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Welcoming Your Events at Gaunts House

Small to Large Groups

Here at Gaunts we have the capacity to host groups large and small, enough workshop spaces, and bedrooms in the house and stable-block, plus camping, to welcome most events.  There are exclusive use options available, and discounted prices on larger groups.  

As well as having your own retreat workshop room, there are various shared areas around the main house and grounds.  These include the Drawing Room and Old Hall, Dining Room, Bar, Gardens, huge woodland grounds, swimming pool and much besides.

Group Sizes

Once you have determined what size your group/course will be, we can discuss the best place to host you.  Each booking comes with one of our workshop rooms.  The Barn Theatre is our largest workshop space, the Ball Room our most elegant, the Library our most peaceful, and the squash court, a satellite space in the stable block.  Take a closer look at our facilities.

Small Groups

Medium Groups

Large Groups

Numbers:  12-30 People

Workshop Space:  One Workshop Room

One  Free Tutor.


Numbers:  31-60 People

Workshop Space:  One Workshop Room

Two Free Tutors.


Numbers:  66+

Workshop Space:  One Workshop Room

Three Free Tutors. 



Rates per person (in a shared room) per 24 hours – from 1st. April 2023.

SIZE OF GROUP            NUMBERS                                 For 2-3 days                For 4 days or more          

Medium                      19 to 32                                     £150                                      £145

Regular                       33 to 59                                    £145                                      £140

Large                           60 +                                           £140                                      £135

Small  (see below)   12 to 18 people                        £160                                      £155

Camping                    n/a                                           £  65                                      £  60

Day Delegate            n/a                                            £  55                                      £  50

EXTRAS:           Single Occupancy Room                    £15/per night

Single Room Ensuite                            £25/ per night

Double or Twin Room ensuite             £30/ per night, (£15 pp if shared).

EXCLUSIVE USE: (needs to be booked 6 months ahead) for ‘Large Groups’ free; ‘Regular Groups’ £1,500 per dayextra; ‘Medium Groups’ £2,500 per day extra; ‘Small Groups’ £3,500 per day extra.

Please Note:   The minimum length of stay is forty-eight hours (two nights) for everyone.

The minimum number of Residential Guests is 12.

We can only take Small Groups when another Group is here at the same time; OR a minimum of £2,750 per day is pledged for their stay.

We base the size of the group on the number of Resident In-House Guests, NOT including campers or day-guests.

Guest arrivals on first day between 3.30pm and 6pm.  Departures on last day before 3.30pm.

No Guest dogs or pets.

“It’s such a delightful place to run a conference with the log fires, entrancing flower displays and historic surroundings. The atmosphere is extremely relaxed and there is an air of calm….the food is absolutely superb and enjoyed by all”
Janet Wilson
South and East Dorset NHS

Useful Information

Groups can arrive from 3.30pm onwards on arrival day and leave by 3.30pm on the departure day. 

Meals are vegetarian.  Gaunts has a beautiful walled garden in which we try to grow as much as we can to support our community, groups and courses.  We offer different menu options and can work with you to produce an ideal meal plan to align with the nature of your group.  We can provide for Vegans and special diets.  Fish and fowl are options which cost a little extra.

The majority of our rooms are situated in the main house on the 1st and 2nd floors.  The first floor rooms are elegant, mostly en-suite and spacious. Our second floor rooms are simpler and can sleep up to 30 people.

In the evening the doors are locked at 10.00pm.  There is a back door and gates with a code lock that can be shared with your participants.  Extensions can be arranged.

If tutors / group leaders arrange and arrive before lunch on the day prior to their course starting, we give them that early settling-in day, freely.

Enquire About Booking

The ‘Booking’ button will take you to our initial enquiry form and the full downloadable booking form.