The Dower House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire for Business Groups

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Large business venue sleeping 27 with meeting and breakout rooms for corporate groups of 60

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Dower House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, sleeps 10-27 in 10 bedrooms.

The unique atmosphere of The Dower House makes it a very special venue in which to hold your meetings, conferences, seminars, and training events.

It is the perfect antidote to sterile and impersonal hotels and ordinary training venues.

The Dower House, a classic Victorian country house in the style of a Normandy "manoir", is set in its own two and a half acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, which also makes it an ideal venue for team-building events.

We have several large bedrooms where we can accommodate up to 26 people for residential purposes and a wonderful chef, Anna, who specialises in home-cooked fresh healthy food, and will also cater to your individual dietary preferences.

Self-catering terms are also available if required.

Hexton is a tiny hamlet which seems a world away from the noise and bustle of the everyday stresses of business life, yet it is only 15 minutes drive from Hitchin, a wonderful country market town, with easy access to the A1(M) and mainline train station (40 minutes to London Kings Cross). We are also about fifteen minutes from the M1, and Luton Airport, which makes it perfect for fast access from just about everywhere!

The Dower House was the home of lyricist Dee Shipman, and many of her famous colleagues, such as Charles Aznavour, Petula Clark and David Soul, have stayed here while they worked together on musicals for the West End and Broadway, proving what an inspirational place it is for creative thinking - and just what you want for your colleagues and clients!

The Dower House is also home to New Oceans NLP Training, Coaching, & Consultancy organisation, who will be delighted to create custom-built package deals to include the venue plus trainings, team-building and business coaching, when required.


3 ovens, 10 electric hobs, dishwasher, and microwaves. There is a utility room with washing machine, dryer and larder with fridges and freezers.
Large classic dining room suitable for up to 26 dining. Also the Sitting Room can hold 50 people for more formal dining.
A classic English drawing room used for formal dining, training, and business meetings. Attached to the drawing room is a large conservatory.
There is a TV and HIFI system provided.
Good mobile reception, and free internet access.
Table tennis, small snooker table, keyboard, guitar and board games.
Central heating, electric heating and open fireplaces.
10 spacious bedrooms, for double or twin. 4 of the bedrooms can easily take 3 single beds. Can sleep 27 people.
Duvets, linen and towels are included.
5 bathrooms with shower, bath and toilet and a shower room.
Please phone to discuss your mobility requirements.
Cots and high chairs are available on request.
Spacious garden set in 2 acres.
We do not have a pool.
There is ample parking available.
No smoking in the house.
Sorry, no pets.


Enjoy walking in the Chiltern Hills and the Barton Spring Nature reserve. Bird watchers, walkers and cyclists will all find something worth a visit.
The small town of Barton–le-Clay is 1 mile away which has a supermarket, bakery and post office. 5 miles from the historic market town of Hitchin.
Local supermarket 1 mile away as well as a bakery. Safeways, Sainsburys and Tescos 5 miles.
The Raven, 100 yards and other pubs in walking distance.

Booking Information

Accommodation prices on request. We cater for most requirements and will work out a competitive price depending on your particular requirements.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Breakout Areas
IT Facilities
Outdoor Areas
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

United Kingdom
Hitchin 5 miles, Harlington 5 miles and 15 mins from the M1. From Hitchin: 35 mins from Kings Cross.
At the church 2 times a day.
Luton, Stansted & Heathrow.

Rental Rates

Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements.

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The Dower House, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Dee Shipman

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