The Foundation

A social enterprise, in the Bath area of South West England, The Elmhurst Foundation projects create a range of high quality apprenticeships for students living locally.

The Elmhurst Foundation purchased Combe Grove Manor in March 2017 with a five-year plan to transform it into a centre for work-based learning excellence, creating a range of high quality, enhanced apprenticeships for local people.

Elmhurst’s apprenticeships will be offered across each department of the business, including administration, hotel management, catering, marketing, finance, hospitality and customer services, traditional building crafts & conservation, estate management and horticulture.

Long Term Vision

Combe Grove Manor will continue to operate as a hotel, with a clear focus on holistic health & 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 estate’s tranquil woodland setting and outstanding views over the Limpley Stoke Valley.

How Your Support Can Help

By supporting the Elmhurst Foundation, guests, friends and volunteers will provide the infrastructure and so in turn, the financial means to ensure that the provision of Elmhurst Foundation apprenticeships is perpetual.

For more information about The Elmhurst Foundation and our social enterprise projects please contact us


Registered address: 37 St George’s Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3DU
Registered charity No: 1126479