and his partner Isabella, to serve up an exclusive gourmet experience for guests staying in any of Lucy’s four cottages in Dunster and Minehead. The new private chef service needs to be booked in advance; guests can see a variety of sample menus online at Private Chef - Fine Dining In-House - Exmoor Character Cottages. To discuss a bespoke menu with Chef Ben, contact Lucy when the cottage booking is completed and get a foodie date organised!

Relax at your Exclusive Table.
Lucy is delighted to find a growing demand from her guests for the new gourmet in-cottage dining and indulgent food experiences, and with four luxury cottages to choose from in Minehead (three with hot tubs) or Dunster, it won’t just be the food they will be swooning over! There can’t be anything better than relaxing at their own private table inside or al fresco in the pretty gardens, to gather round and really enjoy the occasion, while Chef Ben serves up a foodie treat. And quite apart from the ease of not having to worry about booking the taxi ride, or having a designated driver for the night, guests bring their own drinks to their celebration at Exmoor Character Cottages. Many guests have commented that this experience is not only offering fabulous local food at fine dining standards, but better value than eating out!
Learn cooking skills from a professional during your holiday!
As more people have spent time cooking during lockdown, Lucy wanted to introduce some half day workshops where Ben can share his skills. Now guests can learn to make brilliant bread, cure their own south west farmed salmon, knock up their own perfect pasta and make a delicious dessert.

Cooking with kids.
These customised and fun workshops are perfect for all skill levels. And in response to guest feedback, there are two options for kids of all ages to make a pizza base or pasta and a simple sauce. That’s dinner sorted then!

Lucy says: “Food is increasingly a real draw to Exmoor and when our guests visit, they like to savour local specialities and their food favourites. We always recommend great places to eat locally, and now in response to customer demand, we’ve added a whole raft of new experiences around food, from hiring a private chef for the night, to learning a whole new range of cooking skills – even for the kids. We can even cater for celebrations and special occasions! We’re so excited to offer this new service and hope they’ll add to the joy of holidaying in this beautiful part of the country.”
Exmoor Character Cottages are a collection of four stunning holiday cottages (three with luxurious hot tubs) in Dunster and Minehead. Set within Exmoor National Park with easy access to beaches and glorious coastline, these cottages are a real home from home. Demand is especially high for 2021 with many dates already booked out. To book a stay, go here to check availability or contact Lucy Green for further information.
In-cottage Dining Service from a private chef now on the menu at Exmoor Character Cottages
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