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Views from Charterhouse across the Mendip Hills
Deck from the visitors lounge
Carpark entrance
Bomb Pit fire area
Bomb Pit fire area
Views at the rear of Charterhouse
View from front of Charterhouse.
Outdoor eating area
Corridor to rooms
View from visitor lounge
Visitors Lounge
Visitors Lounge
Main Hall
Main Hall
Outdoor eating area
Outdoor eating area
Views from Charterhouse across the Mendip Hills
Deck from the visitors lounge
Carpark entrance

Charterhouse Outdoor Centre, Cheddar, Somerset

Sleeps 20 - 63 12 Bedrooms 63 Dining

Large bunkhouse sleeping up to 63 for celebrations with family and friends or outdoors weekends in the Mendip Hills

Outdoor centre for families, youth and business groups

'Location, Location, Location' could not apply more to the Charterhouse Outdoor Centre.
It is situated close to the spectacular 'Cheddar Gorge', nestled on the top of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

Whether you're planning a family celebration, an outdoorsy weekend with friends or are a special interest group needing a base for your event, Charterhouse is the perfect location.

The hamlet of Charterhouse is a short walk away from Blackmoor Nature Reserve and its location makes the centre an ideal venue as a base for walking, climbing and caving groups. If you're a family group you could visit some of the local attractions like the Cathedral City of Wells, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury or Weston Super Mare which are all within 30 minutes of the centre.

Also used as a school residential site, the centre is comfortable, welcoming and child friendly. There is a modern kitchen and a large dining hall for communal eating. The bunk-house style bedrooms fit between 4 and 6 people in each with 7 of the rooms having en suite shower rooms. Charterhouse provides accommodation for up to 63 people in 12 dorms. There is plenty of space outside for you to enjoy and relax. We also have a visitors lounge and additional classroom available for use.

The Charterhouse Centre is one of the SSE Outdoor Centres which is part of Somerset County Council.
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The centre has WiFi for guests. Mobile phone coverage is poor so WhatsApp calls are recommended.


One bedroom designed with disabled access in mind which sleeps 3. It has its own wet room.

Dog Friendly

No pets allowed.


Modern commercial kitchen with 6 hob gas oven, rational catering oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, usual kit to cook up a storm for large group!

Dining Room

Seats up to 63 on bench seating which can be collapsed and moved around to suit your needs. Also a screen and projector is available for film nights!

Sitting Room

There is a small lounge with 3 sofas and a giant bean bag to relax in. There is also a TV and DVD player, fridge, sink and kettle.

TV and Music Facilities

Ceiling mounted projector and screen in the main hall and classroom with equipment/cables to play DVDs and music. There's also a TV in the lounge.

Games Room

We don't have a games room as such although we have some board games, giant Jenga, poker set, giant Connect 4 and a TV.

Heating and Open Fires

The centre is heated by gas/woodchip boiler and the main hall has a recently installed log burner.


12 dorm rooms sleeping between 4 and 6 people in bunk beds. 7 of the rooms have en suites. A room plan is available on request. (Sleeps 63).


A pillow is provided but you will need to bring your own bedding or bedding can be provided at an additional cost of £6 per head.


7 bedrooms have en suites including a shower. There is also a modern male and female toilet and shower block with 4 showers in each.

Children's Facilities

Charterhouse is a child friendly building, and has giant Jenga and Connect 4 available to use (not just for children!).


Plenty of outside space to enjoy, a football goal, outside sink, hosepipe, welly racks and picnic benches plus a camp fire area and large BBQ

Swimming Pool

We don't have a swimming pool.


Our private car park can fit up to 20 cars plus there is some on road parking available.


Smoking is not permitted on site.

Booking Information

Price includes VAT, full T’s & C’s will be sent with your booking form. A 20% deposit is needed to secure your booking with full payment required 4 weeks before your stay. In addition a refundable deposit of up to £1500 (depending on group size) will be taken. For more info contact the centre.

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Charterhouse is about 30 minutes from the M5 (Junction 23) and 15 minutes from the A38. The Centre is at the crossroads in Charterhouse.

  • Yatton train station is about 25 minutes away (11 miles).
  • Cheddar is the nearest town and is about 15 minutes away (5 miles).
  • Cheddar has the largest selection of shops locally and also has a supermarket.
  • Various restaurants/ cafes/ pubs in Cheddar, 15 minutes away.Burrington Combe Café 5 minutes away, 2.6 miles.The Castle of Comfort - East Harptree 10 minutes - 4.7 miles.
  • Bristol airport is about 20 minutes away (10 miles).

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Planning an Event?

This venue is available for Business Groups and Youth & School Trips

The entrance

Business Groups

Charterhouse welcomes corporate groups wanting a fantastic setting for their event. Lots of meeting space, and access to a wide range of outdoor activities for team building sessions.

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Shelter building

Youth & School Trips

Based on the Mendip Hills; Charterhouse can design a programme to suit your groups needs. We offer a variety of activities including climbing, abseiling, caving, gorge walking and archery.

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