• Angus Stephens

Our favourite UK locations to host a team offsite or corporate retreat.

Looking for a unique venue to host your next team or company offsite? We've collated a list with ten of our favourite corporate retreat locations in the UK.

Finding the perfect location for your team or company offsite is never easy. There are so many factors to take into account, and everyone's needs have to be considered. At an absolute minimum there should be ample space, suitable facilities, good food and beautiful countryside. At Create Space Retreats we've built an extensive network of trusted venues across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Whether its for a corporate retreat or company away day, here are our favourite hotels and houses in the UK…


Birch, Hertfordshire

Birch is a creative space just 30 minutes north of London. They are big on sustainability, making full use of all local produce, and working hard to minimise their environmental impact wherever possible. There is 55 acres of nature to explore - so plenty of beautiful walks and trails to get lost on. Enjoy ingredients grown on-site and produce made in-house. With a capacity between 10 and 100 it's likely you'll be short of places to sleep for your employees. The bedrooms are set up with the main aim of being somewhere you can properly rest and recuperate. A place where you can really switch off. There are some fantastic shared spaces and private ones that are perfect for workshops, talks and meetings. While you’re there you’ll get complete access to the Screening Room, Co-working space, Wellness Space, and Lido.


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West Lexham Manor, Norfolk

West Lexham is a stunning venue in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. A family run business, run to very high standards. A haven where you can easily connect and bond with colleagues and nature. Whether you are considering an intimate team-building offsite or a large conference, the meeting rooms and gardens are designed to foster creativity and out of the box thinking. There are enough beds to sleep up to 40 guests and within the 22 acres you'll find garden walks, lawns, a boating lake, swimming pool, tennis court and fire circles. We are confident in their ability to cater for all dietary requirements and provide delicious, nutritious food for each retreat and corporate event. They have adopted numerous sustainable values and above all strive to be kind to the environment.


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Combe Grove, Somerset

Combe Grove is a luxury wellness lodge and countryside haven. The estate lies hidden in woodland and Somerset countryside, a great location for hosting your corporate retreat. The Garden Lodge has 31 bedrooms which can be booked as twin rooms or for single occupancy. Ingredients are all sourced locally from the wonderful variety of food producers in Somerset. The Oak Room, a purpose built studio can be used for group exercise classes or creative workshops. Combe Grove offers a full range of treatments that can be booked before you arrive or during your stay. Guests also have the use of both indoor and outdoor pools, steam-room, tennis courts and fully equipped gym. We'd also encourage you to explore the woodland walks!


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Lary Farmhouse, Aberdeen

Lary Steading and Farmhouse are great locations, providing luxury accommodation for up to 20 guests. It boasts wonderful uninterrupted views in all directions, including Mount Keane in the distance. Situated on the edge of Dinnet Estate, it provides numerous walking opportunities for those who want to get some fresh air. There's a big sitting room where the entire team can congregate before dinner with a beautiful open fireplace. The Steading has a pleasant central courtyard with large oak table and chairs - it's the perfect space for outdoor entertaining or enjoying a barbecue.


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Sunny Brow Farm, Cumbria

Sunny Brow Farm is set in the middle of the beautiful Lake District. The private retreat centre is available for exclusive booking and is surround by green English countryside everywhere you look. It's the perfect place to relax and revitalise. They offer wholesome seasonal cuisine throughout the year. The renovated barn cottages sleep up to 10 guests, with each bedroom the right amount of cosy and spacious. Old barn beams sit next to modern light fittings and stylish furniture - it has character, style and comfort. The hayloft barn conversion is in the largest of their barns, with a double height ceiling in the main space - perfect for team meetings or inspirational talks.

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Delphi Resort, County Galway

Surrounded by stunning mountains, water and the woodland of County Galway and County Mayo, the resort is a hidden gem. You can explore the vast forest, scattered with meandering and fast flowing streams, or visit nearby waterfalls and lakes. The area is steeped in history. Local blue flag beaches are gloriously secluded, calm, quiet and peaceful. The resort offers 4 star accommodation with great wellness and spa facilities. They also have spacious meeting rooms that can be used for team workshops. Food is central to the Delphi Resort experience and the cornerstone of any great retreat.  With nutritious, hearty and delicious food, sourced  from local farmers and fishermen, the menu draws it’s inspiration from both the Irish land and sea. There are lots of land and water activities nearby, including surfing, coasteering, zip lining, kayaking, walking or cycling. Plenty of wellness inspired team-building opportunities!


