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:

    Current special rate of £150 per night (2 night minimum)/ £750 week (Friday-Friday) til end of 2020 (excluding Christmas and New Year). Plus £50 per night for Quaker Meeting House. Camping extra: £10 adult, £5 child. Usual (non-Covid) rate: £300 per night (min 2 nights) for up to 16 people. Sleeping bags are needed. 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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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 is available to 6 people or one household/bubble for Immediate last minute booking

September 23rd 2020

Xmas is free. January and February are empty! A special reduced rate for SOLE USE of the bunkbarn for the rest of 2020. Comes with 12 acres of woodland and a campfire.

sitting room at the rookhow centre

Perfect base for mountain biking in Grizedale Forest

September 16th 2020

Come & stay at Rookhow and enjoy an adventure in the Lake District

Self catering sole use accommodation close to Windermere and Coniston. Rookhow is open for groups of 6 people or 1 household/ social bubble. Reduced rate of £150 per night (2 night minimum) or £750 per week. 12 acres of woodland included! With campfire and plenty space to roam free. Bike wash and undercover space to store bikes.

Late Availability
Rookhow Centre and quaker meeting house in south lakedistrict

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