Terms & Conditions

Please read through these before making a booking.

Residential Course Fees

Your fee includes tuition, travel, entrance fees for visits, ingredients for cookery courses, meals and accommodation in an en-suite room. Some trips involve purchasing refreshments while off site – information will be given in your course programme sent 8 weeks before the course commences. Materials for art and craft courses are not included in the course fee. Materials are bought from the tutor. An indication of costs is given in the detailed course description, available online or by calling Denman. It is the responsibility of the student to inform Denman on booking whether they are a member. Refunds cannot be given for non-member fees after the final balance has been taken.


Non-members are welcome on all courses. There is an additional fee for non-members. If you plan to come to Denman more than once in a year, it could save you money to become a WI member or a Friend of Denman. Visit www.thewi.org.uk Or www.denman.org.uk for more information.

Non-Residential Students

Students are welcome to attend courses on a non-residential basis. There will be a reduction of £15 per night.

Your fee includes everything that is included in the residential fee (above) except breakfast and accommodation.

Day School, Morning and Evening Class Fees

Your fee includes tuition, any materials or ingredients used, meals and refreshments.

Arrival and Departure Times

One-night Residential Courses – Arrival is between 12pm and 12.30pm and departure is at 1.30pm.

Other Residential Courses – Arrival is between 3pm and 6pm and departure is at 1.30pm.

Day Schools –Arrival is at 10am for a 10.30am start. Departure is at 5pm.

Morning and Evening Classes – Arrival is at 10am or 6.30pm respectively.


All bedrooms are ensuite. We have some twins and triples should you wish to share. We endeavour to meet visitors’ requirements, but room preferences cannot be guaranteed unless you are a Friend of Denman.


Wheelchair access is available to the ground-floor areas. Where students cannot look after themselves we ask that they are accompanied at all times by a carer. We are unable to provide care or nursing assistance. Assistance dogs are welcome. The following are available:

  • Three twin ensuite rooms specifically designed for those with physical disabilities and a carer
  • A loop system in two lecture rooms and three portable personal listeners for use across the site.


Carers not attending a course who come to look after a student, sharing one of the adapted bedrooms, will be charged £40 per night including meals.

How to Book

Speak to our Guest Services Team on 01865 391991, book online at www.denman.org.uk or complete the application form on the printed brochure and post it to Denman.


Residential Events and Courses


A £50 deposit is required to make a booking, which is non-refundable. A place on a course cannot be guaranteed until the deposit has been received. The balance is payable 8 weeks before the course starts.

Deposits and full fees can be transferred to another person to attend the same course.

Deposits and full fees cannot be transferred between courses.

No reductions or refunds are available to students arriving late or leaving early.

Cancellation Policy & Charges

Click here to read the full cancellation policy.

Additional cancellation charges will be made as follows:

After 6 weeks before start date – forfeit 100%

The full fee paid will be refunded if it is necessary for Denman to cancel a course.

Change of Content, Tutor or Price

We make every effort to run courses as advertised. However, there may be occasions when we have to change course content, prices and/or tutors. Denman reserves the right to make these changes. In such instances, no reductions or refunds are available and the normal cancellation policy applies.


If a Federation or WI bursary holder cancels a booking up to 6 weeks before the course start date, the bursary can be transferred to another course or member. Where part of the course was funded by the member, this money will be refunded. After the 6 week point, no transfers of the bursary element will be permitted and the above cancellation charges will be applied to any part funded element.

Day Schools, Morning/Evening Classes, Non-residential Events and B&B Bookings by Individuals

The full fee must be paid on booking with a £20 non-refundable administration charge. Thereafter the above cancellation policy applies.


Denman is a business and, as such, we keep strictly to our Cancellation Policy. Therefore, we strongly advise that you take out cancellation insurance.

Seven Day Cooling Off Period

For bookings by individuals, a 7 day cooling off period applies. If you cancel your booking within this time, you’ll be entitled to a full refund (including your deposit), pursuant to the Consumer Protection Regulations.

Travel Arrangements

Taxis – Residential Courses

We provide a free shuttle service to and from Denman at set times from Oxford and Didcot stations to students on residential courses organised by Denman. To book a place, call the Guest Services Team. You can then consider your place in the taxi reserved. We will not call to confirm arrangements. We cannot guarantee a place in a taxi unless you call at least 10 days before your course begins.

Free Taxi Times for One-night Courses to Denman

Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station: 11:30

Oxford Rail: 11:15

Didcot Parkway Rail: 11:45

Free Taxi Times for Other Courses to Denman

Oxford Gloucester Green Bus Station: 14:00

Oxford Rail: 14:30

Didcot Parkway Rail: 14:45

Free Return Taxis from Denman to all Stations: 13:30

Denman advises that you allow at least one hour getting to Oxford stations and 45 minutes to get to Didcot. These times are for guidance only and Denman accepts no responsibility for missed connections.

For those travelling by car, parking is available on site.

Help with Long Distance Travel

If you live a certain distance from Denman and three or more WI members share car transport to residential open courses, Denman will pay £25 towards the journey. For a full list of applicable Federations, please contact the Guest Services Team.


A number of bursaries are available to students. For information please call us on 01865 391991.

Federation Bursaries

Most federations have bursaries for a member to come to Denman. Enquire at your Federation Office for more details.

Denman Vouchers

Vouchers can be purchased from Denman and via https://wishop.thewi.org.uk the following denominations £10, £20, £50 and £100 and can be used to pay or part pay for a course or event (new bookings only).  All vouchers are valid from the date if issue.

Vouchers may also be issued as part of a bursary payment. Vouchers can be used against new bookings only and can be used for deposit, part or full payment of a course. Each Voucher issued is unique and traceable. Vouchers cannot be utilised retrospectively against courses already booked and paid in full


Rooms at Denman are available on a Bed and Breakfast basis, subject to availability. Residential course bookings take priority. Bed and Breakfast rooms are available 4 weeks or less in advance of the date requested.

My Denman

"Many people think you have to be a member of the WI to come here, but you actually don't... It's a place you can relax, socialise, be extremely well fed, feel welcome if you come on your own, and most importantly, learn a new skill or feed an interest. I've been here three times and I love it (and just booked for my next visit)"

Nicola Appleton

Leicester, UK


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