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

Call Sue Nicholls on 07557 919879


Of the beaten track, Roohow Bunkbarn is a hidden gem, situated in the Rusland Valley, close to the heart of the Lake District. This small beautiful hostel 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 nearby historic Quaker Meeting House which is available for conferences, seminars, workshops and as an extra sleeping area (BYO mats and bedding). There are three sleeping areas in the bunkbarn, 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. Inn 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.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    16: in 3 rooms + camping.
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £250 (min 2nights). Plus £50 per night for Quaker Meeting House. Camping extra: £10 adult, £5 child.
  • 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 near mountains, is in a National Park, is available only to groups, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the walking festivals page and the Hostels with Camping map.

It has availability at Christmas.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
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

Expand your group with camping at Rookhow Bunkbarn in The Lakes.

November 27th 2019

Anyone hiring Rookhow Bunkbarn can bring along some tents and expand their groups with a bit of camping. The cost for camping is £10 a adult or £5 a child (per night). Everyone who stays at Rookhow can enjoy a campfire in our woodland firepit.

Set in 12 acres of its own ancient woodland, Rookhow provides a simple and comfortable retreat for families, friends and groups. A small, cosy hostel converted from stables of the nearby Quaker Meeting House (available as an extra space for group activities). Near Coniston, Windermere & Grizedale Forest. Rookhow is the perfect base for walking, mountain biking or for workshops or training events.

campfire at rookhow campsite in the lake district

Rookhow is available in December until 27th Dec so come for a Christmas or pre-Christmas break.

October 3rd 2019

Escape the rush to our peaceful ‘house in the woods. Enjoy a roaring fire and comfy rooms. Well-stocked kitchen with a big group table and sitting room.

A cosy bunkbarn with extra space for workshops or group activities.   Rookhow Bunkbarn in the Lake District has a large hall which can be hired alongside the bunkbarn. Perfect for many uses, from Christmas parties to music making, yoga, seminars & extra sleeping to the 16 bunks.

Rookhow Hall ideal for a Christmas Tree

‘3 FOR 2’ 3 nights for the price of 2 this Autumn & Winter @ Rookhow Bunkbarn in the Lake District

August 30th 2019

Mid-week Mon-Thu Autumn & Winter 2019 (excluding Christmas & New Year period).

So £500 for 3 nights, 16 bed cosy & comfortable bunkbarn with 13 acres of woodland to yourself, that’s £10 each per night! Weekend spaces too.

Tel Sue Nicholls 07557 919879

Valid Until March 2020
Quote ref: ‘3 for 2’

3 for 2 offer at Rookhow Bunkbarn
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Rookhow Bunkbarn, Nr Grizedale, Lake District.

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