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Glenfall House

Glenfall House is an exclusive use venue. The accommodation at Glenfall offers all the luxuries associated with a smart country hotel, without the constraints of being a guest in a public establishment. You can enjoy the whole property in complete privacy.

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Celebrations and Parties

Here is your chance to hire a stunning manor house all to yourselves for your celebration party. Glenfall House is a fine country residence set in beautiful grounds and restored to a very high standard offering you exclusive use for your celebrations.

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Weddings

Glenfall House is a stunning venue which has recently re-opened as an events venue, specialising in weddings

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Events Planning

Planning an event can be daunting with so many tasks to consider, it is our aim to work closely with our clients, to ensure that all aspects of your event are met with willing enthusiasm and experience. Whether you are considering an informal weekend away with family and friends, a large party or a corporate event, we can advise and assist with everything – so planning your event with us remotely is relatively easy!

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Coach House Bed and Breakfast

Situated in a quiet corner of the grounds, close to the main house, we have 11 suites in our separate coach house.

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We are not a Hotel !

Unlike a hotel, there are no constraints and from the moment you book to the moment you arrive at the property, we will assist with all the important details from catering to entertainment allowing you and your team to enjoy the property all to yourselves, knowing that everything is taken care of.

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Join Our Team

From the everyday to the very important our ethos is always about the best hospitality. Our team is made up of a hard working and enthusiastic people, skilled in great service. The key to our success in encouraging all of our guests to have an amazing time with us at Glenfall House. Contact us if you'd like to join our team

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Corporate Events

You are now looking at a unique opportunity to hire your very own country manor house exclusively for your next event. Glenfall House is perfect for all types of events, it is an extremely adaptable with enough space to cater for team building activities, product launches, corporate hospitality and brainstorming business breaks.

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Next wedding Fayre - 11th June 2017

Come along to our wedding fayre on Sunday 11th June 2017 Meet a large variety of suppliers, take a look around our venue and gardens and have a chat to a member of the Glenfall House team. Want to take a look before July - Just give us a call and we will be delighted to show you around

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Exclusive Use

We have accommodation for 50 guests in 25 beautiful suites. Dining for 40-60 guests. Informal dining for 70-120 guests, just under 5 acres of historic gardens

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….Glenfall House

There is evidence of the pre-enclosure landscape in the parkland of Glenfall House and the surrounding fields, with ridge and furrow, old pollarded trees and the ridges of abandoned field systems. The field system which largely survives today was created in the C18; hedgerow oaks and ash survive from this time, as well as field oaks planted on the underlying ridge and furrow.

There is known to have been a farmhouse, named ‘The Gutterfall’, on the site since the mid-C18. By 1808 this had been rebuilt in brick for the then owner Charles Higgs, and by 1817 the house had been renamed ‘Glenfall’. In 1819, the house and the surrounding farmland were purchased by Edward Iggulden, a wealthy brewer from Deal, Kent and agent with the East India Shipping Company. Iggulden improved the grounds and created a Picturesque landscape, which included pleasure grounds within the coppices either side of the valley. It was during his ownership from 1819 to 1828 that tourists were able to visit these pleasure grounds to view ‘The Glen’ and its waterfall. In 1826, S Y Griffiths described it as ‘a most romantic spot’ and added, ‘[t]hough not on an extensive scale, this truly fascinating retreat combines within its precincts the local charms of hill, vale, wood and water. Nature seems to reign here in her primeval simplicity and beauty and the soft sound of the waters from the miniature cataract, formed by rude rocks, breaking upon the stillness of the solitude, has the most imposing and soothing effect. The views from the lawn in front of the tasteful cottage residence are luxuriant beyond description’. By 1827 some of the springs on the estate which fed Ham Brook were capped and piped to the covered reservoirs at Hewletts, reducing the amount of water and affecting the impressiveness of the waterfalls. In 1828, the estate passed to Iggulden’s daughter, Mary, and her husband Lieutenant General John Molyneux who remodelled and extended the house in 1830-40. In 1890 the estate was sold to the Willis family and it is thought that many of the surviving estate trees date from this period. In 1920 the estate was purchased by the brewer Arthur Mitchell of Birmingham’s Mitchell and Butler. Mitchell was an admirer of the Arts and Crafts Movement and he employed Sidney Barnsley, Norman Jewson and Peter Waals to extend and furnish the house, and to create the terraced gardens to the west of the house, with the orchard beyond. The decorative iron gates are attributed to Norman Jewson. In 1929 the south wing was added to the house by Healing & Overbury (Sidney Barnsley having died in 1926) and the adjacent paddock was included in the garden as a sloping lawn with vegetable garden beyond. Mitchell owned the house until his death in 1965, after which the house was sold to a Martin Crabbe, who sold much of the Arts and Crafts furniture, and removed the top storey of the house and remodelled the hall and staircase. In 1980 the house and part of the grounds were bought by the Community of St Peter and St Paul, and in 1991 the community gifted the estate to the Diocese of Gloucester. The house and the gardens were subsequently restored by the Glenfall House Trust. The house was opened as a conference centre in 1992.

Corporate

You are now looking at a unique opportunity to hire your very own country manor house exclusively for your next event.  Glenfall House is perfect for all types of events, it…

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Life Celebrations

Here is your chance to hire a stunning manor house all to yourselves for your celebration party.   Whether you are celebrating new life in your family, welcoming a new…

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Afternoon Teas

Treat yourself afternoons ! We would like to welcome you to our afternoon tea events, luxury afternoon tea and Molton Brown toiletries gift bag for you to take home. These…

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Weddings

Ideal Wedding & Event Venue Glenfall House based in the Cotswolds, just outside Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, is a stunning venue which is dedicated to weddings and events. Dating back to the 17th Century…

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