Never before has learning been quite so… chilled out. Inside or out, Denman is an oasis of calm, a throwback to less frenetic times, and our courses allow plenty of opportunities to soak up the serene ambience.
In the main house, our opulently furnished drawing room and lounge bar provide the prefect setting for mid-morning or afternoon tea or coffee, served with a scrumptious array of cakes and pastries. Sit back, open a newspaper or borrow a book from our library and just let the world go by. Time seems to stand still at Denman. In the evenings, a range of entertainment is on offer including film nights and quizzes.
Of course, if you do feel inclined to let the modern world intrude, there’s a computer terminal in the main house for guests to use free of charge. And all bedrooms in the Cottages come with a free Wi-Fi service, so you can bring your laptop and log on to your heart’s content.
Denman’s extensive grounds provide a wealth of colour, scent and scenery and it’s a great way to stretch your legs. Take the circular walk around the park and visit our herb gardens, lake and orchard, with apples, damsons and figs galore for you to sample en route. We even have our own honeybees in residence, providing fresh honey that you can purchase in the College shop.
And while we’re on the subject or our newly refurbished and restocked shop, why not make time to browse our shelves. We sell a wide variety of gifts, books, cooking wares, craft items and other treasures, a perfect memento of your time at Denman or a present for a friend or loved one. Many pieces of equipment stocked in the WI Cookery School, including our featured Zwilling Henckels kitchen knives, can be purchased from the shop, with special offers and discounts available for students.