Finlake is a luxury holiday park around 10 minutes drive from Ashburton. Our free daily minibus collects and returns students between the cookery school and the accommodation. A luxury 3-bedroom lodge is shared by Ashburton culinary students for the duration of their stay with breaks at half term. Finlake is set in stunning countryside and provides excellent facilities and an amazing base ffrom which to make the most of your time with us.
Finlake Student Accommodation
Our residential package for Chefs Academy students offers a fantastic experience that you won't find anywhere else. Set in 130 acres of magnificent Devon countryside, Finlake is one of the country's most sought after holiday destinations just 15 minutes drive from Ashburton.
Academy students share a luxury, 3-bedroomed woodland lodge which is fitted to the highest standards. Featuring a spacious shared lounge and dining area, tv, fitted kitchen & bathrooms, as well as outdoor deck and bbq areas.
Finlake offers a wealth of activities to help you relax after your training in the kitchen. Start the day with an early morning swim in the heated indoor pool, keep fit in the extensive fitness room, or enjoy one of the many woodland walks. Enjoy a fresh coffee in the park cafe, or unwind with a drink in the bar and restaurant with friends.
Accommodation includes access to all leisure facilities and free minibus transport between Finlake and the Ashburton Cookery School. Finlake is truly an inspirational setting from which to complete your studies at the Chefs Academy.
Restaurant, Cafe and Bar
Horse Riding & Walks
Fishing Lakes & Cycling Path
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Outdoor heated swimming pool with giant water slide
- Gym and Tennis courts
- Health and Leisure club including sauna, steam room
- Bar and restaurant
- Fishing lakes
- Horse riding
- Walking and nature trails
- 9 hole golf course
- Farm shop
- TV with selected Freeview channels/DVD
- Kitchen including microwave and fridge/freezer
- Washing machine/dryer
- Bath and/or shower
- Decking area with patio furniture
- Double glazed and heated throughout
- Gas and electricity included
- Bed linen and duvets
- Free Car Parking
- Free minibus shuttle to and from Academy
£35 per person per night (see individual course fees tables).
Includes access to all site facilities (gym, pool etc), free wifi, free minibus transport (Mon to Fri).
The Heart of Devon
Located just 15 minutes drive from the Academy, you will enjoy the peace of Finlakes rural location, while benefiting from the proximity to local town services of Chudleigh. You are also perfectly positioned to take advantage of all that Devon has to offer, with Dartmoor National Park on your doorstep and the East Devon coast just 15 minutes driveaway.
Exeter is just 20 minutes by car which provides plenty in the way of shopping, services and entertainment. And of course, the Cornish border is only 1 hour away.
Devon is one of Europe's finest food regions, and you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to food producers, farmer's markets, fine restaurants and some of the UK's best pubs.