There’s no better end to a day of outdoor adventure than an evening spent around a campfire or firepit. Stories shared to the crackle of the fire and the heady aroma of wood smoke. Sausages and marshmallows toasted as the star filled night sky descends. These are the things that memories are made of. All the independent hostels below have firepits for you to use or space for your campfire.
Accommodation with Campfires
Week Farm, Bridgetown, Dulverton TA22 9JP
Enjoy Exmoor National Parks wonderful dark skies with complimentary logs for your campfire when you stay at Exmoor Bunkbarn
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Gateham Grange, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Derbys. DE6 2FT
Close to Dovedale, the Manifold Valley Cycle Trail, Carsington Water, Alton Towers and the Roaches Rocks (great for climbers). Ideal for quiet group get-togethers/parties, families, cyclists, walkers, DofE, Scouts, school groups and team building. Camping in the comfort of a remote cosy barn with log burning stove, fully plumbed in toilet and hand wash basin. No electric and no distractions. Stands in a meadow, off the beaten track, has outstanding views. BYO all camping equipment.
Beck Head Farm, Witherslack, Grange Over Sands. Cumbria, LA11 6SH
Station Road, Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3HZ
Low Mill Outdoor Centre, a not-for-profit charity, lies on the edge of the pretty village of Askrigg in Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales. With good access to many walks, cycle routes, rivers, climbs and caves it is the perfect base for all types of groups; schools, clubs and friend & family get-togethers.
Alltsigh, Inverness. IV63 7YD
Perched right on the banks of Loch Ness, the Lochside Hostel has fantastic views up and down the loch and can give you direct access to the water’s edge. Why not go for a dip in Scotland’s largest water body? Take a walk to watch for wildlife? Or even hunt the elusive Nessie?
The Great Glen walking route passes the front door, and the End to End cycle route is nearby. Drumnadrochit is just 12 miles away by boat.
Tyngwndwn Farm, Cilcennin, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8RJ
When the blackberries have been picked and the nights are drawing it is time to wind down and enjoy the glow of the stars in the dark sky and the glow of the roaring fire in the courtyard at Naturesbase.
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Diffwys Outdoor Centre, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6NN
Diffwys Outdoor Centre offers self-catered accommodation for up to 16 people looking to enjoy the remote and tranquil area of the Cambrian Mountains. Intersected by a range of walking and cycling trails, gentle woodlands, tumbling waterfalls and secluded lakes and rivers, this stunning area is perfect for any lover of the great outdoors. With a vast range of peaceful sandy beaches, rocky bays and cliff top walks within close proximity, this undiscovered area of Wales truly has it all.
The Old Station House, Main Road, Darsham, Saxmundham, IP17 3PL
Darsham Country Centre is in the old railway station. Affiliated with the Woodcraft Folk, the Centre provides affordable self catering accommodation for groups of up to 24. It is perfectly situated for exploring the beauty of the Suffolk countryside & visiting the area’s many tourist attractions. Suffolk’s Heritage Coast & the market town of Saxmundham are only 5-6 miles away. Overflow camping for up to 15.
Pentre Bach, Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7AJ
Situated between Waunfawr and Betws Garmon, Pentre Bach Bunkhouse provides alpine style, dog friendly accommodation and a campsite. The ground floor of the bunkhouse has a dining/cooking area while upstairs there are alpine sleeping platforms with mattresses for 16. Showers, toilets and washing/drying facilities, shared with the campsite, are just across the yard.
The Drapers Field Centre, Betws-y-coed, Conwy. LL24 0HB
Snowdonia’s glaciated valleys, cascading rivers & wooded hillsides provide a rugged backdrop for this historic Georgian country house.
The estate includes woodland, a bodiversity garden, football pitch, campfire, streams and ponds. All types of bookings are welcome including singles, couples, families and larger groups.
Outdoor activities can be provided & Zip World Fforest is nearby.
