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Team building through traditional and rural skills

A tailor-made programme to inspire your team…

Good Team Spirit offer a range of traditional rural and sporting skills,
designed to increase your colleagues work ethic, whilst you relax and find time for reappraisal in this Cotswold ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ on the outskirts of the historic City of Bath.

You are welcome to host your own event at this unique venue, or let Good Team Spirit craft your group’s bespoke team building experience for you.

Our team building philosophy…

We specialise in teaching team building through traditional rural skills such as blacksmithing, wood-working and dry stone walling. These are not physically challenging or competitive activities; our emphasis is on all-inclusive task allocation, maximising colleagues’ focus on co-operation whatever their level of physical fitness.

All the facilities you need can be found within our AA 5-star-rated accommodation, River House, which comes with our Chef, a large hot tub, riverside gardens and private fishing – the perfect place to relax after a day exploring new ways of working together. We also have a separate classroom with presentation facilities.

 Our emphasis is on creating a well-integrated workforce, with sustainable codes of practice, incorporating a respect for all levels and types of competence.

As part of your itinerary, there is an option to visit rural diversification projects and innovative small scale start-ups which illustrate good teamwork in unusual ways, as well as key locations in the UNESCO World Heritage designated City of Bath. 

Please call us to discuss your itinerary options and requirements: 01225 722252 or 07957 369492

Good Team Spirit Sample Itinerary


10.00 Welcome with Introduction to Team Building
11.00 Ironwork – an interactive demonstration of blacksmithing
(making an item to take home)
13.30 Seasonal cob-oven cooked ‘forage and feast’ including herbs and fungi
collected from the hedgerow with plant identification tuition
19.00 Supper at River House
21.00 Dusk Bat Watch with sonic detectors


09.30  Team Building – winning together
10.00  Pole lathe wood turning
(making at item to take home)
13.30  Luncheon at The Inn at Freshford
15.30  Visit to a local rural diversification project

Minimum group size: 12
Appoximate cost per delegate: £625

We loved our stay at River House for our team offsite the past two years in December. The venue is conveniently located in an idyllic rural location not far from Bath Spa station, and easily reachable from Bristol and Heathrow airports. The rooms are very comfortable and there are plenty of communal areas to hold workshops. The grounds are stunning and the rare breed animals very cute and entertaining. However, the best thing about the house is the warm welcome of the caretakers Richard and Penny, who also prepare the most delicious meals and have them served right when needed. We can’t recommend River House enough for your corporate retreat!

Paolo Fresia

Social Impact Investor