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Hire your own magical private island 1 hour from London

An idyllic island on the Blackwater Estuary, only around one hour's drive from London. Switch off from city life as you wander together along 5 miles of private beaches, rarely bumping into another soul 🏖

Essex, England
Up to 119 people
87 bedrooms
from  £240  / room / night
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Old Millhouse with cottages in the picture-perfect Devon countryside

Connect with nature in this holistic, multi-functional venue that transforms with the seasons. Spread out across the secluded grounds for wellness retreats, woodland immersions and workations, before sleeping in cottages to the sound of the forest.

Devon, England
Up to 42 people
23 bedrooms
from  £2,250  / night, exclusive hire
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Organise a nature-filled glamping festival at this magical Welsh castle

Create a luxury festival experience for your company at this wild location in North Wales. The historical, nature-filled estate is home to a workshop school, a farm shop, bakery and deli, a pub, a nature trail, and a medieval castle 🏰

Flintshire, Wales
Up to 258 people
98 bedrooms
from  £150  / room / night
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Wellbeing retreat, nature reserve and regenerative farm stay in rural Somerset

Immerse yourself in 173 acres of magical nature and ancient woodland, including a stunning 7 acre lake. An invitation to reconnect with nature, with yourself, and with other people.

Somerset, England
Up to 47 people
38 bedrooms
from  £225  / room / night
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Peaceful, rural farmhouse in Kent only 40 minutes from London

Built in 1870, this rural farmhouse is an educational space, retreat centre, and gathering place for teams 🌱 Activities include: guided hikes, forest bathing, wild swimming, mindfulness in nature, foraging, plant drawing/sketching, cooking classes, breathwork, dance, yoga, and meditation.

Kent, England
Up to 66 people
24 bedrooms
from  £150  / room / night
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Glamping lodges, wigwams and shepherds huts on this rural Somerset farm

Located in an idyllic valley in Somerset, this glamping venue invites your team to step away from the chaos of city life, and focus on building relationships in nature 🌱 The site is made up of 26 lodges, wigwams, and shepherd huts, plus 4 bell tents.

Somerset, England
Up to 65 people
30 bedrooms
from  £100  / room / night
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Georgian country house with 100 acres of parkland 40 mins from London – featured in The Crown and Downton Abbey

Set in a secluded and beautiful 100-acre estate, yet conveniently close to London and Heathrow, this venue is the perfect setting for team building. Sitting on the border of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, this manor house offers breathtaking views of the Thames Valley and surrounding villages.

Buckinghamshire, England
Up to 20 people
16 bedrooms
from  £5,900  / night, exclusive hire
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Organise your own festival at this luxury glamping spot in the woods

Create your own company festival at this unique, rural location in the Essex countryside 🎪 Treat your team to nights under the stars in a tipi or yurt, mouth-watering eats from food trucks, accompanied by an acoustic guitarist around the fire, outdoor saunas and wood-fired hot tubs.

Essex, England
Up to 543 people
225 bedrooms
from  £130  / room / night
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Idyllic country house with private pool, hot tub and tennis court

This 32 acre estate lies within rural East Sussex, providing your team a sense of escapism from the outside world 🌳 The country house draws its architectural inspiration from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, and offers a heated swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court and games room.

East Sussex, England
Up to 13 people
12 bedrooms
from  £2,200  / night, exclusive hire
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Beautifully designed farm conversion in historic Wiltshire, less than 2 hours from London

Six traditional stables turned self-catering lodges form a courtyard perfect for group gatherings. Accommodation, events and fresh-from-the-farm produce in the heart of historic Wiltshire.

Wiltshire, England
Up to 14 people
11 bedrooms
from  £106  / room / night
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Rural Hertfordshire manor house only 1 hour from London

Stay in this stylish country escape nestled in 1200 acres of countryside 🌱 This rural retreat venue is perfect for relaxing, de-stressing, socialising and connecting.

