Govilon Old School House Residential Activity Centre Wales

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Govilon Residential & Activity Centre School Lane, Abergavenny, Wales, NP7 9RH

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8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Situated on the Eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Govilon House offers scenic accommodation for up to 52 people, on either a catered or self-catered basis

Listed under: Accommodation & Residential | Outdoor Residential Centres

What we offer

The Centre offers an excellent and convenient base for groups of all kinds - families and friends for weekends and short breaks together, special interest groups and clubs, youth groups, and those looking for activity-filled adventures in the Brecon Beacons.

Set in a conservation area, the former village school is an old sandstone-built Victorian building which retains its character and charm. It has been converted to offer accommodation in simple but comfortable surroundings. Visiting groups always have sole occupancy, allowing the Centre to become their home for the duration of their stay with us.

The main focal point of the Centre is the dining/meeting room which is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, large screen television, video and DVD. There is also a large, industry-standard kitchen and a separate lounge for relaxing, playing games and making plans for the following day. Walkers and cyclists may also use this room for storing their bicycles or equipment. A separate building houses the well-stocked equipment store and there are two highly-efficient drying rooms. Visiting groups are very welcome to use the grounds for recreation or barbecues.

We are a non-profit, charitable trust; owned and maintained by Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation. More information about the Foundation can be found here - http://www.kogsf.org.uk/

Accreditation and Awards

We hold an AALA license and have done for many years.
Our LOtC badge is pending.

Group Sizes Catered For

There is no minimum group size requirement. Our maximum capacity is 52.

Risk Assessment Details

Yes, all risk assessments are available upon request. We also arrange pre-programme visits, whenever requested. Upon arrival, a full handover takes place with Govilon staff. This includes an explanation of fire procedures, evacuation plan and emergency contact information.

Pricing Information

Prices vary from £15 to £20 per person, per night - depending on time of time and size of group. Discounts are available for larger group bookings. Winter bookings also benefit from lower rates.

First Aid Information

There are several first aid stations throughout the House.

Available Facilities

The focal point of the centre is the dining room/common room, which comfortably sits all guests. The room is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a TV/DVD player and a whiteboard. We also have a large lounge at the other end of the building, which backs onto a sizeable garden. Visitors are most welcome to use the grounds for games, activities and barbecues.

The House has fibre optic WiFi connectivity throughout.

The village of Govilon itself has a convenience store, a church, playing fields and a public house - all within walking distance.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Govilon is equipped with access and provisions for those with mobility problems and disabilities.

Opening Hours & Information

We take bookings all year round, other than Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Our office is open Monday - Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm for enquiries. However, our dedicated team often pick-up emails during evenings and weekends too.


Yes, there are several comments on our website which have been left previous schools and organizations. This can be found in the Feedback? section of our website, here - http://www.govilon.org.uk/feedback/

Room Sizes and Facilities

Accommodation is in dormitory style rooms with bunk or single beds and adjacent washing/toilet facilities. Some of the room also have an en-suite bathroom.
The bedrooms are laid out as follows:-
3 x twin rooms
3 x rooms of 6
1 x room of 10
1 x room of 18

Booking information

Jonathan Cholakian, Deputy Centre Manager 01873 831185 jonathan@govilon.org.uk

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