Get away from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke and hire one of these corporate retreat venues for the ultimate team away day.
Want to get out into the countryside and breathe in the fresh English air? Country manors and houses are great event locations for team away days or corporate retreats. Whether you want a weekend of relaxation or a weekend jam-packed with team building activities, here are our top picks of the very best venues for a well-deserved retreat.
Proud Stanmer, Brighton
If you didn’t want to venture too far from the capital, Brighton is your best bet for your company retreat. A short train journey away from London, Proud Stanmer is a country manor steeped in history. A Grade I building it’s hidden away in acres of unspoilt land. Built back in 1722 the building still reflects its history but has been beautifully restored to give it a modern feel.
The ideal venue for a corporate retreat, Proud Stanmer’s large grounds means you can get creative with your activities, from lawn bowling to team building challenges. If you did want to venture into Brighton or Hove for a few drinks or a dip in the sea you’re just a short journey away.
Want to head a bit further afield than Brighton? For an all-or-nothing corporate retreat why not head north to Scotland and hire the stunning Traquair House which dates back to 1107. Not just any house, Traquair House is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, adding a special element to your event.
The gorgeous house has been visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens and has been lived in since 1491. If the history alone wasn’t enough to persuade you to hire this venue for your next company retreat then perhaps the location will. Surrounded by rolling Scottish hills and magnificent towering trees, Traquair House is sure to take your breath away.
Iscoyd Park and Gardens
Iscoyd Park in Shropshire is a traditional country manor that has been restored to fulfil modern needs. Iscoyd Park now features contemporary style whilst still retaining its endearing character and history, making it the ideal destination for a corporate retreat.
Able to accommodate anywhere from 40 to 240 Guests the possibilities are endless at this stunning venue. For a more intimate corporate retreat why not hire the 14 beautifully appointed double or twin rooms and perhaps use Iscoyd Park as a weekend of team building with the senior members of your team to really refocus and realign on business aims.
If there’s one thing Scotland know how to do well then it’s country houses and castles. Fenton Tower, near Kingston on the outskirts of Edinburgh is the ideal remote corporate retreat venue if you really want to get out into the sticks to remove any distraction from your working life.
Fenton Tower is a magnificent, fortified 16th Century tower that has been specifically restored to provide luxury accommodation for up to 13 Guests. Combining both the relaxed feel of a homely stay with state-of-the-art facilities, Fenton Tower is the ideal venue for ultimate relaxation. Surrounded by endless land, why not try your hand at the multiple activities Fenton Tower has to offer from fishing, horse riding, golf and bird watching this is an amazing venue for your next corporate retreat.
Just 30 minutes direct from London Liverpool St, Birch (Handle.Silk.Comet) offers space to ‘reset, pause, think, create and savour’. Set in 55 acres within a beautiful estate, it’s the perfect location to immerse your guests with an interactive team away day or weekend.
Within these 55 acres sits 140 bedrooms, a growing farm, interactive bakery, 2 restaurants in partnership with Robin Gill, 20 versatile event spaces, fitness & wellness studios, a 25 metre lido, and pottery, screening, music and art rooms.
Birch can organise bespoke programmes for your guests that could include activities such as pottery and baking, maker masterclasses, morning yoga or spin sessions or time with farmer Tom to learn beekeeping.
Described as ‘a little bit of luxury tucked away in Surrey’, Pennyhill Park is an idyllic setting for a corporate retreat.
The luxury hotel and spa is set in 123 acres of Surrey countryside with a host of individual experiences.
So why not get away from all distractions and enjoy exclusive use of your very own country house with 124 luxurious bedrooms, stylish lounges and 19 function rooms, plus the unequivocal attention of the entire staff team.
The Bull Shed
The Bull Shed can be found in the rural setting of Old Colwall with incredible views of the Malvern Hills. From the outside this venue is unassuming but once you step inside The Bull Shed is an incredibly modern and super slick venue that has been completely modernised into a functioning corporate retreat and country hideaway. Accommodating up to 10 Guests, The Bull Shed is a substantial modern country barn of over 5,000 square foot, on top of being situated on eight acres of land, the possibilities are endless.
The local area lends itself well to an array of activities and events. So, why not try Land Rover experience or a road cycling or mountain biking trips, spa days, golf and yoga and get into the competitive spirit for your corporate team away day?
Nestled in the Wilderness Reserve, a 5,000-acre park, Sibton Park is a breathtaking and ornate house. Think classic English countryside with open fires antique furniture and ornate lighting. As if that wasn’t enough, upstairs the bedrooms and luxurious and are sure to impress your guests.
The space caters for a range of events, for your retreat you can enjoy private dining, team building activities and showcases.
Set amid 120 acres of beautiful parkland stands Alexander House & Utopia Spa, a majestic manor turned modern retreat. Inside and out it has all the elements of a luxury escape, with beautiful views, a choice of Rosette-awarded restaurants and the celebrated Utopia Spa.
Upstairs, individually styled bedrooms blend contemporary, designer décor with homely warmth – and boast picture-perfect countryside views. Alexander House’s blissful setting makes it the ideal base for a weekend. With a whole host of team building activities to choose from, including the Great British Bake Off, gold, paddle boarding and wine tasting alongside state-of-the-art conference and meeting spaces you’ll have everything you need for the perfect retreat.
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