Online Booking


For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"It's a truly special venue; one of my favourite moments was the children's reaction to seeing the waterfall at breakfast on Saturday. From my point of view thanks so much for all your help in the planning, you have a very patient and reassuring manner! Could you thank all the staff who were on over the weekend, for their help. They couldn't have been nicer, more welcoming or more friendly."

Jenkins family gathering, October 2017

Room/grounds hire

We are happy to receive enquiries about room hire and the use of our grounds. 

The following facilities might be of interest:

  • Large dining room with tall windows and a high ceiling. There are great views of the waterfall, red squirrels and birds from these windows. You can rearrange the furniture as you wish, from clearing out all the tables and chairs for a ceilidh, to putting the chairs in rows for a lecture or presentation. Without tables, this room can comfortably accommodate 70 chairs. For use as a dining room, we recommend a maximum of 60 people.
  • Lounge. This room is ideal for smaller meetings of up to 10 people. There are normally sofas in the lounge, but they can be rearranged to make space for a table and chairs.
  • Self-catering kitchen and dining room. This room has tables and chairs for accommodating up to 30 people. It has fantastic views of Derwent Water. There is a large white board on one of the walls.
  • Free Wifi, but its strength varies throughout the building!
  • Portable white screen and digital projector.
  • Our tables seat 6 people. Two tables can be pushed together to seat 8 people. They all have removable plastic tablecloths.
  • Simple homemade refreshments can be booked in advance.
  • Outside electric socket.
  • Ample parking and space for a coach to park/turn around.
  • Bus stop at the bottom of the driveway, with buses running to and from Keswick (7 min journey).
  • Small library of local interest books and pamphlets.


Derwentwater Independent Hostel
Barrow House
CA12 5UR
Telephone: 017687 77246

Thank you to Geoff Williams, Rebecca Laff, Fiona McCarthy, John and Sam Snyder, and KTA for generously providing inspiring photographs.
Thank you to Lisa Bamford at Stoats and Weasels for designing our website, and to Sam Snyder for building it.
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