In-house catering

smoked salmon starter gravlax or gravadlax

Some of our guests have used Thyme Chef caterers and have given positive feedback. The caterers will come to the cottage to prepare your meal, set the table and serve you in the dining room. Cleaning and washing up will be done whilst you are dining and the team will leave after serving dessert…

“The meal was really good and I would definitely recommend Thyme Chef, both for food and service”  Janice – Oct 2017 – party of 16

Another Bath catering company is Nibbled Catering, recommended to us by another cottage owner!

Beauty therapy

Beauty treatments available at the cottage!

Beauty treatments and Massage – Hen Party Specials

We are pleased to offer the following range of beauty treatments and massage all carried out in the comfort of the cottage so you don’t need to travel anywhere!

Our beauty therapists are fully qualified and trained in all the latest techniques. Unless stated all treatments are 20 minutes. They can cater for up to 18 on any day. Once your needs are agreed they will provide a treatment schedule for the day so everyone knows what time they are due for treatment. Due to the nature of large groups this is not normally changeable on the day.

Please contact the therapists direct via the following websites

Minibus service

minibus service at the house

Please contact the following companies who are used to collecting from The Wilderness!
we suggest booking as early as possible, at least one month in advance to avoid disappointment.
Libra travel – 01373 812255

Smart taxis and minibuses bath – 07714 899 545

Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shooting nearby

Clay Pigeon Shooting in association with nearby Wick Farm!
There are 6 stands (shooting platforms) at Wick Farm including a high tower. For beginners or less experienced shooters we have a package where each person shoots 10 clays from 3 different stands (30 clays in total).
Price is £45 per head including instruction, equipment and cartridges (minimum 8 persons. Smaller parties please call for quote) .
The full circuit of 60 clays costs £55 but is only recommended for experienced guns!

Your day starts with a safety briefing and full instruction on the guns. Three different types of shotgun are available depending on the size and experience of each guest, however no previous experience is necessary.

Please send an email  – and someone will get back to you.

Wedding venue not yet booked?

Wedding venue near The Wilderness

Wick Farm is a medieval farm steeped in history, built for the monks at nearby Hinton Priory.
With parking for 50 cars and full wheelchair access into both barns, Wick Farm makes the perfect venue for your wedding.

At Wick Farm you not only have a great rural setting for your special occasion – you have access to all the services and suppliers needed for a wedding .  Wedding Florists who can create stunning floral displays and hotels and taxi firms for all your guests.

We have hosted many guests of Wick Farm at The Wilderness, they make a great combination!

Naked life drawing parties!

Life Drawing Parties

Naked Life Drawing is a fun and tasteful form of hen party entertainment that is a perfect activity for your hen weekend. The girls can sit back and sip Champaign whilst they draw, and it’s suitable for all ages.

There is nothing you need to prepare other than the space. A professional hen party model will bring all the drawing materials you need and will lead the session so you can sit back and relax.

The bride will be made to feel special, and games will be played which get everybody involved.

Click here for more information

Very lovely, cosy and warm house. Very comfortable beds.  Beautiful gardens and cute sauna house. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone!

Tripadvisor review

“The Wilderness is a fabulous place for large groups of all ages.
Would definitely go back – thanks Jo and family for a great weekend”

Tripadvisor review from 2016

We were group of 17 adults and children from Iceland. Lovely house, clean and well equipped, lovely garden. Many thanks, Margrét and Ólafurf

Tripadvisor review