Staying at Emerson
Emerson College offers a range of accommodation throughout the campus.
We have a campsite for up to 30 people and 43 single rooms and 7 twin rooms in 5 different buildings – all with shared toilets and showers. One of our student houses is fitted with a wheelchair toilet and shower.*
*Please notify us of your requirements at the point of booking.
Camping At Emerson
Our campsite is located next to our orchard and vegetable garden close to Ruskin Hall.
Campers need to bring their own equipment including tent and bedding. They can use showers and toilets in one of our student houses.
Our student houses
We have three main student houses Linden, Oaktree and Birch.
The houses provide opportunities to meet and socialise with other residents and guests, as well as quiet rooms for rest and time alone within Emerson’s diverse learning community. Each house has its own style and character.
As an ecologically aware organisation, we use specific cleaning products and procedures to minimise our impact on the environment and to reduce water use and waste.
Other communal spaces in Pixton House provide the social hub of the campus, with dining rooms and a library for quiet study.
Our bookshop, which can be found in the main reception area, is rich in anthroposophical books, storytelling and more. We warmly invite people to come and have a look.
Eating at Emerson
‘Fantastic food prepared from fresh ingredients – cooked with such love that I can taste it.’
Since ethical, sustainable living is central to everything we do at Emerson, our food is made from seasonal, locally sourced, organic produce wherever possible. Much is grown in our own biodynamic garden and green houses. All our meals need to be pre-booked which minimises our food waste. We actively compost to support the soil health of our garden.
Fresh, delicious home grown and cooked food is prepared daily with love and care by our experienced kitchen team here at Emerson. All our meals are vegetarian with a vegan and gluten free option. We have set meal times as we believe that food brings people together. The ringing of the gong announces that lunch or supper is ready to be served, calling people from classrooms, offices and houses.
Our meals are vegetarian and we can also cater for the diets listed below:
Unfortunately, we are not able to cater for Allergies and Intolerances. We will provide you with self catering facilities at no extra charge. Please talk to the events manager when you enquire.
An allergy produces specific symptoms, such as swelling of the lips which usually develops within minutes of eating the food. Only a tiny particle of food is needed to trigger a food allergy. The symptoms of a food allergy can be life threatening.
Intolerance produces more general symptoms, such as indigestion or bloating that can develop up to several hours after eating. The symptoms of a food intolerance, unpleasant as they can be, are never immediately life threatening.
These are the standard definitions used by health services in the UK.
Breakfast from 8-9am
Breakfast is served continental style and includes yoghurt, muesli, cornflakes, fruit bread, butter, jams, boiled eggs or cheese. We always serve fresh coffee and a large selection of herbal and black teas, dairy free alternatives as well as gluten free bread is available.
Lunch at 12.45
Lunch is the main meal of the day, made with delicious seasonal vegetables, often from the Emerson Kitchen Garden or from other local Biodynamic/Organic growers. Our lunches are usually accompanied by a large bowl of fresh salad and followed with a tasty desert.
Supper at 6.15pm
Supper is a light meal to close the day, generally featuring hearty soups, salads and fresh bread from the local bakery.
Tea and coffee
We prepare coffee and tea in the morning for you from 10-11am and lots of different herb teas in the afternoon from 3-4pm. Snacks are available for purchase. Our tea corner is always open if you feel like a drink at any time during your stay.
Emerson Education Programmes – If you have applied and been accepted onto one of our Emerson Courses – please click the button below to book your meals and accommodation using our booking calendar.
Emerson Partner Courses – If you are booked on one of our partner courses – please click the button below to book your meals and accommodation using our booking calendar.
Emerson Venue Hire – If you are participating in a visiting course or event – please liaise with your facilitator regarding your meal and accommodation arrangements.