Derwentwater Independent Hostel, Barrow House, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UR
Call them on 01768 777246
OverviewFamily run and friendly, Derwentwater Independent Hostel is a Georgian mansion in 17 acres of grounds complete with its own waterfall. The glorious setting near the lake gives wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and is just 2 miles from Keswick. A great base for individuals, families, groups, family parties, reunions and conferences, the hostel has lounges, games rooms and free WiFi. It is licensed and offers a full meal service with a good reputation for home made food. Many of the spacious bedrooms have lovely original architecture. The grounds are teeming with wildlife including red squirrels, with plenty of space for children to play, football goals, picnic tables and open water access to launch canoes and boats onto the lake. Borrowdale has something for everyone; walks along the lake shore, challenging mountains, water sports, mountain biking, climbing, gorge scrambling and tourist attractions. Friendly staff are happy to help you organise your days. The C2C route passes close by. This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:88: 1x4, 2x5, 3x6, 3x8, 1x10, 1x22
Open:All year. 7am - 11pm.
Price per night:From £22.00 (adult), £17.00 (child). Family rooms from £76 (for 4). Ask if you want a room for 2 or 3.
Booking:Advance booking recommended - especially for groups.
Directions:Two miles south of Keswick on the B5289 Borrowdale road. Hostel entrance is directly off the main road, 150m after the turning to Watendlath.
Public Transport:Train to Penrith then X4 bus to Keswick. From Keswick take the launch to the Ashness gate jetty; 100m from hostel or bus 78 to hostel drive.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, gives a Best Price Guarantee, has a pub within walking distance and is on the map of accommodation for school groups, the Wedding Venue page, the present or past youth hostel page, the C2C Cycle Route, the Easter promotion and the Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term.
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May 10th 2018
If you like to walk from the door, and explore more thoroughly the stories behind the landscape, then you might be interested in an 8 mile circular walk which starts and finishes at Derwentwater Independent Hostel, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.Read More
Easter in the Lakes
October 24th 2019
Derwentwater Independent Hostel is a Georgian mansion in 17 acres of grounds with stunning mountain views. With private rooms, self catering facility’s and a cafe, it is served by the Keswick Steamer and makes a great base for individuals, families and group
Family run and friendly, Derwentwater Independent Hostel is a Georgian mansion in 17 acres of grounds with stunning mountain views. Just 2 miles from Keswick, close to the Coast to Coast route and the delights of Borrowdale, it makes a great base for individuals, families, groups and conferences. The hostel has plenty of space in & out for you to use and relax in. Home-made food is available.
Celebrate Christmas with up to 88 family and friends in an elegant Georgian house overlooking the lake of Derwent Water.
October 14th 2019
Derwentwater is available for Exclusive Hire at Christmas, 23rd to 27th inclusive (min 2 night stay) at £995 per night, for up to 88 people.
Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site, Barrow House (Derwentwater Independent Hostel) is an elegant Georgian house overlooking the lake of Derwent Water. With 88 beds spaces across 11 bedrooms, a large bright dinning room, a well-equipped self-catering kitchen and lots of space to relax or run around, it is an ideal location for festive celebrations.
The entire hostel is available for a sole use booking at Christmas so why not celebrate with family and friends in the elegant dining rooms and lounges with views over Derwent Water. Accommodation for up to 88 guests, self catering and exclusive hire is from midday on day of arrival until 10am on day of departure is available.
Derwentwater Independent Hostel invites your group to celebrate and get together!
August 30th 2019
With beds for up to 88 people, we welcome large groups such as family and friends reunions, schools and groups of young people, and even weddings, where we can accommodate all your guests!
Name a better place to celebrate your special event than in a grand Georgian mansion surrounded by 17 achres of land to explore, complete with it’s own waterfall!