Fenns Farm, Wetton Road, Butterton, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7ST
Fenns Farm Accommodation can offer guests accommodation to suit all budgets. It consists of four properties, Waterslacks Camping Barn sleeping 15, Wills ‘Glamping’ Barn sleeping 6 and two holiday cottages, Fenns & Foggs Barn both sleeping 7. All the accommodation is situated on the edge of the Peak District village of Butterton, in walking distance of the local pub and the Manifold Valley.
Loch Fyne Lodge, Inverneil, Ardrishaig, Argyll, PA30 8ES
If you enjoy spectacular views and watching wildlife in modern comfortable self-catering accommodation then you’ll love Argyll Backpackers! Located on the banks of Loch Fyne, just minutes from Cycle Route 78 in the hamlet of Inverneil, it’s perfect for island hopping to Arran and Islay. Stock up on supplies from Tarbert or Ardrishaig / Lochgilphead.
Jackass Lane, Alderwasley, Derbyshire. DE56 2RE
Shining Cliff hostel has a stunning woodland fire pit that nestles up against the base of Shining Cliff crags - an awesome location!
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Capel Saron, Tyn Y Maes, Bethesda, Gwynedd LL57 3LX
In Snowdonia National Park, just over a mile from the small town of Bethesda, Ogwen Valley Bunkhouse provides spacious, eco friendly accommodation for individuals, couples, families and groups. The large open plan communal area has a well equipped kitchen, a large dining table and plenty of comfy chairs. With underfloor heating, comfortable beds and a drying room guests invariably return. On Snowdonia Slate Trail & Lon Las Cymru .
Strata House, Dryll, Caernarfon, LL55 3NF
Ideally situated on the edge of Snowdonia National Park yet just a 15 minute drive to the seaside town of Caernarfon, Lon Dryll is your perfect base for exploring North Wales. Under new ownership & completely refurbished, Lon Dryll offers groups of between 10-29 exclusive use of all its facilities. Guests will enjoy privacy, space and the breath-taking panoramic views. Dogs are welcome.
Sanachan Bunkhouse, Kishorn, Strathcarron, Ross-shire, IV54 8XA
Sanachan Bunkhouse, in Kishorn, is the perfect base for walking, climbing, kayaking, cycling & sailing in Wester Ross. After a fun-filled day, your group can return to a warm bunkhouse, comfy bunks, hot showers and simple living. There is parking for six cars and beds for twelve, split between three rooms (please bring a sleeping bag).The bunkhouse is well equipped for self-catering, with enough tables & chairs for everyone. Laundry/drying, outside recreation and BBQ.
Near Blue Row Cottages, Carrshield, Hexham, NE47 8AF.
After a day exploring what could be better than cooking and eating under the stars at the side of a river, we can provide the setting, you just need to book your stay.
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Lowick Green, Ulverston, LA12 8EB
Within the old primary school at Lowick Green, nestled between Coniston water (4 miles) and Ulverston, the bunkhouse has a lounge with wood-burning stove, large kitchen/dining room, great views of the mountains and an outdoor area with campfire. River Deep Mountain High Activity Centre provides a wide variety of outdoor activities. Some group and family packages include activities in the price.
The Old Post Office, Logierait PH9 0LH
Tay Bunkhouse, on the banks of the river Tay in Highland Perthshire, is a stone cottage stylishly renovated to provide comfotable accommodation for groups up to 12. It has a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a comfy lounge and dining area, freshly laundered beds and free WiFi. The garden has a BBQ, fire pit and outdoor seating, with riverside access for canoes. Dogs are welcome by arrangement.
Mabie Forest, Dumfries, DG2 8HB
You can do all this just outside our Celtic Roundhouse ? There are 16 rustic style futons which are set up as sofas during the day and beds at night around a huge wood burner to keep you cosy (logs provided).
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Middle Ninfa Farm, Llanellen, Abergavenny, NP7 9LE
Turn back the clock, escape the rat race and spend a few days at Middle Ninfa. Surround yourself with nature and the magical sound of silence in the Brecon Beacons, where fresh air, mountain views, lush green scenery and wild life abound. Choose from the 6 bed bunkhouse or one of the private camping terraces, scattered across the mountainside. Why not bring a group and book the whole site? The bunkhouse and all the campsites have firepits for small campfires. We provide bags of firewood for £3 or guests are welcome to bring their own, but ask guests not to gather wood from anywhere in our area.
