Sometimes, a change of environment to one that induced awe, is the needed ingredient in stress alleviation, conflict resolution, team bonding, and improved mental health and wellbeing at work. This is not only an age-old truth, but is also scientifically proven.
This is why we have destination partners to take you away from your work environment to a neutral, awe inducing, historical place.
Where would you like to take your team to for an SVH Inc. away day learning experience?
Allerton Castle is situated in the heart of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside and its history dates back to the 13th Century. In its more modern form, it boasts the leading example of Gothic Revival architecture in the UK. The Grade 1 Listed Building has a rich past and possess magnificent rooms within the building, with detailing that take the breath away.
It is a prime example of what magic a united team can weave; history surviving into the present, a brand being rebranded while its core is preserved, a brand with a continuing story and reach. It is said to be the inspiration for the nursery rhyme, "The Grand Old Duke of York".
Its peaceful vibes lull you into calm while inspiring you to relax and dig deeper. Perfect for exploratory and culinary packages.
Castle Howard is one of Britain’s most magnificent historical stately homes. It’s very history is replete with resilience and adaptability, from the length of time it took to finish building it (100 years) to the challenge of a fire outbreak and its restoration.
Prominently seated on a ridge, the house has breathtaking views in all directions including the beautiful grounds surrounding the house with the Temple of the Winds, the Howard family mausoleum, Hawksmoor’s Pyramid, an obelisk, and several follies and eyecatchers in the form of fortifications, mature woodlands and two lakes, one on the north side and the other on the south side of the house.
It is famous for being used for many films and tv programmes like Brideshead Revisited, Twelfth Night, Bucaneers and most recently, Bridgerton. It is ideal for our Exploratory and some Sensory Experience packages.
Hazlewood Castle is steeped in history, cloaked in warmth, and sprawls out for miles in its scenic beauty, proud of its resilience, survival and adaptability. It is one of the oldest fortified houses to survive in the whole of Yorkshire. It overlooks the battlefield for the Battle of Towton in 1461, survived during the persecution of Catholics through the reign of Henry VIII, provided refuge for Catholic priests. During the Second World War, it served as a Maternity Hospital up until 1953, before becoming a Hotel and Cookery School in 1997, and now is a country Hotel and Spa with a Cookery School.
It is also quite famously linked to the Vavasour family who owned it for 900 years before selling and moving to New Zealand where they created the famous Vavasour Wine.
It is ideal for our Exploratory, Sensory and Culinary packages.
The Cookery School At The Grand, York
Based in York’s only 5 Star hotel which boasts 207 suites and bedrooms, a dining room, bar and spa. The Cookery School offers over 2,500 square feet of space, with 16 workstations equipped with an induction hob, electric oven and premium cookery equipment, a meeting area as a separate, screening room created for workshops, a herb garden and outdoor seating area.