Accomodation and Food

Braeside was built in 1900 and has been a home, a school and now a place fun and learning. The centre can accommodate up to 99 people in total. Bedrooms are located on the first and second floors in the Main House and in two smaller separate buildings called the Laurels and the Beeches. The whole property can be divided into four self contained areas each with toilet and shower blocks and private rooms and showers for accompanying staff. Many of the dormitory bedrooms have washbasins and every effort is made to meet the individual requirements of your group. The Beeches and Laurels are suitable for disabled guests both with wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Beds are made up ready for your arrival.

Room Plans

Main House

The accommodation in the house is arranged over 2 floors, each having their own boys and girls showers as well as separate staff showers. The house can accommodate up to 68 guests.  The ground floor boasts a living room and 3 multi use spaces for teaching and recreation. Each floor has its own key-code access.


The Beeches can accommodate up to 19 guests.  Made up of 1 single room with an en-suite, a twin/double room ,4 bunk rooms, a disabled access shower room, a toilet and shower block and a small kitchenette diner. There’s also a small conservatory for teachers to relax in while staying close to the children.


The Laurels can sleep 14 people, comprised of 3 bunk rooms and a twin room for staff. There are 2 separate bathrooms , one of which is disabled access.

Braeside Education Centre

Accompanying staff

New for 2021! We have upgraded the staff accommodation in the main house to private en-suite bathrooms! As well as creating a memorable stay for the young people, we want the accompanying adults to have a comfortable stay.

Staff Bedrooms are situated close to students on each level and each building to ensure suitable supervision.

Staff Bedroom main house private bathroom

Food at Braeside

Our catering team freshly prepare homecooked meals on a daily basis and use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Our meat is supplied by our local farm shop ‘Home | Poulshot Lodge Farm‘, our dairy is supplied by ‘Home | Planks (‘ and our fruit and veg is supplied by ‘Village Veg’, as well as Braeside’s on site gardens.

New for 2022 – Self Service Salad Bar. On offer alongside all evening meals we Braeside’s salad bar which contains a variety of fresh, seasonal salad items.

We aim to offer healthy balanced menu presented in a way that is familiar and appetising to young people. You can view our current 3 Day Sample Menu, or our 5 Day Sample Menu.

Specific dietary requirements and allergies will be catered for but must be notified well in advance of your visit.

There is a kitchenette in the main house where teachers can make hot drinks and prepare drinks for the group throughout the day and evening.

We operate a strict no nuts policy in the Braeside kitchen. We are happy to talk through any complex dietary needs. Please get in touch or see our catering section

Lunch time at Braeside

The food was fab and they even catered for my gluten free diet

Student, Wiltshire school