The size, layout and mixture of accommodation at the Dell House makes it particularly suitable for a wide variety of gatherings.
We are very happy to discuss how we can best meet your requirements. This might include half or full board catering; taking all or just part of the house; exclusivity so that your group are the only guests at that time, and/or making use of additional facilities or services we can provide here.
The Dell House has a total of 10 bedrooms one of which is on the ground floor, up to 14 beds and 20 bed spaces (i.e. 2 bed spaces for a double bed). 4 bedrooms are ensuite, and there are 4 other bathrooms.
The main dining room, lounge and TV/training lounge are available for use, and, of course, the two acres of garden. Each of the 3 self-catering units provides a kitchen and a lounge. The garden provides plenty of space for relaxation and quiet or for the more exhuberent to run around or make dens in the hidden corners. It's big enough, and has enough separate spaces, for both at the same time.
There is off-street parking for around 12 cars if carefully parked.
The Nursery and Butler's Apartments in the wing each have an interconnecting door with the main house, essentially meaning that the whole set (8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 4 lounges + dining room) can be booked for one group with all rooms accessible from inside.
The important point is that the arrangements are extremely flexible and can be adapted to your needs, and this includes the catering.
The catering arrangements can be adapted to suit. This can include just simply self-catering; cooked breakfasts for some of the group; a buffet breakfast for the whole group; light lunches; simple but wholesome evening meals and/or coordinating with external caterers.
It is impossible to give precise pricing without discussing your specific needs, but there are some broad examples given below.
Please contact Elizabeth and Kevin to discuss your requirements.
A booking for a 90th Birthday. The younger families used the Butler’s and Nursery apartments, and the elder three stayed in the main house as B&B guests.
Apart from the cooked breakfasts for the three, the rest of the weekend was self-catered. The group had exclusive use of all the main house's rooms. We laid the table for a sit down meal for 17 for the Saturday lunch, with non-residents joining them; and we cleared up afterwards. Total cost for the weekend in winter 2014: £900. (£20 pppn)
A retreat weekend for 15 people in October 2015, having all the main house rooms. Using the larger rooms for gathered sessions, and the smaller rooms for quiet reflection or private discussion. Full board with simple meals, eaten together in the dining room. The total cost Friday evening to Sunday lunch £1,650 (£55 pppn)
An off-site event for 8 people mid-week in March for 2 nights. One person per room, but not using the Coach House. TV lounge configured for presentations (PC projector and screen, or Chromecast to 50" TV). Mountain of K'Nex provided for team-building exercises. Buffet breakfast, lunch, and tea & coffee provided mid-morning and afternoon. Cost £1040 (£65 pppn).
Bed and Breakfast for a group of 20 walkers for a weekend (2 nights) in May. Exclusive use of all the Dell House throughout their stay. Buffet breakfast of cereal, fruit, home made bread and marmalade etc. Cost £800 (£40 pppn).