the festive season with clients and colleagues, at a unique
corporate retreat where you can indulge in a heady mix of
business and pleasure. Swap the office for a classic manor
house, contemporary coastal escape or a historic castle, where
you can blend networking, team building and boardroom meetings
with gourmet feasts, fine wines and country pursuits. Our
unique corporate retreats are brimming with all the mod cons
you need for a high profile business event, whilst also
providing a platter of activities, the finest local cuisine,
shameless pampering and a stunning location. Opt for golf,
tennis, clay pigeon shooting or active adventures, and when
you're not in the boardroom make the most of swimming pools,
saunas and billiards rooms. In a nutshell, at Unique Home
Stays we've got the perfect corporate retreat to show your
clients you mean business this Christmas.
former shooting lodge restored its elegant period glory; this
exclusive corporate retreat stands in 50 acres of wild gardens
and parkland, at the foot the Brecon Beacons and the Black
Offering a seamless fusion of traditional opulence
and modern conveniences, every elegant room has wireless
broadband connection. Just two and a half hours from London,
douse your business strategies with a blast of fresh air
whilst hunting, shooting, horse riding, paragliding, climbing,
gorge walking, white-water rafting and hiking in the pristine
9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms (a master en suite, 2 double en
suites, 3 double/twin en suites and 3 doubles with a shared
Food: Local caterers can be organised to provide menus
according to your tastes and budget.
Cost: £1,250 per night (mid-week not including
catering and activities)
More Info: www.breconshireretreat.uniquehomestays.com
Hill, border of Rutland, Lincolnshire
16 (up to 22 in 2008)
by car, train (Oakham station is just 5-minutes away) or
helicopter to a spacious pad of absolute luxury that comes
fully equipped with every modern convenience. Conveniently
situated where the five surrounding counties meet, Tower Hill
is just an hour from North London, 30 minutes from Leicester
and 40 minutes from Nottingham.
With maids, chefs and drivers
at your beck and call you can really get down to business - but it's more likely that you'll want to talk strategies
over a round of golf on the nearby championship course, fly
fishing on Rutland Lake or a leisurely cycle ride. And if you
don't fancy leaving the luxury of the estate, there's a
snooker room, gymnasium and heated indoor swimming pool on
6 double rooms (4 with private bathrooms) and 2 twins in the
main house, with an additional 3 doubles in The Stables.
A private chef can be arranged through the Tollemache Arms
(for details and prices contact 01476 860007)
From £1,600 per night (mid-week)
Park, Goathurst, Somerset
not take your boardroom business to the perfect corporate
getaway less than three hours from London? A Grade 1 listed
Palladium mansion bedecked with all you need for business and
leisure, Tynte Park is a unique country house situated close
to Exmoor National Park, on the northern edge of the Quantock
Discuss deals on the golf course, a fishing trip or a
horseback ride, or build business relationships over
activities such as archery and clay pigeon shooting in the
property grounds. And when the hard work is done, relax in the
rooftop hot tub, indulge in spa treatments, take a stroll in
the ornamental grounds and indulge in grand banquets in the
dining hall (seats up to 90 guests).
17 en suite period-style rooms ( 12 doubles/8 twins), plus a
further 2 cottages (sleeping 8 and 4) within close proximity
of the main house.
Private caterers will prepare breakfast, lunch, buffets,
dinners and snacks by arrangement.
From £3,000 per night (mid week) including breakfast (cost of
additional meals/activities variable according to bespoke
Elizabeth's House, Nr Telford, Shropshire
Up to 52
ultimate corporate venue just 2.5 hours from London and half
an hour from Birmingham; Lady Elizabeth's House comes with
1,000 acres of parkland in which to enjoy every sort of
activity from falconry to helicopter rides.
Inside you will
find an immaculate combination of history, exclusivity and
luxury, in regal surroundings that match that of an English
castle. The grand dining room houses one of the most
impressive art collections in the country (including works by
Sir Anthony Van Dyck), the Victorian library is furnished with
over 3,000 books, and many of the 28 en suite bedrooms boast
breathtaking views over Capability Brown parkland. Get down to
business in lavish surroundings, host a dazzling dinner dance,
and give your colleagues and clients a taste of adventure with
ballooning, quad-trekking, off-roading or fishing.
