Extra Food Options

This holiday you have decided on a self-catering property, the perfect choice for your family & friends, relaxed, easy going and ideally home from home. This is the feel you get when booking a Short Stay Homes holiday.

When it comes to self-catering, food is an important consideration and most often you will have a draft meal plan for the duration. That way, you can shop for all of your ingredients and have things in place before you settle into your holiday. Our advice? Include a few meals which gives you a break from the kitchen. Alternate between meals out in the local area, food catering delivered to you and prepared & cooked for you at your holiday home.

pinkys out for a well organised afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of fizz

Afternoon Tea

Are you planning that something special but would like it from the comfort of your garden chair? Then let us bring the sweet treats to you. Choose from an extensive selection of freshly made cakes and filled sandwiches, finished with a delicious fresh scone, jam & clotted cream. Afternoon tea dining in style is just what you ordered whilst on holiday. So, all that is left to ask here is the famous debate of jam or cream first on your scone?

Ideas for what to include in your afternoon tea:

  • Selection of fresh filled sandwiches or rolls
  • Selection of the finest freshly baked cakes
  • Selection of freshly baked scones


With our advanced knowledge of the local area, we can advise or organise for tables to be booked at local restaurants or public houses, whether it be a quirky public house in the New Forest or a quaint restaurant next to the sea. If you would prefer, sit back and relax in the comfort of your holiday home and let us bring the chef experts to you. Choose from fine dining, selecting your favourite dishes cooked for you whilst you enjoy a glass of your preferred tipple. Or, let our chefs take you outside for some Al Fresco dining and serving you a delicious BBQ with locally sourced fresh meat from our New Forest butchers.

We not only use local suppliers where possible, but ones that we can trust are reliable ensuring that there is no worry to our guests, and everything will go as planned. The local high street bakery we use operates all baking of bread and cakes on site, giving you that extra reassurance knowing that when your order arrives, it hasn’t long been fresh out of the oven. There is nothing quite like a warm fresh crusty roll and butter, you can almost taste it melting in your mouth. Our bakers have 40 years’ experience, so they will be open to any suggestions and will rise to any new challenge. Their popular gingerbread men supplied to Harrods were a welcomed treat, so why not add these to your order to accompany your afternoon down time.

a warm crusty cob with melting butter or a slice of freshly made victoria sponge you really will be spoilt for choice with your options
order your finest cut of fillet or try one of our finest cumberland sausages

A little insight behind the outstanding butchers we also use. With over 25 years experience in butchery and farming, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of ethical animal welfare. The term ‘field to fork’ could not be more appropriate when describing their connection to the meat industry. Proving their passion for rearing cattle as naturally as possible, they produce fresh, quality meat products to the local community, proud to promote the merits of buying locally, giving exceptional customer service, and sharing their hard earned knowledge of meat with local business. They love to develop new recipes within their high quality meat products, so anything could be possible. They would love to hear your suggestions, provide you with that melt in your mouth fillet steak, or those quirky sausages you’ve been wanting to try. Let your taste buds explore their expertise.

We are here to make your holiday with us hassle free and an enjoyable experience, we are on hand to help you and only a phone call away. Whatever it is you’re thinking, however out of the ordinary you feel it may be then we would love to hear it, just give us a call. Let us take the heat out of the kitchen and eliminate any worries you may have.