Prices & Info

Prices & Info

All individual course prices are shown beneath the dates on the course pages.

   Learning with friends in  2017 and 2018

Day students attending on any day, including lunch ,dinner and the evening session- see brochure for each course

It may be possible to book for a part of a course.

Please note that all prices are per person.  Residential guests have all meals provided, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.  


Single bedroom supplements     

                    2 night courses    -    £ 45.00

                    3 night courses    -    £ 55.00

                     4 night course      -     £65.00

                     5 night courses    -    £ 70.00

                     7 night courses    -    £ 80.00

Please note :- These single bedroom supplements will have to be charged to everybody to be fair to all students, no extra charge for ensuite rooms.

There are only a limited number of single bedrooms available.

Meals.  All meals served are Table d’hote (set meal) to suit all tastes, we are happy to provide vegetarian meals if required. Special diets cannot be guarenteed although we will try our best at no extra charge.

Private sittings are available at a cost of £35 for 30 mins including a CD recording to take away.



Nat West Bank,     BIC code NWBK GB 2L,     Sort Code: 52-41-42,   Account Number: 47209763, IBAN GB46 NWBK 5241 4247 2097 63,    Account Names: Mr Stephen RC French and Mrs Sheila French     

Please inform us when you have made a transfer, and you will receive a confirmation.


We are now able to accept payment for your Ershamstar course using PayPal.  We acknowledge that these days many people have access to a PayPal account, therefore, we have set up our own Ershamstar PayPal Bank account that can receive payments from you. 

If you have your own PayPal account simply load up PayPal ( on your computer and log in to your account. Click the tab 'Send Money', on that page, 

In the 'To' box enter our email address i.e and in the 'Amount' box enter the amount that you are sending.   Ensure that the currency drop down box is set to 'GBP - British Pounds' .  

You are asked ‘What are you sending money for?‘  simply tick the box 'I'm sending money to family or friends', click 'Continue'.   You will then be asked to confirm your payment, and that's it.

It is very IMPORTANT that the PayPal payment is sent as a I'm sending money to family or friends’ because payments received in this way receive no charges from PayPal, if it is not selected PayPal will charge a 3.54% fee and we would need to ask you to pay for that fee.

PayPal payments are great for people who have their own PayPal accounts set up with a credit card and are therefore able to conveniently spread their payments over a period of time.

If you would like to set up a PayPal account for yourself, you need to visit the PayPal website on ( if you are outside of the UK set up a PayPal account from within your own country )    Select 'Sign Up' follow the instructions and away you go.  PayPal is very secure and is a convenient way of paying for an increasingly varied range of goods and services via the internet.

We cannot accept any Credit or Debit cards sorry

Cheque payments are to be made payable to Mrs S French,   NOT Ershamstar.

             Reservation & Booking Conditions.

Residents.    Please complete our booking form and return it to us with a £80.00 per person, per course deposit?foreign language speaking weeks a £200 deposit is required.   If it is sometimes possible for us to offer you extra accommodation at The Grand,within our booking contract, before, after or between courses, then B&B would be charged at £ 25.00 per person per night.

Day Students. Please complete the booking form and return it to us with £60.00 for each course reserved.

Your booking will be confirmed verbally in person by telephone, email if possible, or alternatively by post.  You will be invoiced for the balance eight weeks prior to the course start date, and the balance must be paid to us at least six weeks before the course commences   Failure to send the balance within six weeks of the course start date will result in you losing your place and forfeiting your deposit.   Your place will be offered to a student on our waiting list.  Please do not delay in sending your payments.

Note - If you cancel your place, all balances and deposits are non-refundable in the event of our failure in being able to relet your place, particularly at short notice.     We strongly recommend that you use Cancellation Insurance in the event of an illness or any other unforeseen reason.  Please ask for details or see our website for all Cancellation Insurance information.

Unforeseen Circumstances :-  In the unusual event of an unforeseen circumstance arising such as sudden illness or availability of a tutor, or the need to change at short notice our hotel location or a venue booking, we will endeavor to obtain something similar to what was originally planned without any financial loss or disruption to yourselves.  

To download a 2017/2018  Booking Form - click here

These courses are operated on a non-profit basis and are not subject to VAT