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

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High House in Seathwaite, at the head of the popular valley of Borrowdale, offers comfortable bunkhouse/hostel self-catering accommodation in a converted 16/17 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. Early booking is advised, especially for weekends. The building is let to one group at a time. Two dorms are available each with toilet, washbasin and shower. There is a third dorm reserved for K Fellfarers members and on some occasions club members may use this room during your stay. If you wish to have exclusive use of High House (not weekends) including the members room, then a further £25 per night is required. There is a common room with stove, easy chairs, library and dining area, a fully fitted kitchen and car parking. You will need to bring sleeping bags or duvets, plus sheets, pillows, tea towels, firelighters and food. Basic food (eg. milk) is available from the café in Rosthwaite and the nearest supermarket is in Keswick. Eco friendly washing up liquid is provided to aid the septic tank.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    26: 1x18, 1x8
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £170 (or £195 for exclusive use - weekdays only).
  • Booking:

    Early booking essential. Groups only. Min. 2 nights at weekends. Enquiries by email please to bookings.kff@gmail.com .
  • Directions:

    OS Grid Ref NY235119
  • 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 Cumbria Way Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
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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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News & Offers from High House

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.


High House is re-opening to allow groups who have already booked to visit at weekends.

August 10th 2020

High House is re-opening during September and October, but only for 4 nights each weekend to allow quarantining between visits, and only to those groups who have already booked.

The visits will need to comply with government guidelines, so will be restricted to two households etc, and the charge will be reduced. Any group who doesn’t want to visit on this basis will have money refunded, and the weekend opened to our own club members.


Sadly the K Fellfarers committee have now decided that we must close High House until further notice

March 21st 2020

We will contact those with bookings in the next few months as soon as possible. We look forward to welcoming visitors again as soon as guidance allows it and thank you all for your support.

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