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Christmas Team Building and Away Days

The office party is back on this year so there’s all the more reason to make it extra special and show your team how much they’re appreciated. Christmas team building and away days at one of our large luxury self catering holiday houses is a treat for you all, a chance to unwind, to celebrate the festive season and to put your best foot forward for 2022.

Christmas team building and away days are a great alternative to the usual kind of office party; it’s a good idea for smaller businesses or departments – and let’s be frank, it’s so much more sophisticated than a buffet and a few drinks at work or a meal in your local pub. This is a big step up from that, it’s a brilliant way to say thank you for holding on and keeping things running smoothly with the adjustments we’ve all had to make over the last year or so. If your team have largely been working from home, a few days away in a relaxed atmosphere is a great way for them to reconnect, for new colleagues to get to know each other, and to show them all that they are very much valued. It’s all about mutual respect and this is one way to achieve that.


What’s great about holding your corporate Christmas parties in a luxury self catering holiday house is that you don’t have to fit in with a set schedule and there are no opening or closing times to think about. No one has to think about getting a taxi home or the bother of picking their car up the next day; the time is completely your own to do things your way but we can make it easier for you because we work with recommended suppliers who can provide first rate catering, entertainment, flowers, activities and even pampering, all in the comfort of your large group accommodation. You could have a wine tasting session, a cocktail class or a bake off, even laser clay pigeon shooting; follow it with champagne and canapes and then sit down to a top notch feast created just for you by one of our tried and tested professional caterers. They’re so organised they’ll bring waiting staff and they’ll clear everything away so when you’ve finished eating you can carry on enjoying yourselves.


It's nearly November now so you’ll need to get in quickly for Christmas team building and away days in our luxury Devon holiday houses. There are a few mid-week breaks available at Wayside, starting from just over £35 per night each. Wayside sleeps 13 and has its own covered and heated pool, a sauna, hot tub, BBQ lodge and games room so there’s plenty there to keep your team amused – and of course, with those kind of facilities, it’s perfect for private spa days, a wonderful treat to get you all glowing and sparkly for the festive season.


Foxhill Lodge also has its own hot tub and BBQ lodge, plus, if you request it, you can have the outdoor pool heated for your own exclusive use. Foxhill Lodge sleeps 10 and is tucked away on a working farm with the most spectacular views over the Devon countryside. Again, you can book on-site activities or opt for something nearby, like go-karting, horse trekking, clay pigeon shooting, a fishing trip off the Jurassic Coast or a leisurely cruise around the calm waters of the Exe estuary.

Christmas team building and away days are a different way of celebrating but it’s marvellous for getting everyone together and making friends. If you’re a very small set up then include husbands and wives and partners – it’s worth remembering that Foxhill Lodge has zip and link beds in all rooms so you can have them arranged as a superking or twins. Both of these luxury large holiday houses are out in the Blackdown Hills AONB so there’s plenty of opportunity to get out into the country for a good walk and wholesome fresh air. Break the traditions of the office Christmas party this year, make your celebrations extra special with corporate away days in a beautiful self catering house. Book today!

Wayside          Foxhill Lodge