Online Booking


For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"On behalf of the large group from Serpentine Runners, I would just like to thank you for making our recent stay so enjoyable. The friendly welcome, the amazing home-cooked food, the relaxed atmosphere - it was just the perfect base. It is absolutely brilliant that you have kept this remarkable old house open for simple accommodation. We'll be back!"

Serpentine Runners, Jan 2019

Exclusive Hire of the Hostel for Weddings, Parties and Events

Have a Georgian mansion, a waterfall, and 17 acres to yourselves! The cost of hiring Derwentwater Independent Hostel will vary depending on the scale of the event you would like to organise.   As a starting point, please contact us at, outlining the type and scale of event you would like to organise. In the meantime, here are our guide prices for exclusive hire per night (food and drink available at extra cost, depending on what you require):

Whole hostel (84 beds) exclusive hire guideline price per night 2022







Please contact us direct for prices for April, May, June, July & August 







December (except Christmas)


Christmas (23rd - 27th December) - self catering only


New Year


You can add our camping pods to your exclsuive hire from just £30 per pod per night.

Prices are per night, based on a minimum two night stay. Meals can be booked separately or you can self cater. We can also recommend local musicians and ceilidh bands. You can have sole use from midday on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure. If you would like to discuss exclusive use of the hostel then please email us at


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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