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Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7DB
This former weather station has been converted into a comfortable bunkhouse in a quiet location between Llanidloes & Machynlleth in the Cambrian Mountains. A great base for kayaking, mountain biking, fly fishing, family groups & parties. Fully central heated with a large dining room, well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and private bedrooms. Self catering available for exclusive hire. Bed and breakfast for individual, or small group bookings, evening meal available if pre booked.
East Bergholt, Colchester, CO7 6UL
FSC Flatford Mill sits in Constable Country, amidst the quintessentially English countryside of Suffolk’s Dedham Vale on the banks of the River Stour. Stay in one of the historical buildings; either Willy Lotts’ House, made famous by John Constable’s ‘Haywain’ painting, Valley Farm, a medieval great hall built in the 1450’s or the Mill itself that was owned by the Constable family in the 1700’s. Everyone is welcome including singles, couples, groups and families.
Olllerbrook, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZG
Overlooking Mam Tor, at the start of the Pennine Way, Edale Barn is a traditional camping barn; a stone tent with a wooden sleeping platform. Close to Kinder Scout, Jacobs Ladder, Kinder Downfall & Hollins Cross. Adjoining the barn, but with external access, is a cooking area with a mains water tap and a chemical toilet. There is no heating or electricity. BYO sleeping mats/bags, cooking equipment and torches. Pubs serving meals are an easy walk away.
Orchard House, Mohope, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 8DQ
Ninebanks has added gravel terraces, chimineas, barbecues and a lovely firepit to the front of the hostel so that people can enjoy this lovely setting with views across the valley. You can share time together, listen to the curlews calling or watch the stars wheel overhead. And when you’ve had enough, turn your steps to the cosy sitting room and enjoy the woodburning stove.
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Preston, Chathill, Northumberland. NE67 5ES
Nestled in the hamlet of Preston, The Joiners Shop Bunkhouse is just 5 miles from the Northumberland coastline & 7 miles from Alnwick famed for its Castle & Gardens. The charming 19th century building sleeps 18 with one double bed and 16 single pine bunks arranged in heated sections of 3s & 5s. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining area, lounge with fire & hot showers. Close to NCN Route 1.
Old School, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9TQ
Perfect for schools, education groups, family celebrations and groups of all kinds, Corris hostel is a haven from the stresses of the outside world with its caring staff & cosy wood fires. Enjoy the gardens with BBQ & campfire areas. Situated in Snowdonia National Park close to Cadair Idris, the Centre for Alternative Technology and just 3 miles from the new Dyfi Bike Park, a mecca for trail bikers. A real paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. CAMRA pub close by.
Humphrey Head O.C, Holy Well Lane, Flookburgh, Cumbria LA11 7LY
Perched on an outcrop overlooking Morecambe Bay on the edge of The Lake District, Humphrey Head Group Hostel & Outdoor Centre provides accommodaiton for groups of 20-66.
It is perfect for family celebrations, reunions, stag/hen parties, schools & clubs. Remote & private, surrounded by stunning scenery & nature, with outdoor activities on site there is something for everyone.Catering & camping available.
Ilderton, Wooler, N’umberland NE66 4JL
Ilderton Dod Barns, in Northumberland National Park, include The Barn, which sleeps 9 in one large sleeping area & Cuckoo Cottage which sleeps 3. On a working hill farm down a 1.5 mile private track, the barns have been recently converted to provide quality, cosy, self catering accommodation. Located close to The Pennine Way, The Sandstone Way with many other footpaths & bridleways on the doorstep. The perfect base for walkers, mountain bikers & horse riders (paddocks available).
Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Matlock, DE4 4LS
Mount Cook, a fantastic purpose built centrre, offers groups of 8 - 180 the perfect base for an exciting weekend or holiday in the Peak District. A whole range of outside activities can be organised on- or off site for a min of 8 people. Popular with schools, clubs, corporate team building, weddings and gatherings of friends and families. B&B, full or half board. Self catering with sole use bookings.
