Summer School accommodation: Higher Close

Single bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities

Location: Central | Check-in: Medieval Courtyard, East Wing reception | Catering: Higher Close dining room

Higher Close accommodation
Higher Close accommodation
Higher Close accommodation

Our Higher Close accommodation comprises three blocks and was previously the halls of residence for the former Dartington arts college. Named Albemarle, Perry and Hening, each block has a dedicated entrance. The rooms in Higher Close are furnished in a simple and functional style.

Bedding, towel, gown, slippers and toiletries provided. The central location allows quick access to all teaching spaces, the Great Hall, the Higher Close dining room and the Dartington swimming pool.


Shared bathroom facilities on each floor (~12 rooms) | Sink in room | DRESSING GOWN AND SLIPPERS PROVIDED | Tea and coffee making facilities in shared kitchenettes | Free WiFi

Full board package price: £563

Other full board options

All full board accommodation options include a Catering Package in their price.

Medieval Courtyard | £829 – £1,515

Single, double and twin bedrooms with en suite or shared bathroom facilities. Well-appointed accommodation in our 14th Century courtyard.

Location: Central

Foxhole | £325

Single and twin bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. Basic hostel style accommodation in the former Dartington School boarding rooms.

Location: 15 minute walk from main campus

Other accommodation options

Extra Catering Package | £325

A full week of catering for a second person sharing a double or twin room, campers, or non-residents with a Courses and Concerts Pass.

Includes all meals from Saturday dinner through to Saturday breakfast the following week. Offering includes: cooked and continental breakfast, a light lunch, and a three course evening meal. All food is prepared using fresh seasonal and local ingredients. Vegetarian options are always offered and most specialist diets can be catered for.

Camping | £35 per pitch

A tent or caravan pitch on a level field with power and water. Bathroom and kitchen facilities are available in the nearby. Catering not included.

Our campsite is open to participants holding a full Courses and Concerts Pass. Any day visitors or concert attendees should book directly via the main Camp Dartington booking page.

Location: 10 minute walk from main campus

Family Accommodation

Currently Dartington does not have any dedicated Family Accommodation, though we are able to add additional beds and cots to Courtyard and Higher Close rooms. To discuss your requirements and available options, please contact the Summer School office. Under 16s must share a room with a parent or guardian.


If you wish to organise your own off-site accommodation, or live locally, you can purchase a Non-resident Courses and Concerts Pass.