The Elmhurst Foundation became the guardian of Combe Grove in March 2017, as part of a five-year plan which will see The Elmhurst Foundation create a range of high quality, enhanced apprenticeships for local people.
Elmhurst’s apprenticeships will be offered across each team in the business, including the business disciplines of marketing, finance, personnel and technology, the service disciplines of cooking, treatments, and personal training, and the estate and buildings disciplines of land, trees and the maintenance of our listing buildings.
Our apprentices will have the opportunity to explore different career paths, to learn about wellbeing, and to provide public benefit to the local community through our charitable work. Each Apprenticeship will include an element of community service, organised by us, relating to their chosen discipline. We have started to form partnerships with local charities and privately-owned businesses who relish their contribution to the community and impact on our environment, and will help us develop this purpose.
Long Term Vision
Combe Grove will continue to operate as a hotel, with a firm focus on holistic health and wellbeing, in line with the already strong fitness offering available at Combe Grove Fitness Club. The longer-term vision is to evolve Combe Grove into a unique health retreat for modern living, making the most of the 76 acre estate’s tranquil woodland setting and outstanding views over the Limpley Stoke Valley.
Our purpose is to provide high quality training and development enabling our apprentices to fulfil their potential and develop a sound foundation from which to embark on a successful career.