Holme Wood Bothy, Watergate Farm, Loweswater, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0RU

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National Trust owned Holme Wood Bothy offers basic accommodation in a spectacular secluded location, just a few metres from the shore of Loweswater. This stone tent provides a roof, kitchen area and sleeping platform and visitors are advised to bring their own equipment, as for camping, such as plates, matches, sleeping mats and sleeping bags, etc. If you are looking for a remote and basic getaway with easy access to the lake, Holme Wood Bothy is the perfect choice. The bothy has a small open plan kitchen/dining area with wood-burning stove (initial wood supply provided) and table/benches. A gas ring cooker (gas provided) is available. There is a communal sleeping area on wooden flooring in a separate room, split on two levels with the upper area accessed by a wooden ladder. Outside there is a composting toilet. The cold tap is not drinking water but this is available outside the ranger's workshop at Watergate Farm. Loweswater is great for canoeing- bring your own canoes. Photos: ©NationalTrust/Paul Delaney, ©National Trust Images/David Noton & ©National Trust Images/John Malley

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    6- BYO mats and sleeping bag.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Low season: £60/night High season: £70/night
  • Booking:

    Book via National Trust Holidays. Please note there is no cleaner for this bothy - guests are expected to leave the bothy in a clean and tidy condition for the next guests.
  • Directions:

    The bothy is remotely located - there is parking space for a maximum of two cars. Directions will be sent on booking.
  • Public Transport:

    The Stagecoach 77 bus to/from Keswick stops at Lanthwaite Green Farm on the B5289. About 2.5 miles walk from the bothy.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
Camping Barns and Bothies Duke of Edinburgh's Award Mountains in the UK National Trust Available to Individuals


aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
\A National Trust Property
5Very basic accommodation


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News & Offers from Holme Wood Bothy

Holme Wood Bothy is open in line with the latest Government Guidelines.

December 7th 2020

If you feel the need for a mini-adventure this winter, escape to Holme Wood Bothy on the shores of Loweswater in the Lakes District. Government COVID guidelines will apply.


Holme Wood Bothy: home to waters so tranquil they mirror the landscape in perfection.

June 4th 2019

A National Trust property nestled in the heart of the Lake District on an organic working farm Farm.

Loweswater is great for canoeing- bring your own canoes.

Holme Wood Bothy

Holme Wood Bothy

February 11th 2018

Over looked by the craggy peaks and moorlands and bound on two sides by water…

Holme Wood Bothy on Watergate Fram, Loweswater in the English Lakes. 

What a great place. Unselfconsciously defining itself as a bothy or ‘stone tent’ it is proudly simple accommodation. It has an open plan kitchen dining room downstairs featuring a gas ring, woodburning stove and single tap as well as a shared sleeping area upstairs which is accessed by a ladder, and a composting toilet outside. Some will be thrilled by the adventure of it all and the ‘close to nature-ness’ of it. And, yes you do have to bring all your own gear – just as if you were camping. 

But let’s get on to the real joy of staying in a bothy: the landscape. They are alyways in amazing locations. This one is near Loweswater village which lies on a flat stretch of land between the lake of Loweswater and Crummockwater. It is very much a road less travelled. Over looked by the craggy peaks and moorlands and bound on two sides by water, you’ll be itching to stride out and explore. Walking, climbing, canoeing, cycling: its a perfect spot for all those and more besides. 

The site is managed by The National Trust, so you’ll be sure its well looked after. The landscape, though is yours to enjoy. 


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