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The Location


_________The Butler Cottage_________


 The training location of The International Butler Training institute is a real Upstairs Downstairs cottage. 
At this private cottage of Sir. William G. Bradley we have the opportunity to teach you all facets of a real household, with real guests and formal dinners.


On September 1, 2020, Mr. Greveling  signed the contract of Hotel-B&B De Vijverhof, which would become the permanent training location of The International Butler Training Institute. Unfortunately, the Corona crisis of 2021-2022 has thrown a spanner in the works and we had to say goodbye to this beautiful location with pain in our heart. Partly because of this decision, we have returned to our goals and what is really important, a good and solid education that is accessible to everyone, that can be given anywhere in the world and is not dependent on a location.

The location, The International Butler Training Institute currently uses for its training is the private cottage of Sir. William G. Bradley, who is a very wealthy man with options, with Cornelis as his head butler and personal assistant.

The cottage from 1903 with all the authentic details that were so characteristic of this period have been preserved. The house is arranged as follows:



  • Staff entrance
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Wine cellar
  • Storage Class room | Formal diner room


  • Living
  • Diner room
  • Main entrance
  • Master bedroom
  • Guest bedroom
  • Wardrobe room
  • Study
  • Master bathroom


This Cottage is ideal for our small-scale training, maximum 5 students, to be able to work and learn the butler profession in detail, in a real setting, with formal dinners - lunches, afternoon - high tea, here and there a challenge and much more, under the guidance of and with the watchful eye of Cornelis.                                                        Sir. William G. Bradley            

Our Butler Cottage is there for you, to complete your practical and theoretical lessons. The training location enables us to train you the classic, formal English butler profession as well the modern style. At our cottage we have everything you need for your training, it’s there for you, to give you the education and experience you need.


About Lochem:                                 

Lochem, a cozy town in one of the most beautiful regions of the Netherlands, here you find  The International Butler Training Institute, were you will fully enjoy your butler training program.   

Lochem is a town with a great history. It received its city rights as early as 1233. In the following years Lochem has been occupied and besieged several times. To protect itself against this, the city is surrounded by a wall and two moats.

Much of Lochem's history is still clearly visible in "the town on the Berkel": old buildings, the church, the town hall and even part of the town walls. The bumpy boulders on the market square are also a reminder of earlier times, when citizens still dragged in field boulders to strengthen the city walls.


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