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Folly Farm Centre


Located in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve, overlooking Chew Valley Lake, Folly Farm Centre truly offers a room with a view.

Situated just 20 minutes from Bath and Bristol in the scenic Chew Valley, Folly's simple yet comfortable accommodation in restored eighteenth-century farm buildings provide the perfect base to explore Bath and the surrounding countryside.

Whether your ideal stay involves exploring the ancient woodlands and wild flower meadows of the nature reserve, discovering the local, award-winning pubs, or simply enjoying the bustling city of Bath or Bristol before heading back to Folly for a tranquil night, Folly is an inspirational place to stay and it is a photographer's dream.

Comfortable group accommodation is available for up to 45 people. The accommodation is surrounded by 250 acres of stunning wildflower meadows and ancient woodlands and boasts views across to Chew Valley Lake. 

The accommodation comprises of ten bedrooms in an eighteenth-century farmhouse, and ten self-contained studios, housed in converted eighteenth-century stone buildings and former cowsheds. Choose to self-cater in the farmhouse professional kitchen, or the Folly Farm team can arrange seasonal, delicious catering.

Folly Farm Centre is owned by Avon Wildlife Trust, the largest local wildlife charity working to protect wildlife and inspire people about nature. All profits from your stay are gift-aided back to the Trust. It also means that your group have access to 250 acres of fantastic walking routes, including a trail through the ancient woodland that is suitable for wheelchairs and prams.

Awarded a Gold Green Tourism award, both the farmhouse and studio accommodation are sustainable, boasting numerous eco-features including: bio-mass heating; electric powered by renewable energy and a reed bed sewage system. Folly Farm also offers conference hire, weddings and education visits.

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