High House, Seathwaite, Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5XJ

Self catering accommodation in Borrowdale, Cumbria

High House in Seathwaite, at the head of the popular valley of Borrowdale, offers comfortable bunkhouse self-catering accommodation in a converted 16/17th century farmhouse set within its own grounds.

It is popular with walking and climbing clubs and is regularly used by outdoor education and corporate groups. Group bookings only, not individual beds, and early booking is advised - especially for weekends.

There are two dorms, each with toilet, washbasin and shower, a large common room with stove (fuel provided), easy chairs, library and dining area, a drying room and a fully fitted kitchen. Outside there is a fire pit, stream, tables, benches and car parking in large enclosed grounds.

You will need to bring sleeping bags or duvets, plus sheets, pillows, tea towels, firelighters and food - the nearest supermarket is in Keswick.

High House is run by K Fellfarers as an unmanned bunkhouse and groups are responsible for cleaning it before they leave.

There is a third dorm reserved for use of our members and occasionally club members may use this room during your stay. If you wish to have exclusive use of High House (not available at weekends) including the members room, there is a supplement of £25 per night.

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Please check our website for more information and availability.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Lake District and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    26: 1x18, 1x8
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £190 + £25 exclusive use supplement if required (midweek only).
  • Booking:

    Early booking essential. Groups only. Min. 2 nights at weekends. Enquiries by email please to [email protected] .
  • Directions:

    High House is situated just through the hamlet of Seathwaite in Borrowdale. GR NY235119 and is labelled on google maps. What 3 words: cube.picnic.fixture.
  • Public Transport :

    The nearest train station is in Penrith 26 miles away. Buses run from Penrith to Keswick, and from Keswick to Seatoller (1 mile from High House).
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk Cumbria Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
wGroups Only


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Space for a summer getaway at High House

May 25th 2021

This groups only accommodation is in the ideal place to experience all the lakes have to offer. The central location allows access to all the A list Lake attractions. Be it Scarfell or the slate bridge. High House is a converted 16/17 century farmhouse providing bunkhouse accommodation for groups at the head of Borrowdale in the Lake District. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, it is the perfect getaway destination. High House has a large open common room, great for relaxing in front of the nice warm stove. Not to mention the coke for the stove is included in the nightly rate. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Rare last minute availability for bunkhouse in Seathwaite, Borrowdale February Half Term

January 23rd 2021

Self catering dormitory accommodation available for up to 26 people in one of the best locations in the Lake District. High House is an ideal base for walking and enjoying peace and quiet. It is set in its own private grounds but just a 100 metres from the main track to Styhead, Scafell etc.

Please see www.highhouseborrowdale.co.uk for more details before enquiring!


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