The Charterhouse Centre



Charterhouse is located approximately 30 minutes south of Bristol and is set in the heart of the Mendip Hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is ideally situated for groups wanting to take advantage of the fantastic walks, local caves and climbing venues the area has to offer. The Centre also makes use of the adjoining 70 acre nature reserve which offers an ideal base for those wanting to take part in a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities, or study the geography and history of the area.

The Centre

Charterhouse offers groups sole use of the centre and can accommodate up to sixty three people in bunk rooms. It boasts a large dining room, modern kitchen, visitors lounge, classroom, boot room and an observatory. The centre also has WIFI available to guests.

Charterhouse takes residential bookings and can tailor make a programme to suit your group’s needs, or if you would prefer you can hire the centre and run your own programme. Whatever you’re planning, give us a call and we can work together to plan your perfect trip.


The kitchen staff work hard to prepare delicious, child friendly food, as we know how important it is to keep their bellies full so they can take on all of the challenging activities we have to offer! All dietary needs are catered for as long as you tell us in advance. Groups usually bring their own lunch on the day of their arrival. If you’d rather not do this, let us know, and we’ll have lunch ready for you at a small extra cost.


We have a wide variety of activities at the centre and these can be modified to suit all ages and abilities. If you would like to discuss what’s involved with each activity and the potential learning outcomes prior to booking, please contact the Centre Manager. It is important that you are happy with the programme designed for you, so please do not hesitate to contact us. Charterhouse holds a licence issued by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS) for the safe conduct of activities it delivers, as required by law.

For a list of activities on offer at Charterhouse please click here.

Charterhouse Collage

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