28 lavish en suites (24 doubles/4 singles)
Experience culinary magic created using only the local finest
£288pppn for 24-hr residence including all catering
(breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner), based on a minimum of 12
bedrooms (20 or more delegates £270pppn). Cost of activities
in 132 acres of private grounds surrounded by countryside,
this stunning country estate exudes an ambience of superior
luxury from its convenient location just an hour and a half
from London (30 minutes from Birmingham).
Get down to business
in the huge home cinema room, unwind in the indoor swimming
pool and sauna, indulge in sumptuous food and sip the finest
vintages in the wine cellar bar. In the extensive grounds
enjoy tennis, archery, croquet, giant chess, golf practise and
clay pigeon shooting, or come indoors for darts, table
football and American pool. With a rugby pitch, quad-biking
circuit and horse racing on the doorstep, you might prefer to
leave the work to one side until you get back to the office.
6 doubles (4 with private bathrooms), 1 twin and 1
three-bedded room and a sofa bed.
Caterers can be arranged to provide cooked or continental
breakfasts, buffet lunches and gourmet dinners.
From £3,800 for 2-nights (minimum stay); catering and pool
heating extra by arrangement. Quad-biking from £35-£70 per
head; clay pigeon shooting from £35 per head.
30 (plus 6- in the coach house at extra cost)
stunning historic manor set in extensive grounds with a lake,
woodlands and acres of fields for outdoor activities. Ideal
for the sort of corporate business that begs for a plush,
impressive setting, the large reception rooms boast period
features and ample room for dancing, dining and relaxing.
office comes equipped with boardroom facilities and there is a
selection of meeting rooms as well as a games room and
library. The perfect corporate venue, Eardisley Manor has
plenty of parking, space for a marquee reception and a
concierge to organise everything from catering and
entertainment to travel and outdoor pursuits. Activities on
the doorstep include helicopter rides, mountain biking,
canoeing, orienteering and go-karting.
15 period-style bedrooms (most en suites), and an
additional 3 double rooms (2 bathrooms) in the coach house.
Tea and homemade cakes, a case of champagne and a
delicious home-cooked meal are all part of the service.
Additional catering is available on request.
From £3,520 plus VAT for a 2-day stay (based on full
occupancy, including evening meal, tea and cakes; additional
catering available at extra cost). Activities approx £30-£45pp
Manor, Burford, Oxfordshire
gentlemen's country estate situated in a pretty Cotswold's
village between Oxford and Cheltenham, Swinbrook is a private
manor house where business can be done in luxury. Oak beams,
flagstone floors, a farmhouse kitchen and sumptuous lounges
create a country-house atmosphere that comes bedecked in
modern fittings and contemporary style.
Turn the formal
drawing room into a professional boardroom, use the resources
in the media room, handpick classic vintages from the wine
cellar, and host banquets in the large medieval dining hall.
For action and relaxation there's no need to leave the
grounds; there's a fishing lake, a tennis court (with
automated ball feeder), a Roman spa room with sauna and
Jacuzzi, and a Japanese meditation garden. And all this is
just an hour and a half from London.
4 doubles and 2 twins (most of which are en suites).
Leave it to your live-in Michelin-star chef and you won't be
£8,700 for a 1-nt stay
House, Ayrshire, Scotland
Up to 20
Georgian country manor that flaunts traditional features fused
with cutting-edge technology and modern conveniences, Troon
House makes the perfect venue for a boutique corporate event.
Impress your clients and colleagues with a relaxing, totally
private business retreat close to airports (15 minutes from
Prestwick airport and 40 minutes from Glasgow airport), golf
courses and a range of outdoor activities. After discussing
business over a game of golf, croquet, or a billiards
tournament, throw a gourmet banquet, a dinner dance or a
summer garden party. Chefs, butlers, waiting staff and drivers
can be arranged as required.
10 opulent doubles (4 of which can be made into twins), with
their own telephones and under-floor heating in the bathrooms.
Breakfast included and caterers are available to provide any
other meals required.
From £200pppn, including breakfast (additional catering
available at extra cost).
quoted are based on a mid-week 24-hour stay unless otherwise
specified. All properties are available year-round on an
exclusive use basis. For more properties checkout www.uniquehomestays.com/corporate-breaks.asp