Entering via the impressive hallway, visitors have a number of rooms available for use, including a large lounge and a separate classroom area. The dining room and conservatory provide comfortable surrounds for meals and an additional downstairs lounge makes an excellent breakout room or games space. In addition we have a fully equipped TV studio, a craft studio (contained within our converted apple store) and a small souvenir and tuck shop.
Upstairs the house sleeps up to 52 children plus 9 staff, or 56 children and 6 staff (depending on room configuration). For residents with limited mobility we can provide a downstairs bedroom close to our wheelchair-accessible hygiene suite. Bedrooms range from twin-bedded rooms to larger dormitories with bunks. Bed linen is provided and the rooms remain cosy and comfortable at all times of year with access to toilets and showers. All rooms have nearby access to toilets and showers.
The staff bedrooms are close to the children (but not too close!), have tea and coffee making facilities, and separate staff toilet and shower facilities.
The 3 acres of leafy, self-contained gardens at Burwell House are used extensively during any residential course and provide an exciting safe environment for children to explore.
The site contains a fantastic array of magnificent large trees, areas of open grass, wildflower meadow, sunken garden with pond, orchard and numerous secret paths and hidey holes! There are a number of inspiring sculptures around the garden which are popular with children and adults alike, and can provide the basis for many stories, games and creative activities.
This gardens give children a safe yet wonderfully exciting environment to explore, play, invent, have fun and let off steam, as well as providing numerous opportunities for outdoor learning.