Grittleton House, our number 1 centre, is located 150km West of london, near Bath and Bristol. Stunning ornamental gardens surround this superb Victorian Manor House. Located in 30 acres of beautiful rural Wiltshire countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds, the site offers space for activities, recreation and inspirational learning.
Ideal for small and large groups alike the site comprises of 2 main buildings: The Manor House and The Old Stables. The Stables are a recent conversion offering en-suite rooms of up to 8 people, kitchen and dining rooms, classrooms and entertainment rooms. The Manor House offers a chance to stay in an historic building in dormitories of up to 10 people.
Grittleton House is situated just 20 miles from the historic cities of Bath and Bristol, offering a wealth of educational and cultural visits just on the door step!
*4 nights in Grittleton House from ¤ 200 pp Full board, 1 teacher free per 10 students
About Grittleton House...
The original house ‘Grittleton Manor’ which rested on the site was a three bay, Jacobean manor dating from 1660.
Major changes took place after Joseph Neeld aged 38 purchased the estate
in 1828. Neeld was a london solicitor who had inherited a fortune of £900,000 from his uncle Philip rundell (of rundell & Bridge) the silversmith; Grittleton was to become his country seat. At that time the estate consisted of 1,248 acres within the parish. The present Grittleton House was built between 1835 and 1856. Joseph Neeld was an enthusiastic patron of the arts and so he built his palatial mansion to house his important collection of sculptures and other art treasures.