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

Call Sue Nicholls on 07557 919879


Off the beaten track, Roohow 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 woods where you can have a bonfire or explore the woodland walks. 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 (BYO mats and bedding). There are three sleeping areas in the bunkbarn (Sleeping bags are needed, duvets to hire on request), a kitchen/dining area, a cosy wood stove and picnic tables outside. Groups requiring extra meeting/sleeping space can hire the the Meeting House for an additional £50 per night. Plenty of private parking. Pub with food 2/3 miles. Nearest supermarket 20mins. Electric heating and wood burner in the lounge/kitchen included. Current groups include yoga and mindfulness retreats, mountain bikers and Forest Schools training. Many of our guests return year after year. It's also a special place for extended family celebrations and meet-ups of friends.

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


  • Beds & Rooms:

    6-16 bed
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    Special rate of £150 per night (2 night minimum)/ £750 week (Friday-Friday) til end of February 2021. 1 household/social bubble. The usual (non-Covid) rate: £300 per night (min 2 nights) for up to 16 people. Please bring own sleeping bags & towels. Duvets to hire on request.
  • 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. (11 miles, approx £25 by taxi).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
!Bike/equipment store (unlocked)
uWithin 3 miles of NCN
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Rookhow Bunkbarn

5 star reviews for Rookhow- Lake District bunkbarn

December 14th 2020

“Just spent a weekend with the family at Rookhow, and we all want to return there as soon as possible. The barn is snug and homely, the beds very comfortable.”

Currently open for 1 household/ social bubble. Reduced rate of £150 per night (2 night minimum)/ £750 per week. Comes with 12 acres of your own woodland with 2 campfires.

Late Availability

Rookhow is open for general bookings this Winter

November 6th 2020

We’re open! Rookhow is in Tier 2 so people from one household/ bubble are welcome to stay in line with governmental guidelines. We are taking provisional bookings with 100% refund for Covid cancellations.

Reduced rate of £150 per night for 2nd-18th Dec 2020 for groups of 6 people/ 1 household (depending on government’s restrictions)


Walking groups doing the Cumbria Way should check out Rookhow Bunkbarn

October 27th 2020

Groups will find rest & repose, peace & tranquility at this hidden gem of a bunkbarn in the secluded Rusland Valley

The cosy  bunkbarn with log fires and snug sitting room is set in 12 acres of undisturbed ancient woodland rich in wildlife and with its own campfire and outdoor seating area.  The 300 year old historic Quaker Meeting House is available for workshop space.

Rookhow Centre and quaker meeting house in south lakedistrict

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