The list of local accommodation options below is recommended for all courses taking part out of our main training facility at South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA unless stated otherwise. SWMA are pleased to support local businesses.


The Pepper Pot Caravan Park offers a variety of camping and accommodation options, including tent stays, Caravan & Camper standings and static caravans.

Set in the rural beauty of Lower Wick, it is just over 4 miles from the SWMA Training Facility, so is ideally placed as a base for the duration of your training here.

Rates per pitch are (per night):

Low Season:       £16 for a grass or hardstanding with Electrical Hook Up (EHU)

£18 for a fully services hardstanding (EHU  & Water)

Mid Season:       £18 for a grass or hardstanding with Electrical Hook Up (EHU)

£20 for a fully services hardstanding (EHU  & Water)

High Season:      £20 for a grass or hardstanding with Electrical Hook Up (EHU)

£22 for a fully services hardstanding (EHU  & Water)

Static Caravans are bookable for a minimum of 3 nights from a Monday, for 1 to 4 adults. Rates re £60 per night and/or £90 for a weekend.

All rates are subject to a special SWMA discount of 10% – please just quote ‘South West Maritime Academy’ when booking.

Not only is the location ideal; there is also an on-site Bar and Bistro. Hoggies is known for it’s good food, local sourcing and laid back atmosphere. It’s an ideal place to wind down after a hard day and grab some dinner, or to grab some breakfast before the day begins. A menu and further details can be found online at:

Address: The  Pepper Pot Caravan Park, Lower Wick, Dursley, GL11 6DD

Contact Jane on 07519 335357


This beautiful country public house is located in the heart of Wickwar. It offers affordable and comfortable homely accommodation with an onsite restaurant and bar.

The room rates (per night) include breakfast and free onsite parking. All rooms are en-suite with free WIFI and tea/coffee making facilities.

Rates are currently on request due to a pending change of ownership, with Ryan and Marlize stepping away come late December 2021 after years of greatly appreciated support for SWMA, so please do contact them with any questions or if you require details.

The Buthay is only 4 minutes drive, 2.4 miles from the training centre.

Contact Ryan and Marlize by email at for all booking enquiries.

Quote “South West Maritime Academy” to receive this special SWMA student rate.

15 High Street, Wickwar, Wotton-Under-Edge GL12 8NE

Forthay Bed & Breakfast

A beatific country house in the hamlet of North Nibley, roughly 2 miles from our training facility, Debs and Charles have a variety of rooms available including en-suite and twin room options.

As well as Bed and Breakfast there is also the option to book in for dinners too, as well as a guest snug with WiFi, books, magazines and even a bar!

For availability and details please call 01453 549016, email to or take a look at their website at .

Address: Forthay Bed and Breakfast, Forthay, North Nibley, South Gloucestershire, GL11 6EA



The Gables is a family run hotel which is part of the Best Western Group.

Located in rural Falfield, the hotel is only a 3.3 miles (just a 6 minute drive) from our training facility at Cromhall Quarry.

Rate: £78 per person per night including breakfast.

Check in 1500hrs, Check out 1100hrs.

Quote ‘South West Maritime Academy’ for our special agreed SWMA student rate.

Discount available on telephone bookings only.

T: +44 (0)1454 260502

The Gables Hotel, Bristol Road, Falfield, Gloucestershire, GL12 8DL.


The Falcon Cottage is a beautiful guest house with a homely feel and comprises of 2 rooms with a shared bathroom. It has all the facilities you need such as WIFI, TV, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and room to relax. Only 4 minutes – 1.5 miles –  from the our maritime training centre.

A continental breakfast is included

Cost: £30 per night
Double occupancy can be arranged

Contact April for more details

T: 01453 843528

15 Station Road, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 8AA

Ramada by Wyndham, Bristol West

Ramada by Wyndham is a hotel situated just off of Junction 19 of the M5 near Gordano. It is perfectly placed for a stay if you are training with us from our berth at Portishead Marina on one of our STCW Fast Rescue Boat (days 2 and 3) or RYA Powerboat Level 2 courses.

The hotel is just a short distance – 3.6 miles – from Portishead Marina.

