Lyme Regis Marine Centre, home to the Boat Building Academy, also houses living accommodation for twelve students. The accommodation is basic but comfortable and reasonably priced, enabling people to live and work on Monmouth Beach for the duration of their course.
The accommodation is made up of twelve single study bedrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, dining room/sitting room with wood-burning stove, shared bath and shower rooms, and a further sitting room.
The communal areas of the accommodation are looked after by our housekeeper. Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms (although clean bed linen is provided) and washing up. Home-cooked breakfast and lunches are available on most weekdays, but residents cook for themselves in the evening. There are coin-operated washing machines, a tumble drier, iron and ironing board and each resident is given fridge and larder space. There is wireless broadband access in most parts of the building.
Rooms are reserved on a ‘first come, first served’ basis as people book their place on a course. We do our best to give priority to students on the 40 week boat building course. Should the accommodation be full, the Academy, we will, within reason, help people joining the longer course to find a suitable place to stay in Lyme Regis and the surrounding area.
The cost of the accommodation varies depending on how long your stay will be:
Long course students intending to stay for 40 weeks £100.00 per week
Furniture Making students intending to stay for 12 weeks £100.00 per week
Those on short courses £35.00 per night
Students on the 40 week Boat Building, Maintenance and Support and 12 Furniture Making/Advanced Furniture Making courses are invoiced for accommodation one month in arrears.