The Sundial story began in the 1960s with Diana Chudley, a young entrepreneur and mother of 9 who ran a guest house at her home, Highgate House, in Northamptonshire. Over time, the house evolved into the UK’s first conference hotel and today forms part of the Sundial Group which now includes another meeting venue, a team building company and a venue finding agency.
Throughout the years, our family ethos has remained unchanged. We continue to look after our customers with the same care our mother gave our first guests over 50 years ago. It is our dedication to providing unique and specialist meeting environments, with a personal touch, that continues to set us apart from the competition.
About the Venues
Like Highgate House before it, Woodside was originally a private residence and chosen because of its unique environment, which has come to be synonymous with the Sundial brand. Read more about each venue's history below: