Rookhow Bunkbarn, Rookhow, Rusland, nr Grizedale, Ulverston, South Lakeland, LA12 8LA

Call Sue Nicholls on 07377 971783

  • White centre building and stone building among the trees. Photo taken from the air
  • Kitchen with blue and stainless steel units
  • lounge with log burner
  • wooden bunks and a single bed
  • loos and showers
  • Dark green yurt in the woods with smoke coming out of it's chimney
  • dry stone wall and path at the side of a stone building
  • campfire through the trees
  • Woodland party of camping lots of people sat around the campfire in the forest
  • Large white building with stone building & INdependent Hostel sign in the foreground

Lake District woodland- historic bunkbarn & yurt

Off the beaten track, Rookhow is a hidden gem, situated in the Rusland Valley, close to the heart of the Lake District.

This small beautiful self-catering accommodation has its own glorious 12 acres of ancient oak woodland where you can have a campfire or explore the woods. Close to Coniston and Windermere and on the edge of the Grizedale Forest Park with its trails and sculptures, Rookhow is the perfect base for walking, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing and all outdoor activities as well as quiet retreat, relaxation, study and artistic pursuits.

Converted from the stables of the historic 300-year-old Quaker Meeting House next door which is available for training events, workshops and as an extra sleeping area. There are three sleeping areas in the Bunkbarn (bring your own sleeping bags or duvets), a kitchen/dining area, a cosy wood-burning stove and picnic tables outside. The yurt in the woods with wood burner is also available to hire with the Bunkbarn. Space to camp. Plenty of private parking and an electric vehicle overnight charging point (bring your own cable). Both listed buildings are powered by air source heat pumps and have underfloor heating and insulation.

Pub with food 2 miles. Nearest supermarket 20 mins. Electric heating and logs for the wood burner in the lounge/kitchen included. Current groups include yoga and mindfulness retreats, mountain bikers, youth groups and Forest Schools training. Many of our guests return year after year. It's also a special place for extended family celebrations, weddings and meet-ups of friends.

In addition to the Bunkbarn, you can also book the Yurt for an extra sleeping area and the Quaker Meeting House as an extra space/meeting room and space for 10 to sleep on floor. Maximum group size: 30 people.

Special offer for weeklong bookings: 7 nights for the price of 6. Mid week bookings (Sunday-Friday): 5 nights for the price of 4 and 4 nights for the price of 3.

Rookhow is a registered charity. We give 5% of our booking's income to subsidise stays for vulnerable groups.
Escape to the heart of the Lake District, leaving the crowds behind. Rookhow is a secluded haven of tranquility, with 12 acres of private ancient woodland nestled between Coniston and Lake Windermere. Stay in our newly renovated cosy self-catering barn with its log fires and snug sitting room and make use of the campfire, outdoor seating area and yurt in the woods. Hire the historic Quaker Meeting House for extra group space.
Off the beaten track, Rookhow is a hidden gem, situated in the Rusland Valley, close to the heart of the Lake District.

This small beautiful self-catering accommodation has its own glorious 12 acres of ancient oak woodland where you can have a campfire or explore the woods. Close to Coniston and Windermere and on the edge of the Grizedale Forest Park with its trails and sculptures, Rookhow is the perfect base for walking, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing and all outdoor activities as well as quiet retreat, relaxation, study and artistic pursuits.

Converted from the stables of the historic 300-year-old Quaker Meeting House next door which is available for training events, workshops and as an extra sleeping area. There are three sleeping areas in the Bunkbarn (bring your own sleeping bags or duvets), a kitchen/dining area, a cosy wood-burning stove and picnic tables outside. The yurt in the woods with wood burner is also available to hire with the Bunkbarn. Space to camp. Plenty of private parking and an electric vehicle overnight charging point (bring your own cable). Both listed buildings are powered by air source heat pumps and have underfloor heating and insulation.

Pub with food 2 miles. Nearest supermarket 20 mins. Electric heating and logs for the wood burner in the lounge/kitchen included. Current groups include yoga and mindfulness retreats, mountain bikers, youth groups and Forest Schools training. Many of our guests return year after year. It's also a special place for extended family celebrations, weddings and meet-ups of friends.

In addition to the Bunkbarn, you can also book the Yurt for an extra sleeping area and the Quaker Meeting House as an extra space/meeting room and space for 10 to sleep on floor. Maximum group size: 30 people.

Special offer for weeklong bookings: 7 nights for the price of 6. Mid week bookings (Sunday-Friday): 5 nights for the price of 4 and 4 nights for the price of 3.

Rookhow is a registered charity. We give 5% of our booking's income to subsidise stays for vulnerable groups.

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

Availability

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Details

  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 1x2, 1x6, 1x8, plus yurt: 4 and camping (with bunkbarn hire). Extra 10 in Meeting House on floor (bring mats). Maximum 30 staying on site.
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    Bunkbarn £370 (min 2 nights). Yurt £50, Quaker Meeting House £65. Sole use of whole site £485.
  • Booking:

    Please book online.
  • Directions:

    Post code - LA12 8LA. Grid Ref - SD 332 895. From M6: Follow A590, signs for Barrow. Leave A590 at Greenodd (A5092) junction and follow sign for Workington for ½ mile. Take minor road to right signed Colton / Oxen Park. Continue (through Oxen Park) for 2 miles. Rookhow is on the left (big white building).
  • Public Transport :

    Trains at Grange-over-Sands, Cark and Ulverston.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available for Christmas 2023 Available February Half Term 2025 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2025

Facilities

aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
jShowers
[WiFi
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
wGroups Only

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News & Offers from Rookhow Bunkbarn

August Bank holiday at Rookhow Bunkbarn, Lake District

June 27th 2024

Escape to the country for a 3 nights break over the bank holiday weekend. The perfect location for a group fo families or friends. Near Coniston ann Windermere in a quiet corner of the Lakes with a woodland all to yourselves! Campfire, yurt, outdoor seating. Newly renovated and refurbished bunkbarn with EV charging point, air source heat pump.

” I have been going to the Lakes for years with a group of friends and Rookhow is my favourite place. The building is lovely with its woodland attached. The people are friendly and the location is ideal. I would recommend it to anyone!” (regular guest)

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Family Friendly holiday at Rookhow Bunkbarn, Lake District

June 26th 2024

If you’re looking for a holiday location for a group of families or friends this Summer, then Rookhow Bunkbarn is for you! A whole woodland to yourselves, campfire, yurt, space for ball games, outdoor seating. Bunkbarn sleeps up to 16. Space to camp and extra space in yurt and Quaker Meeting House (sleep on floor). Up to 30 on site.

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White centre building and stone building among the trees. Photo taken from the air

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