This stunning property, dating back to 1853 is in a beautiful part of the country just north of Bristol and as you arrive for the first time, it gives you the wow factor to impress your clients and attendees alike. Not only stunning to look at but also super practical too with 201 bedrooms and meeting spaces from 4 to 400, as well as beautiful grounds, leisure facilities and a wonderful Orangery that you will adore. We highly recommend a site inspection as it will become a firm favourite and go to property in this part of the country.
We absolutely loved our couple of days at De Vere Tortworth Court and would have no hesitation recommending it for all sorts of events. With its quirky 8 ¾ MPH speed limit as you drive down to the mansion house, right through to its magnificent Atrium and glorious Orangery, there are meeting spaces of every size including the impressive Westminster Suite. Then there’s exploring the beautiful grounds, the impressive views, the spa, swimming pool and the excellent 1853 restaurant. Wow – we can’t wait to come back!
Address: De Vere Tortworth Court, Tortworth, Wotton Under Edge GL12 8HH
Conference Sales Contact: Robin Wiltshire (Director of Sales)
Tel: 01454 263702 or 07918 031522
Email: [email protected]
Official star rating: 4
Free, superfast Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and up to 100m within the grounds.
Distance & time from nearest airport:
Bristol Airport is located 28 miles away – 40 minutes by car
Birmingham Airport is located 80 miles away – 80 minutes by car
Distance & time from nearest railway station:
Tortworth Court is accessible from two main line train stations: Bristol Parkway 11 miles away and Bristol Temple Meads 17 miles – both offering direct access to London which means you can be door to door in under 1.5 hrs.
Distance & time from nearest motorway:
It is very close to junction 14 of the M5 – literally 5 minutes away by car
With free parking for up to 200 cars you won’t get stuck looking for a convenient parking space and spot the unique speed limit signs of 8 ¾ mph in the grounds. Parking areas can be reserved for conference teams and there are numerous electric vehicle charging stations on site. Coaches can also drop-off directly outside the main entrance and remain parked on site if required.
The stunning De Vere Tortworth Court is located within the picturesque parkland of Tortworth, in south Gloucestershire, which is just north of Bristol, on the fringes of the Cotswolds. You’ll also find Cheltenham, Gloucester, and Bath all within an hour’s drive.
It is a venue steeped in heritage, the grade II listed Victorian mansion house dates to 1853. Recorded in the Domesday Book, the estate was the ancestral seat of the Ducie family for 350 years. Nestled in 30 acres of Gloucester parkland, stunning grounds, this lovely venue has an extensive arboretum to explore which houses more than 300 plant and tree specimens. Many of the exotic trees planted here are now among the largest ever recorded in this country.
To describe the house in words doesn’t do it enough justice – check out the photographs as it is simply stunning and has masses of wow factor when you first arrive.
As you turn into the grounds, you venture down the long drive until you are hit with the first view of the property. It will definitely impress your clients and delegates.
As you enter the lobby you are struck by the ceiling height and the grandeur of the building and décor. The lobby is sighted next to the grand staircase that takes you to the 55 Mansion House suites. Directly from the lobby is access to the stunning 1853 restaurant and bar, Brunel’s (another event space complete with its own bar) and the corridor which takes you to the event spaces, Atrium bistro, Leaf Spa and the Westminster Suite.
It was lovely to see that Tortworth Court welcomes Doggy staycations, and they’ve even got a paw wash station situated at the front of the hotel. Then there is the resident cat ‘Lady Grey’ who can be spotted in the grounds or her bed in the entrance hall. She is a real hit with families.
There are 201 bedrooms in the hotel split over two floors – 55 deluxe & suites in the Mansion House and 146 Courtyard Rooms. These are comprised of standard rooms, deluxe, superior and suites of different sizes. Our room was a Deluxe Junior Suite and it was warm and welcoming. Sited on the 2nd floor of the main house it was spacious with fantastic views across the grounds.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
There are two stunning indoor locations for dining. We couldn’t resist the cream tea in the Atrium Bistro - this light and airy space is one of De Vere Tortworth’s finest original features. The 60-foot-high soaring glass roof, exposed brickwork, indoor greenery and subtle lighting make it an exceptional space. We loved it!
