Top Luxury Corporate Retreat Venues in the UK
After a tough year, there certainly could be no better time to spoil employees and give them some much needed face-to-face time with a corporate retreat. We’ve therefore picked out our favourite venues across the UK, which offer indulgent spas, great menus, options for onsite activities and luxury experiences for a corporate retreat or company away day.
Part of the Harbour Hotel Group, this Salcombe property is perched on the Salcombe estuary. Always winning awards as a top seaside hotel, The Salcombe Harbour Hotel is a great spot for a corporate retreat as it has the winning combination of great food, idyllic views, a spa, and plenty to see and do. Guests can spend their days on a luxury sailing yacht, enjoy a private picnic on the beach, or sample some of Devon’s best gins. Start the corporate retreat with welcome drinks on the terrace accompanied by locally caught seafood.
The Wheatsheaf is typical Cotswold’s chic. Formerly a 17th century coaching inn, this pub with rooms has 14 bedrooms, ideal for a corporate retreat. The hotel has lots of luxury touches, from freestanding roll top baths to Bang & Olufsen TVs. With lots of country pursuits nearby, this corporate retreat venue can offer clay pigeon shooting or local country walks. In the winter guests can cosy up by the fire or enjoy an alfresco dining feast in their gardens in the summer.
The Fish Hotel really takes you back to nature, with their treehouses and cabins and focus on outdoor experiences. This 400 acre estate houses plenty of options to keep a corporate retreat group entertained. There is a private screening room, local potteries to attend classes at, outdoor pursuits, plus great dining options such as feasting on the deck or private dining experiences.
With beautiful sea views and tons of character this hotel is near one of the prime spots of Cornwall, Padstow. Designed with a luxurious rustic vibe, the hotel is a cosy place to retreat to after a morning’s surf. In the same vein as the rest of their Pig hotels, sustainability and locally sourced food is front and centre. With a kitchen garden onsite, the hotel prides itself on growing their own produce whilst also only sourcing from the best of local suppliers within 25 miles. As well as great food and a top location, corporate guests can enjoy treatments in their Potting Shed, surf school, a trip to Rick Stein’s or Paul Ainsworth Restaurants or enjoy a sharing style feast in The Smokery or Old Dining Room onsite.
If your corporate retreat group is a foodie one, then Thyme is the place for you. Situated near Lechlade in the heart of the Cotswold’s, Thyme houses a highly regarded cookery school. Taking inspiration from botanicals and nature for all their bedrooms, they are a mixture of modern touches sat alongside antique pieces. Guests can enjoy a trip to the local pub The Swan one evening or enjoy a chef’s table at their Ox Barn.
A great option for a corporate retreat close to London, the Four Seasons in Hampshire has 500 acres of grounds, plus a large spa for guests to relax. They have a huge range of activities from yoga classes to fly fishing, and their food options are also top notch with private dining experiences or even dinner and a movie with their private cinema space.
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Scotland’s most famous hotel, Gleneagles has a wealth of options for a corporate retreat group. Set on a country estate, this hotel suits a group who may want to be more active, whilst also accommodating those who want a more restful time taking advantage of their luxury spa. Their extensive grounds have everything from shooting and fishing lodges to a croquet lawn and stables. Whilst the hotel has plenty of activities to keep guests entertained throughout, it will also ensure guests are well fed, with their 2 Michelin star restaurant onsite, Andrew Fairlie.
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A hotel from the well known Scottish chef Tom Kitchin, this East Lothian hotel has a pub, restaurant, rooms and garden. The hotel has a variety of accommodation options from their Hazel and Honeysuckle cottages to their loft bedrooms, all with beautiful furnishings and Scottish touches. The hotel has a special private dining room which can host up to 32 diners, or for warmer evenings the guests could enjoy an alfresco dinner with a locally sourced menu to match.
Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire
This peaceful hotel is a great option for a corporate retreat focused on wellness. Set in 220 acres, the hotel has stylish rooms plus elegant dining options. For a more fine dining option, The Conservatory overlooks the grounds whilst guests can enjoy seasonal menus. Treat guests to alfresco pizzas fresh from the outdoor pizza oven, or dip in the outdoor hot tub with the crackling fire next to it.
Tucked away in the New Forest, Lime Wood has a range of accommodation options from forest lodges to lake cabins. They have a huge focus on food, with Angela Hartnett as the chef behind the menus. With a cookery school onsite, Lime Wood is a great spot for a more foodie group, where they can learn how to knock up an Italian style feast or understand more about bread making. Their spa is pure luxury across three levels, with a Herb House, Mud House and steaming outdoor pool.
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Dormy House couldn’t be more perfect for a corporate retreat. Near the stunning village of Broadway, it has log fires, a spa, great food, beautiful grounds and plenty of things for your guests to do. Guests can try their hand at floristry, clay pigeon shooting or head into Oxford for a punting trip. Offering exclusive use of the property, Dormy House has a range of bedrooms to accommodate a corporate retreat.
This hotel and spa near Bath has plenty of space for an outdoorsy corporate retreat. Guests can enjoy big green egg barbecues with beautiful views of the grounds or enjoy a meditteranean influenced menu in their dining room. With a spa onsite, guests have access to their hydrotherapy pool and outdoor heated pool with hot tub views over the valley.
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Middleton Lodge is that perfect mix of grandeur combined with rustic country touches. With their expansive vegetable gardens, they pride themselves on their estate-to-plate method, whilst also always sourcing locally. Their bedrooms are all characterful and calming, with inspiration from the garden. As well as their hotel bedrooms, this corporate retreat venue can also offer exclusive use of the Farmhouse or Main House.
This Georgian hotel is the perfect spot for a corporate retreat which involves the Cheltenham Races. It has a luxurious modern feel with velvet and gold touches and is just a stone’s throw away from Cheltenham’s smartest district, Montpelier. The hotel is a perfect base for guests to explore the Cotswold’s, with pretty villages such as Broadway just on its doorstep. The corporate retreat guests can enjoy their cocktail bar or drinks on the terrace, or a taste of their afternoon tea.
Famed for its eco-credentials, The Scarlet takes pride of place on the clifftop with sweeping views over the beach of Mawgan Porth. The hotel has woven sustainability into all areas of their venue, from their waste management through to every element of their menu. The Scarlet is the perfect place to come for a corporate retreat focused on wellness. Guests can enjoy hot tubs perched on the clifftop with only the sound of crashing waves, or a dip in a candlelit copper tub.
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