Reagill Village Hall, Fern Bank, Reagill, Cumbria. CA10 3ER
Call Margaret Wilcox on 01931 715320 or 07804291972.
OverviewFormerly the oldest school in Westmorland (founded 400 years ago), Reagill Village Hall is now welcoming visitors to stay overnight. The tiny hamlet of Reagill in the Eden Valley has just 20 houses, no street lights, little traffic and wonderful dark skies for star gazing. Wildlife, including red squirrels and red deer, abounds. There are plenty of lovely walks from the doorstep, while Shap is 3 miles away, Appleby 10 miles and Penrith 12 miles.
Undergoing a gradual program of modernisation, Reagill Village Hall is community run and has a special place in the hearts of generations of villagers. Facilities include a kitchen with a new cooker, fridge and microwave. There are a variety of heating options: overhead electric heaters on a meter, an open fire with coal and wood provided and two new multi stove heaters. Extra logs can be purchased at £5 per bag. You can be assured of a really warm and cosy stay. There’s one inside WC and another outside. Blow up beds for 4 adults and 2 children are provided, (1 double, 2 twin and 2 children's). Any additional guests may be able to bring sleeping mats and sleep on the floor, please discuss before booking. BYO bedding. Some bedding may be available if required, please enquire. The hall will only be let to one group at a time.
Situated close to Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk as well as the C2C cycle and mountain bike routes, Reagill Village Hall would make a perfect stop over. There is ample parking at the top of the lane on the grass verge and a locked shed for cycle storage.
If you don't want to cook after a busy day there are pubs serving evening meals in Crosby Ravensworth, Shap and Morland (all around 3 miles away). Shap has an amazing chip and pizza shop. And you'll also find lovely tea shops in Morland and Shap.
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Beds & Rooms:6+: 1xdbl, 2xtwin, 2xchilds (all blow up beds) + floor space
Open:All year. Closed Mondays during term time.
Price per night:£12pp. Min charge £25.
Booking:Cash on arrival please.
Directions:Arriving by car, take the road towards Crosby Ravensworth (Jacksons Lane). At the top of the fell, turn left to Reagill at the signpost. It's a mile and a half from here and, once in Reagill, see the swings on the right, then it's the next track on the right.
Public Transport:Penrith train station is about 12 miles away, Shap is 3 and Appleby is 10. There are buses from Penrith to Shap on a Tuesday and Friday and a Fellrunner bus from Reagill to Penrith on a Tuesday. We do have someone who does taxis in the village.
Walks:Settle to Carlisle Mountain Bike Coast to Coast C2C Cycle Route Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk
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Simple budget accommodation in Cumbria with availability all summer
July 23rd 2021
Reagill Village Hall welcomes unsophisticated country lovers. Anyone who would like a back to basics break without a dishwasher, washing machine and shower. Dogs who don’t kill sheep are welcome too. Come and explore our tiny hamlet, there are no street lights, little traffic and wonderful dark skies for star gazing. Plenty of lovely walks from the doorstep.
Facilities include a kitchen with a new cooker, fridge & microwave and 2 new multi stove heaters. Blow up mattresses are provided (1 dbl, 2 twin, 2 kid’s). BYO bedding. Reagill is 3 miles from Shap, Appleby 10 miles and Penrith 12 miles.
Simple, budget accommodation in the Lake District
July 6th 2021
Historic Reagill Village Hall, (formerly the oldest school in Westmorland, founded 400 years ago) is making history again. This time it is opening its ancient doors to overnight guests. The facilities are basic (this is reflected in the price) and the accommodation has much to offer. It’s located close to the C2C walking, cycling & mountain biking routes, it’s got great heating and the tiny hamlet of Reagill with it’s 20 houses, quiet roads and no street lights will take you back to a bygone era.