Group stays at Brownscombe

Are you planning a weekend away to celebrate a special occasion as a group? We can help you put together plans for landmark birthdays, hen dos, and other memorable get-togethers. Tell us what you’re thinking and we’ll assemble a package just for you, from catered meals in our lodge, to spa days, craft workshops and downtime in the Brownscombe pool (available exclusively for large group bookings).

“I just wanted to pop you a little note to thank you for hosting my AMAZING glamping hen do weekend… thank you for all of your phenomenal cooking, you really are the hostess with the mostest! Thank you for always checking in on us, for the patience of hosting fourteen excitable hens and for every small touch… the things you didn’t have to do at all and that delicious fudge! We will definitely be back!!”

March 2018 Harriet and her Hens

Here’s an idea of what’s on offer:

Ultimate Group Getaway (up to 30 guests)

Perfect for a 30th Birthday, you would have our whole site, 4 Safari Tents, Cabin and Tabernacle fully catered for the weekend – we limit this type of event to just 3 a year in the Spring and Autumn

  • Arrival meal in the barn on Friday night then retire to our Lodge which is set up as a bar
  • Saturday Brunch followed by feeding the farm animals (for anyone interested or up!) a dip in the pool, then hot tub (we have 4 on site)
  • Afternoon of Rounders / ping pong / free time – visit the beach or Dartmoor
  • Dinner in the Barn followed by music in the Games room or chill in the Lodge
  • Sunday morning “Body Flow” mix of Pilates and yoga in the field or barn (depending on the weather)
  • Walk across the fields with fantastic views of Dartmoor to our local pub for lunch
  • Departures Sunday afternoon or Monday morning
  • All bedding and towels provided (beds are made up).
  • A welcome hamper in each safari tent which includes all the essentials: prosecco, milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows to toast on the fire pit.
  • Private use of four hot tubs (located outside Tabernacle, Bovey, Tamar and Yealm) with room for 5-6 guests in each at a time.
  • £200 / head minimum of 22 people where everything is provided, just bring drinks.

Large adult group:
Safari tent package for 12-20 adults

This package books out all four of our safari tents for your sole use over a weekend, perfect for hen weekends. Each of our luxurious tents can comfortably sleep four adults in their own beds, or five if the King size bed is shared.

The package includes:

  • Sole use of our stunning Lodge room for your entire weekend.
  • Private use of three hot tubs (located outside Bovey, Tamar and Yealm) with room for 5-6 guests in each at a time.
  • All bedding and towels provided (beds are made up).
  • A welcome hamper in each safari tent which includes all the essentials: prosecco, milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows to toast on the fire pit.
  • The option to preorder additional food hampers and catered meals in the Brownsombe Lodge and barn.

Fully or part catered weekends from £150 – £200 per head for a two night stay leaving late Sunday afternoon.

“What a wonderful relaxing place Brownscombe is. It was the perfect venue to celebrate Ruthie’s pre-wedding hen/pampering party. I was looking for the ultimate glamping weekend that would bring friends and family together. Thank you so much for sharing your world with us. Look forward to returning.”


Large family group:  Safari tent package for 8-12 people

If your group includes children then we are happy for you to book just two of the safari tents together. Each of our luxurious tents can comfortably sleep a family of six, plus infants in travel cots. Well behaved dogs are welcome in Bovey and Tamar tents.

The package includes 2 Safari Tents:

  • Use of hot tub with room for 4-5 guests at a time.
  • All bedding and towels provided (beds are made up).
  • A welcome hamper in each safari tent which includes all the essentials: prosecco, milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows to toast on the fire pit.
  • The option to preorder additional food hampers and catered meals in the Brownscombe Lodge.

Prices from £629 per tent for a three night weekend.

“What a 60th birthday celebration, the whole family plus grandchildren. We all had a wonderful time… you made our stay so comfortable with your beautiful tents, finishing touches and absolutely scrummy casserole, breakfast and bbq! The kids had so much fun doing the morning rounds and now little Esme wants to be a farmer!”


