Organisers wanting big spaces, or lots of little ones should view Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre and Hotel, located near Towcester, and the Silverstone racetrack, Northants.

Offered for residential events are 213 modern en-suite bedrooms, mostly twins and doubles, and including 10 triples, 40 club rooms, 5 disabled rooms and 5 suites. Rooms can be upgraded with coffee machines, better toiletries and a Welcome Tray with a selection of soft cookies, popcorn, toffee bon-bons, mineral waters and a half bottle of Chilean Merlot delivering black cherry and plum flavours. (£10) Our spacious Club Double sampled had a big comfortable bed with good reading lighting, a large bathroom with twin sinks, bidet and bath with shower over. Also there was effective heating, a large fan for comfort in hot weather, tea/coffee facilities, extra-fast broadband and a TV zapper with 53 buttons to play with.

The serious conference and training facilities at Whittlebury comprise a total of 55 rooms, including 33 syndicates for eight boardroom-style, a boardroom for 18, eight training suites for 80, eight for 120 and two large suites for 300 and 500, all capacities theatre-style. The largest suite, the self-contained Brooklands, is on the ground floor with a dedicated entrance, car park for 400 cars, vehicle access, stage and built in bar, kitchen and cloakroom.

Current conference rates are from £49 to £99 DDR, and from £145 to £209 for the 24-hour, all dependent on type and size of event, day of week, time of year and type of bedroom etc.

Tel 01327 857 857 Web: whittleburyhall.co.uk

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