Group stays at Brownscombe

Are you planning a weekend away to celebrate a special occasion as a group or are you looking for a venue to host your yoga retreat? We can help you put together plans for multi – generation landmark birthdays, celebrations, 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, pizza and prosecco nights and downtime in the hot tubs.

Here’s an idea of what’s on offer:

Large group: Safari tent package for 14-20 (please note that we are accepting family groups only in 2021, due to Covid)

This package books out all four of our safari tents for your sole use over a weekend, perfect for celebrations or retreats. Each of our luxurious tents can comfortably sleep four adults in their own beds, or up to 6 if there are children in the party.

“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!”

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: milk, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows to toast on the fire pit.
  • Prosecco reception on Friday or Saturday night
  • 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 Sunday lunchtime.

“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 Sept 2018


Optional extras

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

WEEKEND HAMPERS

Listed below are our most popular options and all of the below can be adapted for vegetarians, vegans, gluten and dairy free and those with specific allergies or intolerances.

Hamper 1: £18 per head (partly catered)

  • Friday evening meal: We’ll serve you up a hot evening meal of Cassoulet or beef casserole 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 (vegan or pork) and baked beans for you to cook up a storm (collected from the barn on trays to take to your accommodation to cook).

Hamper 2: £24 per head (fully catered and all eating together)

  • Saturday evening meal: Enjoy a prosecco welcome drink in the barn and an evening cooking your own pizzas. 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) then retire to the Lodge to carry on the party. All set up, clearing away and washing up will be completely taken care of for you.
  • Saturday brunch: Cooked for you and all laid out in the barn a feast of Brownscombe bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages (vegan or pork), mushrooms and baked beans with bagels, jams and tea, coffee and orange juice.
  • Sunday breakfast: All laid out in the barn for you, warm pain au chocolate or croissant plus bagels to toast with local jams and tea, coffee and orange juice.

Add Friday dinner of cassoulet or beef casserole or Vegan cauliflower and chickpea curry with rice in the barn for an additional £10 / head or steak on hot rocks for £14 / head

Hamper 3: £34 per head

  • Friday evening meal: We’ll serve you up a hot evening meal of Cassoulet or beef casserole in our Lodge or Vegan cauliflower and chickpea curry with rice. 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 (vegan or pork), 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 and a Demi baguette and freshly laid eggs or granola, yoghurt and berries (collected from the barn on trays to take to your accommodation to cook)
Taste of Devon Hamper : £50 per head 
  • Friday arrival meal in the Barn; Cassoulet made with Devon sausages (including vegetarian version) served in the barn and we will clear away afterwards
  • Saturday Breakfast; Collect pain au chocolat, croissants, Demi baguettes, butter and jam to take back to your tent
  • Saturday Lunch; cool boxes to collect from the barn for you to cook containing sausages, burgers, haloumi kebabs with the addition of warm potato salad and green salads and Demi baguettes.
  • Saturday Afternoon Tea;  Devon cream tea (one scone each)
  • Saturday evening meal: Enjoy a prosecco welcome drink in the barn and an evening cooking your own pizzas. 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) then retire to the Lodge to carry on the party. All set up, clearing away and washing up will be completely taken care of for you.
  • Sunday Brunch: Collect from the barn ready to cook in your tent a feast of Brownscombe bacon, eggs, sausages (vegan or pork), and baked beans OR Granola, yoghurt and berries (numbers TBC with order)
  • Sunday Lunch: Mediterranean Lamb with roasted vegetable couscous for adults (lamb to be collected and cooked on the BBQ by you); campfire curry (cauliflower and chickpea for any vegetarians) and sausage pasta for any kids with all set up and clearing up in barn (you will need to bring the lamb back to barn when cooked!)
Additions if required;
  • Glamping Mess;  Strawberries, meringue and creme fraiche £5 / head 
  • Smores Kit: Enough for 2 smores (4 biscuits, 5 marshmallows and a packet of chocolate buttons) £3 / kit
  • Salcombe Dairy Ice cream: available from the freezer £2 / tub for those that want it (just pay on departure)

ACTIVITY PACKAGES at Brownscombe

 Well being: £15 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.

Activities: from £20 per head

Coasteering or Stand up paddle boarding in nearby Torbay with instructors for your group

Surfing together in beautiful Bantham with wet suits and surf boards included

Pony trekking on Dartmoor

Spa treatments in our Wellness Room: from £18 per head

Express reflexology indulge in a 15 minute reflexology treat for £25 pp (min 4 people)

Mini Mani / Pedi express file and polish on fingers or toe nails for £18 or both for £30 (min 2 people)

Luxury back, neck and leg massage for 30 minutes £35 (min 2 people)

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:

  • Floral head crown workshop: With a selection of beautiful seasonal flowers. and roses and 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 groups have done:

  • Scavenger hunts
  • 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.
  • Chill out in your hot tub with friends!