Hartpury is home to 600 students under 18 who live in our modern and comfortable halls of residence.

You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at college and university together on one campus. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week and a dedicated accommodation and welfare team, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience. The site also has CCTV for extra security.

A home away from home            

Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. There are a variety of events and activities held throughout the week and the Heroes Common Room offers a social space to relax with your friends.

You’ll also have access to sports facilities including a gym, library, ‘Red & Black’ café, the Equine Arena restaurant and Graze restaurant, where a wide variety of good value hot meals, snacks and refreshments are available during the day.

Who can apply to live on site?

Only A level students and Level 3 BTEC Diploma students are eligible to apply for accommodation.  Students who are able to travel on public or college transport will not be allocated accommodation until 31st August and only if rooms are available. It is advisable that you register for transport as soon as possible. While we always try to meet demand, applications for accommodation frequently exceed the number of rooms available. To support a fair process of allocation, we do have groups who are given priority, which include (in no particular order):

  • Students on a recognised two year programme returning for year two.
  • International students
  • Students who have on-site early and late duties as their programme of study
  • Those who keep their horse on site
  • Students who to play elite sport at the College

All college room rates include breakfast (Mon-Fri) and five main meals to be taken any lunchtime or evening, Mon-Sun. Adapted rooms are available. The room rate is inclusive of all utility bills and Wi-Fi. Diploma and A Level students are not allowed to cater for themselves if they live on site. 

Room price guide 2018-19*

Type of room

Average cost per week

Large Single en-suite


Standard single en-suite


Twin (single bed) en-suite


Twin (bunk bed) en-suite


Twin (single bed) no en-suite


Large Single en-suite (over 18s)


Standard single en-suite (over 18s)


*These prices are meant as a guide and are subject to change. Rooms are term time only.   

When you need to leave your room

Rooms are term time only and students will be asked to vacate their room for the Christmas and Easter holiday periods. It is important to note that when you vacate, your room must be cleared of all belongings.

Self-study Weeks

Having listened to parental feedback in previous years, we now have self-study weeks for students who live at College.  Self-study weeks take the place of College half-terms in October and February. We actively encourage students to go home for these periods to enable them to rest and recuperate from the rigours of college life, however you have the flexibility to choose when you collect your son/daughter for the holiday period. The same applies for the return date, students can return to accommodation at a time to suit. Students will be able to leave their belongings in their rooms during study week. To ensure this flexible approach for the self-study weeks is successful, we need parents to fully utilise the passkey system and ensure they submit an ‘accommodation absence’ in the usual way. This will ensure you don’t receive a late night call from the wardening team.

Christmas period

Please note the college is closed during the Christmas period and students may be required to empty their rooms.

More on your accommodation options

Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

Rudgeley Halls of Residence (single occupancy under 18)

Rudgeley Hall accommodates 323 students in 17 blocks. The Halls are set around two attractive landscaped quadrangles. Each Rudgeley building has two small common rooms, one on each floor. Common rooms are equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave and easy chairs. These halls are specifically designed for under 18s and the buildings are single sex and offer single en suite accommodation. Wardens are located in the complex.

Dingle Halls of Residence (male and female floors, twin occupancy)

Dingle Hall accommodates up to 175 students. Common rooms are equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, easy chairs and large screen TVs. This hall is specifically designed for under 18s and offers en suite accommodation in either single or bunk beds. A warden is located in the complex.

Catsbury Hall (twin occupancy - male and female floors A-Level Year 1 students)

Catsbury Hall has three floors with rooms having twin beds. All rooms have their own washbasin and each floor has toilets and showers. There are communal areas on each floor which are equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave and table. There are also two large common rooms with flat screen TVs. Wardens are located in the building.

New Vicarage Halls of Residence (single occupancy Over 18)

There are five buildings located on campus within the New Vicarage Halls of Residence, housing 100 students. Each building has a common room equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave.

How to apply

Accommodation applications for students starting at Hartpury in September 2018 entry will open on 1st March, 2018.  Please note that you are unable to apply for accommodation until you have received an offer and confirmed acceptance of your place at Hartpury

Key dates

  • 1st March 2018 - Applications for accommodation open
  • June 2018 -  Letters will be sent confirming the accommodation you have been allocated

Apply now for September 2018. 

Once the application form, the medical form and the direct debit mandate have been completed, please pay your £350 deposit in the online shop or by cheque with your paperwork and send it to:

Finance Office, Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE

Please note that without the three items and the deposit being paid, your application for accommodation will not be accepted.

“Living on campus meant I could devote my times and energy to both my studies and my sport. You always feel safe and secure on campus.”

Rosie Kells Women’s rugby and A Level student