Large Group Options

Large groups typically of 15 – 29 people are welcome
to take the whole house for a weekend house-party, or a full week holiday.
Cholwell Hall is a popular choice for birthday celebrations, wedding anniversaries, friends and family gatherings and reunions, as well as the more upmarket hen or stag celebrations.

dining room photo

If you are organising a large group for a special occasion short break – this is the place for you! Weekends of 2 or 3 nights can be booked, or a full week. Normal changeover day is Friday. We also offer fantastic rates for mid-weeks, see guide prices below.

On offer is luxury accommodation in elegant surroundings, with oceans of space for your celebration meal or special party. Whole House means no other guests, giving you a short break with privacy and exclusive use.

The 10 bedrooms have a total of 3 double and 18 single beds, giving 24 bed spaces. In addition, 5 foldaway beds can be arranged making the maximum group size 29 adults all under one roof. Seating that number all together for dinner in the stately surroundings of the dining room will be no problem, while the even larger Red lounge provides lots of party space. A huge ground floor kitchen has stone flags, stove, belfast sinks, gas cooking and all the crockery, cutlery, and utensils that your group is likely to want.

Red Room photo

Your booking will be self-catering, but many groups prefer the luxury of outside caterers, so ask us for recommendations. We can also suggest contacts for hiring in equipment or people to help you with group activities, corporate hospitality, entertainment, speeches, or music.

In the daytime, the acre of landscaped grounds can be used for relaxing with your own fun activities, or for hired-in games such as bungee-run, gladiator etc. The choices are endless. Off-site there are numerous activities nearby such as quad-biking, paint-balling and spa/pampering; or take the half-hour trip to admire the heritage-rich cities of Bath, Bristol or Wells.

Price Guide – illustrative only and subject to change

Mid-week. Depending on size of group and season, prices often work out in the range £30 - £50 per person per night for a 3-night reservation. At weekends the range is more typically £45 - £75 pppn. You pay for the house, so the larger the group the cheaper per person.


Mid-week price for 3 nights, eg Monday - Thursday, from £1600 - £2100
Lowest weekend price (eg first weekend of January, 2 nights) £1700
Typical mid-season 2-night weekend £2350
Peak rate 3-night weekend £3200

Full week rates are usually approx 50 percent more than the 2-night weekend rate, owing to the mid-week nights being much cheaper than Friday or Saturday nights.

Don’t book elsewhere until you’ve had our quote!

Cholwell Hall – Further details and terms for Whole House Reservations

The Accommodation

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Medieval oak beams adorn the entrance hall from which the original solid wooden staircase rises at a stately pace to the first floor. The ground floor reception rooms are pictured in the gallery and include the Red lounge which has oceans of space, comfortable sofas and easy chairs, table tennis, table football, karaoke and a central stone fireplace that can be lit in winter months to bring the room alive. A grand dining room opposite is ideal for the formal dinner, with its smart oak tables and chairs and classy décor. The kitchen has sofas and chairs at one end and an excellent range of units and equipment at the other. There are sufficient dinner plates, bowls, cutlery, standard wine glasses, and cooking utensils for the normal large group. There is a gas double oven and hob, microwave, a fridge for drinks and another for food, a freezer and a dishwasher.

Each of the 10 bedrooms has a good view, looking out over the well maintained and landscaped gardens to the traditional pastures beyond. The bedding is very good quality, and the beds are comfortable being mainly pocket-sprung. The 3 double and 18 single beds are arranged in the rooms as follows:

Laburnum - a double and a single bed; Foxglove - 2 single beds; Bluebell - a double and 2 single beds; these three bedrooms each have an ensuite bathroom. Other first floor bedrooms are Lilac – 2 singles; Heather - 3 singles; Phlox - 2 singles; Roses - 2 singles. Two further bathrooms are also on this floor.

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On the second floor is the sixth bathroom and three bedrooms comprising a double, a twin and a smaller bedroom with adult sized bunk beds. An extra charge is made for up to five foldaway beds, and these beds are normally deployed in the very large principal rooms of the first floor. The six bathrooms each have a bath with shower over and high quality fittings. The bedrooms and the bathrooms are individually decorated.

To satisfy various regulations the group size cannot be more than 29, giving each person a bed-space. A list of guests' names must be supplied. The house is non smoking, except for a very limited area. A typical booking starts on a Friday, with arrival from 4pm onwards. The minimum booking is 2 nights. Also very popular are bookings beginning on a Sunday late pm for 5 nights, for which the rates work out lower.

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For admin ease and for legal reasons we can have correspondence with only one person in your group who will become your group Organiser. This person should visit the Contact page and supply all the requested information in an email. He/she will be sent the booking form which contains additional terms. Cancellation: If you decide not to take up the accommodation for whatever reason after it has been booked, please inform the owner straightaway so an attempt can be made to re-let it. If the property is successfully re-let on equivalent terms, you will receive back all the amounts paid save for an administration fee of £200. If the owner is not successful in re-letting then the owner will keep the deposit and any subsequent payments made. If cancellation should be necessary due to unavailability of the venue this will incur a refund of no more than the monies paid for the booking.

We aim for a high standard of accommodation and customer satisfaction. To assist you with any problems a caretaker or other member of staff will be available during your stay.

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