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Ideas for a corporate retreat

Ed 31 December 2018

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A corporate break away from the office in a holiday home is a great way to motivate your staff in luxurious surroundings. An exciting business break can work two-fold to inspire your staff. Firstly, it’s a brilliant way of team-building way and to get work done in new and relaxing surroundings. This way also incentivises your hardest working and most loyal staff members through activities and socialising. Alternatively, a holiday home in an inspiring location can be perfect for impressing new clients or rewarding loyal business affiliates. If your company has good news to announce or a new and exciting project to unveil, why not choose one of our luxurious, multi-use houses from our Big Domain corporate range for your business meetings and conferences.

We offer a wide range of holiday homes with an impressive range of extra features that enable corporate events to take place on-site: these often include technology including telephones, Wi-Fi, conference rooms with seating, meeting rooms, projection screens, disabled access and facilities, coffee machines, catering services, smoking areas, accessible locations and larger kitchens.

Our collection includes grand country houses, fairy tale French chateaux, picturesque stately homes and superb properties specifically designed or adapted to blend business with pleasure. All of our properties have good access to the national road and rail networks; some are within driving distance of international airports and ports too.

If you wanted to round the business event off with a party, we’ve some great choices on offer too.

Mix business with pleasure

Suffolk Retreat, UK

Suffolk Retreat - Big Domain

Impress your clients and incentivise your hardest workers with a corporate getaway to the East of England. Set in 350 acres of private estate with seven bedrooms across two adjoining properties, the Suffolk Retreat is a superb choice if you are looking to prioritise home comforts over corporate considerations. The property has on-site meeting space with good office facilities for small functions. Special features include: seasonal use of an outdoor heated swimming pool; landscaped gardens with a lake to explore; increased accessibility for all guests; a luxurious hot tub; and a tennis court. Read more… 

Other properties on the same estate include: Apple Orchard Cottage, Green Man Cottage, Castaway Cottage and The Wood Barn, all of which are suitable for corporate getaways.

Party with a purpose

Havriata Hideaway, Greece

Yacht on the Thames - Big Domain

With fabulous vibrant décor and breathtaking views, everyone will be enthralled the moment you step into this party house. Sleeping ten guests across five bedrooms, this Grecian holiday getaway is the ideal place for a team building experience as you are welcome to take part in a variety of activities from sea kayaking, snorkelling, mountain biking and horseback riding – all available to guests for free. During downtime, there are endless extras to keep your guests entertained including an indoor games room, outdoor table tennis, sparkling infinity pool, and a gym with boxing equipment, a pilates area and weightlifting. It’s a big space with plenty of places for the group to gather together as well as quiet areas to check emails – not to mention, this party house is just 50 metres from the sea. Read more…  

A luxurious business affair

Chase House, UK

Rural splendour awaits your guests at Chase House near Salisbury. A Grade II listed country house, this luxury residence is perfect for a corporate event because it has ample space for hosting small presentations in one of the drawing rooms.  There is also a large kitchen which can be made ready for caterers. Special features include: a sauna (located in an on-site pavilion); landscaped Japanese-style gardens with ornamental ponds and topiary as well as a wood panelled Tudor-style dining room. Chase House is a splendid candidate for those seeking a corporate break where business, fine dining and relaxation can blend effortlessly. Chase House can also be hired out as a wedding venue. Read more… 

Sunny Spanish escape

Spanish Farmhouse Estate, Spain

Spanish Farmhouse Estate - Big Domain

Take a delegation of lucky hard workers with you on a corporate holiday to this estate near Malaga on the south coast of Spain.  High in the mountains with fantastic views, this property is a prime selection for a corporate holiday break. There is even scope to host presentations and run important meetings on-site as the property is well-equipped with modern tech that includes Wi-Fi, scanners/printers, a UK IP address, a conference room and Apple hardware. For relaxation, the estate also has lovely gardens and grounds, a pizza oven and tandoori oven, an outdoor heated swimming pool, a spa, open-cooking facilities and many more excellent additional features.  Read more…

Team-building on the slopes

The Ski Chalet, France

The Ski Chalet - Big Domain

As this property’s enticing name suggests, The Ski Chalet is for those that just love a team-bonding skiing holiday. There’s nothing quite like team-bonding than a week of fun, full-on, physical exertion than a ski break.  Where better than to host a corporate holiday to The Alps than a ski-lodge? This holiday home is furnished with some superior luxury extras like a hot tub, a dance-floor with sound system, and a loft for curling up in the warmth at the end of a day on-the-piste.  Small corporate events are also well-suited for The Ski Chalet, as there is a plenary room, break-out rooms, an LCD projector and other facilities. This is the perfect staff incentive for those that love a bit of winter sports’ action … to ski or snowboard. Read more… 

Visit our wider collection of corporate event venues of all sizes that are available to rent. Allow us to help you find the perfect location to invigorate and motivate your team today. 

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