We are delighted to host your visits to Waverley Abbey. Please read this information which describes the catering and accommodation options and how to book


Dining room

Lunches and evening meals are bookable on a termly or annual basis. A light lunch is provided, together with fruit/yoghurt. A more substantial meal is provided in the evening, with a dessert (fruit/yoghurt options also available). Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options are included across the choice for each meal. When you book for your meals, you will be asked to indicate if you fall into any of these categories so that the chef can gauge volumes. On arrival at the dining room students will choose their dish – choices do not need to be pre-booked.

To give you an idea of what we will be providing, view our rolling menu with all ingredients and allergens.

Special diets: As mentioned above, the following are catered for: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan. For those who are residential, if medical reasons prevent you from being able to eat any of the food offered at Waverley, please apply here to bring your own food and have special use of a dedicated area (the Florence room) at mealtimes.


We have a range of items available for purchase during the day: drinks, filled bagels, focaccia rolls and wraps, seasonal homemade soup, mini ‘bliss bowls’ (small plant-based bowls of grain or rice, vegetables and protein), delicious cakes and snacks. Filter coffee and tea are provided free of charge. Barista coffees, hot chocolate and fruit teas are available for purchase.

Bringing your own food: please note that there are no storage or microwave facilities for general use. Should you choose to bring your own food, this must be consumed only in your main classroom, your bedroom or in the grounds, not in any other area of the house.


Bedrooms are offered on a shared, ensuite basis (up to six beds per room), with a continental style breakfast included. Single accommodation may be available once we have prioritised applications for shared bedrooms.

Bedrooms are located on the second/third floors, reached by stairs (sorry, there is no lift). In the event of a fire or other emergency evacuation, it is crucial that you are able to descend the stairs, unassisted, at an average walking pace facing forwards.

Each bedroom has either a shower or a bath with a showerhead (please indicate on the booking form if it is essential that you have a shower for access reasons). Bed linen, towels, soap and body wash/shampoo, as well as tea/coffee making facilities are provided. All pillows and duvets are non-feather. Guests are asked to bring their own hair dryers if needed. You may also like to bring your own ear plugs (since bedrooms are shared), though we do provide a free supply of these. Please note pets are not permitted.

Bedrooms are accessible from 4pm on your day of arrival until 9am on the final day of your stay.

If you would prefer to stay elsewhere, click here to view a list of other accommodation local to Waverley Abbey.


How to book bedroom accommodation

For new students, before booking you must first have been offered and have accepted a place on a programme of study, as well as have paid your course deposit.

Your accommodation booking is for ALL residential nights of your course (full academic year if you are on a multi-session programme). Accommodation for any partial booking can only be considered after all other guest bookings have been made (please indicate in the notes field).

Once we have received your form, we will send you an email confirmation to confirm whether we are able to provide accommodation for you, together with payment information.

NB Bedroom space is limited. Bookings are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. 


Bedroom accommodation fees

2023-24: £53.50 per person per night (shared room). Single: £107 (limited availability)

Please note that all above fees are special rates, reduced for our students.

Should you have any queries, please email Waverley Abbey House

We look forward to welcoming you to Waverley Abbey.