Cholwell Hall is an old rectory, just outside the city of Bath. The house is very relaxed, and welcomes family parties and well-behaved hen or stag groups.
There are 10 bedrooms (including one suite with living room and kitchen), with a mix of 3 double beds and 18 single (some of which are bunk beds). The house is usually booked for groups numbering between 15 to 24, but there are also fold-away beds, so the house can hold a maximum of 30 guests. There are six bathrooms, some of which lead off the bedrooms.
Downstairs, the rooms are spacious, with plenty of seating. There’s a dining room and an enormous lounge, which has a seating area and games room, separated by a double-fronted open fire. The games room has a pool table, football table and a karaoke machine.
There’s also a practical kitchen (with double butler’s sink), and a small seating area with a wood-burning stove.
Outside, there’s a terrace on which to glug jugs of Pimms, and barbecue locally-sourced sausages. There are beautiful views of the meadow to enjoy.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Cholwell Hall is a very practical house, ideal for a gang of good friends to stay for a weekend. It’s within easy taxi distance from Bath or Bristol for a good Saturday night on the town, and the neighbours are mostly sheep.”
About the Location
Both Bristol and Bath are within 30 minutes’ drive of the house. The nearest train comes into Bath, and takes about 90 minutes from London.
There’s plenty to do nearby, including walking on the Mendip Hills, visiting the Wookey Hole caves, or Cheddar Gorge, or exploring the Chew Valley lakes. The owners of the house are very happy to assist in organising structured group activities.