Recommended Cooks

Gayla Stewart

Gayla has plenty of experience at providing mouthwatering food for all occasions, whether it's a fork or finger buffet, or a three course meal. She can deliver pre-cooked or frozen food or come to Riverside and create whatever you fancy from her extensive menu - restaurant quality food in your own surroundings.

Mobile: 07801375604    Landline: 01823 433514


The Kitchen Garden

Miranda and Carol love nothing more than cooking original and wonderful dishes, using seasonal and locally sourced produce.  They cook for families and groups of friends, knowing  what is important to people when they get away to relax. Making sure the children feel as included as the adults, they truly understand that it is all about making life easy when it comes to cooking for you on holiday.

Miranda: 07899 665635     Carol: 07861 071571

Outdoor Activities

Somerset Adventures

If you are looking for a bit of adventure during you stay we are delighted to recommend Somerset Adventures who are a local company specialising in Adventurous Outdoor Activities.

From the wide open spaces of Dartmoor and Exmoor, to the glorious southwest coastline, to the wonderful caves of the Mendips, with all the rivers of the West Country in between we can find a venue and an activity to suit you with their fully qualified and insured instructors. They have plenty of favourite venues specially chosen to give you the best experience, or can even bring the session to you at any other location you wish to use in the southwest.

Group bookings of any age are welcomed, and you can choose multiple activities if you wish to create your perfect day of safe fun, thrills and excitement.

Tel: 07981 826919

Somerset Boat Centre

Have you ever fancied messing about on the water? Ever felt that tingle of well-being and the sense of mindfulness being on or near water can bring?

Located on the Bridgwater-Taunton canal just a few miles from Riverside, Somerset Boat Centre can offer you a variety of ways to get on, or be near, the water and have some fun. They offer canoes, kayaks, self-drive motor boats and a chartered narrowboat. In addition the centre itself is a fantastic destination for that special event with its unique location and brand new facilities. There's also a charming canalside cafe nearby at Maunsell Lock.

Tel: 07508 959996 or 07946 580050

Bicycle Hire

Horse Riding

Quantock Trekking - guided trekking on the beautiful Quantock Hills, Somerset

Tel: 01823 431713


Bloomin Lovely

Based in Wellington, they can arrange for Flowers and Balloons to be at Riverside for you on your arrival.  They offer a range of beautifully hand tied bouquets, stunning fragrant traditional style bouquets, pretty basket arrangements, and more.

Tel : 01823 661000


Caroline Woodyer

Caroline is very local, offering a mobile massage experience and reflexology in the comfort of Riverside. She does Swedish Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Seated Acupressure Massage and deep tissue massage. Prices are very reasonable but you must book in advance.

Tel: 07855 755822


Fun Family Photography

Why not celebrate your family gathering with a photo-shoot with award-winning portrait photographer Emily Fairweather? Emily knows Riverside well, choosing stunning natural backdrops for your family portraits & providing beautiful natural photographs to remind you of your happy holiday.

Emily will produce contemporary black and white images and vibrant colourful photos using natural light and gorgeous rural backgrounds at the house, garden and surrounding countryside. A typical shoot will last around an hour and will take place in two or three different parts of the garden/house – wherever the best light is. She’ll do large family group portraits and then a variety of smaller family shots in any combination you like! 

Tel : 01984 667281 or 07958 763029