Online Booking


For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or

Learning programmes for schools
and youth groups.

"Just a quick email to say thank you so much for the fantastic stay last week. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and made memories that will last them a lifetime. We love staying with you and it is definitely a home from home now. Thank you to all your staff for making us feel so welcome. The food was a hit with everyone and now my diet must start!"

Holme upon Spalding Moor Primary School, May 2019

Whole Hostel Hire - A Georgian Mansion for your private use

Would you like a Georgian mansion, a waterfall, 17 acres, and a view of Derwentwater for the weekend? It certainly makes a very special setting for a celebration, birthday, retreat, party or group event.

You can book the whole hostel online for available dates between September and March each year, with prices starting from just £795 per night, with a minimum 2 night stay..   Available dates are bookable online.     For bookings between Easter & the end of August each year contact the hostel direct at  or on 017687 77246 for availability and prices.

We really enjoy helping groups to customise their stay, so if you have any specific ideas for exclusive hire please email us at  or give us a call on 017687 77246 with an outline of the type and scale of the event you would like to organise.

Catering for Whole Hostel Bookings

The hostel can provide some or all of your meals during your stay, or simply make use of the self catering kitchen.


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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