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A unique building

The Sawmill at Tyntesfield  © NT/Tyntesfield

The Sawmill at Tyntesfield

The restored Sawmill offers a versatile space for a wide range of functions.

Look under 'Self-hire' below to download our reference sheet, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, to arrange a viewing, or to book.

Get away from it all

The Sawmill © NT/Tyntesfield

The Sawmill

Just seven miles south-west of Bristol, perched above Tyntesfield House in the heart of the estate, the Sawmill provides a perfect venue for meetings and training courses, away from the hustle and bustle.

Access to the extensive woodland and gardens is included in the price.

A venue with history

Lantern of the Sawmill © NT/Tyntesfield

Lantern of the Sawmill

The Sawmill was restored as Tyntesfield’s versatile Learning Centre in 2008/9.

The buildings in use now date from the 1880s, when they were built to house steam engines and batteries that provided the first electricity to the main house. Fascinating period fittings are still visible.

A learning hub

We host hundreds of sessions for schools and other learning groups.

If you are interested in running your own courses from the Sawmill at Tyntesfield please contact us.


The Sawmill is a versatile building. It could be the ideal venue for your next birthday party, business meeting, or anything in between.

Please download our reference sheet (pdf) or get in touch to book.

Essential information

  • A flexible venue consisting of two large rooms, suitable for meetings, workshops and private functions on a self-hire, self-use basis
  • Fully accessible, with limited mobility parking. All other parking is in Tyntesfield's main car park
  • Audio visual equipment and Wi-Fi internet access available
  • Cold catering options can be supplied by our Cow Barn restaurant team
  • All hire includes group admission to the gardens during open hours for your delegates or guests


Our Cow Barn restaurant team have a range of cold food options available when hiring the Sawmill, from light refreshments to hearty buffets using seasonal, locally sourced food.

A special place to celebrate

The Sawmill Learning Centre © National Trust

The Sawmill Learning Centre

Looking for a medium-size venue for a birthday party or other special occasion? The Sawmill could be the answer. Download our reference sheet (pdf) or contact us to find out more.

Please note that, due to operational reasons, we are not accepting wedding-related bookings in the Sawmill at this time. We regret that, at present, there are no venues for wedding ceremonies to take place at Tyntesfield.