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

Call Mrs Sandra Rudd on 01228 576398


A Georgian farmstead in a conservation area just steps away from Hadrian's Wall. 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. Hadrian's Wall National Trail and Hadrian's Cycleway pass right by. Hillside farm is a working farm and the 4th generation of farmers welcome you to to the bunkbarn or the B&B rooms in the farmhouse. The bunkbarn, in a converted stable block, has cooking slabs, cutlery, crockery, a 2 ring gas stove, microwave and small electric oven. There are hot showers. Towels and sleeping bags can be hired if required. The barn is now heaterd with a bio mass boiler. Shopping deliveries can be arranged via the farmhouse and with notice you can have breakfast or bacon sandwiches. Walking, cycling and family groups are most welcome.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

  • Open:

    Closed until Spring 2021.
  • Price per night:

    £13pp inc shower. £4 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

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea and is available to individuals. It is on the Settle to Carlisle railway and the Hadrians Wall National Trail.


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
4VisitEngland Quality Assured
ZDogs by arrangement


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News & Offers from Hillside Farm Bunkbarn

Hillside Farm Bunk Barn at Burgh by sands will remain closed for rest of 2020.

June 27th 2020

This bunkhouse and B&B at Boustead hill on Hadrian’s Wall trail hopes to open again in spring of 2021

Find accommodation re-opening here.

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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.



Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

January 10th 2018

Explore this stunning unspoilt area while staying at Hillside Farm B&B or Bunkhouse.

The landscape features a wide range of attractions, from Roman sites, coastal wildlife to colourful wildflowers and breathtaking views across the Solway Firth- where sparrowharks and murmurations of starlings are commonly sighted!

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