We booked this venue for a weekend break/family reunion in July 2013. We live in NZ and had to do everything over the internet, which was made easy with good correspondence by emails. Venue was closer to the road than I imagined but the place easily accommodated 28 of us. The weather was great so we spent most of the time outdoors and in the pool. The bedrooms varied in size but we managed to suit everybody. We needed to use some of the "put u up" beds but frankly the mattresses were a bit thin for adults. Cooking was a challenge (we cooked sunday lunch for 28) and had to utilise the ovens on the first and second floors, so lots of running up and down stairs to check on progress. A larger oven/double oven on ground floor would have been useful. Glad we didn't have to spend too much time indoors, décor is a bit shabby and in need of a makeover. Overall we had a great time and we have some lovely memories to take back to NZ.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cholwell Hall is a fine country house a few miles from Bath. We specialise in large groups (15 - 24, max 29) for short breaks, eg family gatherings, hen parties, stag parties, and also corporate team building. Most groups book a weekend, but midweeks work out cheaper if you have that option. There are 10 bedrooms, some of them massive with several beds. There are 6 bathrooms. On the ground floor a large stately dining room can seat up to 30, and there is a large lounge with central fireplace that also has games equipment at one end. There is also a large well equipped kitchen with wood-burning stove. The bookings are self-catering, but you are welcome to use our list which has of caterers, entertainers, and activity ideas. The Hall is set in private landscaped grounds of 1.5 acres, with own swimming pool (summer months). ... more less