In addition to the great activities that we offer at our main centre, there is so much else to do in the wonderful Lake District. For those looking to do their own thing, we have 2 self-catering accommodation units for groups of up to 14 people in bunkhouse style accommodation. Both are located well away from our main centre and can be booked for any length of time starting at just 1 night for the Bowderstone Cottage, and a minimum of 2 nights for The Coach House. There are no restrictions on which day of the week your stay starts, with both open to disabled and non-disabled groups on a sole use basis. They are however very different in character and location, although both are dog-friendly!
The Coach House
Situated on the outskirts of Keswick at our Old Windebrowe site (also home to our stables – CA12 4NT) the Coach House is part of our characterful listed Tithe Barn that was once home to William Wordsworth. Sleeping up to 14 people, it has 2 large dormitories that are both accessible from an open plan central room that incorporates the kitchen, dining area and lounge. Bed linen and mattresses are provided.
This is fully accessible accommodation with wet-rooms and showers with wheelchair access to both the front and rear of the property. To the front there is also parking and an outside south-facing seating area in the cobbled courtyard for sunny days, with a shared utility room incorporating washing machine, tumble dryer and drying racks to the rear. All the amenities of Keswick are 5 minutes away by car, or 20 minutes by foot or wheelchair. Please note – the Coach House is £162 per night for sole use, but the minimum stay is for 2 nights.
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The Bowderstone Bunkhouse
For the more adventurous traveller, the Bowderstone Bunkhouse is situated along the Borrowdale Valley by the famous Bowderstone (CA12 5XA) – a massive boulder that has lain precariously on one side for the last 10,000 years! Sleeping up to 12 people (linen and mattresses not provided) it has a kitchen, accessible shower-room and communal area. You reach it by foot, bike or wheelchair via a 400m path, with parking at the nearby National Trust car park. Although with running water, electricity and drainage, this self-catering location is more suited to outdoor groups looking to ‘get away from it’ as it is a walk to the nearest shop or pub. Please note, the Bowderstone Bothy is £100 per night for sole use with a minimum length of stay being 1 night. It is also only for use by clubs, educational groups or other organisations such as the Scouts, as it is on National Trust land and has certain restrictions to its use.
You can check availability of both the Coach House and the Bowderstone Bunkhouse using the search below.
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“Strangely and most surprisingly, out of all the amazing and challenging things I did, it was the walk up to the zip wire without a walking aid (first time since the stroke) that was my biggest achievement. I felt able to attempt it because I have regained so much confidence this week because of the belief of others in my abilities”
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“The majority of our group are children and adults have dwarfism. It's fantastic to come together and be challenged and do things we never thought possible. Staff at the Calvert Trust are fantastic in helping us achieve that. It lifts our confidence and self-esteem in being able to return home and face everyday challenges of life. Thankyou everyone x”
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