Hertfordshire, England
Up to 16 people
11 bedrooms
from  £210  / room / night
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Design-led luxury cabins and cottages in the great Scottish outdoors

Cabins, cottages, wood-fired hot tubs, and an incredible outdoor centre all lie within a 15,000 acre private estate 🌳 Enjoy unique team-building experiences like cold water dips in the river, whisky tasting sessions, bushcraft skill workshops, outdoor art classes, and many more.

Highlands, Scotland
Up to 39 people
29 bedrooms
from  £165  / room / night
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Mystical Welsh castle in nature-filled estate with an outdoor lake

This historical, nature-filled estate is home to a workshop school, a farm shop, bakery and deli, a pub, a nature trail, and a medieval castle 🏰 Choose from team-building experiences such as wild swimming, foraging expeditions, hikes, abseiling, and more.

Flintshire, Wales
Up to 13 people
10 bedrooms
from  £150  / room / night
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Luxury Grade II listed mansion in beautiful Dorset

Take your team to his luxury Grade II listed Palladian mansion in the heart of Dorset countryside. Nestled in the picturesque village of Cranborne, East Dorset, this venue is within easy reach of historic Salisbury and Stonehenge, the Jurassic Coast and the New Forest.

Dorset, England
Up to 13 people
11 bedrooms
from  £2,950  / night, exclusive hire
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Scottish castle for group getaways to embrace the wild outdoors

Edwardian castle and lodges with meeting rooms and a movie theatre, set against the rugged cliffs and pastures of the Scottish countryside 🏴 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 With 2000 acres of wild surroundings, teams can revel in country pursuits like archery, falconry, fishing, kayaking, zorb ball, golf, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, and foraging.

Wigtown, Scotland
Up to 62 people
37 bedrooms
from  £400  / room / night

What is a company retreat?

A company retreat is an event where individual teams or an entire company gather with a focus on getting to know each other, forming new friendships, and breaking the daily routine. Sometimes there will be workshops and presentations, sometimes there won’t.

Company retreats are the perfect antidote to team issues such as poor communication, quiet-quitting and silo working.

At Basejam, we believe nature is the perfect setting for a company retreat. It gets people out of their comfort zone, and interrupts the same mental loops that can appear when working from home or at an office.

All of our venues are selected for company retreats, and we only list the best. We don’t list boring hotels.

How to choose a company retreat venue – what to look for

Location, location, location

The location you choose impacts everything from weather to activities to cost, so it’s a big one to consider.

Begin by thinking carefully about your goals for the retreat - does your team need a total refresh in the countryside, a big dose of vitamin D, or to get their heads down without distractions? Writing a list of concrete aims can help narrow down your options for the ideal retreat location.

On a practical note, make sure the location is convenient for all attendees - especially if you follow a hybrid working setup and your team is dispersed across different regions. An accessible location not too far from major cities or transportation hubs will make it easier for everyone to attend, and set the retreat off on the right foot.

Facilities

There are a few retreat-specific facilities that are essential to have when holding a successful company retreat. Ultimately you should look for venues that enable, rather than prohibit, the setup for your activities.

Some obvious examples of key facilities are breakout rooms, strong WiFi, event spaces and comfortable private bedrooms, but can also include things like coworking spaces, vegan catering options, presenting screens, and many more.

Budget

When it comes to company retreats, less can often be more. Here at Basejam, we reckon connection to nature should be at the top of your priorities list. As luck will have it, the benefits of the outdoors are completely free.

Basejam offers a curated selection of affordable company retreat venues without sacrificing quality or experience. You can explore venues that offer competitive pricing and unique facilities, ensuring you stay within your budget without compromising on the overall experience.

Need more help choosing a venue? See our full guide to choosing a company retreat venue.

Carlotta Goodwin-Thorpe
Executive Assistant, Fable and Mane
“Within a week, we went from 'we’re not sure if this retreat is going to happen' to 'we’ve found the perfect venue!'. If we hadn’t used Basejam I’m not sure if we’d have pulled it all together in time. I would recommend you guys 1000 times.”

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