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 the elegant Old Vicarage onsite, with further rooms available in annexes in the grounds. During Easter and the summer accommodation is also available in Ivy Cottage. 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: Call 01243 818300

By post: Download and complete the booking form and return to us at:

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
West Dean
Nr Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ

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Accommodation Fees 2020

Accommodation fees 2019-20 **Annexe rooms Standard rooms Superior rooms

Price per person

Accommodation includes dinner and breakfast

With ensuite shower  With private bath/shower, ensuite or adjacent (Main House/Vicarage/Foresters/Ivy Cottage) With ensuite bath/shower (Main House/Vicarage)
    Single occupancy Single occupancy Twin occupancy Single occupancy Twin occupancy
SWE Weekend (Friday evening to Sunday pm) £139 £185 £127 £229 £149
S2D 2 day course £139 £185 £127 £229 £149
SLW Long weekend (Thursday/Friday evening to Sunday/Monday pm) £214 £283 £196 £349 £229
S3D 3 day course £214 £283 £196 £349 £229
S4D 4 day course £289 £381 £265 £469 £309
S5D 5 day course £364 £479 £334 £589 £389
S6D 6 day course £439 £577 £403 £709 £469
S7D 7 day course £514 £675 £472 £829 £549
SMI 9 days Musical Instrument Making *£576 *£783 *£522 *£981 *£621

       4½ days          Chilingirian Quartet course

*£256 *£348 *£232 *£436 *£276
SCG 5 days Classical Guitar Festival *£320 *£435 *£290 *£545 *£345
SSS 6 days Summer School *£384 *£522 *£348 *£654 *£414

*The course fees shown against the course entries for SMI, SCQ, SCG and SSS include all dinners as evening sessions are planned - the room rates have therefore been reduced accordingly.

**Please note, Annexe Rooms can only be booked during Easter and summer holidays (1 April – 16 April and 18 July – 20 September).

Resident only non-students

A rate of £82.80 (incl. VAT) per night for dinner, bed and breakfast is payable by a guest sharing a standard room with a paying student and £96.00 (incl. VAT) per night dinner, bed and breakfast if sharing a superior room with a paying student. Lunch, if required, can be booked in advance or at Reception on arrival.

Course deposits (postal bookings only)

Per person per course. More than six weeks prior to the course, a deposit of £130 secures a place (or the full course fee of £130 or less).

Any balance is payable six weeks prior to the start of the course.

Accommodation Fees 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

Course Length *Annexe Rooms Standard Rooms Superior Rooms
  With ensuite shower  With ensuite or adjacent private bathroom (Main House/Vicarage) With ensuite bathroom (Main House/Vicarage)
2 Days £128 £174 £218
3 Days £192 £261 £327
4 Days £256 £348 £436
*Please note, Annexe Rooms can only be booked during Easter and summer holidays (1 April – 16 April and 18 July – 20 September).

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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