Group safari tent and cabin package for 8-10 people

This accommodation package combines our Tamar safari tent (sleeps four in their own beds or six if some people share) with the Brownscombe cabin (sleeps two in the double bed and two in bunk beds). As the cabin is located at the far end of the Brownscombe site it gives you space to get together in the evenings without disturbing other guests on site. If it is an Adult only group then we are unable to take bookings in school holidays and evening meals would need to be eaten in the Lodge, as it is sound proof!

The package includes:

  • Use of hot tub with room for 5-6 guests at a time.
  • All bedding and towels provided (beds are made up).
  • A welcome hamper which includes all the essentials: prosecco, milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows to toast on the fire pit.
  • The option to preorder additional food hampers and catered meals in the Brownscombe Lodge.

Prices from £120 per head for a three night stay.


Optional extras

Choose from our range of hamper packages and activities to build an unforgettable weekend.

“We had the most wonderful time; 20 hens with all the space you could wish for to play, chill, laugh and bond. It was a really special weekend. For anyone planning a hen (or family holiday) I cannot recommend Brownscombe highly enough – Kate was the perfect host and shared in our excitement, nothing was too much trouble, and her help was invaluable in pulling off our ideas to show the bride to be the perfect weekend.”

WEEKEND HAMPERS

Listed below are our most popular options.

Hamper 1: £18 per head

  • Friday evening meal: We’ll serve you up a hot evening meal of Cassoulet in our Lodge. All set up, clearing away and washing up will be completely taken care of for you.
  • Saturday breakfast: Warm pain au chocolate or croissant (collected from the barn on trays to take to your accommodation).
  • Sunday brunch: A hamper of Brownscombe bacon, eggs, sausages,
    tomatoes and baked beans for you to cook up a storm (collected from the barn on trays to take to your accommodation).
  • All of the above can be adapted for vegetarians and vegans.

Hamper 2: £30 per head

  • Friday evening meal: We’ll serve you up a hot evening meal of Cassoulet in our Lodge. All set up, clearing away
    and washing up will be completely taken care of for you.
  • Saturday breakfast: Warm pain au chocolate or croissant (collected from the larder on trays to take to your accommodation).
  • Saturday evening: Steak cooked on hot rocks with potatoes and salad and cheese  Fondue for any vegetarians served in the Lodge.
  • Sunday brunch: A hamper of Brownscombe bacon, eggs, sausages,
    tomatoes and baked beans for you to cook up a storm (collected from the larder on trays to take to your accommodation).
  • All of the above can be adapted for vegetarians and vegans.

Pizza can also be made in our wood fired pizza oven as a lunch on Saturday lunchtime or as an evening option and eaten in the barn for an additional £10 / head – turn it into an activity and create your own pizzas! Served with a green salad.

ACTIVITY PACKAGES at Brownscombe

 Well being: £20 per head

On Saturday morning enjoy a 45 minute group Aqua aerobics session in the Brownscombe pool, then relax in the hot tub (May – September only). Sunday morning we supply yoga mats for the field (if sunny) or barn to take part in Body Flow, which combines yoga and pilates. Both taught by qualified fitness instructors.

Spa treatments: from £25 per head

From a simple mani / pedi to facials or massages – we can tailor a package to suit you

Craft sessions: from £30 per head

Craft sessions take place in our lodge and are the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Options include:

  • Sterling silver bangle workshop: Texture, hammer, stamp or file – you will learn the techniques to decorate your own silver bangle and take this special memento home with you.
  • Floral head crown workshop: We’ll explore the grounds of Brownscombe to gather foliage to use with beautiful seasonal flowers to create your own floral head crown. Gorgeous ribbons or twisted ivy; you will learn the skills and techniques of making a natural, wild and rustic headband.
  • Bake off: We can arrange for you to decorate a number of cupcakes using different techniques and award a prize for the winner.

Make your own fun 

Alternatively why not make your own fun for free. Here are some examples of what other hens have done:

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Quiz / Mr & Mrs in the Lodge
  • Sports days on our playing field, we can provide space hoppers, woggles, rounders kit, and egg and spoon!
  • Rainy day alternative; ping pong tournament in the games room and skittles in the barn
  • Cocktail making in the Brownscombe Lodge as DIY or we can hire bar staff at cost for you.
  • Sip champagne in your own hot tub and star gaze!