Guest post by Sarah Jarvis
You’re getting married; you’re somewhat neurotic with planning the Big Day, you’re consumed by the importance of seating plans, cake, guest, outfits, favours, invites…. the list is unending. Just when you think that the romance and fun has been drowned in logistics, there’s a shining light that pulls you through – the Hen Night!
At last; one part of the planning that stops you revolving around others and ensures that the limelight finds it’s direction and fixes on the bride and her closest hen-friends, for a memorable occasion that can parallel the wedding itself.
So, should you head to ‘the local’ for a familiar night that you can trust to be fun, as all of the nights you’ve previously spent there? Wear a sash and you’ll inevitably get a free drink or two! Should you don the uniformed fancy dress and head into town to drink your weight in shots, and regret the skimpy outfit once it’s time to suffer the delays of a taxi home?
Or, should you take this opportunity for a more unique and memorable experience?
Bring your hens, your sash and your camera…. Hereford is waiting!
For a lower cost than the majority of hotels, book a self catering cottage in the beautiful, historical and unparalleled county of Herefordshire. Steeped in rural magnificence and packed full of things to do including water sports, festivals, crafts, weekend pig-keeping (!), cookery courses and the thrill of high wires at Go-Ape, this promises to give any bride a fulfilling experience.
Once your group has been engaged in a variety of activities throughout the day, head home to your cosy cottage filled with home comforts; without the limitations and formalities of a hotel.
Rather than calling room-service or paying extortionate rates at the hotel bar, your own kitchen will offer the assurance that your favourite tipple is stocked, and that your evening menu isn’t dictated by someone else.
But make it memorable!
With the potential of an open fire heating your evening giggles, you can explore the possibilities for your twilight ventures. Many cottage owners can arrange a visit from the local beautician or therapist for you, so your party can be pampered in the property for a nominal rate.
Once you’re all feeling refreshed and refined, Herefordshire offers a diverse collection of eateries and bars, from traditional and historical pubs, to luxurious and extravagant restaurants.
Alternatively, employ the services of a local caterer who will provide a delicious meal in the comfort of your cottage while you girls can relax and play some of those mandatory hen night games!
A self-catering break in Herefordshire promises to offer the comforts and space for you to spend some special last moments as a single woman with your friends. It offers all the fun and humour of a more traditional hen party, along with the guarantee of unforgettable and incomparable memories.
This article was provided by Sarah Jarvis of Independent Cottages where you will find a great selection of Independent Cottages across the rest of the UK and Ireland.