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Nab Cottage, Lake District

Nab Cottage B&B stands alone on the side of Rydal Water, in the centre of the English Lake District. The venue, in the heart of the valley, surrounds itself with picturesque mountains. There are seven berooms in the cottage, most of them with ensuite showers and toilet. The rooms are all cosy, with the ones at the front overlooking the lake and those at the back having views up to Nab Scar. Despite the remoteness of the cottage, it has WIFI access throughout, although we would try and recommend switching off devices as much as possible! The barn adjacent to the cottage is perfect for workshops and training; from wellness (movement/dance/yoga/bodywork) to business (presentation/workshops/talks). Equipment available also includes projector and flipcharts. The space opens out onto the back garden and looks up onto the fells behind. The garden winds through to more terraces and fire pit overlooking the lake.


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The Tree, Yorkshire

Located in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, The Tree Relaxation Retreat is the perfect place to recharge and reenergise. Set just outside the peaceful village of Rosedale Abbey, The Tree offers a cosy home from home atmosphere which you can enjoy with colleagues. Enjoy delicious food, cosy rooms, relaxing treatments and the beautiful rural setting of the North York Moors. The main building houses eight guest bedrooms, a dining room, guest lounge and workshop space. Additional accommodation and a yoga studio can be found next door in The Old Chapel.


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The Clover Mill, Worcestershire

Clover Mill is a boutique retreat set in The Malvern Hills. It's innovative eco-accommodation is of five star standards. It offers superb facilities and treatment areas, with plenty of space for classes and workshops. It is an intimate wellbeing escape - a place you can easily get employees to focus on rebalancing their minds and bodies - all whilst being fully immersed in nature. Rooms are decorated in earth tones with feature windows opening onto a private deck and lake views through the trees. Hot water for bathing and heating flows underground from the wood pellet fed biomass boiler and drinking water comes from the mill spring.


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Fair Oak Farm, East Sussex

Are you looking for a team off-site experience that feels more like a retreat in your own private home in the country? Fair Oak Farm offers guests privacy with exclusive use of the venue in a range of historic, stylish group accommodation, only an hour from London.​ Nestled in a 12 acre Sussex country estate and set within wonderful gardens. The farm sleeps between 16 and 32 people and can be rented with exclusive access. Colleagues can dine together in the splendour of the lounge barn, socialise in the cinema barn and games barn, or take a stroll through the surrounding woodland, river and open countryside.


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Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Sutherland

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a 23,000-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands, about 1.5 hours North of Inverness. This part of Scotland is truly wild, with lush forest, rugged terrain, dramatic glens, colourful hills, glistening rivers, and herds of majestic red deer that will take your breath away. Alladale works best for a smaller scale company retreat as it has 11 bedrooms and offers three types of accommodation on site: the luxury Victorian lodge, two comfortable cottages, and a rustic bunkhouse. The reserve does have all the necessary facilities needed for creative workshops and training sessions.


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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

A luxury retreat venue set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. The Cliffs of Moher is found in the beautiful countryside of County Clare, Ireland. With beautifully appointed bedrooms and reception rooms, a state of the art studio with amazing views. They incentivise guests to feast on contemporary vegetarian cuisine, with most produce grown onsite in the organic gardens. The beautiful, comfortable and relaxed retreat centre provides professional yet warm hospitality for you and your team.


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Lisvanagh House, County Carlow

Lisnavagh House offers the unique combination of homeliness and majesty. With several acres of beautiful gardens in private and exclusive surroundings, Lisnavagh opens itself up to a wide range of corporate events and stays. Situated about an hour from Dublin, there are striking panoramic views of the Wicklow Hills, Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster. The estate is made up of about 600 acres of woods and farmland. The exclusive venue can sleep up to 17 guests with the Courtyard stable rooms offering an extension to the house accommodation for larger groups. There are also several estate cottages and a workshop spaces available to hire. For teams wishing for a gastronomic experience, the Lisnavagh Kitchen is run by Emily Bunbury who takes great interest in nutrition and wholly believes in the power of food and how we should eat with the seasons.


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