Residential accommodation for short courses

For courses of more than one day

Choose to stay in a traditional or modern room and wake up to the characterful charm of this period property set in acres of parkland. Rooms are in the main house or in the elegant Old Vicarage onsite. During Easter and the Summer further accommodation is available in annexes in the grounds. At the end of each day relax with new friends and a glass of wine in the Steward's Bar, or curl up with a book in the historic Oak Hall.

Room facilities:

  • Tea and coffee
  • Clock radio
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Ensuite or adjacent private facilities
  • Toiletries
  • Towels

You are welcome to bring a guest, sharing your room on a resident only basis, even if they don't want to book on a course. Please refer to the Accommodation Fees for current prices.

West Dean House, home to the College, is a Grade II listed building of cultural and historical significance. As part of our ten year strategy we are restoring the 126 year old roof of the house. Returning the roof to good condition will ensure students can continue to study here for many years to come, while protecting our heritage. The project will start with the erection of scaffolding from July 2018 and will take 86 weeks. Throughout the project all courses will continue as usual.

Dine with us

Start the day with a traditional English or continental breakfast in the airy dining room. For lunch and dinner, you will find a tempting new menu each day, with two seasonal hot dishes, salad bar and a range of puddings. Locally sourced ingredients are used where possible including produce grown in West Dean Gardens.

Dinner on the first night and lunch through out your courses is included in your course price. Breakfast and dinner are included in your stay.

How to book your accommodation

Online: You can book your accommodation requirements when you book your course online. Simply click 'Book now' on the course page.

By phone or by post: Call us on 01243 818300. You can also book by post, please download and complete the booking from at the bottom of the page.

Accommodation Fees October 2019 - March 2020

Accommodation Fees October 2019 - March 2020. If you are booking a Building Conservation Masterclass, Object and Materials course or a British Library course, please see the Conservation Short Course Accommodation Fees table below.

Conservation Accommodation Fees October 2019 - September 2020

Accommodation Fees October 2019 - September 2020, if you are booking a Building Conservation Masterclass, Object and Materials course or a British Library course.

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