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Folly Farm Centre

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Folly Farm Centre


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 of the Chew Valley, across to Chew Valley Lake. Located just 10 miles from Bristol and Bath, the area is awash with things to see and do, from city sightseeing in Bristol, Bath and Wells, to walking in the Mendips and eating in fantastic country pubs!

The accommodation comprises of 10 bedrooms in an 18th century farmhouse and 10 self-contained studios, housed in converted 18th-century stone buildings and former cow sheds. The accommodation is ideal for group accommodation, whether it is a family get together or a relaxed stag or hen group. You can choose to self-cater in the farmhouse’s 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. For more information, please contact 01275 331590.


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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Converted cow sheds£500.00 per unit per night
Farmhouse£1,000.00 per unit per night

*Due to exclusive wedding use, group accommodation is available midweek all year round, and on weekends from November-March


Key Features

  • Country house
  • Farm
  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest


  • Facilities for the Disabled

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Children's videos/DVDs available
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Fishing

Room / Unit Features

  • Electric shaver point
  • Fridge
  • Ground Floor Accommodation
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Establishment Features

  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Linen provided

Specialist Features

  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Bristol and the North
Take the A37 Wells Road south out of Bristol for approximately eight miles. After the village of Pensford you will come to the Chelwood roundabout. Take the third exit onto the A368 towards Weston-super-Mare. Follow the A368 for approximately two miles and look out for a turning on the right to Chew Magna. The turning to Folly Farm Centre is marked by signs, just around the next bend. The turning is up a small track marked as a dead end. See approach to the Farm.

From Wells and the South
Approach Folly Farm from the south on the A37 Wells Road. Pass through the village of Clutton and approximately two miles north, you will reach the Chelwood roundabout. Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A368 towards Weston-super-Mare. Then follow directions as above.

From Bath and the East
Take the A4 from Bath. At ‘the Globe’ roundabout take the A39 heading towards Wells. At Marksbury traffic lights take the A368 heading towards Weston Super Mare. Take the second exit at the Chelwood roundabout. After two miles look out for the Folly Farm Centre signs pointing to the narrow Folly Lane off the A368 just before you reach Stowey crossroads.

From Weston–Super-Mare and the West
Take the A368 heading towards Churchill. At the Churchill traffic lights, take the A368 towards Bath. Follow for 11 miles through Blagdon, West Harptree and Bishop Sutton. After the Stowey crossroads look out for a right turn following Folly Farm Centre signs into the narrow Folly Lane.

Approach to the Farm
Follow the lane slowly turning left at the first fork (signed Folly Farm). Continue over the cattle grid up the drive till you reach the signposted car park just past the second cattle grid. Follow the path around to the glass fronted reception area.

Public Transport Directions

Services 67 and 672, from Bristol, serve the Folly Farm Centre’s local area.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Hannah L
      Trip Type:
      Superb conference facility
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 23rd April 2018
      We held a work conference here over two days and the venue was superb. It was refreshing to be out of a corporate environment which made everyone relax more. The food was deliciously fresh and the... Read full review
    • saints62
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      My daughters wedding
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 28th February 2018
      Over the whole weekend of my daughters wedding the staff at Folly Farm provided an excellent and friendly service. Nothing was too much for them. The wedding day was brilliant and very well... Read full review
    • GillCartz
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Wedding day experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 10th April 2017
      We recently held our wedding at Folly Farm. Despite the windy cold weather we had a fantastic day! The venue was superb! The accommodation fitted the bill and having the whole venue to ourselves was... Read full review
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    Tel: +44 (0)1275 331 590

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    • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2018
    • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Silver) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Silver) 2011
    • Green AwardsFairtrade Business Awards 2015 Gold Award Fairtrade Business Awards 2015 Gold Award 2015

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