Hillside Farm Bunkbarn, Hillside Farm, Boustead Hill, Burgh-by-Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6AA

Call Mrs Sandra Rudd on 01228 576398

Self catering bunkhouse perfect for exploring Hadrian's wall

A Georgian farmstead in the Solway Coast conservation area, just steps away from Hadrian's Wall and on the Hadrian's Wall National Trail and Hadrian's Cycleway.

Hillside Farm, in the small village of Boustead Hill, near the Solway Coast AONB and RSPB nature reserve, has stunning views over the Solway Firth marshes towards Scotland.

It is a working farm and the 4th generation of farmers welcome walkers to stay in the family courtyard bunkbarn, or the B&B rooms in the farmhouse.

The bunkbarn, in a converted stable block, has cutlery, crockery, an electric cooker and a microwave. There are hot showers and the barn is heated with a bio mass boiler. Bring your own towels and sleeping bags.

Shopping deliveries can be arranged via the farmhouse and with notice, you can have breakfast or bacon sandwiches.

The barn is available to walkers, cyclists, and peaceful family groups.

Sorry no party groups.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    March to November
  • Price per night:

    £15pp inc shower. £4.50 full English, £2.50 hot sandwiches.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or email.
  • Directions:

    From Jnct 44 of M6 take the western bypass sign posted Workington. Follow until you reach a roundabout signed to Burgh-by-Sands and Bowness on Solway. Follow to Burgh and continue for 2 miles. After crossing cattle grid on to Marsh Road take next left to Boustead Hill then 2nd left under arches into farmyard.
  • Public Transport :

    Trains at Carlisle. Bus: Stagecoach 93 (NOT RUNNING ON SUNDAYS or BH's). Ask to get off at Boustead Hill not Burgh-by-sands.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Hadrians Wall Path Hadrians Cycleway Settle to Carlisle
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aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
iDrying room
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement


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Experience the Ultimate Stopover for Cyclists on Hadrian’s Wall!

January 2nd 2023

Welcome to Hillside Farm Bunkbarn, a warm and welcoming accommodation located on the stunning Hadrian’s Wall. This Georgian farmstead is a perfect stopover for cyclists exploring the Hadrian’s Cycleway, with breathtaking views of the Solway Firth.

The Bunk barn, located in a converted stable block, is equipped with all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay, including cutlery, crockery, an electric cooker, and a microwave. The barn is heated with a biomass boiler and has hot showers, so you can rest and recharge after a long day on the bike. Please bring your own towels and sleeping bags to fully enjoy your stay.

As a working farm that has been in the family for four generations, Hillside Farm Hostel is a truly authentic and unique accommodation experience. With advance notice, they can even arrange for a hearty bacon sandwich for breakfast before you set off again on your cycling adventure.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind farmstead experience perfect for cyclists staying for one night.

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What mysteries lie within the Cumbrian landscape?

July 28th 2019

Balanced between the traditional border of Scotland and England… where blood was spilled defending cultures and territories, between people we now call our neighbours.

Hadrian’s Wall is a massive attraction to our guests at Hillside Farm Bunkhouse, personally what fascinates me is the pure age of it- dating back to 128 AD!

But Hadrian’s wall is far from the only attraction in our southern corner of Cumbria. Carlisle is as old as Hadrian’s Wall itself, being once known as Luguvalium in the Roman era. It all started when the governor built a wooden fort on the site of this now historic town, and soon civilian settlement built up nearby.

Come and explore for yourself… Make the most of your time by imagining the contrasts of different eras throughout time, and through new eyes you’ll soon discover incredible traces of history.


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