The Bowderstone Bunkhouse – sole use accommodation for £300 at any time of year!!

“Thank you so much, we had a lovely weekend. We were very warm, we had both wood burners going and got quite a sweat worked up! We will definitely be coming back to use it.” Cragrats Climbing Group, Jan 2019

The Bowderstone Bunkhouse provides cheap accommodation for those looking to stay independently in Borrowdale, near Keswick.

Sleeping up to 12 people in bunk-style beds, it is available as a Thursday to Monday booking (guests can arrive and leave any day between Thursday and Monday). The bunkhouse is not available mid-week due to Covid-19 restrictions and the need to have three clear days between groups using the facility.

This self-catered property is suited to outdoor groups looking to stay in a location where their chosen activity is right on the door-step. Whether it be climbers, fell-walking clubs, mountain bikers, scout groups, University clubs or Duke of Edinburgh participants, you are right in the heart of country side, just a few steps away from the iconic Bowderstone.

The nearest pub and small tea-room is in Rosthwaite, just over a mile away, either along footpaths or by car along the valley road.

The price is £300 per booking at any time of year and is available Thursday night to Monday morning. It is on National Trust land and has certain restrictions to its use. Please scroll down to see our availability.

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The front of the Lake District Calvert Trust's Bunkhouse in Borrowdale

Facilities and Location

“Wow!! The bunkhouse is a real gem right in the middle of the Lake District! It was absolutely fantastic, we will definitely be using it again! After a bit of internet searching we came across your Bunkhouse, it was absolutely ideal!!” Southport District Scouts, Jan 2019

The Bunkhouse is heated by 2 wood-burning stoves and is dog-friendly! Hot water is provided by electric heaters and it has a simply equipped kitchen (with two x 2-ring electric hobs, fridge, microwave, a selection of pans and basic cutlery and crockery), accessible shower-room (+ extra WC) and communal area. Linen and mattresses are not provided – we suggest bringing sleeping bags and camping-type self-inflating mattresses.

There are no additional costs (electricity is included in the price) but we do ask guests to bring their own firewood for the stoves and to replenish existing supplies.

The Bunkhouse is reached by foot, bike or wheelchair via a 600m path (relatively steep in places), from the Bowderstone National Trust car park, 5 miles south of Keswick. The postcode is CA12 5XA. The grid reference for the Bunkhouse is 254165 on the Ordnance Survey map OL4 (1:25,000 series).

An overnight stay in the Bunkhouse is also on our programme for disability groups attending an Activity Course at our Centre.

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Bowderstone Bunkhouse Availability

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Orange – not available due to Covid restrictions

For more information or bookings, please contact us on 017687 72255, or email us on bookings@calvertlakes.org.uk or use our Make an Enquiry contact form.

The bedroom with bunk beds and a wood burning stove