You can access our SWMA exclusive student 15% discount off of the cheapest rate available at the time of booking by contacting the Hotel directly and quoting our discount code, which can be gained from us by request.

Discount currently available on telephone bookings only.

T: +44 (0)1275 373709

Ramada by Wyndham, Motorway Service Area M5 J19, Portbury, Bristol, BS20 7XG.

Couzens Close B&B

Lovely B&B room only a 12 minute drive from the SWMA site (6.4miles).

Females preferred on a 2+ night basis, accommodation hosted by female SWMA instructor.

Double bed for single occupancy with sole use of family bathroom.

House is located in a quiet close in Chipping Sodbury.

WIFI, hairdryer, full use of kitchen and dining room as well as a garden.

Offroad parking.

Small dog and cat on premises.

£36 per night including self-serve continental breakfast.

Contact Sabrina – 

T: 07730 355690



45 Couzens Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, S.Gloucestershire, BS37 6BT.


Ideal for crew or company group bookings

Enjoying an enviable position overlooking some of the most beautiful farmland in Gloucestershire, this traditional cottage within the Tortworth Estate is a fantastic base for those training with us at SWMA. Less than 1.5 miles away from the training facility, it is a 4 minute drive or 25 minute stroll. This cottage has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6.

On entering this home, you will find the warm and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With traditional wood burner and TV/DVD, the lounge is an ideal space for relaxing and entertaining in. There’s both an attractive dining area and a useful kitchen island. The stylish kitchen is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Exploring further, there’s a charmingly furnished snug with TV / DVD. You will also find a utility room, equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer, and a separate shower room with WC. Moving up to the first floor, you will find two bedrooms, each with original exposed beams. There’s a comfy king-size room, and a twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request at time of booking). You will also find a bathroom, complete with shower over the bath and WC. Heading up to the second floor, which is accessed via a steep flight of steps, you will find two cosy attic rooms, each with a single bed and limited headroom.

Stepping outside, you can relax in the large enclosed garden, which is fully furnished with BBQ, and enjoy an al fresco meal.  There is ample off-road parking available.

.This is self-catering accommodation.

Cost: £565 – £1271 for 4 nights, or just £23.54 – £52.96 per person per night if booking as a group or crew.

Contact Beth for more details.

T: 01608 692575

*This cottage is one of several available options through Holidays in the Cotswalds, with others being similarly local but of different sizes and capacities. They are ideal as group or crew houses, and would be ideal for consideration for companies booking group or bespoke courses with us. Others include:

–  Tortworth Estate – Church Cottage (3 Bedrooms,Sleeps 6)

–  The Tortworth Shepherds Hut (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

–  Earl Barton Cottage, Charfield (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

–  Thousand Acres Coach House, Wotton-Under-Edge (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)


Take a look at to see options and check prices and availability.


Tortworth Court is part of the De Vere hotel group and is set on the Tortworth Estate amidst 30 acres of grounds, and offers beautiful accommodation just a 5 minute (1.4 mile) drive from our training facility. Bookings include access to leisure facilities including the pool, gym and sauna.

£92 per night per person Bed and Breakfast Sunday – Thursday and £139 per night Friday & Saturday. This rate is based on sole occupancy of a standard double or twin room.

Quote ‘South West Maritime Academy’ for the special agreed rate.

Want a closer look before you book? You can take a virtual explore of Tortworth Court Hotel through the following link:

Discount available on telephone bookings only.

T: +44 (0)1454 263000

Tortworth Court, Tortworth, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8HH


Days Inn is situated at Michael Wood M5 Services and is based between junctions 13 and 14 of the M5.

It is just a 7 minute drive (4.2miles) from our training centre.

You can access a 15% discount off of the cheapest rate available at the time of booking by contacting the Hotel directly and quoting a code that can be gained from us by request.

Discount currently available on telephone bookings only, but also applicable to the Ramada Hotel at Gordano (M5 Junction 19).

T: +44 (0)1454 261513

Days Inn, Welcome Break Service Area, Gloucestershire, GL13 9JS

*South West Maritime Academy Ltd has added this list of accommodation for convenience and is not responsible for any undertakings made as a result of individual bookings*