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Old Church Farm Originally known as Alveston Manor, Old Church Farm can trace its noble history back to Medieval times when it was owned by King Harold of Wessex prior to the Norman Conquest in 1066. It was taken over by William the Conqueror and subsequent Kings of England who used it as a hunting lodge. In 1149 it was given over to barons beginning with Fulk I Fitzwarin.

It was seized back by King John in 1216 following a family dispute. More recently it was owned and run by Rolls Royce PLC as a private hotel and now is now in private hands and open to the public for the first time in its history. Within South Gloucestershire there are 37 monuments which have national status. These are known as scheduled monuments.

Scheduled monuments are monuments and archaeological sites of national importance, which are given the highest level of protection. The ruins of the Church of St Helen in our grounds is one of those monuments. Seven en suite rooms with Hypnos beds ensure a comfortable stay here in the South Gloucestershire countryside.

read more › If you look at satellite imagery of Old Church Farm you will see the outline of a Saxon circular barrow. Circular barrows of this kind were mostly created five and a half thousand years ago (3500 BC). Its position on top of the hill known as the Ridgeway (later corrupted to 'Rudgeway') would have had spiritual significance at the time. As to the Old Church Farm itself, it was originally known as Alveston Manor and is Grade II listed. It is first mentioned in the Domesday Book (1088). Formerly owned by King Harold of Wessex it passed to William the Conqueror, William II and Henry II - all of whom used it as hunting lodge and sent deer to maintain stocks in the Alveston forest where they would hunt.

read more › The Badminton room, named after the nearby town famous for the famous Badminton horse trials has a double aspect with views over the rose garden and the croquet lawn. It is 28 sq metres (excluding the en suite bathroom) and has a Hypnos Super King 180 cms wide (6 ft) bed. It has a writing desk with chair, Smart TV, Digital Assistant, hair drier, wardrobe, chest of drawers, ottoman and wing-back arm chair. Tea and Coffee making facilities are provided in the room with homemade biscuits.

read more › The Yate room is named after the nearby town and parish. It is a sizeable room (26 square meters) and has an original feature stone fireplace. It has a Hypnos King size bed (150 cms wide - 5 feet) and a stone mullioned window with views over the churchyard garden. It has a wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk with chair, comfortable armchair, Smart TV, hair drier and Digital Assistant. Tea and Coffee making facilities are provided in the room with homemade biscuits.

read more › The bed is a Hypnos Euro King, which is the size between a standard King and a Super King (165 cms - 5 feet 6 inches wide). It has lovely features including an original stone fireplace and a stone mullioned window with views of the churchyard and our ancient yew tree. It is furnished with a wardrobe, chest of drawers, writing desk with chair as well as a comfy chair. The room is equipped with a flat screen TV, Digital Assistant and hair drier.

read more › Bright double aspect 35 sq metre room with Hypnos Super King Size bed and en suite bathroom with roll-top bath and shower. Garden views over the croquet lawn and paddock across South Gloucestershire countryside through the enormous stone mullioned bay window to one aspect and the serene church yard through another window. Alveston is our largest and brightest suite and is equipped with a Smart TV, digital assistant, armchairs, wardrobe, two desks and hair drier. Tea and Coffee making facilities are provided in the room with homemade biscuits.

read more › Are you looking for business meeting rooms in or near Bristol? OCF Bristol Conference Centre is a great location as it is so conveniently located just north of Bristol six minutes away from the M4 and M5 motorways. Old Church Farm was used by Rolls Royce plc as a private hotel to entertain foreign dignitaries and buyers. The conference centre with its meeting rooms, which are arranged on two floors have large format displays, air conditioning and velux windows ensuring your meetings are kept private.

read more › Our conferencing and events venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users with a wide entrance and no steps. The conveniences are all located on the ground floor including a disabled WC. A platform lift provides access to the first floor meeting room and boardroom. Due to the age of the main building and its listed status the property is exempt from accessibility considerations. All our bedrooms are located on the first floor, so, if you are unable to climb one flight of stairs then an overnight stay with us is not possible.

read more › Former guests will see from the photo above that we have replaced our large singular dining table with a number of smaller square tables to give us the maximum flexibility whilst maintaining distance between guests. We still have our other dining table in the formal dining room for large parties up to 18 people should health conditions allow. We have closed the kitchen on Sunday evenings to give Kate a break one evening a week! Locally sourced and lovingly cooked ingredients served in the style of a country house party are complemented by a small selection of outstanding wines and cocktails.

read more › Enjoy a drink in the drawing room, panelled room, on the terrace, in your room or while dining. We keep the more popular spirits complemented by Fever Tree and Fentiman's mixers, premium imported bottled lager, local bottled ales and cider and a selection of wines to savour on their own or with a meal. Our cellar and bar are evolving entities. Their evolution-just as in nature-is a matter of natural selection. Contrary to what you might expect the house does not have a large cellar. The cellar didn't exist at all until modern times when it was added to make space for boilers.

read more › We are delighted to have found a butcher who shares our passion and philosophy about meats. Buxton Butchers have been established since 1990 and supply some of the top commercial establishments in the area. Their beef is aged for a minimum of 5 weeks in a special salt chamber whose walls are lined with bricks of Himalayan salt that impart a sweetness to the meat while also inhibiting bacterial growth. Theirs is one of the few butchers in Europe with this methodology. Buxton Butchers also supply us with our breakfast sausages, poultry and game.

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