Ashburton Chefs Academy


Student Accommodation

Chefs Academy students come from all over the world and can choose our residential options whilst studying with us, which offers students a comfortable, secure and affordable stay in shared accommodation with fellow students (see below).

We also maintain a list of local rooms and accommodation providers that can offer local accommodation and are happy to help place you in suitable accommodation. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Finlake Student Lodges

For Diploma level students our residential package for Chefs Academy Diploma 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.

Student Lodges
Shared Lounge
Fitted Kitchen
Indoor Pool
Fitness Room
Restaurant, Cafe and Bar
Horse Riding & Walks
Fishing Lakes & Cycling Path
Tennis Courts

Site Facilities

  • 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
  • Launderette

Lodge Facilities

  • 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, duvets & towels
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free minibus shuttle to and from Academy


Course Duration Price
Diploma in Patisserie 96 Nights £3,360
Diploma in Culinary Arts 110 Nights £3,850
Advanced Diploma 215 Nights £7,525
Advanced Diploma (Sep to Apr) 206 Nights
Less Nights due to Christmas Break

Finlake Deposit: £250
Required to reserve room and acts as damage deposit. Returned at the end of course upon successful checkout.

Note:Finlake Deposit is non-refundable in the case of a cancellation. Please see our terms and conditions for full details. Additionally please read the Rules of Residence.
Note: Smoking is prohibited within the lodges at Finlake and outside of designated smoking zones.

Academy House

Shared Student Accommodation


Students on our shorter Academy courses (4 weeks and under) can enjoy a comfortable and affordable stay at our shared students accommodation at Academy House, a short walk from the town's shops, cafés and pubs.

This historic house has 6 student rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, and television. Students have access to a shared kitchen and a student lounge.

The Chefs Academy is only a 10 minute walk away but we also run a free daily minibus between the two sites in the morning and at the end of your course.

Site Facilities

  • 5 minute walk from Ashburton town amenities, pubs & cafes.
  • En-suite rooms.
  • Bed linen, duvets & towels
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities.
  • Free WiFi.
  • Guest lounge.
  • Shared Kitchen Facilites.
  • Free minibus transport to the Chefs Academy.


Room Type 12 Nights
(2 week course)
26 Nights
(4 week course)
Attic Room £360 £780
Standard Room £420 £910

Deposit: £100
Required to reserve room and acts as damage deposit. Returned at end of course.

Bed & Breakfast Option

Ashburton Court

If you would prefer a comfortable bed & breakfast room, comfortable en-suite rooms are available at Ashburton Court for £74 per night.