The 1853 restaurant and bar is charming and rich in tradition, found in the old library it maintains lots of original features such as the elegant oak panelling, fireplace and ornate furnishings, with stunning views across the gardens.
This is split into two distinct rooms meaning the library can be used for afternoon teas or evening drinks. The 1853 restaurant can accommodate 140 guests, 1853 bar 50 guests and Atrium bistro 50 guests.
If it’s alfresco dining you are looking for then the Terrace at De Vere Tortworth Court is a stunning outdoor space with sweeping views across the grounds. Perfect for drinks, al fresco dining and afternoon teas.
If you need to let off steam or melt away the stresses of a busy day head down to the Leaf Spa and gymnasium. You will find a fully equipped gym with cardio and resistance training equipment, alongside PT sessions and fitness classes.
Leaf Spa is perfect for relaxation with swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, and steam room. There are 5 newly refurbished treatment rooms plus a Dry Flotation Bed offering a wide range of treatments, alongside the calming relaxation lounge.
DeVere Tortworth Court are passionate about sustainability and has achieved IACC gold tier Green Star certification, which encompasses a vast range of standards around the environment and sustainability.
MEETING / CONFERENCE ROOMS
The hotel has impressive conference options and working to De Vere’s Smart Space standards, (more info HERE) you know they are going to be on the money. With 11 meeting rooms (not including the four separate sections of the Westminster Suite) there is something here for every type of corporate or private event. The jewel in the crown is the gorgeous Orangery with its masses of natural light and glass ceiling, but also equally impressive are the elegant boardrooms for when you need a few breakout sessions.
Meeting Space Highlight: The Westminster Suite
Located on the ground floor, just beyond the Atrium bistro, the Westminster Suite is the largest meeting space in the hotel and certainly catches the eye. With its own private breakout space, bar and toilet facilities its totally self-contained.
Divisible into four separate sections or used as one large space for 400, this room benefits from lots of natural daylight and is brimming with technology (with superfast 1Mb wi-fi) as well as a built-in stage, its own bar so perfect for corporate events or dinners / social events as its super versatile. Directly outside the Westminster Suite is the Bandstand which offers a unique space for hosting a range of outdoor summer events.
For an old house like this, it is very unusual to have a large space like this and an excellent reason for using this for events.
Natural light: Yes
Size: 344 Sq.M:
Location: Ground floor
AV Equipment included: PA system with speakers and mics, flexible lighting, 1Mb wi-fi
Meeting Space Highlight: The Orangery
Just a few steps away from the main hotel entrance is The Orangery, and what a fabulous space it is. Built in 1899, this gorgeous building was the original Orangery and certainly has the wow factor, its glass roof and masses of natural light are breath taking and is perfect for all occasions from a glamourous dinner, drinks reception, team building session to a press conference. With space for 120 covers, this air-conditioned fantastic building has its own bar, reception area including a secluded terrace. We loved the Orangery, the sense of grandeur will seriously impress your clients & delegates too
Natural light: Yes
Size: 139 Sq.M:
Location: Ground floor
AV Equipment included: 1Mb wi-fi
Meeting Space Highlight: The Boardrooms
Located on the ground floor of the main house, the additional syndicate spaces are split between the magnificent Mansion House meeting space and practical Smart Space meeting rooms. Each varying in size and feel, they are the perfect place for executive board meetings and breakout session from 4 – 30 people. All are located only a few steps away from the Conference café which offers free flowing coffee and refreshments all day.
AV Equipment included: All rooms have screen / flat screen TV’s, 1Mb wi-fi
For meeting room capacities, layouts and further information please click here: