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:

Wellness Breaks (3 – 4 friends)

New for 2019! Available midweek in May, June and September in our Safari Tents and perfect for 3/4 friends looking to catch up, relax and enjoy time together. Below is a suggested itinerary that is just £200* / head for 2 nights, including all your meals and the activities listed below;

  • Day 1 Arrival from 4pm Monday or Tuesday by car to Brownscombe or train to Newton Abbot (2hr 40 from London or 1hr 20 from Bristol) 15 minute transfer by Land rover
  • Settle into your Safari Tent and try out your electric hot tub
  • Pizza and Prosecco evening in the Barn – cook your own in our wood fired pizza oven
  • Hot tub for some star gazing
  • Day 2 Optional Farmer’s rounds (bottle feeding lambs / feeding the piglets and collecting eggs)
  • Collect your brunch of sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes and beans to cook in your tent (vegan and vegetarian option available)
  • Body Flow (fusion of yoga and pilates) in the meadow
  • Light lunch or packed lunch provided depending on activity
  • SUP / paddle boarding lesson in Torbay (or extensive choice of alternatives from horse riding on Dartmoor, coasteering, guided cycling, surfing in Bantham for a £10/head supplement)
  • Delicious supper of cassoulet or steak on hot rocks in your Safari Tent (other options available)
  • Day 3 Breakfast of pastries or a Demi baguette and freshly laid eggs or granola, yoghurt and berries
  • Farmer’s rounds followed by Aqua aerobics in the pool
  • Last dip in the hot tub and then return to Newton Abbot to catch your train or if you have your own transport explore nearby beaches or shop in Dartmouth, Totnes or Salcombe or walk to our local pub for lunch taking in the fantastic views of Dartmoor.

* Supplement of £20 / head if 3 guests. Option to extend to a 3 night stay for an additional £75 on a self catering basis

Ultimate Group Getaway (24 – 30 guests)

Perfect for landmark Birthdays or anniversaries, 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 6 on site for 2019, including 3 electric hot tubs)
  • 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 electric hot tubs (located outside Dart, Tamar and Yealm) with room for 5-6 guests in each at a time.
  • £200 / head minimum of 24 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 electric hot tubs (located outside Dart, 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.

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful weekend for our hen party! Everything has been so great from start to finish. Kate has been an absolute dream with planning and the lead up to the weekend, and a fantastic, friendly and warm hostess. The tents and dining areas are so well thought out, decorated to a high standard and the epitome of luxury. The food was delicious! We cannot stop talking about how wonderful everything is and would love to re-visit. Thank you Kate – you’re a star!”

Amy’s Hen party tribe Sept 2018


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 £649 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!”


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, vegans and those with allergies or intolerances.

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 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).
  • Saturday evening: Steak cooked on hot rocks with potatoes and salad and cheese  Fondue for any vegetarians served in the Lodge.
  • Sunday Breakfast: of pastries or a Demi baguette and freshly laid eggs or granola, yoghurt and berries

All of the above can be adapted for vegetarians and vegans.

Pizza in the Barn: £10 per head

Can be combined with any of our hamper packages and is also a great hen weekend lunch/activity option. Learn how to roll and spin your pizza dough like a professional then add your toppings (choose from home made tomato sauce, black olives, salami, dried ham, mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella, grated mozzarella, fresh basil)

  • Watch it cook for 3 minutes in the wood fired oven and then top with rocket salad and chilli oil to taste
  • Eat together in the barn and we will take care of the setting up and washing up
  • Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians. Gluten free can be catered for unless it is a severe allergy rather than an intolerance, as flour will be present in the pizza oven area.

ACTIVITY PACKAGES at Brownscombe

 Well being: £20 per head 

On Saturday morning enjoy a 45 minute group Aqua aerobics session in the Brownscombe pool with Danielle, 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 with Louise, which combines yoga and pilates.

Spa treatments in our Wellness Room: from £20 per head

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

Cocktail  Masterclass  in our Lodge £25 per head

Learn how to make two of your chosen cocktails from an expert mixologist, while sipping a glass of prosecco while you wait; choose from Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Daquiri, Espresso Martini, Pina Colada, Amaretto sour

Craft sessions: from £25 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 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!