Rookhow Bunkbarn, Rookhow, Rusland, nr Grizedale, Ulverston, South Lakeland, Cumbria LA12 8LA
Call Sue Nicholls on 07377 971783
Lake District woodland- historic bunkbarn & yurtOff 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 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. There are three sleeping areas in the bunkbarn (bring your own sleeping bags, duvets to hire on request), a kitchen/dining area, a cosy wood-burning stove and picnic tables outside. Plenty of private parking. Pub with food 2/3 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 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.
Beds & Rooms:Beds. 16: 1x2, 1x6, 1x8, plus space for 4 in the yurt and space to camp (when hired with bunkbarn)
Price per night:Bunkbarn £320 (min 2 nights). Yurt £40 extra when hired with bunkbarn. Quaker Meeting House (extra group space/meeting room and space for 10 to sleep on floor) £60 extra when hired with bunkbarn. Sole use of whole site (including 12 acres private woodland) £420 per night. Maximum group size: 30 people. Weeklong bookings (Summer and some school holidays): 7 nights for the price of 6.
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).
- Trains at Grange-over-Sands, Cark and Ulverston.
- Long Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail
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This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available February Half Term 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023
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August bank holiday cancellation at 5 star Lake District hostel
August 15th 2022
Snap up a 3 night stay at Rookhow, an idyllic woodland retreat in a quiet part of the Lakes, yet close to Coniston and Windermere. 16 bed sole use hostel with 12 acres of woodland to yourlseves complete with yurt and campfire. £320 per night sole use.
5 star recent review: “We had a lovely first visit to Rookhow, the kids really enjoyed exploring the woods and toasting marshmallows on a campfire. The kitchen is well equipped and it is a great space for a large group. We also enjoyed meals outside on the large picnic benches. It seems to be in a lovely location too with great walks nearby. We have already planned to come back!”
October half term in the Lake District
July 18th 2022
A week’s break with family and friends at Rookhow – a woodland wonderland with yurt, campfire, plenty of space to play with 12 acres of your own space. Sleeps 16-20 but would suit 3 or 4 families togerther for a week or an extended holiday. Book the historic Quaker Meeting Houe too for more group space.
Here’s what some recent guests wrote:
“We had a lovely first visit to Rookhow, the kids really enjoyed exploring the woods and toasting marshmallows on a campfire. The kitchen is well equipped and it is a great space for a large group. We also enjoyed meals outside on the large picnic benches. It seems to be in a lovely location too with great walks nearby. We have already planned to come back!” (5 stars)
August bank holiday in Lake District private woodland with bunkbarn, yurt and campfire
June 30th 2022
Rookhow invites you to spend a memorable August bank holiday with family and friends in this idyllic sole use site. Book 3 and 4 night breaks over the bank holiday weekend. Have a look at our website and get in touch if you want to find out more.