Welcome to our family home
Grittleton House is currently owned by the Shipp family, the house has been in their careful hands for more than 50 years, with many of the family residing on the Estate. Matthew Shipp who is currently entrusted with the care of the House says “Family is very important to us, five generations have had the pleasure of enjoying Grittleton House. I’ve spent my life here and have great memories of sliding down the banisters, making dens and climbing trees, always late for supper as there was an adventure to be had. The Peter Pan in me would love to still be doing that!
It’s exciting times for us all, with lots of new ideas, some redecoration and a great line-up of professionals 2018 is set to be a very busy year for our full-time events venue. We have a record number of weddings booked and the diary is also full with exciting in-house events, birthday parties, balls, and taster evenings. Our Burns Evening was a real success, so much so that we are set to re-run it in 2019. The Alfresco Cinema nights are always popular and the launch of our own in-house Gin Club has gone down a storm.”
He continued, “People have always said that Grittleton House is one of the ‘best kept secrets’ in the Cotswolds, but word is quickly getting out! We are definitely noticing that more and more brides and grooms are coming from further afield. Several of our bridal parties come from London and the home counties and some even from overseas.”
Grittleton House has its own unique and timeless look, Matthew adds, “We love sharing our home and we want everyone to enjoy it as much as we do.” The beauty of Grittleton House is that as a family owned house it comes with flexibility. Traditional elegance, the magic of Harry Potter or all out crazy Mad Hatters Tea Party the house has played a part in them all.
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