Providing a venue for an array of catered and self-catered, taught and self-led, residential and day courses and visits, for children, young people and adults, Burwell House offers a flexible service to fulfil the requirements of a very wide range of groups. We are most regularly used as a fantastic location for school visits / school trips but the Centre provides a very flexible venue for a very wide range of other users.
Built in the late 1700’s and owned by Cambridgeshire County Council since 1965, Burwell House retains the atmosphere of a large family home, whilst catering for the needs of today’s customers (with new central heating, wifi throughout the building, fire detection and sprinkler systems and a modern commercial kitchen.)
Downstairs the house has 2 lounges, conservatory, seminar rooms, TV studio and craft studio – a variety of internal spaces to use in a variety of ways. Upstairs, our 11 comfortable bedrooms range from twin-bedded rooms to larger dormitories, sleeping up to 60 people in total. All bedrooms have access to toilets and showers and all bed linen is provided.
Three acres of landscaped gardens, including many specimen trees, an orchard, meadows, a wildlife pond and a wide array of sculptures complement the house in offering a relaxed and informal setting for groups of all ages and backgrounds.
For groups requiring catering, our home-cooked food has an fantastic reputation, with our experienced cooks taking pride in the food they produce.
Situated in the village of Burwell, on the Cambridgeshire/Suffolk border, we have excellent transport links to the whole of East Anglia and beyond via the A14 and the M11.