Situated in the South West countryside and set in 66 acres of beautiful grounds, our Manor House has panoramic views across the River Severn to Wales and the rolling hills beyond...
Old Down Estate is home to our family-friendly Country Park, with year-round activities, and our magnificently refurbished Manor House which is lavishly presented for exclusive wedding hire and fully equipped to host corporate events. Our landscaped gardens, an abundance of colourful flowers and secret hedge-cut passageways surrounded by dozens of rose beds, are the perfect picture opportunity.
Current owners Arron and Katya Banks have invested £5m in restoring this wonderful Victorian Manor and grounds and we pride ourselves in our independent status which you will notice through the hundreds of personal touches which really make the difference between a day out and a special memory. Whatever your reason to visit us you will receive a warm welcome and the promise of a venue that prides itself in bringing people together.
What path did you take to become Head Gardener? I’ve always worked on private estates as a gardener. Gardening involves designing, maintaining and reinvigorating the landscape – every day is different, which keeps things interesting. I’m born and bred in Thornbury,...read more
How did you get into your job? I came from a sports background, and enjoyed organising the sports dinners and corporate events. I worked at Prior Park College in Bath for a year, but when the job came up at Old Down I fancied a challenge. What does being a Hospitality...read more
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