Formerly Bretton Youth Hostel in the heart of the Peak District National park.


Bretton Hostel, Bretton, near Eyam, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 5QD

Perched at 1200 feet above sea level, Bretton Hostel (formerly YHA Bretton Youth Hostel) sits in three acres of meadows and small copses on Bretton Edge, near historic Eyam in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The hostel is surrounded by fields, with glorious far reaching views over the gritstone edges and moors of the Dark Peak to the north and the limestone plateau of the White Peak to the south. The sense of space and tranquillity is immense, making it a perfect place for winding down in, or as a base for the fabulous outdoor activities the Peak District has to offer. Walks and cycle rides to suit all straight from the door, numerous climbing crags within a 10 mile radius of the hostel, paragliding on Eyam and Bradwell Edges, caving in Stoney Middleton and beyond. Tourist attractions in Hathersage, Castleton, Bakewell and Buxton are all within easy travelling distance. The hostel sleeps 17 in 3 bunk-bed dormitories, has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, living/dining room with french doors onto sunny south facing patio and ground floor washroom block housing 2 showers, 3 toilets/basins and a drying room. Bedding and linen are included, but bring your own towels. Cleaning equipment, tea towels and toilet roll provided. The hostel is heated by wood burning stove and infra-red radiant heaters, which, together with 16 solar panels, help reduce its carbon footprint. A new timber frame studio in the grounds provides additional recreational space to relax in and take in the views, or it can be used as a workshop space for group activities and courses. Secure bike store. On site parking for up to 8 vehicles. Available all year round for groups wanting sole use of the facilities. Individuals and small groups welcome from April to October on weekdays (Mon – Thurs only) and occasionally at other times by arrangement.. Dogs welcome with prior notice, but must be kept on a lead whilst in the hostel grounds. Characterful 16th century Inn within 5 minutes walking distance. Local shops a short drive away.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.
Bretton Hostel | Formerly Bretton Youth Hostel in the heart of the Peak District National park.

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Rooms & Beds:

17: 1×8, 1×6, 1×3


Groups (sole use): All year. Individuals: Apr-Oct (Mon-Thu). Open all day. Check in from 4pm, check out 11am.

Price per night:

Sole use from £280 (min 2 nights stay). Individuals from £20. Apply for Xmas, NY and bank holiday prices.


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Ex Youth Hostel


Grid reference SK 200780. From the A623 (Baslow to Peak Forest) take the turning signposted Foolow. In Foolow turn left opposite the Bulls Head Inn and first right onto Bradshaw lane (signposted Bretton). Follow the lane to Bretton Edge. Turn left through gate opposite white house on right (Bretton Mount) and down the field track to the hostel. From Sheffield take A625 and B6521 to Grindleford. Turn right onto B6001 (signposted Hathersage) and fork left up Sir William Hill Road. Just before it drops down into Eyam, turn right (signposted Bretton & Gliding Club). Stay on the edge, passing the Barrel Inn on your right. Just opposite white house on left (Bretton Mount) turn right through gate and down the field track to the hostel.

Public Transport:

Nearest train stations Grindleford and Hathersage on the Hope Valley line. Buses to Eyam, Foolow and Great Hucklow from Sheffield, Chesterfield and Buxton

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the present or past youth hostel page.

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