The Chellington Centre, St Nicholas Church, Felmersham Road, Carlton, Bedford MK43 7NA
A unique and memorable venue for group stays. Situated in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside with amazing views across the Great River Ouse, it’s easily accessible from the M1 but a world apart. The converted 12th century church can sleep 30 in bunkrooms, with modern facilities, self-catering kitchen and two breakout rooms. Campsite and youth group discounts available.
Glenbeg, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, PH26 3NT
Glenbeg Bunkhouse & Bothy are part of the award winning Craggan Outdoors activity centre, situated just outside Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorms National Park. The well equipped bunkhouse sleeps 27 in 3 bedrooms, while the cosy bothy sleeps 6 in one bunkroom. Outdoor activities are available if required. Aviemore, River Spey, Speyside Way & Dava Way are all close by
Breadalbane Street, Oban, PA34 5NZ
Perfectly situated in the heart of Oban, the gateway to the Isles, just 10 mins’ walk from the bus, train & ferry terminals, this friendly hostel is a great place to stay and unwind. The fabulous sociable lounge has a real fire, pool table, free WiFi, comfy sofas and unlimited free hot drinks. The kitchen is fully equipped, perfect for cooking your favourite meals. Large dorm beds come complete with bedding including 2 comfy pillows. The hot powerful showers are legendary! Knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you make the most of your time in Oban.
Rookhow, Rusland, nr Grizedale, Ulverston, South Lakeland, Cumbria LA12 8LA
Bring your marshmallows, head torches and a sense of adventure to Lake District's Rookhow bunkbarn where you'll have 2 campfires & 12 acres woodland to yourselves.
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Hagg Farm OEC, Snake Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
The John Hunt Base is situated in the High Peak on the site of Hagg Farm. The base offers comfortable, family friendly accommodation ideal for sightseeing, hill walking, trail running and biking as well as quieter pursuits such as photography. There is a picnic area, wildlife garden with fire pit and a playing field with climbing boulder. Activities can be arranged including climbing, stream scrambling, caving & on-site high ropes.
Clyngwyn Farm, Bunkhouse & Cafe, Ystradfellte Rd, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US
Clyngwyn 4* Bunkhouse sits in the Brecon Beacons, only minutes away from waterfalls and caves. Equipped kitchen, lounge with comfy sofas, wifi and central heating provides comfortable group accommodation. You can book the Bunkhouse for up to 19 people plus camping + three double B&B rooms in the Farmhouse. Help organising outdoor activities is available if required.
Hagg Farm OEC, Snake Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0BJ
Situated in the Peak District’s Woodlands Valley on Snakes Pass, Hagg Farm, and the small self contained John Hunt Base, are available for hire by groups of friends, clubs, cultural organisations and families.
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Kington, Herefordshire. HR5 3NN
In rural Herefordshire, close to the Welsh border, Dunfield House provides accommodation for groups of up to 95 with sole use of the house, stables, parkland & swimming pool. From November to March the house & stables can also be hired individually.
The house provides fully catered accommodation & the stables have a self-catering kitchen. A great choice for school, youth, music or church groups, training courses & family get-togethers.
Nuthurst, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6RF
A former boarding school nestling in beautiful countryside, Gaveston Hall accommodates groups of all sizes. The 100 beds are spread across dorms, private single/twin rooms & chalets.
Set in magnificent grounds with a football field, tennis court, woodland walks and fishing lakes. Outdoor activities can also be provided on-site. Inside there are table tennis & pool tables and an indoor swimming pool (summer only). Room for coach parking.
There’s no place like by the campfire or firepit. Whether with friends or soon to be friends, there are few better places to swap stories and reflect on the day than sitting around the fire pit or the campfire. Children and adults alike will love the fun of gathering wood and getting the fire lit. Even better there’s the satisfaction of cooking some sausages or toasting marshmallows on the fire you have just made. School and scout or brownie groups often make good use of the very same firepits. Using the opportunity of the hostels’ campfire for bush craft lessons, learning how to start fires and safely put them out. Campfires are the perfect way to extend a fun filled day, providing focus and warmth as the evening turn to night.